The UK is home to a number of unique travel destinations, which means it’s ideal to consider if you have a wedding coming up and are looking for an unusual location. Of course, the traditional “destination wedding” generally aims at a tropical beach setting or something of that nature, but if you want to make your wedding particularly distinctive or fun, you may want to consider one of the many beautiful, popular and culturally interesting places the UK has to offer.

Brides at Leighton Hall

Brides at Leighton Hall, Lancashire

Having a wedding away from your home town is not without its complications. However, the important thing to remember is that this is your wedding and people can help you to make it happen.  You can order all the food and drink, the cake and other essentials from Marks and Spencer, book accommodation in advance, and trust that with excellent planning it will all fall into place by the time the wedding day arrives! So, instead of worrying too much about the details in the early stages, concentrate first on picking a fun and interesting destination. Here are a few examples to consider.

The Lake District

Champagne is served at The Gilpin

Champagne is served at The Gilpin

One of the UK’s most beautiful, well-known and more remote destinations, the Lake District offers you the kind of getaway that most locations only aspire to offer. It is very common to host weddings in countryside settings or by lovely bodies of water, but in the Lake District you can have both and truly feel as if you are in the loveliest place on earth.  And it’s absolutely perfect for the smaller, more intimate marriage ceremony.


Anne Hathaway's Cottage - photo by MW Errikson

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – photo by MW Errikson

If you are looking for something a bit more quirky, why not host a Shakespearean themed marriage in or around Stratford-upon-Avon, the playwright’s birthplace? This popular tourist destination offers a wide variety of venue and accommodation options for both small and large gatherings for the kind of unique, more unusual wedding that many people long for.

Medieval Castles

Leighton in Lancashire

Leighton Hall in Lancashire

Similarly, if you want a different sort of themed wedding, or a historical backdrop to your ceremony, there are entire regions full of medieval castles in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  Can you imagine how impressive the wedding photos will look?  Many of these places have convenient accommodation and can offer complete packages for a truly memorable occasion for the happy couple, family and guests.


Blackpool Tower & Beach - Visit Blackpool

Blackpool Tower & Beach – photo by Visit Blackpool

Finally, if you like the idea of a seaside wedding and more fun than the typical tropical setting, consider Blackpool. This famous resort offers an almost carnival-like atmosphere with its sea views, iconic Tower, three Piers and Pleasure Beach that is quintessentially English.

This offers you a great blend of traditional and unique UK wedding destinations, with a guaranteed British twist to your special day.

Wedding Cake by M&S


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