(Closed) What’s the most unique reception venue you can think of?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we are getting married at the IL’s backyard – not original I know. HOWEVER if weather doesnt permit (I hope I have a lot of fingers crossed on our day for wonderful weather) we will be having the ceremony in a theatre http://www.theatrecalgary.com/contact/theatre_rental/

Then our reception will take place at an art gallery – I know not that much of a unique idea but super cool! (there will be a dr. suess exhibit on when we have our wedding also! how neat is that!)

However I agree with craftypants, I think at an amusement park would be AMAZING! I saw an old video (prpbably can find it at youtube) where they took couples on a rollercoaster with a priest at the front of the carts and and all these couples doing their wedding vows as they were on this rediculous rollercoaster ha ha ha

Post # 18
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would have to say Kennedy Space center in the rocket garden. I actually have seen photos from a friend of a friend who actually implemented this idea.

Second to that idea would be on the Apollo launch pad at KSC which also happens to be right along one of Florida’s most pristine beaches! I am such a dork 😉 


Post # 19
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think weddings inside museums is such a cute idea, if I could I would take it to the ultimate and have a wedding in the Louvre, that would be awesome!

Post # 20
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ours is basically summer camp too!  The best part is that there are cabins, tents and a yurt on site.  I think, however, that we’re going to have a dust control issue…  We’ll see…

Here are some pictures of the yurt:

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Post # 21
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I reallly wanted to get married at the old library in my hometown, but they wouldn’t allow it. My Future Sister-In-Law is getting married at the zoo, however (right next to the bald eagles and the monkeys). We went to check it out the other day and they have a peacock they let run around loose in the zoo – I hope he comes to the wedding!

If I were coming up with my own unique spots:

  • in the proximity of "The World’s Largest (fill in blank)" It could be anything – here in Iowa we have the World’s Largest Frying Pan!
  • At a bowling alley – I’m sure it’s been done before
  • at a sporting event – get married on the field/court before the game starts, then you and your guests stay for the game! (You could even give them bracelets indicating that they are your guest and whatever they get to eat and drink at the game would be put on your tab.)


Post # 22
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

the metropolitan museum of art, its filled with beautiful objects or the fricks in nyc

Post # 23
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I just finished reading the "green roofs" article in the current issue of National Geographic.  I think that a rooftop wedding at Chicago’s City Hall would be pretty awesome!  :o)

Smarty votes for the towering trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  That’s my California cutie!  (I’m surprised he didn’t pick Ohio Stadium or maybe something baseball related!) 

Post # 24
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Getting married in a public park with a gazebo and fountain that’s a mile away from our house … in Dallas the aquariums/museums cost at least $5k for venue rental before you even get started with ordering food.

Another fun idea; if you live near a lake, renting out a houseboat or a catamaran for an evening. kind of expensive but they usually allow you to cater however you like (including beverages). 

Post # 25
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

In my home town they turned our Victorian train station into a venue spot.  It’s so beautiful!  If I was getting married there, I’d be using it for sure.

Post # 26
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m getting married on a farm and the reception will be held in a converted 19th century barn. It is absolutely beautiful and unique (http://www.chanteclairefarm.com) and unlike any other venue I’ve seen.

Post # 27
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@MightySapphire– I’m getting married on a dude ranch! I’m way excited. We met there, so we have a ton of history there. Although we’re not having it totally westerned themed. We’ll have a big western ho-down for the rehearsal dinner and then include slight touches of western-ness for the wedding (cowboy boots under the dress -heck yes!) like having 200 horses stampede by as we become husband and wife!

Although my dude ranch is my ideal location, I think getting married somewhere high up would be awesome. Like a lighthouse would be KILLER. 

Post # 28
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

@doctorgirl: I love your yurts!!  We were thinking of getting married at a place called Doe Bay (they have yurts), but they ended up being super expensive.  What’s the name of your venue?

Post # 29
405 posts
Helper bee

I’m gonna be all "ME ME ME" here but I think my venue is pretty "offbeat". http://www.thorpewood.org. Beautiful location, lots of ceremony sites to choose from, PING PONG at the reception, recycled, reused and composted stuff. Plus the "staff" is great and the money goes to a good cause (they have at risk female youth there in the summers to help them with self confidence and personal issues). Our guests can even wander around if they want to! OH and they’ve seen a bear at the pond! 😀

Post # 30
2680 posts
Sugar bee

I may be biased since I work at one, but I vote for an Aquarium 🙂

Post # 31
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We’re getting married at a camp with a lake in the background, but I would love it if the lake had a T shaped dock that the bridal party would stand the on top of the T and then have the actual walkway be only a few (maybe 5-7) feet long and have the guests on the ground/beach.

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