31 Unusual Wedding Venues

Here’s one for all the quirky couples out there! Here at Bridebook, we love an unusual wedding venues. Can you imagine getting married in a cave? What about in a safari park? Or surrounded by history in a museum? Well, now you can!

Take a look through this list for a little inspiration or use Bridebook’s Venue Search Tool and filter for the style “Unusual” to find something unique. Sit down, grab a cuppa and take a trip with us off the beaten path…

The most unusual wedding venues in the UK

Quickly discover our favourite unusual wedding venues in this video brought to you by Bridebook’s experts. If you’re feeling like you’ve seen it all but still haven’t found the one, this might just be the video for you.

1. Rayleigh Windmill (Essex Wedding Venues)

Rayleigh Windmill wedding venue

If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Essex, Rayleigh Windmill might be the one for you. It’s super picturesque, truly romantic and perfect for photo ops!

2. Weddings at QMUL (London Wedding Venues)

Weddings at QMUL wedding venue

Queen Mary (University of London) is a fantastic place to get married in London. After the ceremony, you might choose to have your wedding dinner in the Octagon, where you’ll be surrounded by bookshelves. It’s a brilliant backdrop for photographs!

3. ZSL London Zoo (London Wedding Venues)

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Calling all animal lovers! Why not take your first steps into married life at ZSL London Zoo? Celebrate in the Mappin Pavilion, surrounded by emus and wallabies! What’s more, any profits from your wedding are used to help endangered animals. What’s not to love about this truly unusual wedding venue?

4. Swan – Shakespeare’s Globe (London Wedding Venues)

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The famous Globe is the home of William Shakespeare, so why not play out your very own Romeo and Juliet love story (just not the ending!) at The Swan’s Underglobe? It’s directly beneath the Globe Theatre and you’ll be able to create a fictional paradise in this historic, riverside gem in the very heart of England’s capital.

5. National Space Centre (Leicestershire Wedding Venues)

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Listen up, cosmic couples! Why not get hitched at the National Space Centre? Say your vows next to the 42-metre Rocket Tower, then get whisked off to the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to stargaze as newlyweds! If this sounds like you, why not check out our other unique wedding venues in the UK?

6. Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (Buckinghamshire Wedding Venues)

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre’s 25-acre site comes complete with an airy, glass-roofed station and original steam locomotives. And how about this for an entrance? Hop on a steam train and turn up to your wedding in real style!

7. Islington Assembly Hall (London Wedding Venues)

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Crazy about live music? Of all our unusual wedding venues, this might be the one for you. Host your wedding at the Grade II-listed Islington Assembly Hall and dance the night away in real art deco style. You might even step up to the stage yourself – after all, it’s one of London’s best live music venues!

8. Wookey Hole Caves (Somerset Wedding Venues)

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You could get married in any of the three magical chambers at Wookey Hole Caves, each with beautiful rock formations and stunning lighting. The fun doesn’t stop there either! You could have the mirror maze, penny arcade and crazy golf all to yourself at this quirky venue. There’s even a witch!

9. Smallhythe Place (Kent Wedding Venues)

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This is definitely one of the most alternative wedding venues in the UK! Smallhythe Place is a seventeenth-century barn theatre, situated in Kent’s tranquil countryside. Have your audience watch your ceremony play out on stage, then head into the gardens for drinks and canapes.

10. The Holburne Museum (Somerset Wedding Venues)

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On top of its glorious gardens, the Grade I-listed Holburne Museum also offers an extensive collection of eighteenth-century British portraiture. Say your vows in the Brownsword Picture Gallery while surrounded by artwork and steeped in history. Definitely a unique experience!

11. Kachette (London Wedding Venues)

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This definitely takes unusual wedding ideas to the next level! Kachette used to be the ticket office at Shoreditch Station, and has since been transformed into a vintage gem of a venue, complete with exposed brick walls and industrial features. It’s a rustic wedding – with a charming twist!

12. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings (Worcestershire Wedding Venues)

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There are more than thirty historic buildings on the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings site, including a windmill, stables and traditional shops! At the heart of it all Medieval Townhouse. Surrounded by all that, you can easily turn your wedding day into one big (but fabulous!) history lesson.

See our favourite historical wedding venues in the UK! 

13. Battle Abbey School (East Sussex Wedding Venues)

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There’s more history to be had at Battle Abbey School, which has views over well-known English battlefields! The wood-panelled Duke’s Library is a fantastic location for cosy wedding celebrations while the stunning Abbot’s Hall can accommodate larger parties for a bigger bash. We bet there are awesome photo ops here!

14. Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower (Hampshire Wedding Venues)

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Hold onto your hats! Any Navy enthusiasts out there? Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower could be the one for you. Dating back to 1771, the vaulted ceilings and Georgian wooden floors of this unusual venue make it something truly special. Don’t forget a photo on the Naval Dockyard too!

15. The Pumping House (Nottinghamshire Wedding Venues)

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The Pumping House is one of a kind! This Grade II-listed building is truly historic, with an original chimney and gorgeous parquet floors, but the cinema and gin room give it a modern twist. What more could you want?

