During this magical wedding month of June, various matrimonial ceremonies happen in different places – romantic getaways, high end, beach and tropical vacations, regal themes, fairytale weddings and, of course, the traditional ones.
But then, some couples opt to take their wedding ceremony to another level – probably to add more excitement, or to make their most unforgettable moment, well, even more memorable. Here is a list of the most unusual wedding places in the world.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa
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What is in South Africa? Well, you will find Sir Richard Branson’s game reserve. For couples looking for that authentic safari-themed wedding, the place is the best choice. It showcases scenic colors of Africa’s bushes dotted with the reserve’s animals and other forms of wildlife. The reserve also has quaint lodges around the mountain shaped uniquely to blend with the African surroundings. Sir Richard’s Branson’s son wed in the place.
New York Public Library
The incredible building was built sometime in 1897-1911. The colossally high ceilings and lovely marble feeling inside the structure immediately transform any wedding into a magical one. It is elegant, and it is among the most famous landmarks of one of the most renowned cities in the world. For those who were keen viewers, it is the venue where Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City was supposed to wed Big. The place makes for a beautiful fairytale-like visual effect while satisfying the need for space. It is not only place that creates a grandiose effect but for the certified book-lovers, this is the perfect place to say ‘I do.’
Bath and Pump Rooms in Rome
Photo: Karen Roe
It would seem odd for a wedding place – the Roman Bath’s Pump Room. However, this is a perfect choice for couples who are looking for that ancient feel to their wedding ceremony. The large roman pillars of the structure and the ancient architecture both inside and outside automatically sends a wave of that Roman era. The place is just eye candy for the wedding photographer, who will sure not be left dry for choices of locations for that perfect picture. The couple can have a choice of having a soft sunrise ceremony in the torch-lit and flowing waters of the Great Bath which can be followed immediately afterward by a welcoming breakfast in the Pump Room. Or a sunset ceremony at beside the water’s edge and followed by dinner by the Roman ruins.
Hot Air Balloon in Arizona
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What better way to get married than a super intimate yet an unforgettable experience of a wedding onboard a hot air balloon? Getting hitched in style soaring high above Albuquerque or Phoenix, Arizona is sure one unusual way to mark the special day. The balloon carriage allows for the minister (of course) together with the couple and two witnesses. Other hot air balloon packages allow 75 additional passengers for the event. The couple must book in advance though to allow for enough preparation for a large number of passengers. Other packages include photography, flowers, cakes, transportation, banners and other wedding paraphernalia that you can easily customize to make your hot air balloon wedding even more unique.
A Roller Coaster in Vegas
Photo: Jason Karsh
Other couples add in a rush of adrenaline and child-like fun by choosing to say ‘I do’ on board a roller coaster in Las Vegas. The New York New-York Hotel rollercoaster will sure bring that natural high for the adrenaline-junkie couple as the ride takes you 203 feet in the air and a drop to 144 feet with a speed of 67 miles per hour. The experience is like a jet fighter’s barrel roll while taking the passengers in the wedding ceremony through the famous ‘heartline’ twist of the coaster. The couple and their guests will never lack in the main theme of that natural rush and fun all throughout the ceremony.
Gold Mine in Nevada
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From the name itself, Edlorado Ghost Town, it is one of the most unusual choices for a wedding ceremony. It is a deserted gold mine in the equally-deserted town in Nevada, also known as Nelson’s Landing. Here, the couple gets hitched in a real mine venue, followed by a unique tour of the ghost town and the rather barren surroundings. Despite that it’s deserted, the place just makes for an excellent, colorful and fabulous location for an old-timer themed wedding. The place is just almost an hour away from Las Vegas and has that immediate rustic feel with old structures, barns, buildings and it even features a crashed plane. The couple can say ‘I do’ down the mine lined with the lights of old mine lamps.
There are so many other wedding places to choose from to bring out the extra special features of any matrimonial ceremonies. Couples can choose from the most ancient, unique or most deserted wedding places around the world.
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