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Tying the Knot in Unusual Places

For the bride and groom who like to think outside the box, this one’s for you! We thought of some unconventional spaces to have a wedding and then Googled them to find out if they existed. Even if these specific sites are not located near you, they are a jumping off point of inspiration for you to either approach a site (and see if they will work with you), or to search for similar venues close by. Some locations may be less expensive and they will definitely all be more memorable than the usual cookie-cutter wedding ceremony banquet hall.

Donut Shop
Who doesn’t love donuts? Plus think about all the money you’ll save on that over-frosted buttercream and fondant covered wedding cake! In all honesty, we selected this location type at midnight. . . while hungry! BUT IT TRULY EXISTS! VooDoo Donuts located in Eugene, OR; Austin, TX; and Denver, CO offer affordable wedding packages ( for 9-40 guests Packages range from $300-$500 or $6660 for airfare to Portland, hotel, wedding, and tour!

Book Store or Library
Brought to you by our resident bookworm. Whether you envision a quirky or elegant affair we found actual sites for your inspiration pleasure. The first is The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA. Definitely memorable, playful, and full of cozy nooks for snuggling (and some awesome wedding photos too!) you have to check this place out! Vintage inspired weddings would also work great in this kind of setting as bookstores are becoming more of a rarity in our technology driven world. If elegant is your cup of tea, you may also consider a library like the Peabody Library ( in Baltimore, Maryland.

College Campus
Many college campuses take great pride in the history of their school and in the school grounds and facilities. Some even advertise facility rental for outside weddings and events. Check with your local college campuses to see what they offer, or if they are open to working with your. Bridges Auditorium ( of Pomona College in Claremont, CA was our inspiration location.

Have you been to a wedding in an unusual location? We’d love to hear from you, so please share in the comments below!    


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