Tying The Knot In Style: Unusual Wedding Reception Venues

Getting married is perhaps one of the biggest moments of your life, so it's no surprise that you want everything to be perfect. From the dress and cake to the DJ, there's plenty of planning involved. When it comes to choosing the location for your reception, there are a lot of amazing options out there that are outside of the norm. Take a look at this list to give you a few ideas for creating the ultimate reception in a truly unusual place.

Music Festivals

If you're a lover of music, why not consider setting up your reception spot at the next outdoor music festival? This is a great way to enjoy spending time with like-minded friends after the wedding, and the music is included with a festival ticket so you won't need to worry about a DJ. Some venues will even allow you to claim a small space to set up a tent so you have a private area to enjoy the reception. While this option isn't for everyone, it's a great choice for couples who absolutely love live music.

A Cave

You're not going to host all of your family and friends deep inside of a dark, wet cave, but there are some beautiful places that offer ample room for you to have a reception while being surrounded by stunning high rock faces. You can set up tables at the mouth of the cave and run string lights across the opening to create an amazing venue that's unique as well as naturally beautiful. Just be sure you speak to the park officials before you decide to set your reception up near a cave. There are most likely rules you'll need to follow, but it's an amazing choice for nature-loving couples.


Wineries make an excellent choice for wedding receptions thanks to the beautiful surrounding landscape and abundance of delicious vino. Some wineries will also let you host the reception downstairs in the cellar. This is a great way to celebrate while having plenty of wine close at hand in an intimate setting. Look for wineries that offer special wedding packages so you get a discounted price when booking the location. A lot of wineries also boast large, spacious outside decks that make a great choice for serving your guests food and wine on a lovely evening.

These are just a few ideas to help you choose a reception venue that will be unique, memorable and beautiful. For other venue options, contact a company like Castle McCulloch.