Weddings are considered one of the most important days which stays with you all your life through memories and photographs. The trickiest part is to decide on a venue for your desired theme wedding. The right wedding venue can set the tone for the big day and guide every aesthetic decision made from that point forward. Some couples keep it classic and traditional while few others go beyond the norms to make the day as memorable as possible. For art and architecture lovers, an iconic site can offer a striking setting to show off their passions and provide a dramatic backdrop for the photographs.

Here are 15 themed architectural locations from across the world-

1. The Ribbon Chapel- Hiroshima, Japan

Dreamed of a classic chapel wedding with a modern twist? 

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The Ribbon Chapel ©Koji Fuji

The Ribbon Chapel, designed by the Architect Hiroshi Nakamura, is the twist of two entwined spiral staircases which meets at the very top, symbolizing the act of marriage.

2. Wayfarers Chapel- Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Transparency is the allure for the woodland wedding.

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Wayfarers Chapel ©Ken Hively

Wayfarers Chapel is nestled in a grove of towering redwood trees that boasts a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The glass chapel designed by architect Lloyd Wright brings the outdoors inside.

3. Udai Vilas by Oberoi Hotels- Udaipur, Rajasthan

Want to feel like a royalty power couple for a day?

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Oberoi-Udaivilas ©oberoihotels.com

The majestic palaces of India possess the sense of royalty which inspired the hotel UdaiVilas as a perfect wedding location for those craving a luxury, royal event. This destination is perfect as the palace sits besides overseeing the beauty of Lake Pichola.

4. Neuschwanstein Castle- Schwangau, Germany

Ever dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding in an astounding castle?

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Neuschwanstein Castle ©Christopher Larson

Once the home of Bavarian royalty, Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century romantic eclecticism palace on a rugged hill for those craving an adventurous and a bit thrilling ceremony.

5. Guggenheim Museum- New York City, New York

Modern art enthusiasts, this architectural location is for you.

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Guggenheim Museum ©David Heald

Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum offers a beautiful modernist backdrop for the ceremony. The museum wedding will be an incredible venue for artistic couples who want to be surrounded by art.

6. Garfield Park Conservatory- Chicago, Illinois

No place better than a greenhouse for a natural backdrop and earthy fragrance?

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Garfield Park Conservatory ©Erika Mattingly

Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is the perfect place to incorporate exotic greenery encased in high glass ceilings.

7. George Peabody Library- Baltimore, Maryland

A bibliophile for life? This library is a treasure.

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George Peabody Library ©Matthew Petroff

A 61-foot-tall atrium surrounded by five stories of books behind cast-iron balconies creates an opulent historic setting for a perfect choice of architectural location for all the book lovers waiting to get married.

8. Tribeca Rooftop, New York

High on skylines? Rooftop weddings are your thing.

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Tribeca Rooftop ©Anne Atelier

There’s no place better to admire the high-rise than New York City. The 12th-floor roof boasts a stunning view across the New York skyline, with the Empire State Building, downtown Manhattan, and the Hudson River all in view range.

9. The Barn at Fallingwater- Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Architecture lover’s admiration for this picturesque view is real.

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The Barn at Falling Water ©Natalie Mancuso

For couples wishing for a rustic barn wedding in a more modern setting, there’s no better architectural location than the barn at Fallingwater. Although the house isn’t open for nuptials, the event space is updated by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and located 500 yards away from the Fallingwater.

10. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant- Detroit, Michigan

This industrial location is perfect for a vintage-themed wedding.

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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©Michelle & Chris Gerard

This former automobile factory was restored and now serves as a museum, event space, and a car and history lover’s paradise. This industrial venue holds weddings in the museum space, so guests can mingle with antique vehicles and exhibits.

11. The Chicago Cultural Center- Chicago, Illinois

Want to be surrounded by the grandeur ornate gold deco of historic architecture?

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Chicago Cultural Center ©James Kirkikis

Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center boasts the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome. Mosaics embedded in the ceiling create an opulent architectural showplace for the couples wanting to be surrounded by the luxury of history.

12. Vaux de Cernay Abbey- Cernay-la-Ville, France

This abbey is the perfect epitome of the romantic ruins.

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Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay ©Laurène and The Wolf

This Masterpiece of an Abbey in France was a Cistercian monastery located in the Chevreuse valley in the Rambouillet state-owned forest. It is an enchanted place and the perfect spot for the romantic ceremony beholding the stunning architecture of this beauty in ruins. 

13. Middleton Place- South Carolina

Looking for a vast green patch for your outdoor wedding?

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Middleton Place ©Bob Krist

Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens designed using the principles of André Le Nôtre.

14. Cupid’s Span- San Francisco

Write your date with the Cupid’s bow.

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Cupid’s Span ©Nick Arora

Express your love through this massive outdoor sculpture designed as a homage to amour by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. What better way than to capture the day through photographs with the cupids bow?

15. AUBE- Bangkok, Thailand

Love the minimalist trend?

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AUBE Wedding Venue ©Beer Singnoi & Ketsiree Wongwan

The theme of the arch and the curved wall creates an intimate and sensual space, indicating the building’s name, Aube, meaning ‘hug’. The setting of the wedding venue is simplistic and creative like an artwork breathed in life.

Author

Rashi Jain is an architect by profession and a writer by passion. She thinks every wall has a story that needs to be told. Her admirations vary from intricate sculptures of heritage buildings to the glamour of set designing. She believes that words have the power to change the world.

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