Want to get married at a unique wedding venue as unique as the two of you? Forget the same-ol & # 39; ol – & # 39; ol venue and go for something wet, wild or crazy.
You have many choices when it comes to weddings with water. You can have a submarine wedding in Hawaii, a snorkel wedding in the Caribbean or a wedding on a tall ship in Chicago. Or you can push the envelope just a little further and go for something truly unique – a wedding in the world's only underwater hotel.
Jules & # 39; Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida is truly underwater, with guests having to dive 21 feet below sea level and enter through an opening at the bottom of the cabin. Wedding ceremonies are held inside the lodge, which consists of an entrance area with wet room, two bedrooms and a common room which is a combination of kitchen, dining and living area. Imagine having your honeymoon under the water, snuggled up in your bed as you watch the fish pass by your window.
Your wedding ceremony is led by a notary who dives down to the service, followed by a bowl and cutting of the cake, which, yes, has been dry. For dinner, you are offered a caviar appetizer and choice of two main courses, either lobster or steak and a heart of palm salad and dessert. Your meal is prepared by a chef who dives to the lodge. The chef will also dive to the lodge the following morning and prepare breakfast. Jules & # 39; Undersea Lodge Wedding is perfect for those who want to trek to an unusual place.
The cost of Jules & # 39; Undersea Lodge is $ 1,495 plus tax. If you have extra guests attending the wedding, you will be charged an additional $ 60 per night. Guest. Call (305) 451-2353 for more information.
What could be more crazy than a shotgun or a wedding at a haunted hotel?
With a wedding and honeymoon in Oatman, Arizona, you get both. Where's Oatman, you ask? It is a historic ghost town 20 miles southeast of Laughlin, Nevada, formerly a thriving mining town during the gold rush. Oatman today is a tourist town with daily wild western shootouts and shotgun weddings. Oatman is also where you will find the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their wedding night in 1939.
It is said that the Oatman Hotel is haunted by several spirits, including, some say, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, a former chambermaid and an Irish miner who once lived there. It is said that staff and guests at the hotel heard the spirits of Gable and Lombard laughing from their honeymoon. There are also reports of the sound of pipe bags coming from the room to the Irish miner, whose spirit is referred to as "Oatie"
For information on shotgun weddings, please call 928-768-8063 or 928-768-3839. For reservations at The Oatman Hotel, please call 928-768-4408.
Another wedding venue that many consider haunted is Thayer & # 39; s Historic Bed and Breakfast in Annandale, Minnesota, owned by a psychiatrist, Sharon Gammell. Thayer's specializes in interactive mystery dinners, ghost hunting, psychic readings and small weddings, which, if you choose, can be awarded by Gammell. Built in 1895, Thayer's Historic Bed and Breakfast is said to be home to several ghosts, including the original owners, Caroline and Gus Thayer and some of their friends. And for you cat lovers, Thayer's is also home to three resident ghost cats (as well as some live cats).
Annandale is just over an hour's drive from the Twin Cities International Airport. For more information call 800-944-6595.
For one of the craziest wedding experiences, try the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, where you can have your ceremony at the Bridge of the USS Enterprise 1701-D. You minister will perform your wedding ceremony dressed in Starfleet outfits while intergalactic wedding music plays in the background. Depending on which wedding package you choose, you can choose between one and three Star Trek characters present in your wedding: Klingon, Ferengi or BORG.
You can also choose to have your wedding in the Quarks Bar or Captain's Lounge, depending on the size of your wedding party. You can choose from a variety of reception menus, but I would definitely go for Romulan Warbird, which is a marinated chicken breast served with wild rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Wedding cakes come with the Star Trek logo on them.
Hopefully some of the wedding ideas above will either appeal to you or get you thinking about other creative and unique ways to celebrate your wedding. Maybe wet, wild and crazy weddings are not your thing. Maybe what you want to do is move to Hawaii or Las Vegas. Whatever you decide on, make it special.