UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE — It’s been revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be tying the knot at Windsor Castle in May 2018. You most likely won’t be able to get married at the Castle but Britain has a huge choice of unique wedding venues to make the big day feel extra special.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, here are six of the most unusual venues across the country – from a fairy-tale treehouse to a whisky vault!
1. In a loch-side treehouse… The Lodge on Loch Goil, 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 Perrygrove! 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. Suspended in the sky… British Airways i360, Brighton, south-east England
Take your wedding on a voyage into the sky! Say ‘I do’ 450 feet above the seaside town of Brighton in a futuristic glass viewing pod as you and your loved ones ascend the world’s first vertical cable car and tallest moving observation tower.
Up to 198 guests can join the celebrations and enjoy champagne and canapes, or even a full banquet, with amazing panoramic views.
4. In a whisky vault… Edinburgh, Scotland
Perfect for whisky lovers, The Scotch Whisky Experience’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!
5. Go to market… Borough Market, London
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 – Roast – 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.
6. Flying through the air… Highland Fling Bungee, 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!