If you are seeking inspiration for your D-day and want to do something out-of-the-box, check out these unique wedding venues from around the world. From treehouse to train station and underwater aquarium, these venues will leave your guests in awe. By Akriti Sharma
Resorts World (SEA Aquarium), Singapore – Unique Wedding Venues
Resorts World is one of Singapore’s iconic spots. Exchange vows at the Ocean Gallery of Sea Aquarium with a serene backdrop of 100,000 sea animals; this venue is also perfect for a grand reception. For a more intimate gathering, there’s no better place to say “I do” than in the Ocean Dome with a panoramic glass roof. Then head over to enjoy an underwater buffet at Ocean Restaurant, surrounded from all sides by beautiful marine creatures.
Sky100, Hong Kong
A one-of-a-kind venue–Sky100 is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. With state-of-the-art digital facilities and 360-degree stereoscopic projections, you can throw an extravagant wedding party with the best aerial views.
The New York Public Library, New York, US – Unique Wedding Venues
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw in this truly amazing architectural gem–The New York Public Library, which was named a National Historic Monument in 1965. This library’s regal and historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building can host weddings of all sizes. What’s not to love about this sophisticated setting?
Crown Wine Cellars, Hong Kong
Wine lovers, this one’s for you! Located on Shouson Hill, the venue offers an industrial yet quaint setting and it is perfect for an intimate ceremony. Named a UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Site in 2007, this place was formerly a WWII bunker and now home to one of the best wine cellars in Asia. Shrouded in an air of mystery and awe, this venue will surprise your guests plus they can explore the winery around.
Treehouse Point, Washington, US – Unique Wedding Venues
Surround yourself with towering trees and lush ferns as you exchange vows on your special day at the Treehouse Point. This rustic wedding venue will ensure you have a fairytale-like setting.
The Ruined Abbey of Painshill, United Kingdom
If you fancy castle weddings, this is meant for you. The 18th-century landscape garden, Painshill Park is ideal for an intimate wedding of 75 guests amidst the wilderness of romantic ruins in a fully licensed gothic temple. It features perfectly manicured landscape with a vineyard, an open-spandrel bridge and the incredible backdrop of the Serpentine lake for unique photo ops.
Port Moresby National Park, Papua New Guinea – Unique Wedding Venues
Join in holy matrimony at the Port Moresby National Park in Papa New Guinea amidst lush greenery of a rainforest and mesmerising sounds of exotic native birds, including the Bird of Paradise and cockatoos. The open-air celebration and after-party cultural displays will give your guests the true taste of tropics.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, United Kingdom
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How does tying the knot in front of a live audience sound? We are talking about exchanging vows in a theatre with guests sitting in the front row. This gorgeous heritage theatrical venue, Bristol Old Vic Theatre is England’s best-kept secret and the oldest running theatre in the English-speaking world since 1766. The regal décor and restored Gregorian banquet hall make it an ideal space for destination heritage weddings.
Igloo Village, Finland – Unique Wedding Venues
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There’s nothing dreamier than walking the aisle in a snow chapel under the northern lights! Enter the wedding venue while riding a reindeer on a sleigh. For those who are willing to go off-the-beaten path, a gorgeous winter wedding at the snow igloo of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland) awaits. After the ceremony, go try ice swimming or a reindeer safari.
Kaziranga National Park, India
Get married in the deep woods of Kaziranga National Park in Assam with the backdrop of Karbi Anglong hills. The Diphlu River Lodge will take care of all the wedding party arrangements and other fun activities such as safari and lakeside picnic. The resort also hosted the royal couple Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton during their 2016 visit.
Gardens By The Bay, Singapore – Unique Wedding Venues
Can’t decide between a picturesque luxury venue, waterfront surroundings, the best aerial views or the allure of contemporary art? Have all four of them at the picture-perfect Flower Field Hall of Gardens by the Bay with the best views of Marina Bay skyline as the backdrop. If you always wanted to tie the knot amidst the sensorial experience of fresh blooms, look no further.
With an exclusive entrance to the Flower Doom, spectacular waterfront that boasts splendid views of Cloud Forest, spacious indoors to hold up to 700+ guests, colourful LED programmable lights, gala dinner, VIP holding rooms, chauffeur-driven garden cruisers to access the venue, spectacular audio shows and an after-party that includes a stroll to the OCBC skyway with cocktails in your hands to marvel at the Supertrees–this venue has everything.
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