Your wedding day is meant to be one of the most special and memorable days of your entire life, and planning the perfect day can take a lot of time.
Choosing the perfect location to tie the knot can be a stressful process. You want to impress your guests and create treasured memories for years to come. If you want to break away from traditions and really make an impression, Angelic Diamonds have assembled a list of the most unique and quirky wedding locations in the UK.
1. Cutty Sark
If you love the sea, this historic ship is ideal for you. 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.
2. Alnwick Gardens
The treehouse in Alnwick gardens is again perfect for those in touch with nature. 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. Cley Windmill
If you’re after a beach location with character, Cley Windmill in Norfolk is ideal for you. This quaint 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.
4. Victoria Baths Edwardian Pool
For those daring to exchange wedding rings somewhere different, seat your guests in the bottom of this pool with lots of space to add your own bespoke decorations and additions. It might sound like a death trap, but this Edwardian pool doesn’t actually have any water in it, thankfully. Interestingly, this location has been a set for several programmes including Peaky Blinders and Life on Mars.
5. 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.
6. Caroline’s Garden Chapel
Perfect for the eccentric couple, this chapel asylum in Peckham has a historic appeal with unique characteristics. This chapel was built in 1826, and was partially devastated in World War II by a bomb. Possessing a rich history, this cosy yet haunting scene can be illuminated with candles and personal touches. This is certainly a location for someone with quirky and unique tastes.
7. 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.
8. Queen Mary University of London
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.
So, there you have some of the most unique wedding locations. From asylum chapels to submarines — why not make your special day one to remember?