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Why opt for the everyday on the most extraordinary day of your life? Browse our handpicked collection of wedding venues that aren't your garden variety! In our unusual and quirky wedding venues you can choose to tie the knot on a fort out to sea, under the starry night sky in a planetarium or even on an Art Deco pier.

St John's Wood, Greater London
Lord’s Cricket Ground is licensed for civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, and offers space for both grand and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. This historic cricket ground is one of the most breathtaking and unusual wedding venues in London. With the elegant old-world grandeur of the Grade-II* listed Pavilion and stunning vistas of the hallowed turf, Lord’s is an amazing setting for one of the most important days of your life. The famous Long Room, which international cricket players pass through on their way to the Ground, can hold up to 230 guests for a wedding ceremony. It’s an extraordinary and elegant space with high, ornate ceilings, fronted by glass along its entire 27m length. The Writing Room is suitable for smaller wedding ceremonies of up to 60 guests. It is a beautifully proportioned room hung with paintings of cricketing scenes through the centuries. The Thomas Lord Suite, overlooking the Pavilion, can be used for both large and small weddings alike. It offers a flexible space for up to 300 people. Renowned for impeccable standards, Lord’s events team promises the utmost attention to detail, outstanding food, superb service and, of course, the special magic that is Lord’s. Additional details: We can also add a host of special touches – like your own personal message on the Lord’s scoreboards, or a tour of the Ground for you and your guests, including a visit to the MCC Museum to see the world-famous Ashes Urn. Type of Cuisine: VARIED MENUS
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Bath, Somerset
"I cannot thank you all enough for our wonderfully magical wedding. We knew our venue was amazing, but there is not a word for just how out of this world it actually was". Nikki Mayes Situated at the centre of the World Heritage City, the Roman Baths and Pump Room is without doubt one of the most delightful buildings in the country. Unique and steeped in history, it is the perfect setting for your romantic day. The venue is suitable for an intimate group up to much larger wedding parties. There are two options when using the Roman Baths and Pump Room for your wedding: either in the morning or in the evening. With its steaming waters and subtle torchlight, the Great Bath is a stunning venue for a civil ceremony at 8.30am and is perfect for both small groups and parties of up to 100 people. This could then be followed with a wedding breakfast in the elegant Georgian Pump Room. If you wanted to continue your celebrations, you could hire the Kingston Room or Drawing Room, which are suitable for up to 50 people, or for larger numbers, you could use a room at the Guildhall or Assembly Rooms. A Sunset Wedding is an enchanting and atmospheric evening, with friends and family gathered on the Roman paving around the waters of the Great Bath. Beyond the classical statues on the Terrace above, Bath Abbey will be illuminated, and there will be steam, flickering torchlight and Champagne - a recipe for a magical evening. This option suits couples who have 40 guests or more, who would like the option of following their ceremony with a reception. After your 7.30pm ceremony around the Great Bath, you can choose to continue your celebrations in either the maginficent Pump Room or the Terrace and Reception Hall. Alternatively, in the evening you can celebrate with a drinks reception around the Great Bath from 7pm followed by dinner and dancing in the Pump Room. • Roman Baths available at 8.30am for a ceremony all year round, from 7.30pm for a ceremony & reception from September to June, from 7pm for a reception September to June • Pump Room available from 8pm all year round TERRACE AND RECEPTION HALL The Terrace is a more intimate alternative to the Pump Room and can accommodate up to 80 guests for dinner overlooking the Great Bath. The adjoining Reception Hall can also be hired and is ideal for dancing following your meal. Lighting on the Terrace can be changed to suit your colour scheme and the lighting in the Reception Hall highlights the exquisite architectural features. • Available from 7pm September to June KINGSTON ROOM AND DRAWING ROOM For weddings with up to 50 people, these period rooms are perfect. With lovely views over to Bath Abbey they are a beautiful choice for the more intimate celebration. You could have a ceremony in the Kingston Room followed by a drinks reception in the Drawing Room. At 7pm, you could then have dinner on the Terrace followed by dancing in the Reception Hall. These rooms are available to hire at any time in the day. Additional details: We have some incredible wedding offers on our website including our Winter Romance Package from January to March 2017, enjoy 20% off venue hire and a special menu package, from the esteemed caterer Searcys. For further information please see our website. Type of Cuisine: All catering in the Pump Room and Roman Baths is provided by our contracted caterers Searcys, who have built up an enviable reputation for wonderful food and service. Please visit www.searcys.co.uk
