Outdoor weddings have tons of personality in the form of natural, untamed beauty. That said, some engaged couples want an outdoor wedding that truly stands out from the rest. Finding unique wedding touches to add to the big day becomes a bit of an obsession for many brides and grooms-to-be. For some though, just throwing in a rare detail here and there isn’t enough. They want something that will completely blow their guests away—the kind of wedding that people talk about for years to come.
For these kinds of couples, there is often a lot of searching that goes into finding unique wedding venues. Gardens are lovely, and parks are serene, but these spots don’t hold enough ‘wow’ factor for those who seek a venue showstopper. If you’re currently on the hunt for an unparalleled outdoor site to hold your nuptials, here are a few unusual wedding venues to consider.
Next to a Volcano
Talk about a hot spot to get married. If a Hawaiian destination wedding is something you’d consider, you have the option of getting hitched in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Overlooking Kilauea Caldera, which is part of an active volcano, you and your guests would be treated to some pretty dramatic views. While you may see some lava spew up in the distance, you don’t have to worry that your wedding day might be your last day on earth. The park site is still considered active but hasn’t erupted in centuries.
In a Treehouse
If you two are really just kids at heart, then you might want to consider a whimsical treehouse wedding. You don’t have to call up mom and dad and ask them to reinforce your old treehouse out back, either. There are various locations around the world that boast stunning houses built on stilts, often surrounded by some type of lush scenery. You can pack the weekend full of outdoor adventures for the whole group. While you’re probably not going to be able to host a large wedding in one of these locations, it would certainly be a memorable experience for you and your nearest and dearest.
At a Christmas Tree Farm
Anyone who has ever dreamed of a holiday-themed wedding should give some serious thought to hosting their ‘I dos’ at a Christmas tree farm. There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh evergreens; it immediately makes you think of the holiday season. The greenery is spectacular, and many sites have a rustic building of some sort on the property that may be available to use as a reception space.
In an Orchard
If you love trees, but prefer a leafier kind and a warmer season, than an orchard might be the most ideal of outdoor wedding venues. You can really capture the essence of your favorite season in this type of setting. Imagine being surrounded by lush blossoms for your spectacular spring ceremony or by colorful foliage for your rustic fall nuptials.
Up In a Balloon
As far as unusual wedding venues go, you don’t get much more outrageous than this. For those who want a very small, intimate ceremony that’s completely over the top, why not get married up in a balloon? The International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico allows couples the opportunity to tie the know while floating up in the sky in a romantic hot air balloon. Of course, this type of wedding is only for you and a few guests. Some balloons can accommodate 12 people, but that’s where they max out. It would be incredibly memorable for you and your handful of guests, though.
On a Bridge
No, we’re not talking about pulling over and jumping out in the middle of traffic to get hitched. If you’re looking for romantically unique wedding venues though, a beautiful old covered bridge makes an unexpected and stunning choice. Some of the gorgeous old covered bridges in Maine (such as the Artist’s Bridge in Newry, Maine) are now unused by vehicles and can be rented for events.
Outdoor wedding venues are special because they incorporate the beauty of the surroundings, but when you want something with a bit more edge, you have to think outside the box. There are countless unusual wedding venues to be found outside if you just look at things from another angle. When you’re ready to start getting the smaller details in place, the Bouqs Company makes the wedding flower selection easy. We offer both pre-curated and DIY packages, so you get exactly what you want for your unique and special day.Shop All