River Cottage is an idyllic location for a wedding celebration with some of the best food you will ever eat… On the day you have free run of the entire site which includes Hugh’s kitchen! Set amongst the rolling Devon hills this is a truly breathtaking venue and takes Rustic Romance to a whole new level…
The gorgeous threshing barn is a glorious space at any time of the year. Guests are seated on two long banquet tables fit for the splendid feast they will undoubtedly devour. The barn can seat 64, and during the summer months a further 30 can dine on the adjoining decking area (complete with heating and marquee cover).
For smaller celebrations the farmhouse is available for private hire, for more than 94 marquees can be hired. In front of the farmhouse is the stunning walled kitchen garden which is perfect for arrival drinks, canapes and photos. The surrounding fields offer plenty of space for guests to explore the farm, meet the animals and play country games – welly-wanging is always a hit!
River Cottage is a food lovers paradise. All of the menus are put together using the finest local and seasonal ingredients from the West Country, as well as using produce grown and reared on the farm. During the planning of your wedding, you will meet with one of the chefs, where you will design your perfect menu together. Don’t worry about guests with special diets, the chefs are well versed in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.
In the evening (or inclement weather) guests are invited into the yurt for a roaring fire, coffee and handmade petit-fours.
Although not licensed to conduct civil ceremonies, the River Cottage vegetable garden is a gorgeous, tranquil environment for a blessing. Guests sit on benches and straw bales watching you walk through the organic veggies to have your ceremony underneath a hazel arch woven in climbing sweet peas.
If all of the above wasn’t enough there will be a team of staff on hand to help you through the day. If you are looking for a minimal fuss wedding then River Cottage really is beautiful without additional decorations but if you wish to add your own personal touch then you can bring them along before the day and the team will display them for you!
Oh and for those of you who like a good shindig the rural location means there are no restrictions on music and a late license can be sought.