Super Cool, Unique, and Inexpensive, Wedding Venue Ideas

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You deserve a wedding that’s as fun as you are. If you’re looking for non-traditional wedding venues that will help make your big day unforgettable, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll go over some of the absolute coolest non-conventional wedding venues that are perfect for dreamers like you! Just as important, I’ll review some inexpensive wedding venues that will help you cut down on costs without sacrificing the quality of your wedding!

Ready to get started? Keep reading to find out the best inexpensive and non-traditional wedding venues that will help make your special day legendary!

Cool and Totally Unique Wedding Venues

You don’t need a luxurious destination venue to have a timeless wedding celebration. Instead, all you need is the right out-of-the-box venue and a bit of creative planning to have a wedding that you and your guests will love.

Here are the venues I love for throwing an epic wedding that will have all your guests raving:


  1. Four Horseshoes Pub

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Have your wedding reception at a pub? If you’re looking for a truly unique and non-traditional wedding venue, this Chobham, Surrey-based option could be just right for you. The pub features an excellent reception area and has a relaxed vibe that’s perfect for intimate weddings.  

A wedding at Four Horsehoes is kind of like having a party with a few dozen of your closest friends. The staff at this unique venue are friendly and supportive, as well, allowing you to set up your wedding according to your wishes. Personalize the venue by adding to the quirky décor with your own unique styling.

A big green area in front of the pub makes the perfect location for taking couple and other wedding photos, while an additional outdoor area makes it easy for guests to relax, talk, and have fun over drinks and canapes.

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  1. Sopley Lake

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Looking for a non-traditional wedding venue with a more natural vibe? Sopley Lake is a quality non-conventional venue for those seeking outdoorsy humanist ceremonies. Near the PYO Farm, the location comes complete with a beautiful lake (the perfect backdrop for wedding photos!) and the ability to hold your wedding ceremony in an opening in the woods.

It’s not just the beauty of the venue that makes this a great option for non-traditionalists, however. Paddle boarding, boating, and other lake-based activities make this venue tons of fun for all involved. The venue even offers overnight camping options that really take the experience to the next level.

Need more? Take stunning wedding photos against a backdrop of sunflowers on the PYO Farm! Without a doubt, this Sopley-based wedding venue has everything you need for the ideal non-traditional wedding.

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  1. Littlefield Manor

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Situated on roughly 400 acres of farmland in Guildford, Surrey, Littlefield Manor offers a breathtaking wedding experience. This Blank Canvas venue also offers incredible flexibility, letting you choose your own suppliers and map out your wedding day according to your wishes. Bespoke weddings at this classic, rural venue also include the ability for you to stay in the gorgeous manor overnight or camp out on the grounds with the guests. You can even have a humanist ceremony on the grounds if you wish!

Though Littlefield Manor is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the town, it’s close enough to amenities to be convenient while never losing its secluded feel. Tons of outdoor space guarantee incredible wedding photo opportunities and relaxed vibes.

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  1. Slaugham Place

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Located near Horsham, West Sussex, this historic garden wedding venue is stunningly beautiful. A large outdoor reception and ceremony area, a spacious open field, and old ruins make for perfect photo opportunities, while the venue’s marquee offers a great sit-down meal and evening party option.

One of the largest non-traditional wedding venues on this list, Slaugham Place offers relaxed vibes that are perfect for couples looking for a beautiful and comfortable venue to simply relax, drink, and celebrate with their friends and family.

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  1. Harmans Cross Village Hall / Swanage Railway

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Harmans Cross Village Hall and Swanage Railway together can offer a truly unique way for you to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life. This special destination offers you a chance to experience three fun and memorable locations: the Swanage Town Hall, where you can have your ceremony, the Harmans Cross Village Hall, where you can have your reception, and the old Swanage Railway that connects the two venues and offers you and your guests a bit of non-conventional wedding day fun.

Couples who are so inclined can take advantage of the venue’s large outdoor eating area and good food, as well (though this must be arranged by the couple). In any case, this unique three-in-one venue option is sure to be tons of fun on your wedding day.

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  1. HMS Warrior Portsmouth

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Non-traditional wedding venues don’t get more creative than this. The HMS Warrior in Portsmouth is among the most unique wedding venues anywhere in Britain. This classic battleship, now docked in Portsmouth, lets you get married on a piece of history—right on the sea!

The HMS Warrior Portsmouth is full of nautical style décor and amazing ocean vibes that will truly help your wedding stand out from the rest. Have your wedding and reception on board this old battleship and take advantage of the numerous photo opportunities this unique venue provides!

The best part? Because you’ll have the whole ship to yourself, it will truly feel as if you and your wedding guests are in your own little bubble—just as it should be on your wedding day!

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  1. Sanctum on the Green

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Located in Cookham Green, Berkshire, this beautiful boutique hotel offers a convenient way to throw the ultimate wedding celebration. With this venue, you’ll feel like you’re getting everything all in one. That’s because Sanctum on the Green mixes hotel, pub, and marquee wedding vibes for a  truly unique experience.

The rooms at this hotel are, of course, luxurious and beautiful. You’ll be just as impressed with the incredible outdoor space and swimming pool, which will help turn the fun meter up several notches on your big day. There are several locations around the hotel for you and your spouse to take incredible wedding photos, as well.

As if this wasn’t enough, Sanctum on the Green allows for the ultimate convenience by letting you have your whole wedding day all in one venue!

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The Bottom Line

Throwing that super cool, unique, and inexpensive wedding starts with finding the right venue. You can do just that with this helpful guide! Let the dreamer in you out by having a truly timeless wedding ceremony at any one of these non-traditional wedding venues. Creative, unexpected, and largely inexpensive, these venues offer a different way to celebrate your big day!