From a candlelit cave ceremony to a dramatic mountain celebration, these are the quirkiest places to wed in now...

Lucia O’Connor-McCarthy

1. A Scottish mountain

You're guaranteed a high on your wedding day - so why not take the day to even greater heights? Nevis Range Mountain Resort now has several specially designated areas where you can marry on Aonach Mor, next to Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, all with panoramic views of Scotland's prettiest lochs and glens. And don't worry - you and your guests won't need mountain boots (phew) - there's a cable car that goes all the way to the top. Afterwards sample the haggis at the Pinemarten café (which seats 80 people and even has a bespoke wedding menu), before partying the night away with a traditional Ceilidh.

Wedding packages, POA; www.nevisrange.co.uk

2. A lighthouse in Kent

Venues don't get any cuter than this. The Grade II-listed The Old Lighthouse in Dungeness is pure vintage romance - all wrought iron details and turn-of-the-century period features. You can marry on any one of the four floors, but we love the Great Lens right at the top, where you can wow up to 10 guests with stunning views over the English Channel and surrounding Kent countryside. Afterwards make time for photos on Dungeness's famous pebbly beach - this almost deserted lunar landscape is a favourite for fashion shoots.

Wedding packages from £450; www.dungenesslighthouse.com

3. An underground cave in Cornwall

Set in the middle of 6.5 acres of ancient woodland are the Carnglaze Caverns, three huge chambers (we're taking cathedral size here) created by local slate miners in the 19th century. You can wed by the candlelight alongside the sensational lake (although be warned - you'll also have to wear a hardhat), or inside the Rumstore Chamber which has one of the longest wedding aisles in the country (all 80 metres of it). If you're not keen on venturing underground, there's also the Enchanted Dell in Quarry Wood under a woven canopy of mature oak and ash.

Wedding packages from £500; www.carnglaze.com

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