Post # 1
Just wondering–with all the anti-WIC (Wedding Industrial Complex), the economy, and general creativity of brides nowadays–I thought I was see what fun, non-traditional venue ideas you ladies can concoct.
You don’t have to have been to a wedding, or even heard of a wedding held at a certain location–any idea goes! What are your ideas for a really unique venue to hold a reception (or ceremony)?
Here is one my favorite, unique venues–imagine a whole weekend away with close friends and family–where?
A summer camp!
via our very own Mrs. Rye Bread
Post # 3
I hear that some people have held their receptions at aquariums or zoos. I think that’s pretty neat! Imagine a shark in the background of your pictures. Or how the lighting reflects of the water in the tanks.
Post # 5
I have friends who got married on the pedistrian street bridge in Nashville. I is a beautiful bridge that overlooks the city skyline! Windy but really cool!
Post # 6
Oh and another cool place that is in my home town is Lost River Cave, you get married in a cave! Check it out… http://www.lostrivercave.com/cave_rental.htm
Post # 7
That would be gorgeous. Too bad there isn’t an aquarium in my area or that would be an idea.
I always thought having the wedding on a boat would be neat.
What about a funeral home for a wedding on the Day of the Dead? Celebrate the death of singlehood!
Post # 8
<3 the summer camp idea
Here in Mpls, I REALLY wanted to go with the Varsity Theater — it’s a really really reallllllly cool music venue and they do private events as well. It’s decked out in the coolest eclectic/vintage decor all the time, you wouldn’t have to spend a DIME decorating it. It’s so cool and has such a great vibe. Unfortunately I can find NO decent picture. My heart broke when it was out of our budget.
Also I really like the idea of art galleries — we looked at quite a few around here but some of the ones that fit our size requirements aren’t actually heated year round… and our wedding is in November. In Minnesota. So. But I think art galleries are a great idea too.
Post # 9
Some friends of friends got married on a ski slope in Squaw Valley (Tahoe). They wore ski clothes instead of traditional wedding clothes, and all the guests took the lift to the top of the mountain. After the ceremony, they all skied down to the lodge for the reception. I heard it was an awesome party, and I kinda wish I would’ve been there!
Post # 10
I like the aquarium idea. We thought about the ski venue since that’s where we were engaged. We opted for a State Park Lodge, which i kind of think is different.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
haha thanks lattelove! 🙂
If we didn’t have it at a summer camp, we’d probably have the wedding…
ON THE MOON!
…just kidding 😉
a cave would be pretty rad!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
The summer camp idea is awesome! Just getting all of our family together in one place is one of the things I’m most looking forward to about the wedding. :o)
I think it might be fun to have a wedding at the California Academy of Sciences. We were there in December and it’s AMAZING. I could totally see someone having a wedding in front of the penguin exhibit. (They are too cute!) Guests could spend the rest of the day exploring the place and learning new things.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I just asked a friend where she’d choose, and without hesitation, she squealed "Cedar Point!". It’s an amusement park in Sandusky, OH… and her favorite place in the world. :o)
Post # 14
I would love to have my wedding at a Dude Ranch. (Let’s pretend it’s possible.) Horses, cows, sheep, the whole wrangler experience! Everyone would be on horseback for the ceremony, making the procession…well, special! And people learning to lasso at the reception! A BBQ buffet, and pies for dessert. *SWOON!* That would be my ultimate wedding/reception!
Post # 15
Library. like on SITC . lol very romantic , but diffect. NYC library is awesome
Post # 16
I was getting frustrated with trying to decide on a venue a while ago and was semi-seriously considering just having the whole wedding at McDonald’s in the play pen. In the plastic ball pit. Then a better idea came up: IKEA! They have a better ball pit. Plus, the non-ball pit playing people always have fun walking around IKEA anyways! We’d serve hot dogs or whatever