I've only ever been to one wedding on a pier. It was my cousin Harry, who married the beautiful Holly on Southwold Pier nearly 8 years ago. It was a truly lovely affair and I have always been drawn to Pier Weddings ever since. We've got an absolutely fabulous one listed on the site, and it's big!
Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare was orginally opened in 1904
It doesn't look like this anymore - it burnt down completely a few years ago, so this building is brand new and marvellous, offering number of versatile rooms suitable for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. The panoramic views, as you would image, are breathtaking.
The great British seaside can be a fantastic inspiration for your wedding, and there are endless ways to interpret the theme, for example with food you could go with fish n chips, icecream vans or, if you're feeling flash, oysters! (not forgettting you could always order your own seaside stick of rock with both your names printed through it...). There are also so many props to give your wedding a seaside spin - deckchairs, surf boards, shells, seaweed garlands and vintage metal buckets and spades. The British seaside has such a distinct look and what could be prettier than pastel beach huts and seaside bunting. And although Punch and Judy might not serve as your inspirational couple, they could be your wedding entertainment - for adults and kids alike.
If you don't want to go the whole hog and hold your wedding on a beach, but still want to adopt this lovely theme, you could always consider a venue close by. We've got two great (and very different) venues on the site that we would recommend. Portsmouth Guildhall has the most beautiful exterior and as you can see, grand steps leading to its bronzed doors which would make an incredible wedding photograph. It has a variety of rooms, both elegant and spacious, but our favourite is the Zodiac gallery which has the largest acid-stained mural in the world! Located minutes from the sea, you could easily adopt a seaside-flavoured theme.