Searching for the right place to hold your wedding can be one of the hardest parts of the whole process – and the cause of the most arguments!  For some couples, there is an ideal hotel or stately home, perhaps a modern venue that takes their fancy and across Gloucestershire and Worcestershire there are plenty of these.  But what if you want something a little different?

Make use of the beautiful countryside

Getting married outdoors isn’t a new idea but is one that should be considered for any unusual wedding inspiration because you can pick the views you love and shape the wedding exactly how you like it. Hold the ceremony outdoors then retreat to a marquee for the meal where you can use a furniture hire company to rent every single table and chair in just the style that you want. So if you have a fairy’s glen style outside for the ceremony, you can decorate the marquee in the same way.

Have a camping and glamping wedding

Many of the outdoor locations across the two countries also offer camping and even glamping facilities. Camping is great for anyone who enjoys pitching their tent and can mean guests can save a lot of money on the cost of a hotel while being on the doorstep for the reception. Glamping or glamorous camping takes it a step further and offers luxurious spots for a night’s stay and makes for an unusual wedding night location.

Go for an active wedding

One couple showed that weddings don’t need to be done on the ground when they got married at one of the Go Ape high ropes courses recently. The couple exchanged their vows 40 feet off the ground and the bride wore a specially adapted dress to allow her to fit the safety harness on at the same time. Guests gathered below and the pair then zoomed down the rope to greet them as man and wife!

River cruise weddings

The River Severn is a crucial part of life in the area and therefore a great place for your wedding. You can hire a number of cruise boats to hold different amounts of guests and these are now licensed to hold civil ceremonies too, so you can get married on the water. Vessels such as the MV Conway Castle, one of the largest on the river, can hold up to 200 people and has two decks, one of which is covered.

Racecourse venue

If you are both fans of horses and horse racing, then getting married at one of the race courses around the area might be ideal. Cheltenham Racecourse, for example, has the facilities to host a wedding and there is plenty of space to add a marquee so again you can use furniture hire to get just the right look to match your theme. And the idea of wearing all your Ladies’ Day best to the racecourse and adding in a wedding is a great idea that many of your guests will thoroughly enjoy.