Weird Wedding Venues – This month I thought it would be fun to round up some of the strangest and most memorable places to get married in the UK. If you’re into crazy, you’ve come to the right place!
Simon Drake’s House of Magic, London
Simon Drake’s House of Magic is situated in London, but the exact location is top secret. Because of this, your guests arrive blindfolded in limo’s.
This Victorian mansion also boasts an ‘enchanted garden’. Therefore expect delights such as a haunted castle ruin, mist, and the howling of distant wolves.
This is the perfect venue if you want eccentric and slightly creepy.
HM Bark Endeavour, Stockton On Tees
The Replica HM Bark Endeavour situated on the Riverside at Stockton On Tees is a full size replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship. Carefully constructed to retain its historic character whilst subtly masking its modern facilities. It offers you the opportunity to host your Wedding celebrations in a unique atmosphere. If you fancy being a pirate on your big day then this is for you!
Valentines Mansion, Essex
You’d need one impressive wedding cake to get married at Valentines Mansion, the filming location for the first two series of The Great British Bake Off. You could even set up your own Bake Off style marquee in the gardens!
Sadly Mary and Paul are no longer in residence. However Valentines Mansion can provide you with everything to make sure your wedding day goes off without a soggy bottom in sight.
The Rovers Return Inn, Manchester
Wedding venues don’t come more British than the local boozer – especially when the pub in question is one of the country’s most famous. Yes, Coronation Street fans can get married inside the Rovers Return itself!
After production on the soap moved from Manchester to Salford last year, the old set was opened up for guided tours and Studio One was given permission to host wedding ceremonies.
But what could your Corrie wedding entail? Well, Studio One is also the home of the Platt’s and Duckworth’s houses, as well as the old knicker factory. Who said romance was dead?
For information on getting married at Coronation Street The Tour, email: email@example.com
The Orangery at Goldney Hall, Bristol
Calling all Sherlock fans! Fancy getting married in the very same place Watson wed Mary in series three? Of course you do. The Orangery at Goldney Hall, used by the hit BBC detective drama is actually part of the University of Bristol. And you can say your vows and hold an elegant reception here. Just make sure you know whether or not your future spouse used to be an assassin.
The Crypt, London
If dark and brooding is more your style, how about celebrating the happiest day of your life in a 600 year old crypt? The magical medieval Crypt in Ely Place, adjoining Bleeding Heart Yard, is the perfect central London venue for a special Private Event. Email The Crypt Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7242 2056/8238
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
How about getting married at Lara Croft’s mansion? Lara’s home is none other than the impressive Hatfield House, set within the wonderful surroundings of Hatfield Park.
Actually, the estate has made an appearance in many awesome movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Sherlock Holmes, Hot Fuzz, V for Vendetta, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Sleepy Hollow to name but a few. You may choose from the magnificent Grade I listed Old Palace, where Elizabeth I held her first Council of State, or the Riding School with its stylish contemporary interior, flooded with natural light. Kick ass explorer shorts and sunglasses at the ready!
Great North Museum, Newcastle
If getting married surrounded by exotic taxidermy wildlife and a T-Rex skeleton is your thing, look no further than the Great North Museum.
Alnwick Castle, Northhumberland
Grab your broomstick and get hitched at Hogwarts! The castle’s vibrant history and breathtaking architecture – set within glorious ‘Capability’ Brown landscape – make it one of the North East’s most iconic venues. Alnwick Castle has taken several starring roles on the big screen, not least as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, making it a truly cinematic backdrop to your special day.
The Asylum Chapel, London
This quirky Grade 2 listed chapel was bombed in world war two and now offers a one-of-a-kind space for wedding ceremonies. Find out more on the Asylum website.
The Deep, Hull
If you fancy saying your vows surrounded by sharks and rays, the Deep is a wonderful option! Finish the night off in a style with an undersea dance.
Alnwick Garden Treehouse
Unleash your inner child and get married in a giant treehouse!
If you’re planning an unusual wedding I’d love to hear from you! Have a look at my wedding photography portfolio to see if we could be a good match 🙂