33 of the UK’s Most Unique Wedding Venues
It really can be hard to find a venue that sticks out from the rest – trust us! From barns to manor houses to mills to the truly weird and wonderful – we’ve found all the most unusual wedding venues – all to make your wedding day planning a little bit easier. You want unique? You’ve got it!
And if you fancy searching some more, head over to our Wedding Venue Search and click ‘Unique’ in the filters for some more one-of-a-kind venues!
One of our favourite rustic venues is a totally unique llama farm! The Wellbeing Farm is an eco-friendly and animal-focused setting where your guests sit on hay bales and llamas with bow ties feature in your wedding photos – what else could you want for a more memorable day?
Not only is Marleybrook House a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse, but it holds an incredibly unique secret – it’s own vintage fayre! You and your guests can be transported back in time by enjoying classic fairground rides in the most gorgeous countryside setting.
Alongside South Farm‘s rustic barn buildings and Grade II listed farmhouse lies quirky Romany caravans and plenty of camping space for any adventurous guests! Throw cute piglets and a ride on a rickshaw in the mix, and you’re sure to be celebrating in the most unique way possible!
Weddings at QMUL is a book lover’s dream! The Octagon’s stunning backdrop consists of seemingly infinite shelves of colourful books and unique high ceilings for a spacious and inspiring wedding day. If you are looking for an unusual wedding venue, this could be the one!
Nothing can rival the elegance of this totally unique venue – the RSA House oozes a combination of Georgian luxury and contemporary features with stunning artwork. You almost won’t believe that this gem is situated in the midst of the Capital’s West End!
Boasting it’s own valley, 3 lakes and an array of venues, Busbridge Lakes is one-of-a-kind. It is home to one of the largest collections of water birds and plenty of gorgeous gardens to explore in this countryside oasis.
This contemporary arts venue stands tall with incredible views over Manchester and is definitely a wow factor wedding venue. The Lowry contains a circular Compass Room, so no view is obscured during your day. It really is an architectural wonder of the North!
This unique city venue in the heart of Liverpool is another of our favourite’s at Bridebook.co.uk! SIREN is a cool, contemporary setting perfect for your wedding reception with magnificent views over the hustle and bustle, while the adjacent outdoor area is ideal for a casual celebration.
9. East Quay Venue, Kent
This rustic seaside wedding venue, neighboured by it’s own private shingle beach, is a totally unique choice. East Quay Venue produces their own fresh oysters that you and your guests can enjoy, before taking to the dancefloor alongside the fish tank DJ booth!
Want a little Meditteranean in your UK wedding? Le Petit Chateau is a French-inspired country manor that really gives a meaning to ‘unique’ with a ceremony in the Belle Epoque room, followed by sipping bubbly in the secret Meditteranean Garden.
Scotland’s Achnagairn Castle boasts a stunning ballroom with vaulted ceilings, beautifully designed bedrooms and a totally exclusive experience with a magical backdrop. The mantra here is ‘Escape the ordinary’, so you’re in for a super unique wedding day here.
Gather round film-lovers and cinema fanatics! Believe it or not, you can actually get married at The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath, while your guests watch a bespoke film of the happy couple on the big screen! This is the venue for you if you want to inject some retro cinema vibes into your special day.
Quite possibly a rower’s dream – As the oldest club in the world and dating back to 1856, London Rowing Club sure is a quirky choice of wedding venue. Expect magnificent views over the River Thames and even a rowing boat on the ceiling!
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14. Cley Windmill, Norfolk
If you’re after a one-of-a-kind intimate wedding in an idyllic location, Norfolk’s Cley Windmill may be just the thing! With magnificent views from the circular sitting room, access to the nearby self-catering cottage and full use of the gorgeous grounds, we’re sure you’ll love this venue!
Among the special features of Stanbrook Abbey Hotel are boutique rooms, grand architecture and a spectacular lake. But there’s no doubt that the main attraction at this unique venue is the incredible Callow Great Hall with stained glass windows and glorious high ceilings.
This is the ultimate fairytale venue for anyone who has dreamt of being a prince or princess! The Enchanted Manor offers a Dining Room or Garden ceremony, after which you can play out the rest of your dream day in this quirky setting.
17. Maunsel House, Somerset
Breathtaking, romantic and full of character – Maunsel House is one you won’t forget. Acres of parkland, lakes and orchards greet you to this Somerset beauty, while the interiors ooze historic charm and 13th Century inspiration.
