Marry at River Cottage

Written by Emma Hla
We’ve been crushing on River Cottage for a very, very long time. Ever since we spent two blissful autumnal days there back in 2014, it’s been top of our list for relaxed, rustic wedding venues (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 venue has spaces aplenty for you to choose from. An outdoor wedding in the famous cottage garden is of course a must in the summer months, followed by a party in their Threshing Barn – 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 and from December 2018 there will be 3 bedrooms available in the cottage for you and your closest loves ones.

The surrounding fields offer plenty of space for a larger marquee or tipi wedding and your guests will love exploring the farm!

River Cottage is, of course, 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. 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

Whilst River Cottage is a fabulous summer wedding venue, it’s also pretty special come the winter months. So if you have a budget to stick to but want a top quality celebration, why not embrace this sometimes overlooked season and take advantage of the winter wedding discounts at River Cottage HQ?

Enjoy a winter cocktail or warming mulled cider reception in the Mongolian yurt and gather around roaring fires and twinkly fairy lights and say ‘I do’.

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. 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.



Winter Weddings at River Cottage 2019/2020

Exclusive use of the site from midday to midnight.

Welcome drink, canapes, a seasonal two course meal, half bottle of house wine per person, toast drink, evening food, coffee and petit fours.

Includes ceremony fee but not the registrar fee.


Based on 50 guests:

Monday – Wednesday £5,145

Thursday & Sunday £6,045

Friday £6,845

Saturday £7,295


Additional guests for the winter package are priced at £71pp. Prices include VAT. Additional extras available please enquire for more information.


Valid for bookings made until 31st March 2020. Excludes New Year’s Eve. Bank holidays are priced as a Saturday.


Contact us on or call 01297 630 322.

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