6 Unusual Places to Tie the Knot

Feb 14, 2017

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There seems to be an interesting trend lately where people are getting married in fascinating ways — or in unusual places. First, there was this couple, who recently got hitched during a flight and had their wedding reception in the Delta Sky Lounge at DCA. Then, we heard about the “Marry Me on a Megabus” sweepstakes, where couples can enter to win a free wedding on an actual Megabus — the grand prize also comes with two round-trip bus tickets and $2,500 to use for the honeymoon.

All these wacky wedding ideas got us thinking about other unusual places around the world people have gotten married in. We did some digging and eventually found out that when it comes to wedding locations, the sky’s the limit — literally. Here are six of the strangest places and ways to get married we’ve heard of so far.

1. Under the Sea

For couples who have had this “I do” idea, it must’ve been a nice day for a white wet wedding. Underwater weddings come in a variety of packages from aquariums surrounded by sharks and manta rays to actual shark cages as well as atop deep sea shipwrecks. Popular options are located just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Nassau, Bahamas, just to name a few.

This wedding looks like a swimming good time. Image courtesy of Getty Images.
This wedding looks like a swimming good time. Image courtesy of Adrian Dennis via Getty Images.

2. At the Grand Canyon

This couple must’ve been searching for the perfect Instagram pic as they were wedded in one of the most heavily photographed places in the US, the Grand Canyon. Adventurous couples have gotten married on both the North and South Rims as well as deep within the canyon, so it’s all up to you to make it your own.

This picture definitely should
This picture definitely should’ve scored at least 100 likes. Image courtesy of Jared Platt Photography.

3. Inside Dracula’s Castle

Some couples want their wedding to be a bit more… dramatic. Vlad the Impaler, the medieval prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s infamous creature of the night, once called Bran Castle in Transylvania home, a location that can apparently be rented out for private events, including — you guessed it — weddings. Just don’t drink too much when you’re celebrating as there are no working bathrooms in Dracula’s Castle — don’t say we didn’t warn you!

We like to think the style of this wedding was
We’d like to call the style of this wedding ‘Gothic Chic.’ Image courtesy of Jeremy Woodhouse via Getty Images.

4. At the Top of Mount Everest

Talk about taking your love to new heights. Back in 2005, one Nepalese couple not only reached the summit of Mount Everest but exchanged their vows there as well, in what is believed to be the first wedding to ever take place on the world’s highest peak.

A Nepalese couple were presumably the first to ever get married on Everest
A Nepalese couple were presumably the first to ever get married on the summit of Mt. Everest’s. Image courtesy of Anton Jankovoy via Getty Images.

5. In Scotland — Just Before Bungee Jumping

This couple’s nuptials brought new meaning to the term, “taking the plunge.” After exchanging vows on a bungee jump platform, Ross Basham and Hannah Phillips made the daring tandem-jump, falling 140 feet together in all their wedding attire glory — quite the way to dive straight into married life.

A happy couple raises their arms in celebration after a successful plunge into marriage — literally and figuratively. Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bungeejumpscotland/photos/a.210204508992761.55958.207762905903588/1032447806768423/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">Highland Fling Bungee</a>.
A happy couple raises their arms in celebration after a successful plunge into marriage — literally and figuratively. Image courtesy of Highland Fling Bungee’s Facebook page.

6. In Space (Well, Almost)

Is your love out of this world? For at least one couple who signed up for Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight so they could be married by Richard Branson among the stars, it definitely was, although it’s something we’re betting is on hold until more test flights can be carried out later this year. Until then, if you’re interested in a space-like wedding, take a ride on the Zero Gravity Corporation’s Zero G, a plane that conducts parabolic maneuvers, creating a weightless environment for you to flip, fly, and say “I do” in.

Until Virgin Galactic finally takes off, we
Until Virgin Galactic’s test flights are done, we’ll just have to imagine what an out-of-this-world wedding would be like. Image courtesy of Abdul Azis via Getty Images.

Have you gotten married in an unusual way or been invited to attend an out-of-the-norm wedding? Tell us about it, below.

Featured image courtesy of Jorge Guerrero via Getty Images.

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