With panoramic views over the Welsh Snowdonian mountains, the Grade II listed Chateau Rhianfa is an architectural wonder. Offering a unique Wine Cave, glorious Banqueting Hall and endless lavish interiors, this is a venue with the ‘wow’ factor!
19. The Battleaxes, Somerset
The Gothic revival style of this spectacularly unique venue dates back to 1838. The Battleaxes hosts gorgeous chandeliers, mismatched chairs and original wood panels for a homely setting with a difference.
Paradise is a chic and trendy venue with quirky decor and an ambience to match in London’s ‘cool’ Kensal Green area. We’re sure you’ll be pleased with every nook and cranny you explore within this splendid city space!
Built as an open air school in 1907, the Grade II listed Cloisters structure is an incredible one. Say your vows in the stunning Temple before enjoying a feast in the Banqueting Hall for a distinctive wedding day that will stay in your guest’s memories for years to come.
22. Sopley Mill, Dorset
What could make a more idyllic setting than the picturesque surroundings of Sopley Mill? Sat above the Avon Millstream and spread across 3 floors with original windmill features still present, this unique venue gives out a rustic yet simply stunning feel.
Listen up, beer lovers! On a rustic farm setting lives the super modern micro-brewery of Pheasantry Brewery. Exposed brick interiors, a stunning outdoor ceremony set up and of course traditionally brewed beers lay in wait if you choose this distinct venue for your celebrations.
The Ravenswood, the gorgeous countryside venue of Sussex, boasts an impressive manor house, 18 acres of stunning landscape and even a unique outdoor pavilion in which you can tie the knot! This 15th Century gem will definitely set your wedding day apart from anyone else’s.
Oozing medieval charm with over 500 years of history, Aikwood Tower also ties in a contemporary style with the classic castle look. This intimate Scottish venue features rustic stone walls beside modern white staircases and romantic fairy lights to give you the unique feel you’re looking for.
26. Tall John’s House, Powys
This gorgeous manor house in the rolling countryside of Wales is definitely a memorable venue! Tall John’s House combines rustic original features with 21st-century fittings, plus the rear courtyard houses ‘The Coachman’s’ – a unique place for you and your partner to spend your wedding night.
Greenwich’s Fan Museum is as distinctive as you can possibly get! Go oh-so-British with an intimate afternoon tea in the airy Orangery, where Georgian architecture and elegant decor is at it’s finest. Not forgetting the gardens, where you can peruse the fan-shaped flowerbeds!
First opened in 1666, Brickwall House prides itself on it’s period features, a distinct exterior look and gorgeously preened grounds. From an intimate celebration to an extravagant marquee bash with 300 guests, this one-of-a-kind venue is sure to please whatever your plans are.
Your fairytale wedding day wouldn’t be complete without having considered De Vere Tortworth Estate. This magical, grade II-listed set of buildings are truly a sight to behold – the light-filled Orangery dates back to 1874 and offers a spacious feel for your ever-important aisle walk.
Picturesque Bembridge Harbour is home to this wonderfully unique, waterside venue. Sailors, this is one for you! Founded in 1886, Bembridge Sailing Club boasts panoramic views of the surrounding Isle of Wight, interiors flooded with daylight and perfect boardwalk photo opportunities.
31. Hillbark Hotel, Cheshire
Named the UK’s smallest 5-star hotel, Hillbark Hotel is somewhat a Tardis of venues! It’s distinct exterior will impress, but as you walk inside and experience the Grand Hall, you’ll realise it’s a lot more spacious than you ever thought. Add on a glorious marquee and plenty more rooms filled with historic charm – and you’re set for your unique wedding day!
This Northern Irish gem is steeped in local history and has close connections with horse racing and the production of Whiskey (you can even sample some at the venue!) With a new luxurious wedding suite opening this spring, Tullyglass House Hotel is definitely the place to be if you want that little bit of lush in your life.
33. Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk
This eye-catching venue was built in 1775 and has truly seen its share of changes. Originally a working Mill, it is now a stunning 4-star boutique hotel with a 3aa rosette restaurant AND a wedding venue that has been kept as close to its original state as possible, whilst being taken into the modern day. Running water and natural vibrancy are the order of the day at Suffolk’s Tuddenham Mill.
So there are our top 33 unique venues – we sure have fallen in love with them all! Don’t worry if you’re not the biggest fan – head over to our Venue Search and click ‘Unique’ in the filters for some more distinct venues. Here, we’ve done it for you!
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