Any of you get married somewhere other than a church?

@Wolfechu (1193)
United States
June 30, 2008 11:01am CST
Neither my wife or myself are even slightly religious, so when the wedding date came around, we ended up getting married in a pub: Mike Duffy's bar and grill in Kirkwood, MO, to be precise. We're not big drinkers either, so I'm not quite sure how that worked, but still. The staff were rather bemused by it all, but good sports about it. Anyone gotten married somewhere odder?
8 responses
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
2 Jul 08
No...we didn't get married any where odder but we did get married at the courthouse. At the courthouse they have a sitting/lunch area that you can see from most of the main hallways. We ere given the option to be married there that way everyone could see us...we declined. By the way...my sister used to live in Kirkwood.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
2 Jul 08
We basically picked the pub because it was across the street from the 'minister's' (or whatever her title was) office was, otherwise we'd have probably done the same. We're not actually in Kirkwood ourselves, rather St Louis proper, but I've been through there many times. It actually looks a really nice place to live.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
30 Jun 08
first time i heard about a couple who had been married in a pub. but sounds really cool! usually, i have friends doing the church wedding, the beach wedding or garden wedding. anyway, my boyfriend and i aren't married yet. but we're talking about just a simple garden wedding. maybe 2 to 4 years from now. anne
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Ours was about as simple as you could get; six years of immigration paperwork and stress meant we just wanted to get it out of the way. The folks in the bar weren't even expecting us ;)
19 Jul 08
I also am not religious and myself and my hubby got married just overlooking a beach in Antigua. Not as unusual as the pub but still not very traditional - it was very romantic though and lots of fun! x
• United States
2 Jul 08
While I have yet to find anyone I'd like to share my life with in such a way, my sister married my brother-in-law at a nice little bed and breakfast place in Pittsburgh. Even though it was right in the city, it had high fences with a pretty garden in the backyard, which was the perfect place to have both the wedding and a little reception afterwards. It was a small ceremony, with only very close family and friends invited, and it seemed to work very well. :) This thread is really interesting; if/when I get married I'd like to do it somewhere other than a church myself, so I'm enjoying looking at ideas.
@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
1 Jul 08
That sounds like a very unique place to get married,and me and fiance have not gotten married yet,but we are planning on getting married sometime late next year, and we are planning on getting married in a horse pastor near where we live.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
1 Jul 08
My husband and I got married in Las Vegas 16 years ago yesterday. We took our whole families with us. Even my grandfather! It was the best choice I ever made as if we had waited and done the whole church thing the next summer, my mom wouldn't have been there. She passed away on Mother's day after we got married. It was alot of fun except for my husband's single friends hitting on my poor little sister. We ended up taking 16 family members and 3 of his friends with us. Not your standard elopement to Vegas.
• United States
1 Jul 08
yes me and hubby got married in the local courthouse. Had a big wedding planned, deposit down, my wedding gown bought..long story short my family gave lots of probs with the guest list so i said the heck with it..we took the money loss and went to the courthouse. We have it on tape and actually the whole thing was rather entertaining...lol
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
30 Jun 08
My first husband and I got married at the St. Louis courthouse. It was funny cause we were walking down the hall with our marriage license and this guy stopped us and asked if we needed a minister. We just said..why not..and the guy married us right there.. LOL...turned out he was an ordained minister... So we gave him 20 bucks and went on our way..My second husband and I got married at the courthouse in a small town in Texas. We had one witness and the judge..I would of preferred a church but it just didnt work out that way.