Wedding planning is no easy task. The pressure is on from the get-go, and with everything from the bridesmaid’s dresses to the colour of the tablecloths to consider, mapping out your plans can take its toll. Choosing the perfect location for the ceremony is one of the more-tricky wedding planning tasks, especially if you want your wedding to be unique and stand out from the rest. Luckily, we’ve put together this list of the top quirky places to tie the knot, with the help of jewellery experts, Angelic Diamonds.
1. Norfolk: Cley Windmill
The much-photographed Cley Windmill in Norfolk is both quaint and characterful. This charming windmill is situated by a beach and is perfect for scenic wedding photographs. A maximum of 25 guests can attend the ceremony — but there is a reception room to celebrate with more guests later.
2. Alnwick: Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens
The treehouse at Alnwick gardens is straight out of a fairy tale! The romantic atmosphere is created by the twinkling fairy lights, log fires, suspended rope footpaths and secluded decking. You can seat around 25 guests at this ultra-exclusive location set up in the trees, with a real tree incorporated in the design.
3. Cumbria: The Lake District
The Lake District is a magical setting, with plenty of scenic and romantic walks for you and your partner to enjoy – but it’s not just for lovers of the great outdoors. As well as being the UK’s most popular national park, the region is also one of the most popular locations to tie the knot. Lake District wedding venues encompass some of the area’s best bits; shining lakes, towering hills blanketed in heather and pine.
4. Greenwich: Cutty Sark
Get hitched on one of the world’s most beautiful ships — the Cutty Sark. Located in Greenwich, this ship is one of the last remaining ships which transported tea from China in 1869. Begin your future onboard something with an interesting history.
There are three options for your locations; the weather deck which overlooks the Thames river, the ‘Tween Deck which was used to store cargo, and the Dry Berth, which is underneath the hull. Each option has a unique atmosphere with the ultimate wow factor.
5. London: Queen Mary University
Are you an avid reader? Have you fallen in love with characters in books? Make your wedding a fairy tale story and get hitched at QMUL library. With a stunning backdrop of a library of brightly coloured books in an octagon hall with a dome roof, this location is guaranteed to be like no other. This location can seat 220 guests for a sit-down meal.
6. Cornwall: Carnglaze Caverns
Located in Cornwall, this underground lake is a magical wedding destination for those who have an affinity for nature. Tie the knot in an intimate candlelit cave with 35 of your closest loved ones, sat upon a bed of crystal water. Experience not only this stunning subterranean lake but embark on a mystical walk through the Enchanted Dell. Not many other locations could offer a range of beautiful, scenic environments.
7. Hampshire: HMS Alliance
One of the most exceptional locations that is guaranteed to provide a beautiful setting for your wedding photographs is at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum located in Hampshire. As well as a stunning panoramic view of the harbour, the interior is pretty spacious with room for many. You can also have your guests arrive in style by boat.