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01.10.2014

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10 of the UK’s Most Unusual Wedding Venues

Looking for a wedding venue unlike any other? Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been keeping an eye out for the most extraordinary venues in the country, and what we’ve found just might surprise you. Our final top 10 includes a treehouse in the clouds, an inflatable church and a Grayson Perry designed house inspired by the single mums of Dagenham. Perfect for those on the hunt for something a little bit different!

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MC Motors, Dalston

This East London warehouse has industrial charm by the bucketload, and comes complete with a mind-boggling collection of vintage props to help you personalise your day. Couples can choose from the warehouse’s different floors – think textured walls, skylight roofing and exposed brickwork. 

The Liver Building, Liverpool 

Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building is now available for private hire. The contemporary first floor event space opened its doors earlier this year, and comes complete with its own wedding license. Tie the knot in the company of the city’s legendary Liver Birds and enjoy sweeping views of the River Mersey. 

Big Love Inflatable Church, Bestival 

Love festivals? Why not get married at one! The Big Love Inflatable Church at Bestival offers smitten couples the perfect festival ceremony experience, complete with wedding outfits, barmy bridesmaids, mental mother-in-laws, wedding music, photos and a good old knees up at the end of the night! 

Grayson Perry’s House, Essex

If you’ve got an eye for Grand Designs you might already know that Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry is hard at work designing a secular chapel in Wrabness, Essex,  inspired by the “single mums in Dagenham, hairdressers in Colchester, and the landscape and history of Essex.” The interior won’t be revealed until next year, but we’re confident it’s going to be unusual as can be!

The Travelling Barn, Anywhere     

Create your perfect wedding venue anywhere with The Travelling Barn, a company which will build you your own timber frame barn wherever you choose. The barns are built by highly skilled craftspeople using traditional techniques, and offer a unique and beautiful backdrop for your wedding. Now all you need to do is decide where to build it! 

Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire 

This one’s all about retro glamour. The famous Pinewood Studios has housed countless cinematic legends, Marilyn Monroe included. Weddings can take place within the film and TV studios, meaning you could get hitched in the very spot where James Bond once ordered his Martini, shaken not stirred.

Wilton’s Music Hall

What better place for a wedding than the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall? Wilton’s is an atmospheric venue which regularly hosts imaginative, diverse and distinct entertainment from theatre, music and comedy to cinema and cabaret, but this hidden gem is also available for private hire – it’s one of our favourite top secret wedding venues. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. 

The Treehouse at The Lodge, Scotland 

There’s no better place to celebrate true love than your very own treehouse! This intimate, romantic venue is a real charmer, and comes complete with sweeping mountain and lake views, and a wedding planner of course. It’s only for smaller weddings though, the treehouse can accommodate up to 24 guests. 

Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle has been called ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, so if you’re thinking fairytale romance this might be the one for you. The castle is over 900 years old and surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens. And it’s got its own moat, something which should be high up on any wedding checklist.

The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London Bridge 

Want views? We’ll give you views! On the 34th floor of Europe’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard, is the Shangri-La Hotel’s incredible wedding venue. Perfect for the most luxurious of weddings, the hotel offers tailor-made menus, excellent staff and an unrivalled backdrop of lovely London town. 

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