An average of 2.4 million weddings take place every year in the U.S. Many couples are choosing alternative wedding venues for their special day. If you’re planning a wedding, maybe a church isn’t your style and you want a unique place to tie the knot. Here are nine unconventional places to have a wedding.
Festivals are fantastic places to have a wedding. There are many types of festivals to choose from. You can get married at a film or musical festival, or even get whimsical with a themed festival such as a renaissance fair. One of the biggest advantages is that you’ll have food and entertainment options for guests already built-in, which can save you money.
If you and your significant other are sports fans, a stadium can be an excellent place to get married in. Many stadiums rent out their space for public events during the offseason. The unique backdrop will definitely be a home run for the both of you.
Nothing is more regal than choosing to get married at an actual castle. There are many of these venues available within the U.S. that you can book for your special day. You’ll definitely feel like a king and queen.
If you live in a major city, you can have an incredible wedding on one of the rooftops. You and your guests will get an amazing view of the city from above as you celebrate your special day. There’s plenty of room for everyone to dance and dine, so this is a great place to have a good time.
You can choose to have a stunning autumn wedding at an apple orchard. The vibrant bold colors of the trees will provide a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day photos. Many orchards also offer amenities and accommodations for wedding events as well. You and your guests can enjoy fun outdoor activities such as rowboat and horse-drawn carriage rides.
Imagine getting married surrounded by your favorite animals. Your wedding photos will definitely be one of a kind! Plus, there is food and entertainment options built-in which is great for your wedding budget.
Book lovers will definitely love this backdrop for an indoor wedding venue. Many historic libraries have a grand ambiance for incredible wedding photos. There’s plenty of tables and chairs already available for guests to sit and enjoy themselves, and maybe even pick up something to read while they are there. You could even spice it up by dressing as your favorite book characters to really make the event cohesive.
Imagine saying your vows underneath an awe-inspiring backdrop of stars. You’ll have little need to decorate because the view will already be out of this world. Plus, there’s already plenty of seating for family and friends as you celebrate your special day.
If you are looking for something outlandishly unique, why not get married underwater? You’ll definitely be celebrating your love at a much deeper level. Some aquariums provide underwater wedding ceremonies where you can express your vows using waterproof written signs. Guests will be watching your nuptials take place through the windows of the fish tank.
These are just some of the many incredible unconventional places to have a wedding — it’s impossible to list them all. You are only limited by your creativity and imagination when it comes to selecting unique wedding locations. No matter what wedding venue you choose, you’re sure to create incredible memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives together!