A Space Wedding Is a One-Of-A-Kind Celebration

While many weddings are held in a church or at a hotel banquet facility, the world of wedding venues is expanding rapidly to include unconventional settings. From a rustic horse stable to the top of a mountain, more couples than ever before are staging their nuptials in exciting, one-of-a-kind places. This year, we’re seeing an explosion of creative, out-of-this-world weddings.

If you’re looking for something really out of this world, however, it might be worth considering a space wedding. A company called Space Perspective is offering couples the chance to say “I do” as they look down on Earth from above. And though it might not be as nerve-wracking as a rocket blast off into space, it certainly will be an unforgettable experience.

The journey takes six hours, which is plenty of time for a ceremony and even a short reception. And since astronauts have described the impact of seeing Planet Earth from above as a “paradigm shift,” you might find that this once-in-a-lifetime event changes your outlook on life.

Couples who want to make this dream a reality can sign up for seats aboard Neptune’s ascent on the Space Perspective website for late 2024. But they might want to rethink their wedding budget as the price tag starts at $125,000 per seat.

Guests will be able to enjoy the journey in a capsule called the Space Lounge, which is designed for events like weddings. The venue can accommodate up to nine people including the pilot, and while the original design is geared more toward tourists than weddings, the company says it can be modified for this unique occasion.

In a nod to the cosmonauts who helped launch them into this exciting new frontier, Malenchenko and Dmitriev decided to tie the knot in space. The event was not only a unique way to celebrate their love but also their shared history with space. In fact, they met at a party celebrating the first-ever manned space flight of Yuri Gagarin, whom Malenchenko was named after.

Choosing an Airbnb as your wedding venue can be a smart and cost-effective choice for an out-of-this-world celebration. While these properties generally offer a more bare-bones setup than traditional venues, they can be a great source of inspiration for your big day. For example, you can use tables, chairs and linens from the property to create a tablescape that matches your wedding theme or color palette. Incorporate floral centerpieces to add a splash of color or consider skipping the tablecloth altogether and using runner fabrics that complement the space’s existing vibe. It can be a smart idea to hire a professional wedding planner when planning an Airbnb-based event, as they’ll have in-depth knowledge about each property and can provide valuable insights on maximizing available space. Plus, they can help you navigate challenges that might arise. They can also recommend vendors that can bring your wedding to life.