Weird and wonderful wedding venues you haven't considered

28 Mar 2017

Disney balloon rides, McDonalds and Dracula's Castle... Wilderness Reserve presents the weird and wonderful wedding venues that will inspire even the most traditional bride

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A Disney balloon ride, Florida 

If an ordinary hot-air balloon doesn’t do it for you, how about the 'Characters inflight' ceremony in Orlando, Florida – where you’ll be wed in the land of your favourite cartoon heroes?

Pro: Stunning views across Walt Disney World, Florida.

Con: Not everyone likes adults dressed up as animals.


Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania 

Horror fans can enjoy the thrills of this eerie haunt, likened to warlord Vlad the Impaler - the inspiration behind the Dracula stories.

Pro: Visually, it’s the castle of fairytales.

Con: Historically, it’s the castle of nightmares.


McDonalds, USA 

Yes, in the States you can get married at McDonalds if you like. Ohio co-workers, Tyree Henderson and Trish Lynn Esteppe, married where they’d met a few years before. Customers carried on ordering their Big Macs as they shared their first married kiss.

Pro:  You’ll be ‘loving it’.

Con:  You will be breaking the wedding diet ASAP.


On Twitter 

#GetMarried via tweets like groom, Cengizhan Celik, and his bride, Candan Canik, did. They were gathered in a room with their officiant and witnesses, while the officiant carried out the nuptials on Twitter with the bride and groom ‘mentioning’ their vows.

Pro: No need to worry about the guest list – you can invite everyone.

Con: Declarations of love are restricted to 140 characters or less.


Battersea Power Station, London 

This iconic disused power station is one of London’s architectural favourites.

Pro: The ‘view’ space’s floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views and amazing photos.

Con: There’s no escaping the venue's intensely industrial vibe.


The Whisky Vault, Edinburgh 

Surround yourself with the good stuff and have your big day at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Scotland. The private vault can cater for just 10 guests, making it an intimate and exclusive booking.

Pro: All that whisky.

Con: All that whisky….


Discount store 

Several years back, nine couples were picked to wed at a Los Angeles 99 Cents Only store to celebrate the date 9/09/2009. The couples said ‘I do’ on aisle 9.

Pro: Free decorations from the store’s inventory

Con: Don’t expect your wedding gifts to last longer than a few months….


The cinema 

Many a first-date happen at the cinema, so why not have your first wedded kiss there too? The Little Theatre in Bath does a full-on wedding experience with fake film trailers, drinks and popcorn.

Pro: Personalised film tickets that can be used as invites.

Con: A little too cosy for a reception….


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