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Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Callow Hall is a unique country house hotel with an unrivalled setting and renowned restaurant, situated at the gateway to the Peak District National Park, close to the lively market town of Ashbourne. Surrounded by 44 acres of private garden, fields and woodland overlooking the Bentley Brook and vale of the River Dove, this ivy-clad Victorian hotel really is a haven of peace and tranquility but also a perfect base for exploring the splendours that Derbyshire and the ´Peaks´ have to offer. As you step into the elegant hall, it's like stepping back in time with elaborate ceilings, heavily draped curtains, oak staircases and other wonderful touches, not forgetting the fresh flowers that add magnificent colour and scents to each and every room. The hotel has sixteen bedrooms in total, all individually and tastefully furnished to provide every comfort, and some with uninterrupted views across the countryside. All rooms boast flat screen televisions with satellite channels, internet access, luxurious toiletries, comfortable beds and fluffy towels. Dining at Callow Hall is an experience not to be missed! The Restaurant is featured in the Good Food Guide and for many years, has held a high 2 Rosette award with the AA. The restaurant is renowned for its freshly prepared and home produced food, including home baking, smoking and curing. In short, Callow Hall is the perfect wedding venue. Additional details: As you step into the elegant hall, it's like stepping back in time with elaborate ceilings, heavily draped curtains, oak staircases, fine antiques and fireplaces, and other wonderful touches. We operate three intimate dining rooms all with an individual style and atmosphere. The hotel has sixteen bedrooms in total, all individually and tastefully furnished to provide every comfort, and some with uninterrupted views across the countryside. All rooms boast flat screen televisions with satellite channels, internet access, luxurious toiletries, comfortable beds and fluffy towels. At Callow Hall, you have the option of taking the hotel exclusively, where the only guests will be those that you have personally invited. Exclusive use of the hotel includes all public areas, 16 bedrooms and all room hire charges in the cost. Private use of the house also allows you to have evening entertainment with music and dancing. Exclusive Wedding Packages At Callow Hall, you have the option of taking the hotel exclusively, where the only guests will be those that you have personally invited. Exclusive use of the hotel includes all public areas, 16 bedrooms and all room hire charges in the cost. Private use of the house also allows you to have evening entertainment with music and dancing. All Inclusive EXCLUSIVE House Wedding Package Exclusive House Weddings at Callow Hall give total and private use of the hall facilities from noon on the booking day, until 11.00am on the departure day. All of the hotels public rooms and bedrooms are free to be used and ceremonies and wedding breakfast times can be taken as required throughout the day. • 16 En suite Bedrooms at Callow Hall • Private use of all hotel rooms and grounds, no other guests will be present • Civil Ceremony for up to 40 guests • Drinks and Canapés Reception for 40 guests • Wedding Breakfast for 40 guests • ½ bottle of wine per person • Toast Drink • Evening Guests arrival drinks • Evening Buffet for up to 90 guests • Personal dedicated service from hotel General Manager for the coordination of your wedding day • Use of hotel cake knife and stand • Complimentary menu tasting or the bride and groom prior to the wedding date • Dedicated hotel toastmaster for your wedding day • Champagne and Chocolates for the Bride and Groom provided in the bridal suite Total: £9500.00 All Inclusive EXCLUSIVE Marquee Wedding Package Exclusive Marquee Weddings at Callow Hall take place over two nights, the Marquee extension is placed by tunnel from the Middle Hall area and therefore is seen as a complete continuation to the building, guests are free to move between the marquee and house without stepping outside. Complete exclusivity is achieved. • 16 En suite bedrooms at Callow Hall for two nights • Private use of all hotel rooms and grounds, no other guests will be present • Finger Buffet for all hotel guests on the evening prior to the wedding day • Fully Linen Wedding Marquee with Separate Dance Area, tables, chairs, chair covers and linen • Civil Ceremony for up to 40 guests • Drinks and Canapés Reception for 40 guests • Wedding Breakfast for 140 guests • ½ bottle of wine per person • Toast Drink • Evening Guests arrival drinks • Evening Buffet for 140 guests • Personal dedicated service from hotel General Manager for the coordination of your wedding day • Use of hotel cake knife and stand • Complimentary menu tasting or the bride and groom prior to the wedding date • Dedicated hotel toastmaster for your wedding day • Champagne and Chocolates for the Bride and Groom provided in the bridal suite Total: £24,000 Type of Cuisine: British
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Hayling Island, Hampshire
Tournerbury is 50 acres of private woodland, on a peaceful tidal creek in one of Englands most beautiful natural harbours. It is a unique and unusual marquee wedding reception venue offering access to both woodland and private seashore. Tournerbury is part of the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is on the eastern side of Hayling Island, Hampshire, on the county border with West Sussex. Tournerbury has a great sense of space and tranquillity, and offers seclusion and privacy. Far reaching views across Chichester Harbour with a stunning woodland back drop will make Tournerbury a truly memorable setting for your marquee wedding reception. Also available to hire for accommodation is the beautiful and recently refurbished Woods Cottage. Additional details: Tournerbury is an idyllic venue for a wedding reception. At any time of year Tournerbury provides unrivalled photographic opportunities. Whether you want a seascape or a woodland background to your wedding photos, the landscape provides endless possibilities. The space and freedom of Tournerbury can accommodate all sorts of ideas for your special day. You might like to arrive by boat, classic car or on horseback, or to incorporate fun garden games for your guests. This unique location could provide the perfect setting for a very memorable day. Tournerbury is dog and family friendly. At Tournerbury you can have the freedom to design your wedding reception as you personally want it, and to source many of the suppliers of your choice. Woods cottage has recently been beautifully and elegantly refurbished and is available for the exclusive use of the bride and groom and family in the run up to the wedding and during and around the wedding festivities. The cottage accommodates 8. The cottage could be used by the bride and bridesmaids to apply last minute finishing touches or to freshen up during the day or for the bride to change in for 'going away.' Alternatively it could be used as luxury accommodation for the bride and groom on their wedding night or for the start of their honeymoon. Type of Cuisine: You can choose your caterer and therefore the choice of cuisine is yours
