8 Best Places For Destination Weddings Your Friends Definitely Haven’t Thought Of 


No matter where they are held, weddings are special. But in the spirit of full disclosure, hotel weddings can get a little boring and monotonous. If you're a traveller and want to make your wedding a memorable event, just like all your adventurous journeys, it’s time to think out of the box – like, really out of the box and find the best places for destination weddings. 

I've put together a list of unusual destinations that’ll make your wedding the coolest event of the year! And after all, YOGMO – you only get married once... hopefully!

8 Best Places For Destination Weddings That Are Completely Unusual

Unique Wedding Destination #1:

Get married in a cave

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Dare to go somewhere where few couples have gone before? Then dive right into the best places for destination weddings and get married in a cave. If rustic and simple is what you want, then start your fairytale with a perfect beginning at Wookey Hole Caves.

Surrounded by clear pools and soft candlelight, take your vows in caves carved by the River Axe over millions of years. The caves can accommodate intimate weddings as well as larger ceremonies of up to 100 people, making it one of the best places for destination weddings. 

Where: The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB, United Kingdom

For more information, get in touch with wedding coordinator Stephanie Hiscox at stephanie@wookey.co.uk, or call her at 01749 672243.

Unique Wedding Destination #2:

Tie the knot on a glacier

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Take the notion of an unusual wedding to entirely new heights and get married on a glacier!

Pearson’s Pond in Juneau, Alaska, can help you in creating memories of a lifetime by celebrating your special day in the pristine and awe-inspiring scenery of Southeast Alaska.

They will handle everything for you, from a customised wedding and transportation and flowers to photography and the main wedding ceremony.

Don't worry about the cold feet jokes your friends will make! Just make sure you carry enough jackets and leave your high heels at home for a trip to one of the best places for destination weddings. 

Contact Number: (907) 789-3772

Email: reserve@pearsonspond.com

Unique Wedding Destination #3:

Put a ring on it next to a volcano

The best places for wedding destinations should be as fierce as your romance and it doesn’t get better then getting hitched in front of a volcano. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers wedding packages where you can take your vows while overlooking the most active volcano in the world.

Note From National Park Service: Weddings held in the park should be planned as small private affairs and conducted away from high visitor use areas. Ceremonies may be held anywhere that is easily accessible with the exception of Halema'uma'u Crater and the hula platform near the Kīlauea Visitor Center.

Unique Wedding Destination #4:

Take the plunge underwater

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Ditch the aisle of flowers and a large ceremony for getting married underwater! Yes, don't rub your eyes in disbelief because you can now choose to get married in a wetsuit and flippers.

Best places for destination weddings held underwater include:

Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Bora Bora Lagoon, Polynesia


Hawaii, United States

To plan your perfect underwater wedding, get in touch with dive.in

Unique Wedding Destination #5:

Say 'I do' on a pirate ship

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Imagine this: A pirate swings from the ship mast to deliver your wedding rings. Exciting, isn't it? Plan your perfect pirate-themed wedding with Black Raven Adventures.

They are currently offering two different packages:

1. Buccaneer Wedding

You will share your big day with all the invitees as well as other paying passengers onboard the ship. This package includes the decoration, ceremony and filing of the official documents along with pirate toast for the Bride and Groom and Black Raven Wedding Certificate.

2. Port Royal Wedding

Have the whole ship, including captain, crew and bartender at your disposal. At a Port Royal wedding, only your invited guests are allowed onboard and no other paying passengers.

For more information on a pirate-themed wedding, get in touch with Black Raven Adventures and seal on one of the best places for destination weddings. 

Unique Wedding Destination #6

Seal the deal on a treehouse

I can't think of a more offbeat and best places for destination weddings than to tie the nuptial knot than a real treehouse! Your wedding celebrations will take place against the backdrop of towering trees and amidst the sounds of a gushing river and chirping birds.

Treehouse Point offer several options for tying the knot, depending on the size of your group and how much time you’d like to celebrate at TreeHouse Point. Get in touch with Treehouse Point on weddings@treehousepoint.com or check out their website here.

Unique Wedding Destination #7

Sing your vows at a music festival

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Did you know that getting married at Burning Man, the well-known music festival, is a thing? Yes! Now you can get married with your favourite dance song playing in the background.

Since regulations and guidelines in Nevada are very specific, it is advised that you write to the authorities first at weddings@burningman.org. They’ll give you all the information on what needs to be done to plan your playa wedding? Read all about the details here.

Unique Wedding Destination #8

Stand hand-in-hand at a dinosaur museum

Since we are discussing best places for destination weddings, how about getting married alongside a dinosaur and a great white shark at the Great North Museum: Hancock?

All the rooms and galleries at the Great North Museum are licensed for wedding ceremonies. So, you can choose to hold an intimate affair around the museum’s T-Rex or an elaborate extravagant celebration for hundreds in the Special Exhibition Space!

Where: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT, United Kingdom

Contact Number: +44 191 208 6765

So, where will you say 'I do'?

Know of any other offbeat best places for destination weddings? Leave your answers in the comments below.