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You might think you've just landed on the moon at the bonkers Salt Pans, which stretch two miles along the sea front in Gozo. This 350-year-old 'chessboard' of shallow pools cut into the rock collects saltwater in the summer, before it slowly evaporates, leaving behind pure salt residue, which is collected, stored and sold by locals.

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Lit up at night in rich reds and deep purples as well as hundreds of LED 'candles', the venue assumes an even dreamier atmosphere.

Package cost per head: £280; www.ionianweddings.co.uk

LAST UPDATED: 27th October 2014 at 3:50pm

Looking for something completely different for your wedding? Try the Salt Pans in Gozo, Malta.

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This rock-cut chequerboard leading down to the sea recalls 350 years of Gozitan salt production - in summer you can still see locals gathering it - and makes an extraordinarily beautiful moonscape for a wedding.

What's more, it's only four hours by plane from London.

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All-inclusive packages (which include ceremony and reception costs, flowers, photos, transport, and drinks and food for 50 guests) cost from £14,000, www.ionianweddings.co.uk