If you’ve recently got engaged, from everyone at the Juicy Jackets team, congratulations! Now’s probably the time when you’re starting to hunt around for the perfect wedding venue for your big day.
If you and your partner aren’t ones for tradition, we’ve got some great unique wedding venues you’ll love. Whether you’re after a piece of history, some science or even a canal boat, these venues will hit the spot. Check out our nine quirky wedding venues in Birmingham and the Midlands below!
Thinktank, Millennium Point
Thinktank is Birmingham’s science museum, located at Millennium Point. The award-winning museum makes the perfect wedding location for couples-obsessed with science and innovation.
If you aren’t getting married yet but waiting to pop the question, you could even do so in the museum’s stunning Planetarium, Ross and Rachel style!
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
For the floral lovers amongst us, there’s no wedding venue more suited than the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Located in Edgbaston outside the centre of Birmingham, the gardens are 15 acres of beautiful gardens, including four glasshouses – so you can choose whether you take your honeymoon somewhere Tropical, Subtropical, Mediterranean or Arid!
For any green-fingered couples, this is the perfect setting for a wedding.
The Ice House, Digbeth
Part of The Bond Company, the Ice House in Digbeth is an ideal wedding venue for anyone who isn’t for a traditional wedding. This 19th-century warehouse sits right on the Grand Union Canal, so the bride and groom can even arrive at the wedding by boat if they desire.
With cobbled streets and planted courtyards surrounding the venue, it’s perfect for any picturesque photography, so you can look back fondly on the day in the future.
Woodlands Farm, Herefordshire
If you’re hoping for an outdoor wedding, look no further than Woodlands Farm in Herefordshire. The Midlands-based venue specialised in tipis and yurts, so you can even have your guests stay over for a glamping trip to remember.
While the venue doesn’t have a license to marry couples, you can have your blessings here and get officially married at another venue. This may not seem practical, but it does mean you get the privilege of two weddings!
National Space Centre, Leicester
If you want to use your wedding day to celebrate your commitment to each other as well as your combined love for science, look no further.
The National Space Centre in Leicester is ideal if you want to take this opportunity to celebrate something you both love on your special day. It’s the perfect solution for couples looking for an ‘out of this world’ wedding day!
Ironbridge Gorge, Telford
For history lovers, the Ironbridge Gorge in Telford is the ideal venue. Step back into the Victorian period to beautiful surroundings and industrial awe as you and your guests roll up to one of the most remarkable areas in the Midlands.
If you and your partner are thinking of a vintage theme for your wedding, there really is no better setting to carry it out in.
Image Credit: Gemma Williams Photography
Hawkstone Park and Follies, Shropshire
Hawkstone Park and Follies really have a unique experience to offer couples that you won’t want to miss out on.
You have the opportunity to tie the knot in this incredible setting underground. Not only will it be a day you and your guests will remember, but you’ll be able to leave and walk straight into a picture perfect countryside setting, meaning you’ll be able to have the ideal backdrop for your photo shoot, leaving you with wonderful memories of the day.
Electric Cinema, Birmingham
For film lovers, there’s nowhere more suited to get married in than the oldest cinema in the country. The Electric Cinema on Station Street makes a beautiful venue with a touch of Hollywood glamour.
Get married while your favourite film plays in the background, or even go for a full on theme like this couple who opted to celebrate their love of Star Wars!
Image Credit: Rob Farrell Photography
St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry
If you’re looking for a grand setting for your wedding, you found it in St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry. Not only will you be able to get married amongst an old England setting, with courtyards, red bricks and arched doorways, but you’ll have the best reception in a beautiful grand hall straight from Harry Potter.
This historic site will definitely give your wedding day the grandeur it deserves – just make sure the suits of armour don’t go stealing any of the cake!
Image Credit: Jay Emme Photography
Are you getting married at one of these spots? Or maybe you’ve discovered another venue that we’ve missed out? Tell us about it in the comment section below or get in touch on Twitter!