The lovers, the cave dwellers, and me: gorgeous cave weddings #Wedding Porn#cave#wedding venues Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 10 2014) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Elle and Ben spelunking their way to matrimony. Photo by Justin Stevens As far as alternative venues go, caves are pretty rad. The lighting, the water, the flippin' ambiance… it's a recipe for us digging the hell out of it. We don't see many weddings in this type of venue, but when we do, it's photo time. Here are some of our favorite cave weddings from Offbeat Bride past. Check out this glowing wonderland. Photo by Justin Stevens Extra chic hard hats, amirite? Photo by Justin Stevens Dear lawd, this lighting is making me believe in cave love. Photo by Anna 'Andraste' Kijenská Photo by Anna 'Andraste' Kijenská Photo by Anna 'Andraste' Kijenská Making it official in the Dan-yr-ogof Cathedral Cave. Photo by a friend of the couple A sunrise ceremony, a seriously exquisite venue. Photo by Andrew Kung See, they can't stop marveling, either. Photo by Andrew Kung Photo by Andrew Kung Who else is choosing an alternative venue for their wedding? Chime in down in the comments! Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Male wedding privilege as seen from a transgender groom's perspective NEXT Fiona & Tom's rustic wedding with cocktails, pom-poms, and desserts Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] Wow, just wow. I would love to be a guest at one of these events. Reply Caves are beautiful settings, but they are also very fragile, slow-healing environments. If you're going to use a cave for your venue, please follow the "leave only a footprint" philosophy. And more importantly, *please* educate yourself and your guests about white nose syndrome. It's a fungus that has killed over 6 million bats in the US. Humans don't get sick from it, but we can easily transport the spores from cave to cave. If you want decontamination details, maps, and further information you can check out http://www.whitenosesyndrome.org Sorry for the lesson, but I work in a State Park in an infected region. Educate yourself and get express permisson before you use a cave space. Infected areas are cracking down on general usage. Here in Missouri, if you're seen going into or out of most faced on state property, it's an automatic $500.00 fine. Reply Please please please, take this warning super seriously. The entire brown bat population of the single largest colony in my province (6,000 individuals) has been wiped out (last count was 5 and all were infected and expected to die shortly). It's devastating and can effect entire ecosystems. Pesticide use is increasing due to the lack of bats and food costs are expected to go up as a result. Bats are not prolific breeders so populations take decades to recover in many cases. Don't be that person who thought it wouldn't be them who brought the spores, just don't. Reply 3 from the bottom looks so familiar!!! Is that Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills Ohio?? Reply These look gorgeous but watching The Descent has put me off caves for life *shudder* Reply Next June we are getting hitched in an old brewery's cellar/cave. It's also haunted and I could not be any more excited. Reply The sunrise ceremony is my favorite wedding ever on this site. So nice to revisit it. Reply Ooooh, the Dan-yr-Ogof one is me and my hubby 🙂 It was our second anniversary a month ago. So many happy memories. I completely forgot to upload our pro photos, I guess it's a little late now? Reply I am getting married in Carnglaze Caverns (pics 1-3) in November. Can't wait!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.