Wedding Planning

Inspiration for Offbeat Wedding Venues

Inspiration for Offbeat Wedding Venues

When you’re planning your wedding, you want your ceremony to stand out. Get inspired by these unique venues to plan your big day!


butterfly release at wedding


Butterfly Pavilion


Lots of people incorporate butterflies into their ceremony by releasing several at the conclusion of the ceremony, but why not have them involved in your entire day? A butterfly pavilion is a beautiful and fun option as you explore offbeat wedding venues.


Library wedding




Carrie Bradshaw almost married Mr. Big in the New York City Public Library, and choosing a beautiful bunker of books near you is the most perfect of offbeat wedding venue for a quirky bride!


Edith Wharton Wedding


Historical Home


If you want to plan your big day in a place with a lot of history, why not try a home with a lot of history? Choose the former home of a famous statesman or author (Edith Wharton’s home is pictured) for your special occasion. Most of these venues close completely for your big day, allowing you and your guests one-on-one time with the location’s history!


Subway Wedding


Metro Station


If you have a metro station that is particularly meaningful for you and your new partner, or you simply love the look of your local metro, hosting your ceremony there could give your wedding a fun, urban vibe.


bookstore wedding


Independent Bookstores


If you love books, but don’t think you can swing renting an entire library, why not try your favorite independent bookstore? Indie stores are usually adorable, intimate, and have a lovely vibe for a couple wanting a unique ceremony.


Hot air balloon


Hot Air Balloon Festival


Love hot air balloons, but are afraid of heights? Marrying the love of your life at a hot air balloon festivals is the perfect way to incorporate the whimsy of a hot air balloon as a beautiful backdrop (no vertigo to worry about)!


cave wedding


Cave Wedding


Get married in an actual cave! This has got to be the most offbeat of the offbeat wedding venues, but finding a cave filled with beautiful rock structures, stalactites, and stalagmites is a wonderful way to wow with your unique ceremony.






Anyone can do a destination wedding, but if you want to take your day up a notch with one of the craziest offbeat wedding venues ever, why not try saying “I do” at the base of a volcano?


Ruins wedding location




If you’re a history buff, but you don’t feel like refurbished buildings are your style, why not get married in front of or in the ruins of a beautiful old building? They can be a bit tougher to spot if you’re stateside, but worth the hunt!






Clocktowers are beautiful, inside and out. Whether your city has a clocktower that can hold events within the tower, or you just hold your ceremony outside of it, this is one of those offbeat wedding venues that will not only be grand, but will make for some truly unique photographs, too.