Working in a quirky or unusual venue is what we celebrants do best. The sky is the limit on where you can have your ceremony when you choose to go down the celebrant route, you can really let your imagination go.

I’ve mentioned before that when I got married, we chose somewhere a little bit different – we were so used to working in and out of hotels with the different events we produce that it needed to be somewhere, for us, that didn’t feel like ‘work’ – that is one of the many, many reasons we chose The Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens – that and it’s sheer beauty and warming, cosy atmosphere. Luckily for us, The Treehouse has a marriage license but had I personally known about celebrant led wedding ceremonies back then, I 100% would have considered this option. Who knows, we may have held the ceremony underneath the treehouse itself, which is like being in the woods – it’s ace! We were limited on numbers in the part of the Treehouse we got married in, limited to no-more than 30 so we had to pick carefully who could come to the ceremony – that bit, I was OK with, we both wanted it to be small and intimate. There’s a possibility I might have changed my mind and had a few more guests if we’d had a bigger space though!

So on this note, it’s always a pleasure to be asked to perform a ceremony in a quirky venue.  Later this year, I’ll be heading down to Windermere and leading a ceremony by Lake Windermere itself – how beautiful and just the perfect setting! The ceremony itself will take place on the Graythwaite Estate at Grubbins Point. This part of the venue isn’t licenced for civil ceremonies (other parts of the venue are though) so my couple are heading to the registry office for a quick signing earlier in the week to make everything legal. The ceremony they will have with me on the day will be tailored in a personal and unique way.

I recently read a super article from Stylist Magazine which has researched unusual and unique wedding venues in the UK – read it here! It might get you thinking about the endless possibilities available to you for your upcoming wedding. Remember though, you don’t need to be tied to a venue to have a wedding ceremony – a farmers field, a cliff top, a beach or even your own back garden. If it’s perfect for you, it’s the perfect place!

Love C x

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