Dare to be different: 5 unforgettable wedding venues

May 09,2015

Tailor your wedding to the people you are and the things you both love at some of the most unusual meeting venues in the USA.



For thrill seekers


Imagine tying the knot way up in the air above one of the most iconic sights on the planet. Rainbow Helicopter Tours offers you the chance to get hitched mid-air from the comfort of a helicopter while you take in a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls, which has been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the USA for hundreds of years. You can take a celebrant and a photographer up in the air with you, before meeting your guests back on the ground after the most exhilarating ride of your life. If you're looking for a hotel venue to throw a wedding party in afterwards, Millennium Hotel Buffalo could be a good choice because of its close proximity to the falls.



For nature lovers


The Luray Caverns are a stunning system of caverns in Luray, which is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. These huge limestone caverns provide a never-to-be-forgotten backdrop for wedding ceremonies, with this ancient venue forming its own kind of cathedral. The caverns are made from a natural white calcite, which is a crystalline form of limestone that creates a magical atmosphere for a truly memorable experience.


The Stalacpipe Organ. Credit: Luray Caverns



For vintage fans


Ever dreamt of getting married in an antique store? That’s exactly what you can do at Big Daddy’s Antiques at either its larger Los Angeles venue, which can cater for up to 250 guests, indoors and out, or for a more intimate affair, the smaller San Francisco venue, which caters for up to 49 guests. The decor doesn’t come more eclectic than this – think vintage mix-and-match chairs, delicate antique teacups and hundreds and hundreds of stunning antiques as your backdrop. It’s whimsical, beautiful and definitely a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.


Credit: Big Daddy's Antiques, Annie McElwain Photography



For history buffs


Imagine holding your wedding in a historical building in the heart of Manhattan, with up to 700 guests in attendance. The significant Hudson Theatre boasts an elegant interior and retains many period features, evoking early 20th century New York City splendour, yet with all the mod cons included. There are flexible seating arrangements (700 guests theatre style or 300 guests banquet style) and you and your guests will find luxury accommodation at Millennium Broadway next door. Best of all, it's all only a stone’s throw from the glamour and excitement of Times Square.


Hudson Theatre



For eco warriors


For those with a passion for the environment, what better way to celebrate your special day than with an intimate group of friends and family in the midst of towering trees, luscious plants and a babbling river. Just 30 minutes from Seattle, TreeHouse Point is a small, natural venue that exudes all the beauty that the Pacific Northwest is famous for. TreeHouse Point can help you tailor a memorable wedding ceremony among its treehouses for 12 to 80 guests, with accommodation for up to 16 people. You can even arrange for exclusive use of the property's entire four acres for the day.

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Dare to be different: 5 unforgettable wedding venues

May 09,2015

Tailor your wedding to the people you are and the things you both love at some of the most unusual meeting venues in the USA.



For thrill seekers


Imagine tying the knot way up in the air above one of the most iconic sights on the planet. Rainbow Helicopter Tours offers you the chance to get hitched mid-air from the comfort of a helicopter while you take in a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls, which has been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the USA for hundreds of years. You can take a celebrant and a photographer up in the air with you, before meeting your guests back on the ground after the most exhilarating ride of your life. If you're looking for a hotel venue to throw a wedding party in afterwards, Millennium Hotel Buffalo could be a good choice because of its close proximity to the falls.



For nature lovers


The Luray Caverns are a stunning system of caverns in Luray, which is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. These huge limestone caverns provide a never-to-be-forgotten backdrop for wedding ceremonies, with this ancient venue forming its own kind of cathedral. The caverns are made from a natural white calcite, which is a crystalline form of limestone that creates a magical atmosphere for a truly memorable experience.


The Stalacpipe Organ. Credit: Luray Caverns



For vintage fans


Ever dreamt of getting married in an antique store? That’s exactly what you can do at Big Daddy’s Antiques at either its larger Los Angeles venue, which can cater for up to 250 guests, indoors and out, or for a more intimate affair, the smaller San Francisco venue, which caters for up to 49 guests. The decor doesn’t come more eclectic than this – think vintage mix-and-match chairs, delicate antique teacups and hundreds and hundreds of stunning antiques as your backdrop. It’s whimsical, beautiful and definitely a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.


Credit: Big Daddy's Antiques, Annie McElwain Photography



For history buffs


Imagine holding your wedding in a historical building in the heart of Manhattan, with up to 700 guests in attendance. The significant Hudson Theatre boasts an elegant interior and retains many period features, evoking early 20th century New York City splendour, yet with all the mod cons included. There are flexible seating arrangements (700 guests theatre style or 300 guests banquet style) and you and your guests will find luxury accommodation at Millennium Broadway next door. Best of all, it's all only a stone’s throw from the glamour and excitement of Times Square.


Hudson Theatre



For eco warriors


For those with a passion for the environment, what better way to celebrate your special day than with an intimate group of friends and family in the midst of towering trees, luscious plants and a babbling river. Just 30 minutes from Seattle, TreeHouse Point is a small, natural venue that exudes all the beauty that the Pacific Northwest is famous for. TreeHouse Point can help you tailor a memorable wedding ceremony among its treehouses for 12 to 80 guests, with accommodation for up to 16 people. You can even arrange for exclusive use of the property's entire four acres for the day.

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