More and more couples are searching for non-traditional wedding venues, either to save money or to show off their personality and interests. These places don’t often charge as much as traditional wedding venues do, and they offer you a chance to get creative with your event. From beaches to zoos, here are some unique and out-of-the-box wedding venue ideas to consider if you’re interested in throwing a special and distinctive wedding that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
A farmhouse is a perfect location for a rustic-themed wedding in the country. Barns provide a beautiful backdrop with their high ceilings, barnwood beams, and large windows that filter in lots of sunlight. You can dress it up or down, depending on how you want your wedding to look like. This is an easy, no-fuss venue for couples looking to throw an uncomplicated ceremony and reception.
Campsites are an interesting outdoor wedding location that doubles as an after-party venue. You can host your closest friends and family members at the campground for a fun glamping trip after the wedding proper is over. It’s a unique opportunity to bond with your loved ones on one of the most special days of your life.
Beach weddings might not be so uncommon these days, and with good reason — there’s nothing more romantic than saying your vows in the middle of crashing waves, soft powdery white sand, and a lush sunset. Although beach weddings may be quite customary, there are plenty of ways to put your own twist to it. From nautical-inspired wedding cakes to fun beach-themed reception games, there’s no shortage ways to customize your event to your liking.
Even Airbnb is jumping on the wedding bandwagon. You’ll find plenty of gorgeous Airbnb properties that are available to rent for your wedding and reception. They have much cheaper rental fees than traditional wedding venues, but are just as charming. This is also a great option for you if you’re looking to get married in an overseas destination.
Boat or yacht
With a beach wedding, you’ll be getting married by the sea, but how about actually getting married at sea? It’s possible with a boat or yacht wedding. You get all the same beautiful views as a beach wedding, except now you can actually sail away right after you say your vows.
A vineyard wedding is perfect for wine connoisseurs, aspiring sommeliers, and those who just love the sight of a stunning vineyard. You also get the added bonus of hosting a wine tasting party with your friends and family either before your wedding or the day after.
Are you and your partner college sweethearts? Then you might want to consider getting tying the knot at your old alma mater. Some universities allow you to do so during the vacation season, either in an open field on campus or on the campus church.
Hosting your wedding and reception at a botanical garden is actually a great way to save on your flower arrangements and decorations, since the venue already provides a beautiful backdrop for you to get married in. Some botanical gardens are actually designed to host events, and offer wedding packages to help you easily plan everything and save even more money on your nuptials.
These are just a few of the many unique non-traditional wedding venues where you and your spouse can tie the knot. Pick one that resonates with you and you’re sure to have a special wedding to remember for years to come.