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5 Alternative wedding locations in UK

We’ve all been to the traditional wedding, haven’t we? A sleek marquee houses with a five tier cake, that is served after three courses of delightful food amidst the charming tunes of a string quartet. The bride and groom are glowing, the Veuve Cliquot is flowing, and the sun sets on lots of lovely, happy wedding guests. However, as lovely as that sort of wedding may be, there are many out there seeking something just a little bit different. Here, SheKnows reviews 5 alternative wedding locations in UK.

5 popular alternatives

Not everyone has the money for a big, traditional wedding and, as some marry later, they want an alternative to many of the weddings their friends have already enjoyed. There are no rules these days, especially if one isn’t adamant about marrying in a church, and all sorts of eclectic places now serve as an aisle for those wanting a wedding reception with a twist right here in the UK.

1. In a hot air balloon

Believe it or not, it is possible to get married in a hot air balloon. Balloons over Britain is just one company that organizes every detail to ensure your hot air ceremony is as organized as any you can imagine.

After collecting all guests from their hotels and transporting them to the launch site, the notary and wedding ceremony then take place on the ground before heading off in the balloon which is complete with wedding cake, wedding breakfast and a photographer.

2. On a beach in Cornwall

The Cornish coastline is beautiful during both hot summer nights and blustery, winter months alike, making it a perfect venue for those wanting a British beach wedding. With views of the Cornish Coast and out into the Atlantic Ocean, there are lots of hotels in the surrounding areas, only moments from the beach, that are licensed to perform the ceremony in the sand and can host a wedding reception inside their gorgeous dining areas. One such venue is Bedruthan which can cater to up to 300 guests at one time.

3. At London Zoo

The world famous zoo of the capital city makes for a wonderful alternative venue. A place linked to so many happy childhood memories, it is a large and sumptuous area for a wedding venue that has skilled staff on hand to organize even the tiniest of details for the lucky bride and groom. The Mappin Pavilion can hold up to 90 guests while the sumptuous Prince Albert Suite can hold up to 260 guests for those wanting a larger celebration.

4. At Kew Gardens

This stunning World Heritage Site offers some of the finest gardens and botanical delights for miles and if you’re after something modest in size, 90 guests can join you for your wedding there but in summer months a semi-permanent structure is erected hat holds greater numbers. Whatever your size, marrying at Kew Gardens can leave you knowing the money spent is going to a great cause of plant research and life-saving medical research through botany.

5. At Hampton Court Palace Golf Club

Those with a penchant for Royal history, or even avid golf lovers, will adore the regal and very ornate surroundings of Hampton Court Palace’s Golf club. Nestled within the 600 acres of parkland that surround the palace, the Royal Swans on the lake and stunning plant life that can only come from within Royal property make for some seriously good photo opportunities.

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