Top 5 Unique Places To Get Married

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wedding-venuesYour personalities will dictate the location of your wedding. The choice of venue is simply limitless and the days of choosing either a garden or church wedding are long gone. In fact, it is now possible to say ‘I do’ just about anywhere and at any time.

Ice Chapel

In Finland, Sweden, Lapland and Quebec it is possible to get married in a chapel with towering ceilings made entirely from ice. Some have fur covered seating for guests and you can arrive at your venue in a sleigh pulled by husky dogs or horses. This is a uniquely magical venue with carved ice steps, chandeliers and columns of thick intricately carved ice. You will begin your married life by taking your vows before an altar made entirely of ice. You could opt for white faux fur bridal attire complete with muffs to complement your snow white surroundings.

For the Animal Lovers

Many couples have a true affinity with animals and even have their beloved pets as part of their bridal party. You can follow this theme through and get married in the butterfly enclosure at your local animal park or take your vows on the wild open plains of an African savannah. Some marine enthusiasts choose to be married in a pool with dolphins. Most zoos or animal parks can also cater for receptions.

At a Winery

Wineries have become an increasingly popular venue for marriages. With a backdrop of a historical stone building and immaculately manicured lawns, this is a picture perfect location for exquisite wedding photos. Most wineries provide limited accommodation for the bridal party and guests and can offer a wedding breakfast the following morning. The catering at wineries is first class and of course, the wine is top of the range.

On the Beach

A beach wedding is the daydream of many a bride. Choices for a beach wedding can include a tropical island, a luxury beachfront resort or simply, your local beach. There are many magnificent beaches worldwide, so choosing this type of venue should be easy. Always have a backup in case of inclement weather, such as a boat club, marina or ferry. A beach wedding can be as casual or as lavish as you wish. Some couples have an underwater scuba wedding whilst others take their vows skydiving and then landing on the beach where their reception awaits.

Find Your Passion

Are you both art or museum lovers? If so, many Councils give permission for weddings to take place at these venues. In an art gallery, you will be surrounded by modern and centuries old masterpieces in a location coveted by many. Museums will give you a feeling of being surrounded by history itself with treasured pieces dating back hundreds of years. You can choose which area you would like to get married in.

Your wedding location needs to reflect who you both are. Select your online invitations to decoratively incorporate your venue. Your guests will learn a little bit more about you at this special time and the memory of your chosen venue will last forever and will afford you an opportunity to capture many meaningful photos.

This is a guest post.  Tara Blair has established herself to be a unique and highly sought after wedding planner based in Brisbane, Australia. Her professional experience within the industry has seen her plan weddings in unique and remote locations. Tara also provides knowledgeable advice for her clients from online invitations to wedding venues and receptions ideas. 

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