Tucked amid the rolling Devon countryside, River Cottage is an idyllic location for a wedding celebration with the farm exclusively yours on your wedding day. Combined with beautiful scenery, breath taking views and the best seasonal organic food, River Cottage takes rustic romance to a whole new level.
Guests trundle down the track and arrive in their very own tractor trailer, taking in the stunning views as they head down into the valley before being welcomed with a seasonal cocktail or warming cider brandy.
The impressive threshing barn is a stunning 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 or 70 with a top table and during the summer months a further 30 can dine on the adjoining decking area.
For smaller celebrations, the farmhouse is the perfect space for intimate ceremony and feast for up to 20 people. Or for more than 100-day guests, couples can choose to have a marquee with the surrounding fields offering plenty of space for guests to explore the farm, meet the animals and play country games like welly wanging or traditional skittles.
The River Cottage vegetable garden is a gorgeous, tranquil environment for an outdoor ceremony or blessing. Guests sit on benches watching you walk through the organic veggies to have your ceremony underneath a hazel arch woven in climbing sweet peas or underneath the farmhouse doorway.
River Cottage is a food lovers paradise. There is no menu A, B or C – all wedding couples visit the farm and meet a chef to design their menu from scratch. 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. Don’t worry about guests with special diets, the chefs are well versed in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.
Then as the sun sets and the barn is preparing for the evening party, guests can snuggle in the rustic yurt complete with blankets, hay bales and a roaring fire for coffee and delicious handmade petit fours.
Now included in all wedding packages, is accommodation on the night of the wedding in the famous farmhouse, with three bedrooms for up to six people on a bed and breakfast basis.
If all of the above wasn’t enough there will be a team of staff on hand to help you through the day including your very own dedicated wedding coordinator.
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.