Unique Wedding Venue Ideas

Wedding Venue Brainstorming

When you are planning your wedding, you want every detail to be perfection. Of course, a lot of the details are small and inconsequential in the grand scheme of the day. However, there are large details that will make a very big difference in the day. The wedding venue is one such large detail. It will set the tone for the entire wedding and it is of utmost importance. If you want your day to look and feel as unique as possible, you might want to start by making the wedding venue stand out as much as you can. Here are a few ideas for creating a unique wedding venue.

Unique Music

Everyone has heard the traditional processional and recessional songs at weddings, and they are no doubt gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with the classics. But, if you and your fiancé have a different song in mind, go for it! There are a lot of great lists online of suggestions for different and unique wedding songs. Take some time to do some searching and get inspired. Unique music can really make a wedding extra memorable.

Bring Guests Close

Make your wedding venue special by allowing your guests to be even closer to the ceremony than normal. In most wedding venues, you will see formal, straight rows with chairs. Instead, sit the chairs in a circle around the bride and groom to make you more visible to more guests. They will feel more included and the ceremony will feel more intimate.

The Unity Ceremony

Getting married on the beach makes for a beautiful experience, but the nature of an outdoor wedding means you will inevitably have to deal with the elements—like wind. Unity candles are great when you are in an indoor setting, but can be tricky when they’re taken outside. One idea we love is to have a unity sand ceremony instead. You can choose sand in your wedding colors and each pour a different color into a decorative vessel to remind you of your special day.


Another popular idea is the wine and love letter ceremony. The couple getting married will each write a love letter to the other person, and place it in a custom made box with a nice bottle of wine and two glasses. They will seal the box together and open it on their 25th wedding anniversary to read the love letters, or when they come across a time in their relationship where they need to be reminded why they took their vows.

Surround Yourself With Friends

There are no “rules” about who is in your wedding party. If they groom wants to have women standing on his side, or the bride has a best friend who happens to be male, that’s all perfectly fine. Everyone is encouraged to participate if that’s what the couple wants. The important thing is to be surrounded by the people who are most important to you on your wedding day, so think outside the box when it comes to choosing your wedding party.

Enlist Help

If you want to make your wedding venue unique, even if it is a venue where brides and grooms marry all the time, ask a wedding planner for help and advice. They will have all sorts of creative ideas that might make your wedding venue different than ever before for your special day.