If you, like many, fancy a quirkier wedding day, you want to look at some unusual wedding venues. We'll be the first to say that all venues are beautiful and different in their own way. But with a vast amount to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect place for your perfect day. This is made especially tricky when you're looking for something a bit different. Like a trusty steed, we are here to help you widdle down. Today, we're going to be going over some of the best unusual wedding venues. What's more - they're all Rock My Wedding Recommended venues! Let's have a wander through the world of unusual venues, shall we?
If you're looking for unusual wedding venues, this is a great place to start
Hidden River Barn
To start things off, we've got Hidden River Barn. If you've been looking for beautiful and unusual wedding venues, then maybe you've come across this before. This venue is a stunning new venue at Hidden River Cabins. The secluded barn overlooks the stunning river Lyne and all of the natural beauty Cumbria has to offer. Ancient woodland and beautiful wildlife surround the barn, making it perfect for golden hour photoshoots. If you're a fan of fantastic views, nature at its finest and woodland wonders (and let's be honest - who isn't?) then Hidden River Barn is a brilliant choice.
Larmer Tree Gardens
An example of extraordinary Victorian extravagance and vision, Larmer Tree Gardens are any history lover's dream. It holds a unique collection of ornate buildings, majestic trees and intimate arbours. Larmer Tree Gardens is one of the most beautifully unusual wedding venues out there. After the ceremony, take a wander through the hidden walkways in the magical garden, or unwind on the fabulous lawns. The 11 acres of rolling countryside promise enough space for a stunning and romantic wedding. If you want to discover the unique charm of this gorgeous wedding venue, then you're in the right place.
Middleton Lodge Estate
Set in the North Yorkshire countryside, we have Middleton Lodge Estate. Middleton Lodge actually has two equally beautiful unique wedding venues located on its grounds. There is the 18th century Main House with Georgian grandeur and quintessential Britishness, or the incredibly romantic Fig House with views across the walled garden. If you want to step into a world of magical, quirky, idyllic dreams, then Middleton Lodge is the one for you. Dance the night away in the stunning Cellar Bar, or cosy up with your drink of choice in the Boiler House Bar. The opportunities are plentiful and the views exquisite.
So, you want an unusual, quirky venue in the bustling heart of London, but are not sure where to start? Two words for you: 100 Barrington. A versatile space in Brixton, 100 Barrington has maintained the original brickwork of its former furniture factory shell. The main space is beautifully juxtaposed with the 24-feet tall archway bar and the courtyard garden. A stunning space, with high ceilings, and exposed beams that evoke the charm of a warehouse, but with warmth, quirkiness and comfort. Big yet cosy, industrial yet homely, unusual yet gorgeous - 100 Barrington is the self-antithetical venue of dreams.
The Shack Revolution Unusual Wedding Venues
It's urban, it's industrial, it's unique, and it's The Shack Revolution. Located in the heart of Hereford, this is one of those unusual wedding venues that you wish you could live in. Their Workshop offers the perfect rustic space for a reception, allowing up to 150 people to soak in the wonderful vibes. Their 'Lean-To' space and the courtyard offer an industrial, urban oasis for getting hitched and then getting cocktails at golden hour. The space also offers an integrated sound system, dedicated events team, a fully stocked bar, and best of all - it's completely LGBTQIA+ inclusive. How much better can you get?
The Giraffe Shed Unusual Wedding Venues
When asked by my team which animal is the quirkiest of them all, I immediately said the giraffe. It's therefore very apt that our next unusual wedding venue is The Giraffe Shed. A bonafide, one-of-a-kind venue, The Giraffe Shed is a heptagonal joy in the form of a venue in the middle of rural Wales. Filled with quirky space, you can create your own personal festival. The 'shed' is also just the start. This space offers prep huts, accommodation and more. Allow your creativity to be unleashed here and have a completely personalised day.
Brickhouse Vineyard and Wedding Venue
Brickhouse Vineyard - a wonderfully unique wedding venue, offering a gorgeous English countryside location with a historic twist. Found in the idyllic South Devon hills, Brickhouse Vineyard takes up 20 acres of gorgeous fields and woodland. Perfect for either a huge affair or an intimate one, this venue offers a plethora of wedding packages to choose from, so absolutely everyone is included. If the vibe you're going for is idyllic, natural British beauty, then Brickhouse Vineyard is the one for you.
Found in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a beautifully unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment. Amenities include a beer hall, hotel, food hall and more. This venue will leave your guests feeling full of food, beer and love. Holmes Mill used to be a textiles mill - and whilst the venue has maintained its industrial vibe to a certain degree, the warmth and cosiness that Holmes Mill has added to it are indescribable. Bathed in natural light and perfect for edgy photoshoots, Holmes Mill is one of the best unusual wedding venues in the North.
Penultimately, we have Deswall Court. An idyllic, one-of-a-kind venue that offers seclusion, escapism, glorious food and fantastic service. Located amidst the ever-so-beautiful Herefordshire countryside, this 17th-century refurbished estate is an absolute must-see. Deswall Hall is a much-loved former family home. That's why the special ambience and feeling of love, relaxation and happiness is impossible not to feel. With a multitude of places to say "I do", Deswall Hall offers a completely personalised day for you and your loved ones.
Le Petit Chateau
To round off our round-up, we're finishing with Le Petit Chateau. It's a truly unique wedding venue with so much to offer. This luxurious French, country manor hotel is a beautiful example of shabby chic, blended with elegance, nature and beauty. With cascading curtains, crystal chandeliers, a giant marble fireplace, a fire on water feature, antique gold furniture and more! This is a quirky venue that everyone will be sure to love. The photos just speak for themselves!
Now that you've seen some fantastic and unusual wedding venues, which one will you choose?
And there we have it - a thorough list of some of the best unusual wedding venues on offer. Hopefully, this roundup has helped you whittle down your choices a little. If not, don't worry - our article on how to choose your wedding venue ties in nicely. Once you've found the right venue, you need a good photographer to capture it, and you, perfectly. Our article on the best wedding photographers of 2022 will help you out there, too.