16. The Folly Farm Centre (Somerset Wedding Venues)

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The Folly Farm Centre is a sustainable wedding venue, located in Somerset. The 250-acre nature reserve is a wonderfully romantic setting, where you’ll be surrounded by wildflower meadows and apple trees. Create your own enchanted forest at this unique venue!

Check out some of the best farm wedding venues in the UK here!

17. Holmbush Estate (West Sussex Wedding Venues)

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Imagine your mother-in-law giving a spot of archery a go on your wedding day! Now that’s an unusual day. There’s 3,000 acres of glorious woodland on Holmbush Estate, not to mention a working farm! Why not really commit and camp on-site over a weekend?

18. Safari Lodge – Woburn Safari Park (Bedfordshire Wedding Venues)

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For something a little playful, take a look at Woburn Safari Park. You can experience an animal encounter on your big day! Fancy a private bird show? How about paddling round the lake on swan boats? Or simply sit back and enjoy the panoramic views from the Safari Lodge.

19. Cecil Sharp House (London Wedding Venues)

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Cecil Sharp House is an iconic 1930s venue in the heart of London. Located near Regent’s Park, this Grade II-listed building boasts the Kennedy Room – a quirky, characterful wood-panelled space with gorgeous decor.

20. Fishlake Mill (South Yorkshire Wedding Venues)

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This eighteenth-century cornmill is located in an idyllic rural setting and is an easy way to make your day truly memorable. Fishlake Mill combines history with natural beauty and glorious surroundings. It’s one of the most unique places to say your vows.

21. Brunswick House (London Wedding Venues)

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Picture this: an original Georgian mansion surrounded by modern architecture in the heart of London. Already unusual, right? The interiors of Brunswick House will transport you back in time with grand chandeliers, reclaimed furniture and quirky curiosities.

22. Hayling Island Sailing Club (Hampshire Wedding Venues)

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Do you and your partner love the sea? If the answer’s yes, Hayling Island Sailing Club is definitely the venue for you! This sailing club is located at the mouth of Chichester Harbour and is absolutely perfect for any wedding with a nautical theme.

23. The Atrium – Clitheroe Castle (Lancashire Wedding Venues)

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Steeped in history, The Atrium isn’t your usual venue. Located right next to Clitheroe Castle, this venue boasts some of the best views of the Lancashire countryside. If you want to feel like royalty, this is the one for you!

Get married like royalty in one of the UK’s most fabulous castle wedding venues!

24. Carnglaze Caverns (Cornwall Wedding Venues)

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With three different possible locations for your ceremony – not the mention a magical underground lake! – Carnglaze Caverns is one of the most extraordinary venues we’ve seen. Its gorgeous, illuminated rock caverns could make a brilliantly unusual backdrop for your big day.

25. The Crooked House (Staffordshire Wedding Venues)

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If you like things to be a little odd, this could be the one for you! The Crooked House is known for its quirky, characterful exterior – the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs! Your guests definitely won’t expect this charming (if wonky!) pub to be your wedding venue.

26. Sir Max Aitken Museum (Isle of Wight Wedding Venues)

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Once the home of yachting entrepreneur Sir Max Aitken, the Sir Max Aitken Museum is now home to his memorabilia. Located right on the Isle of Wight’s waterfront and with fabulous dining facilities, the Sir Max Aitken Museum is definitely not a venue your guests will forget in a hurry.

27. The Cove (North Yorkshire Wedding Venues)

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Located in the quaint Robin Hood’s Bay and surrounded by history, The Cove is home to a dramatic auditorium, complete with box pews. With the Old Chapel close by, there’s also the option of a more traditional ceremony.

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28. Pheasantry Brewery (Nottinghamshire Wedding Venues)

newlyweds kiss in peasantry brewery

Couples who’ve tied the knot at Pheasantry Brewery describe is as unique, intimate and beautiful. If you head over to their page, you’ll see countless five-star reviews from happy couples and their families! There really isn’t a limit to how much you can personalise your wedding at this unique wedding venue, making it perfect for couples with unusual wedding plans.

29. Everton Football Club (Liverpool Wedding Venues)

Couple and their daughter pose at the stadium

Built in 1892, Everton Football Club was the very first football stadium in England! It’s also one of the most unusual wedding venues you’ll find on this list – and even in the UK. If you’re a football fan, this is an unforgettable place to get married.

30. National Mining Museum Scotland (Midlothian Wedding Venues)

Whole wedding party photo outside on the national mining museum scotland

If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a unique twist, this could be the one for you. At the National Mining Museum Scotland, Victorian architecture meets industrial chic. It’s well suited to either intimate or grand ceremonies and its expert planning team will make sure every one of your needs is met.

31. Bembridge Sailing Club (Isle of Wight Wedding Venues)

amazing view of the sea at the balcony of Bembridge Sailing Club

Right on the edge of the picturesque Bembride Harbour, this gorgeous sailing club makes for an unusual (but stunning!) backdrop. You and your guests can enjoy panoramic views out across the water as you celebrate your special day. It’s definitely on of our favourite venues.

For more unusual wedding venues that will wow your guests, try using Bridebook’s Venue Search Tool and select the venue style “Unusual.”

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