6 unusual weddings worldwide

6 unusual weddings worldwide

From getting hitched on a rollercoaster to tying the knot in a gold mine, MarryAbroad.co.uk has chosen its six most unusual weddings worldwide

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, many couples will no doubt be preparing to make that ultimate commitment and get engaged. But not all will opt for traditional white weddings, as the destination wedding experts behind site MarryAbroad.co.uk have discovered. Here's their pick of those quirky dos that really have the wow factor…

1. Get married in a gold mine, Nevada

Specials fans will love Eldorado Ghost Town, or Nelson's Landing, as otherwise known - a deserted town in Nevada, USA. Here brides and grooms can marry in a real mine location, with a tour of the ghost town and its sparse, barren scenery, costing from $1,799.

This rustic town is just one hour away from Vegas and boasts an amazing array of old buildings, barns and props, such as antique cars, rusted buses, gas pumps and even a crashed plane (as seen in the movie 3,000 Miles to Graceland). Ceremonies can take place inside the existing gold mine or outside surrounded by antiques and desert scenery. These locations offer amazing photo opportunities with a 'built-in' vintage theme. It is truly one for the eclectic.

2. Spooky splicing in Niagara, Canada

Couples who love Halloween, can opt for a one-of-a-kind experience in Canada, as they wed alongside guest of honour Jack Skellington - character from movie Tim Burton animation The Nightmare before Christmas. The wedding officiate, also in ghostly attire, pronounces the couple "Ghouly-weds". Packages cost from $295.

3. Say 'I do' in a cave, Croatia

Deep down under the More (Hotel Sea) resort in Dubrovnik, Croatia, marine-loving couples can join in matrimony in a cave, with a glass floor overlooking the ocean. Weddings cost from €5,300.

4. Be a bride in a balloon at Disney

Cartoon-fans can tie the knot in a hot air balloon at Walt Disney World in Florida. The 'Characters in Flight' package includes a ceremony 400ft in the air, inside one of the largest helium balloons in the world, with stunning views of all four Disney parks and the surrounding area. A ceremony costs from $1,500.

5. FC Barcelona stadium, Spain

Couples more interested in playing footie than footsie are now able to marry in the Catalan stadium in Spain, home to soccer giants FC Barcelona. With football-related, wedding photo opportunities galore, from goalie shots to trophy pics, this wedding is perfect for true Barca fans.

6. Nuptials on the New York New York coaster

Gazing up at the New York New York casino on the Las Vegas Strip, passers-by cannot fail to notice the huge rollercoaster, which whizzes around the outside of the building at 67mph. Thrill-seekers can say 'I do' in a NYC taxi-themed carriage, as the coaster lifts them up to 203ft and down 144, with views of the glittering Vegas Strip below. Weddings cost from $700.

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