Scouring the many venues can be one of the most daunting parts of the wedding planning process. Once the wedding location is selected, the rest of the plans for the big day are put into action. But if you’re looking for inspiration and want something out of the ordinary, there are some pretty and unique wedding venues around the world.
From a tree house to a train station to an underwater aquarium – here are some unique wedding venues that will amaze your guests.
Resorts World (SEA Aquarium), Singapore
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Resorts World is one of the landmarks of Singapore. Take your vows at the Ocean Gallery of Sea Aquarium, set against a serene backdrop of 100,000 marine animals and an illuminated deep blue sea; also perfect for a large reception. For a more intimate meeting, there is no better place to say “yes” than in the Ocean Dome with its panoramic glass roof and reflective shades of blue. Then, enjoy an underwater buffet at the Ocean Restaurant, which is surrounded on all sides by beautiful marine life.
Sky100, Hong Kong
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A unique place where you will literally feel like in the world on your wedding day – Sky100 is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Center (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. With state-of-the-art digital facilities and stereoscopic 360-degree projections, you can enjoy an extravagant wedding with the best aerial images.
The New York Public Library, New York, USA
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Express your inner Carrie Bradshaw and love for books at this truly amazing architectural gem – the New York Public Library, named a National Historic Monument in 1965. The library’s royal and historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building can host weddings of all sizes. What’s not to love about this refined setting?
Crown Wine Cellars, Hong Kong
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Wine lover, this one is for you. Located on Shouson Hill, the venue offers an industrial yet picturesque setting and is perfect for an intimate ceremony. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007, this place was formerly a WWII bunker and is now home to one of the best wine cellars in Asia. Wrapped in an atmosphere of mystery and awe, this unique wedding venue will surprise your guests and allow them to explore the winery in the area.
Treehouse Point, Washington, USA
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Surround yourself with towering trees and lush ferns as you exchange “me-dos” on your special day at Treehouse Point. This rustic wedding location and the romantic tree house on site make you dream of a bizarre wedding in a fairytale setting. What better way to blow away and have a green wedding than this ?!
Michelangelo luxury junk, Hong Kong
There is nothing like a happy ending in a carefully restored motor yacht that can accommodate up to 52 guests in absolute comfort all year round. With teak sundecks, mahogany living and dining rooms with copper finishing, multi-zone air conditioning and heating options with al fresco dining, this yacht is perfect for lifting your love out to sea while swapping vows.
The ruined Painshill Abbey, UK
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If you are passionate about castle weddings, this is the place for you. The 18th century landscaped Painshill Park is ideal for an intimate, romantic wedding of 75 guests amid the wilderness of romantic ruins in a fully licensed Gothic temple. It offers the perfectly manicured and award-winning landscape with vineyards, open bridge and the incredible backdrop of Serpentine Lake for unique photo opportunities.
Port Moresby National Park, Papua New Guinea
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Participate in a sacred marriage in Papa New Guinea’s Port Moresby National Park, amid the lush greenery of the rainforest and the mesmerizing sounds of thousands of exotic native birds, including the bird of paradise and cockatoos. The open-air celebration and the after-party cultural shows give your guests the true taste of the tropics.
Bristol Old Vic Theater, United Kingdom
How does it sound to tie the knot in front of a live audience? We are talking about the exchange of vows in a theater with guests sitting in the front row. The Bristol Old Vic Theater is England’s best kept secret and the oldest running theater in the English speaking world since 1766, this beautiful historic theater. The regal decor and restored Gregorian banquet hall make it an ideal location for a heritage wedding.
Igloo Village, Finland
What could be nicer than walking down the aisle in a snow chapel and saying “yes” under the northern lights? And step into the wedding venue while riding a sleigh with the reindeer. For those who are ready to go off the beaten track, a wonderful winter wedding awaits you in the snow igloo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland). Swap or renew your vows at this secluded arctic estate with the magic of nature that surrounds you, and go ice swimming or a reindeer safari after the party.
Kaziranga National Park, India,
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You can confirm your infinite love in the deep forests of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam against the backdrop of the Karbi Anglong hills. Diphlu River Lodge can take care of organizing an intimate wedding reception and other fun activities such as safari and picnic by the lake. The resort also hosted the royal couple Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton during their 2016 visit.
Gardens by The Bay, Singapore
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Can’t decide between a quaint luxury eatery, a waterfront setting, the best aerial photography, or the appeal of contemporary art? See all four at the picturesque Flower Field Hall of Gardens by the Bay with the best views of the Marina Bay skyline in the background. If you’ve always wanted to tie the knot in the midst of the sensual experience of fresh flowers, look no further.
With an exclusive entrance to the Flower Doom, a spectacular waterfront with a wonderful view of the cloud forest, spacious interiors for up to 700 guests or more, colorful programmable LED lights, gala dinners, VIP holding rooms, garden cruisers with chauffeur for access to the venue, spectacular Audio shows and an after-party with a stroll to the OCBC Skyway with cocktails in hand to marvel at the supertrees – this unique wedding location has it all.
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