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Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan
Nash Point Lighthouse is the only Trinity House operational lighthouse in the UK that is licensed for weddings & civil ceremonies. It is ideal for couples who wish to hold a small intimate ceremony in this unique venue. The Lighthouse is situated on a headland on the magnificent Glamorgan Heritage Coast in South Wales which offers a beautiful setting of a rugged seascape with splendid coastal and rural backgrounds. Additional details: You have exclusively of the Lighthouse for the duration of your wedding and celebrations, photos etc and we usually sound the (very loud) Fog Signal as you have your group photographs taken. Though we provide the usual facilities and decorations etc, you are welcome to have access prior to your wedding to decorate the wedding floor in your own style and provide whatever music you wish. C.D. iPod situated on wedding floor for your use. Accommodation at the Lighthouse: Why not to treat yourselves or your guests to stay at the former lighthouse cottage as part of the wedding celebrations. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present two refurbished former lighthouse keepers' cottages. Web: w.w.w.ruralretreats.co.uk The booking of the registrar and payment of associated fees is the responsibility of the wedding couple.
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Ashington, Northumberland
Your wedding day should be the most special, memorable day of your life, so shouldn’t you chose a venue that is extraordinary too? Here at Woodhorn, you can exchange your vows in the intimate surroundings of one of the Winding House function rooms, sign the register on the colliery manager’s desk and then celebrate in our light and airy top floor room with its fabulous views across the site, the park and beyond. We can also offer you the Workshop Galleries for your wedding. A completely self-contained and versatile space offering you total flexibility so you can transform it into your dream space. Your guests will be fascinated by the amazing buildings of this former colliery, and the stunning architecture including the original pit wheels and the site offers you a unique backdrop for your wedding photographs. There are some special extras too: visit the fascinating Coal Town exhibition, see for yourself the wonderful Pitmen Painters' art collection, or take a trip on the narrow gauge railway through the delightful country park. Of course we can offer a range of packages to suit your budget, so why don’t you get in touch now. Our co-ordinator will be delighted to show you around so you can see just how special our facilities are. Additional details: Download your own copy of our wedding brochure at http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/weddings/ Type of Cuisine: All types catered for
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Brighton, East Sussex
Pangdean is a working farm just 5 miles north of Brighton. The stunning oak framed barn at the heart of it was built in 1720 and, along with the milking parlour, it has been sympathetically converted into a stunning venue for year round use. The flint walled garden of the main farmhouse is used for canapes and reception drinks and outstanding food is provided by our own catering company, Hunger Pangs. Easy access, free parking, friendly staff and a comfortable/casual (but utterly professional) atmosphere make for a relaxed and memorable day. We provide the venue as a 'blank canvas' for you to achieve exactly the style you are looking for. You provide your own alcohol which we will serve (no corkage charge) and can freely choose your own florists/band/DJ etc. After all, it is your day! Additional details: Pangdean has been hosting blessings for many years, but as of September 2014, is now also fully licenced for the wedding or civil partnership ceremonies. We will do everything possible to make sure your day meets all your expectaions. Type of Cuisine: Entirely to your choice
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Great Rowsley, Derbyshire
The most important day of your life deserves a special setting - a location that's not just out of the ordinary, but extraordinary and Exclusively Yours. That location is East Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant. East Lodge stands apart from the everyday world - a place of timeless warmth, elegance and gracious living set amid 10 acres of magnificent grounds. The bedrooms are exquisite and the award winning food is superb, while the attentive staff understand what makes a guest feel special. You don't even need to worry about separate wedding and reception venues because this idyllic rural hideaway has its own Civil Wedding Licence. Additional details: East Lodge 'Exclusively Yours' wedding packages ensure you can enjoy an entire fairytale day, from exchange of vows through to secluded late-night romance, within the luxury and the privacy of a multi award winning country house hotel. Each wedding is arranged on an exclusive basis: just you, your family and guests take over the whole estate. Type of Cuisine: Seasonal, contemporary, British menus from our multi-award winning restaurant.
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