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The Jewish Chronicle - JC Magazine - - Venue -

VERY SO of­ten you’ll hear about a wed­ding that was just a lit­tle bit… dif­fer­ent. One of those mass Uni­fi­ca­tion Church cer­e­monies in South Korea that get re­ported on with ac­com­pa­ny­ing pho­to­graphs of mul­ti­ple happy cou­ples smil­ing for the cam­era. Or a cou­ple who tied the knot while sky-div­ing, or snorkelling, or whose nup­tials were of­fi­ci­ated over by a tribal leader on an ob­scure is­land in the south Pa­cific.

But you don’t have to re­ject ev­ery last bas­tion of tra­di­tion in or­der to hold a unique wed­ding. Per­haps the best way of mak­ing sure your big day is etched in the mem­o­ries of your guests as a cel­e­bra­tion like no other is by choos­ing a venue that of­fers some­thing ex­tra – some­where like Lon­don Zoo, or Lord’s Cricket Ground, or the Royal Col­lege of Sur­geons (all of which al­low ex­ter­nal kosher cater­ers).

For cou­ples who want their wed­ding to be a red car­pet af­fair, the head­quar­ters of the Bri­tish Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts in Pic­cadilly is avail­able for hire (from £1,500 for the room and from £125 per per­son on a pack­age ba­sis). The chu­pah could be set up on stage in the Princess Anne Theatre, with a party in the David Lean Room, which seats 160 with a dance floor, or per­haps a re­cep­tion be­fore­hand in a gar­den at­tached. Kosher cater­ers from an ap­proved list can be brought in, while bride and groom can take ad­van­tage of

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