Unique Wedding Venues

So you’re planning a wedding, but you would like to do something a little less traditional and more unique? Well, the venue you choose for the wedding ceremony or the reception can have a huge impact on the overall feel of the wedding. Your guests will appreciate the change of pace, and your memories will be unique to you and your spouse’s interests! Not to mention, some unusual venues can be much less expensive than the more traditional locations.

Below are several examples of unique wedding venues. Before throwing them aside, always consider the transformation that can take place with a decorative touch:

  • A Golf Course.  Even if you are not a golf enthusiast, a golf course can be a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony.  It can be a very personal and intimate setting, not to mention, you will most likely be the only wedding that day, so you will not have to worry about other weddings going on around you!
  • Your Favorite Restaurant.  Have a favorite restaurant?  Talk to the owner and see how much it would cost to hold the wedding there.  Try to find one that is aesthetically pleasing, with a garden area, outside bar, or something unique that will add to the experience.
  • Your College.  If your are both Alumni of the same college, it can be a great place to say “I do.”  Find a picturesque or memorable part of campus to hold the wedding ceremony.  Typically, if you are Alumni, you may even get a better price.
  • Disney World.  Maybe a little, well, “Disney”, but they actually have a very lovely wedding pavilion.  Honeymoon in one of the many luxury hotels, and treat your guests to park passes.  This can especially be a great option for a guest list with lots of families.

These are simply a few examples, but feel free to use your imagination.  When planning an “unconventional” venue, your primary consideration should be the bride and groom followed by the wedding party.  Consider your personalities and common interests; this can be a great starting point.  Also, think of places that have personal meaning to you as a couple.  Did you meet at the theater or get engaged on the beach, for example?  Lastly, don’t forget about your guests; although the day is meant to be special to you and your spouse, many times it’s not where but who you’re with that really matters.

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