For the biggest day of their lives, most couples opt for the conservative venue choice: a church, a hotel or an event centre. But then there are some that just have to be different. Some couples get more pleasure out of bucking the trend than following the rules, which leads to some pretty zany venue ideas.
It must be said, though, that not all unconventional weddings succeed; take for instance some of the entries on this list, which include as wedding venues a Taco Bell, a Denny’s and a discount store. There’s a difference between being unconventional and being absurd, and those venues neatly illustrate the difference. These four spots, on the other hand, definitely work – they may be out there, but have glamour, romanticism and panache on their side.
In a Hot Air Balloon
Sure, there is really only room for the bride, groom and officiator (maybe a lucky parent or two), but what this spot lacks in space, it more than makes up for in oddball beauty. Just imagine, getting married amid the clouds, looking over the rolling hills during sunset – if it weren’t in such an unconventional setting, it would be the quintessential fairy tale wedding view.
At an Axe Throwing Facility
Who says wedding venues have to be prim and proper? It’s 2019 after all. And besides, have you ever tried axe throwing before? Because if not, you are in for a treat. This relatively new fad sport is not only insanely fun to play, but the warehouse in which it’s played, with its concrete and wood interior, makes for a beautiful, industrial backdrop. Check out this article from Dating News about a wedding at an axe-throwing facility, and tell yourself you aren’t a little jealous you didn’t think of it first.
In a Greenhouse
What’s not to love about a greenhouse? They are lush, green, fragrant and, depending on the time of day, mild in temperature. This unconventional wedding spot has actually become a little more popular over the last year, with greenhouse farms opening their doors to eager will-be-weds. Just make sure you find a spot where the humidity can be controlled, lest your hair become frizzier than the hanging ferns.
On a Roller Coaster
Marriage is a roller coaster, so you might as well get married on one. At least that’s what this Washington couple reasoned when they got married mid-ride at the famous Puyallup Fair. Watch as the officiator sits behind them and screams out the wedding ceremony script. If you can get past the stomach-churning twists and drops, it is actually a pretty fun way of devoting yourself to your partner. It’s a cheeky way of recognizing that in any marriage there will be some ups and downs.
Some couples just don’t want to be ordinary. If you and your spouse-to-be are a little out there, or you are just tired of the same old wedding venue, try one of these weird, wonderful spots.