Wedding venue inspiration - Unique and unusual venues

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in the North East including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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Quayside Exchange, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

The Quayside Exchange is a historic Grade II listed wedding venue located close to the heart of Sunderland city centre. Boasting large Georgian windows with beautiful views over the River Wear, the front of the building is tastefully decorated with colourful plants and benefits from a large arched glass entrance. Outside, at the back of the venue, you'll also discover a spacious private terrace.

The Palm, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Break free from the city centre to wedding venue The Palm's palm tree-filled tropical garden hot spot, which is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and celebrations. Dressed to impress, you certainly get the wow factor as you approach the brightly lit venue, with its tree-lined paths, massive torch flames and large archways. There's cosy seating around the fire pits, or your guests can choose fun and games while dancing the night away under the strings of stylish festoon lighting.

Webster’s Ropery, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Webster's Ropery is a unique 18th-century Grade II listed wedding venue that was once the world's largest rope house. Set on the bank of the River Wear, it has a large outside space with seating and exceptional views over the river. Sensitively decorated and tastefully restored, it retains the building's original beams, exposed brickwork and stonework, along with its brass handrails and open fireplace.