Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for Brides Who Want Something Unusual

It’s your wedding day and you want your venue to be special and memorable for everyone. As well as being special, how about something unique that takes the traditional events even further? Often these venues are more enjoyable, need less preparation and sometimes can be less expensive than traditional weddings. Here are some unique wedding venue ideas…

Have a WILD Wedding with Wild Animals

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Wedding at Valley Of Fire State Park (photo by James Marvin Phelps)

Have your special day at a zoo or wildlife park.  Think about taking your vows within a setting of exotic plants overlooking grassland where lions and tigers are roaming and giraffes and elephants slowly wander past.  Surrounded by views of rare animals in an elegant setting, your guests will remember your unique wedding venue for years to come.

Go Overseas and Combine The Honeymoon with The Wedding

Have an exotic wedding in the Caribbean or Costa Rica. A wedding set on a tropical island will be so romantic and you could have a beach party as the reception. Like beach weddings? Check out our top 10 best beach wedding destinations for more great ideas.

Ceremony at Your Favorite Sports Stadium or Golf Park.

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Wedding at a golf course (photo by Marilyn M (Flickr))

Does saying “I do” on the 50-yard line sound like your ideal wedding? Or maybe your favorite field of dreams or club house is the perfect setting for you. The decor will already be in place so that’s one less thing to worry about. The home team’s schedule will take priority so your dates will have to be a little flexible and be prepared to book well in advance.

Want more? Check out some unique and unusual honeymoons around the world.


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“Consider your budget and your guests as you think about different venue ideas for your unique wedding.”

Add some Education and History into Your Wedding

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Wedding at a museum (photo by Allegro Photography)

If an outdoor wedding venue isn’t your thing then a wedding at a museum or art gallery will provide an elegant setting for your unique ceremony and wedding reception. Your guests can check out famous exhibits and contemporary art while dining in style.  If a museum wedding venue is one of the ideas you are thinking about then the starting time is something to consider. Most museums and galleries are open in the daytime and your event will be in the evening.

Experience Las Vegas for Your Special Day

Many people think of Las Vegas to be the wedding capital of the world, There are many gorgeous locations to choose from, such as The Bellagio or Venetian. The many wedding chapels also offer different and unique wedding styles or themes. There is something there for everyone and every type of budget. Vegas is an exciting city to party in and a great place to get married. Elvis anyone? Las Vegas is also one of the many inexpensive destination wedding locations you could choose.

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Las Vegas wedding chapel (photo by Marion Cerrato)


As you are thinking about different venue ideas for your unique wedding, you have to consider your budget and the guests who will be attending your wedding.  Your venue could be an English Garden or even a Haunted Castle. Combining your favorite sport or hobby with your wedding could make it exciting.

Would you like to attend a wedding next to a lion or an elephant? How about Las Vegas? What’s your idea of a unique wedding venue?

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29 Responses to Unique Wedding Venue Ideas for Brides Who Want Something Unusual

  1. Abigail says:

    Never thought of getting married in a zoo… unusual wedding venue indeed!

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