Searching for the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task especially if you are unsure where to start or even what type of wedding you would like to have. For many people, the thought of what type of wedding to have won’t have even crossed their minds as it’s not something that people tend to need to think about unless they find themselves engaged, and even when you are engaged many people don’t think about this. If you are considering a modern wedding then we have put together some of our top ten venues that we think are absolutely stunning to help give you some inspiration.
One of the first things to think about if you have recently got engaged is what type of wedding you’d like to have, traditional or modern. The choice you make will depend mostly on your personal preference although other factors may play a part such as your budget, choice of location, number of guests etc. Modern weddings are becoming increasingly popular due to the flexibility and the fact that they are easier to plan.
Benefits of a modern wedding
There are a few benefits to having a modern wedding rather than a traditional wedding; we have mentioned the fact that there is more flexibility with a modern wedding which is a big positive if you are still unsure which to go for. With this flexibility you also get the added benefit that you can decorate the venue how you wish. You don’t need to necessarily be religious when choosing a modern wedding, whereas if you choose to get married in a church you will have to prove that you are religious and that you attend church. You can also choose a venue based on your guest numbers and the style of wedding that you want.
There are loads of stunning wedding venues that are perfect for a modern ceremony but we have chosen ten of our favourites to help give you some inspiration for your big day! We have tried to include a mixture of venues here to inspire every couple.
The Anthologist, London
This is an exclusive use venue which has a truly contemporary feel and is situated in Greater London so it’s perfect for the modern couple, looking for an elegant venue.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Tyne & Wear
What could be more modern than getting married in a centre for contemporary arts! This former flour mill has been transformed into a versatile and stylish space which is perfect for creating a really unique ceremony space. The great thing about this venue is that with the black backdrop, it creates a blank canvass for you to get creative and make it your own.
Project B, London
This venue is ideal if you are looking for a contemporary, industrial yet luxury style wedding space. Situated within Greater London this venue doesn’t need much decoration added to it as its interior space is what makes it stand out and creates its appeal.
Swynford Manor, Cambridgeshire
This is a stunning venue based in Cambridgeshire and shouts modern with its interior decorations and black and white themed details. The addition of its huge chandelier in the reception area is gorgeous added detail and it also has plenty of outside space for you to use as well.
Southbank Centre, London
If you are looking for a venue for a modern wedding ceremony then you can’t get much more modern than the Southbank Centre in London! It is a stunning venue with large glass windows along the River Thames. You also have views of London’s top tourist attractions too!
The Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel – Liverpool
This is another fantastic venue if you love the industrial feel and provides a blank canvas for you to bring your ideas to life. It is also a huge space that can accommodate up to 500 guests so is perfect if you have a big budget and big dreams.
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
This is a former Victorian warehouse and one of the largest venues in the city. It provides a modern, design-led space and features exposed brick and wooden beams, which is the perfect backdrop for a modern wedding ceremony.
Thorpe Garden, Staffordshire
This is a truly stunning purpose-built yurt which is surrounded by 3000 acres of Staffordshire countryside. This is ideal is you are looking for a space with character but that can also be decorated how you would like. The details of fairy lighting in the ceiling create a romantic and elegant atmosphere.