Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life. Many people spend weeks and even months planning for their wedding to make sure that it is a truly wonderful and unique experience.
Traditional church weddings are losing their appeal, particularly among the younger generation. Today, people want to celebrate their special day in a way that is both different yet amazing for them and the attendees.
Here are 5 alternative wedding venue ideas that are gaining popularity with people.
1. The Great Outdoors and National Parks
There is something really unique and magical about being surrounded by nature. During ancient times in Greece, weddings used to take place outdoors under the watchful eyes of Apollo, the Sun god.
Imagine taking your vows with the bright blue sky above and the fresh green grass under your feet, with mountains and oceans as far as the eye can see.
A wedding outdoors can also be very light on the pocket if you plan it right. There are plenty of good tourist spots across Australia where you can have your wedding and save money. You can even cut the expenses down to half of what you might pay for an expensive hotel reception.
You can also charter a yacht to take the couple and guests back and forth from the wedding venue to make it easy for everyone to attend.
2. Museum and Galleries
This is for the true fans of art and culture. If you are into painting or sculpting, an art gallery can be the perfect location for you to celebrate your special day.
A number of museums and galleries are starting to offer wedding services. It is a great way for them to attract crowds and get them interested in culture while generating an income as well. Being surrounded by beautiful works of art also gives the guests a lot to talk about.
A truly masterpiece wedding venue, if you asked us.
3. A Cruise
Another popular way to get married is to do it on a cruise ship. You can charter a yacht for your wedding to take you to a lake, river or out to the ocean to celebrate in style.
Experienced chartered companies take care of every little detail like the food, the music, the service and reception. Sydney Harbour Wedding Cruises are special designed for those who are bold and adventurous at heart. The cruise begins late morning and return just as the sun is setting across the Sydney Harbour, making the best day of your life even more memorable.
With a wedding cruise, you have nothing to lose.
4. Farmhouses and Vineyards
These venues follow the same spirit of being close to nature as outdoors. The advantage of a vineyard wedding is that you have easier access to modern facilities and food is really fresh and handpicked at the moment.
Farmhouse weddings are also more colourful with greater assortment of flowers and decorations. Farms and vineyards that offer wedding venues are generally well maintained and you can have them arrange any special wedding decorations that you want.
5. The Beach
There is very little that is more romantic than walking hand-in-hand with the love of your life while leaving footprints on the sand behind you. Beach weddings are all the rage these days with more and more couples opting for this venue. It is inexpensive, romantic and gives your guests a lot to do. It is also much cheaper than a hotel booking.
You can also charter a boat for the happy couple to depart after the ceremony.