The Setting

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 Vibe

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.

The River Cottage vegetable garden is a gorgeous, tranquil environment for an outdoor ceremony or 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.

The cosy farmhouse is being transformed into three beautiful guest bedrooms which will sleep six guests. The farmhouse will be available to hire as a self-catering option for your wedding party from December 2018.

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.

Winter Weddings

We can never guarantee fine weather in the UK, so if you have a budget to stick to but want a top quality celebration, why not embrace the season and take advantage of winter wedding discounts at River Cottage HQ?

Now fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, couples can get hitched in Hugh’s famous farmhouse or beautifully refurbished barn with breath-taking views across the Axe Valley.

Enjoy a winter cocktail or warming mulled cider reception in the Mongolian yurt, gather around roaring fires and twinkly fairy lights and say “I do” on their beautiful rustic farm. The menu is designed in collaboration with the bride and groom and cooked by the talented in-house chefs using the finest home grown, local and seasonal ingredients to wow your guests.

The renovated barn, decked with holly and ivy, is large enough to seat 64 guests on two long banquet tables, 70 with a top table, fit for the splendid feast. In the evening with formalities over and any additional guests arriving, the tables are turned for the couple’s choice of live music or DJ to dance the night away to.

Couples have their own in-house wedding coordinator to help plan their perfect day.