Getting married to the love of your life doesn’t happen every day. Why not make the day extra special by tying the knot at one of UK’s quirkiest wedding venues? Planning a traditional wedding is a challenge in itself but if you want something out of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite quirky wedding venues across the UK to get you inspired.
Nash Point Lighthouse
If you’re looking for an intimate ceremony, Nash Point Lighthouse should be at the top of your list. It’s the only operational lighthouse in the UK since 2005, literally making it one of a kind. What the venue lacks in space, it makes up for in character and uniqueness. In fact, only 20-25 weddings are held there each year putting you among an exclusive list.
Room within the lighthouse is limited and not suitable for a reception but it certainly is perfect for a once in a lifetime ceremony. Weather always plays a part with outdoor events but you could have a beautiful stretch tent waiting outside for a memorable reception. Tentickle’s stretch tents are safer, more versatile and robust providing exceptional luxury and comfort. They even have collapsible side walls to keep the wind at bay providing you all the peace of mind you need.
Norfolk Cley Windmill
The Cley Windmill in Norfolk is an enchanting wedding venue with breathtaking views next to the sea. Suitable for small to medium sized events, the windmill offers a unique experience with a beautiful round sitting room for a romantic ceremony. There is a dining room to entertain your guests with bubbly and canapés, a walled garden and balconies perfect for idyllic photographs. If you have a larger wedding party, consider setting up a quick to assemble, aesthetically pleasing stretch tent. They are available in a variety of sizes, styles, colours, décor and accessories.
Experience your own fairytale wedding by getting married at Castell Coch in Wales fit for a King and Queen. This incredible Victorian masterpiece offers Gothic architecture, remarkable ceilings, statues of the Three Fates and walls decorated with characters from Aesop’s Tales. The drawing room is available for wedding ceremonies but only holds a maximum of 30 people.
Although there are no facilities for a reception, it would be perfect for a stretch tent outside with the castle as a backdrop. Taking into account the valuable land, Tentickle stretch tents can be placed on almost any terrain including slopes, around trees and rough terrain without any damage to the site.
Hampton Court Palace
The Palace has centuries of history and offers elegance and luxury to any wedding ceremony. Cobbled courtyards, formal gardens and Tudor and Baroque architecture are only a few reasons this venue is so spectacular. Of the four available venues, The King’s Guard Chamber is a favourite displaying swords, muskets, bayonets and pistols. Sixty acres of garden provide photo opportunities fit for royalty but don’t get lost in the maze and keep your guests waiting.
Adding to the already picturesque setting, stretch tents can also be personalised to suit your wedding theme or style. Even outdoor winter weddings are possible courtesy of superior design, waterproof and fire retardant (IFR) material. Nothing will interfere or ruin your perfect day!
These are just a few of the many quirky wedding venues in the UK and while some are perfect for summer, you may need a back-up plan. By investing in a stretch tent, you will find that the possibilities are endless with versatility to match. Check out our gallery for some inspiration and start planning your special day!
Disclaimer: Although some venues allow the use of tents, always check with venue management before making a booking.