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So quickly recapping on what we have already discussed in this series of blogs- we have researched and found our top 5 UK wedding venues in their respective categories. There really are some awesome venues out there for you to hold your special day in and they are sure to impress your guests!
This week we are erring on the quirky side and looking at our top 5 Alternative UK Wedding Venues which caught our eye on the web. These will give you a different take on venues and hopefully give you some inspiration if you want to do something original.
What a marvellous vessel! The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is situated on the waterfront with magnificent views across Portsmouth Harbour to the Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth’s historic Dockyard. Whether you arrive at the venue in style by speedboat, classic car or horse and carriage, you can pull up in front of the majestic HMS Alliance and start your truly unique day on the only World War 2 era submarine in Britain. If you prefer to have a larger ceremony why not have your photos taken in HMS Alliance as well as on the waterfront and enjoy the rest of your day in The John Fieldhouse Building. The architecture has a futuristic feel and with a historic submarine inside to provide another great backdrop for your day you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding ceremony with a difference, a large ceremony or would like a unique place for your wedding reception then The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a great place to wow you and your guests and have a day you could never have imagined! I can imagine our message in a bottle invitations floating alongside this marvellous venue!
For more information visit www.submarine-museum.co.uk or call 02392 510354 ext 240.
Designed to be bold, The Alnwick Garden is one of the most contemporary gardens anywhere in the world. It stands apart from traditional restoration projects as a tribute to what had been before, while reviving and reenergising a forgotten landscape for the 21st century.
Nestled beneath their enchanting woodland canopy, The Treehouse offers exclusive evening ceremonies complimented by delicious locally produced food, hand selected wines and decadent cocktails. Hosting ceremonies on the decking for up to 85 guests or intimate indoor ceremonies for 60 guests. With a licence to hold marriages and civil partnerships, The Treehouse is perfect for ceremonies as well as celebrations.
The Treehouse can be hired privately in all seasons for a fresh spring wedding surrounded by trees bursting into leaf, a relaxed summer wedding with dancing on the decking, a twilight autumn wedding amidst a cascade of falling leaves or a cosy indoor winter wedding wrapped in thousands of tiny lights and warmed by a roaring log fire. Why not take a peek at our upcycled bottle lighting which would fit this venue perfectly!
The private decking bar facilities and aerial walkways provide intimate reception and entertainment areas, as well as picturesque settings for photographs.
For more information visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call on 01665 511852.
The West End's No1 celebrity hotspot nightclub! Cafe de Paris is where London's elite gather every Friday & Saturday to party the night away till the early hours! London’s most iconic & famous nightclub
This venue in London's Piccadilly is one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world.
With a glittering history, spanning more than nine decades, Café de Paris has consistently played host to a wide variety of powerful & absorbing performers and guests, members of the aristocracy, eminent political figures, dazzling pop stars, captains of industry, superstars from the silver screen and even royalty.
A dazzling and opulent event space, Café de Paris never fails to leave a lasting impression on guests. With many original features including the grand sweeping staircases, glittering chandeliers and stunning ballroom floor, Cafe de Paris makes for the perfect space to host a wedding which is out of this world!
For more information visit www.cafedeparis.com or call 020 7395 5807.
Well look at that for a setting!
The National Marine Aquarium is a first-class venue. Their underwater world promises to add something special to your event, catering for everything from corporate events, private parties and weddings to children’s parties, sleepovers and day delegates.
Once again, a nautical inspired wedding would fit right in here - check out our variety of bottle invitations to keep your invites and save the dates in the theme!
Their scientists have proven the therapeutic properties of aquariums, so why not relax in the grandeur of the UK’s largest and add a stunning £22million backdrop to your event or special occasion. At the same time, you can rest easy that your booking will help to support marine conservation efforts.
For more information visit www.national-aquarium.co.uk or call on 0844 893 7938
Hidden away in Bath’s spa quarter is a unique little venue full of 1930s character and charm – the Little Theatre Cinema!
Offering a range of packages from vintage extravaganza to a more simple and modest affair, their experienced wedding team will guide you through every step of the way to help you create a truly unforgettable day.
One of the most exciting reasons to have a Little Wedding is the use of their projection and sound facilities to add that personal touch. From starring in your own short film to walking down the aisle to your favourite piece of music, your guests will experience a wedding like no other.
They have comfortable cinema seating for up to 110 guests in the Screen One Auditorium, a generous stage area for the main performance decorated with beautiful white draping, fairy-light adorned bay trees, ornate Victorian bird cages & a dressed table with lighting & flowers for the signing of the register. There is also Screen Two which offers a more modest venue.
This is a great little venue and could help theme your invitations and save the dates- why not use cinema ticket stubs!?
For more information visit www.littleweddings.co.uk or contact 01225 330803
So this concludes our section on UK wedding venues for the time being, I think you'll agree there are some sensational buildings out there that deserve consideration. We'll be back next week for more wedding tips and pointers, until then my friends I bid you adieu!
See you next week