Britain is a great place for romantic breaks and adventures, as well as weddings - with a huge choice of venues. If you’re looking for something a little bit different,, here are six of the most unusual on offer across the country - from a fairy-tale treehouse to a whisky vault!
1. In a loch-side treehouse…
, Argyll, Scotland
For a magical mini wedding and picture-perfect privacy in the Scottish Highlands, this five-star retreat’s Tree House is a beautifully romantic choice. Perched over the waters of Loch Goil with a mountainous backdrop, the Tree House can accommodate 24 guests for an intimate ceremony, or the main Lodge caters for 80. After the vows have been exchanged, the wedding party can move to the main Lodge - a Victorian private country house built in 1864 - to feast on local produce. There’s room for 14 guests to stay overnight, while the newly-married couple retreat to the cute Summerhouse on the loch’s shore. The Lodge is Just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow,
2. On a steam train…
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, south-west England
Catch the love train at ! It’s full steam ahead for happy couples getting married on this railway’s specially decorated steam train - The Wedding Belle - while the whole wedding party travels through scenic countryside on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Afterwards, the twosome and their guests can sip champagne on the platform and enjoy a sit down reception. There are two very different reception locations on site which can cater from 10-200 people; the Carriage Shed for up to 40 people, or Rookwood -
a great option for a summertime marquee reception for up to 200 guests.
3. In a whisky vault…
Perfect for whisky lovers, ‘s private vault offers an exclusive, VIP dining experience for up to 10 guests, surrounded by a vast selection of whiskies. There are also larger locations on site too if you’re planning on having a ceilidh afterwards!
4. Go to market…
An ideal venue for foodie couples is London’s oldest market, which is licensed for weddings. Borough Market’s historic Market Hall is a striking glass structure with high ceilings and has capacity for 250 people, with ceremonies held outside of market opening times. Or, you can get married at one of Borough’s best restaurants - - situated in the portico of the former flower market. Also a licensed a wedding venue, the restaurant takes care of the whole event and there is capacity for 108 seated guests. They even throw in a complimentary first anniversary dinner for the new couple.
5. Flying through the air…
, Perthshire, Scotland
Real adrenaline junkies can even get married on a bungee jump platform in scenic Scotland before jumping together on the same cord to celebrate while their wedding guests watch!