Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Exotic and Unusual Wedding Venues

First it was Home Depot, then it was White Castle, and now inevitably, McDonalds has gotten into this business of throwing weddings.

Starting January 1, 2011, three different Hong Kong branches of the McDonalds franchise will be an available venue for wedding s and engagement parties. This decision was made after a couple, who had met at McDonalds, held their wedding after-party at the fast food giant’s Admiralty location in Hong Kong.

These three McDonalds will be the first and only McDonalds in the world where you can exchange wedding rings, which seems appropriate due the franchise’s popularity in Hong Kong. The first McDonalds opened in Hong Kong in 1975 and steadily grew to the now 200 locations that exist to serve a city of only 6,977,700; making it the highest density of McDonalds’s outlets in the world.

The nuptial packages will include balloons, kiddie party favors for the young guests, and an apple pie wedding cake all served under the golden arches. Parties can be anywhere from 50 to 100 people, but they will have to settle on toasting with soft drinks, as no McDonalds is licensed to serve alcohol.
Another different, but equally far flung wedding local is the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Authorities announced today that they have decided to encourage both local and foreign couple to have their wedding in the tower as a way to increase tourism.

The KL Tower, located in the Malaysian capital, is one of the tallest structures in the world, rising 1,099 feet in the air. The “Weddings Made in the Clouds” campaign offers couples the chance to be married on the building’s open observation deck, where guests can enjoy amazing views of the entire city, including the world famous Petronas Twin Towers. However, if some of your guests are afraid of heights, the tower also has a banquet hall with glass viewing windows, and offers a fully catered affair.

Although the option has been available since 2008, only 35 couples have taken advantage of the offer so far, leaving country officials to encourage couples from around the world to consider this unusual venue for their special day. Packages are reasonable if you can afford the airfare.

So all this globe-trotting has left me to wonder, if money was no object, where would you have your wedding? Log onto our Facebook page and share where your fantasy wedding would be held.

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