The Best Woodland Wedding Venues for 2021

Written by Lottie Dainton
Outdoor celebrations have become increasingly popular over the years and we’ve noticed that ‘woodland wedding venues’ are at the top of your search list.

From the flexibility that goes hand in hand with a woodland setting to the peace and tranquillity it has to offer, there is something undeniably magical about saying ‘I Do’ with the trees as your only surroundings. Luckily for you, we’ve got a collection of woodland wedding venues to boot and we thought we might share them with you…

GreenAcres Chiltern

If there’s a woodland wedding venue that will capture your heart, we have no doubt that GreenAcres Chiltern will be the one to do that. Hidden away amongst the Buckinghamshire countryside, you’ll find 72 acres of woodland to call your own. The team are all about celebrating life’s defining moments in the most beautiful setting imaginable, and their new outdoor ceremony space (Beech Dell) is the epitome of that. Exchange your vows in the great outdoors where there is nothing but trees as your walls, the sky as your roof and the wooded trail as your aisle. You also have the option of the Woodland Hall, which boasts floor to ceiling windows, and a light-filled space for you and your guests to enjoy. GreenAcres really is the perfect backdrop to begin your new chapter together.

Happy Valley Norfolk

Oh, how we adore Happy Valley! Nestled in 9 acres of whimsical woodland, this outdoor wedding venue is what dreams are made of, no matter what the weather may be. Enjoy three days of relaxing, unwinding and having the best time with your favourite people, in a location that defines ‘laidback luxury’. You’ll have extensive outdoor space, rustic barns with exposed beams and even a little lake with its own willow island. But it doesn’t end there – there’s also a wood fired hot tub, a charming shepherd’s hut, bell tents and more! Made for couples who are wild at heart and want to reconnect with nature.

Somerley Woodland Weddings

Somerley Woodlands in the New Forest is the prettiest setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony, with a rustic wooden folly under a canopy of trees. For your reception, enjoy wining and dining in a timber tipi or marquee, with twinkling lights, up-lit trees and crackling fire pits. This is a woodland wedding venue designed for free-spirited couples who are seeking a rustic and relaxed vibe for your special day…

West Lexham

Let us introduce you to West Lexham, 21 acres of splendour in Norfolk, with woodlands, lakes and gardens that are just asking to be explored. The team are all about creating the wedding of your dreams – whether you want a marquee reception by the lake or a rustic tipi in the gardens. You’ll have free rein of the whole venue, with the opportunity to let your imagination run wild.

The best news? There is accommodation for up to 95 guests thanks to their luxury cottages, tree houses and bell tents. Enjoy everything this woodland wedding venue has to offer – evening BBQs, lounging by the pool, starlit campfires and so much more.

West Lexham awaits…

Cornish Tipi Weddings

If you’ve got your heart set on a woodland wedding venue, Cornish Tipi Weddings is calling your name! Located by the waterside, it can be anything you want it to be. Vintage, coastal, boho, rustic – you name it. You’ll say, ‘I Do’ in their wood, willow and canvas ceremony pavilion which is set by a clear brook and tucked away under the trees. If you want something wildly romantic, look no further than the woodland glade, which is surrounded by foxgloves and wild roses. After you’ve tied the knot, it will be time for your reception in the marquee meadow, which boasts space for your guests to enjoy playing garden games or sipping on cocktails in the sunshine. The valley and woods are the perfect place for a wander as newlyweds, to steal five minutes together or simply for your photograph backdrops. Woodland wedding venues don’t get much better than this…

Hayhouse Farm Weddings

Hayhouse Farm Weddings is located on the borders of Dorset / Somerset / Wiltshire with rural surroundings and unrivalled views – so you just know it’s going to be beautiful. You can expect a rustic ceremony barn, an enchanting woodland and a spacious marquee area. A winding path meanders down through a bluebell wood, with a stunning open space for up to 140 guests, ready and waiting with rustic wooden benches. All of this will be exclusively yours too, so you can celebrate in complete privacy. There are only six weddings hosted each year, so Hayhouse Farm really is something special. For couples who are smitten with the thought of a woodland wedding venue, this is the place to be!

Wilderness Weddings Kent

Hidden away in a patchwork rolling valley in East Kent is Wilderness Weddings Kent. This is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed, but it’s a woodland wedding venue with bohemian, relaxed vibes and a brilliant team (in a nutshell). Ancient woodland, wild birds, oak trees, meadow flowers, lakes and more – you can already picture the scene. There are two licensed areas known as The Woodsman’s Cabin and the Boat-Zebo, both of which offer a romantic and rustic setting for you to get wed. If that’s not enough, the Woodland Glade is also an option, with a handmade ‘Champagne Shack’ bar, festoon lighting, a giant disco ball and three large kata tipis. This venue has everything you need for an epic party!

Wise Wedding Venue

A woodland hideaway offering something a little different for your celebration, Wise Wedding Venue is set within 10 acres of woodland, with grassy spaces, a lakeside location and even a charming Treehouse Bridal Suite for the newlyweds to enjoy after a day of festivities! Everything about Wise Wedding Venue is relaxed, rustic and somewhere you can really put your own stamp on. The team want you to create magical memories and we can tell you now; this is the perfect place for it!

Longton Wood

Longton Wood can be found in the very heart of the Kentish countryside, set within 300 acres of ancient bluebell woodland and part of a family-run farm. This blank canvas DIY wedding venue is all about flexibility and tailoring your special day to suit you, with a standard hire period of three days on an exclusive basis. In fact, it’s possible for you to have your entire wedding hosted amongst the trees, so this really is the woodland wedding venue you’ve been looking for. There’s even a glamping space so you and your loved ones can continue the celebrations as long as you wish!

Wellington Wood

Imagine 70 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows and you’ll have Wellington Wood in Norfolk. This secluded setting is at one with nature, offering an eco-friendly, pet-friendly and family-friendly woodland wedding venue where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Their lovely team will be with you every step of the way to help you ensure your wedding is everything you’ve always wanted – the only limit is your imagination! Giant Hat Tipis, the Forest Cottage, Shepherd’s Huts and luxury Bell Tent glamping will all be yours to enjoy – what’s not to love?!

Hidden River Cabins 

There’s nothing quite like Hidden River Cabins and we just know it’ll catch your eye. These traditional log cabins boast unbeatable views across the river Lyne and are located in an untouched corner of Cumbria. The vibe is industrial-meets-rustic, so it’s perfect if you’re a stylish couple who want something a little edgy for your wedding day. The Barn (which has capacity for up to 250 guests) overlooks the ancient woodland, with a mezzanine level that is designed for ceremonies or intimate celebrations. Once the party is over, there are 5 luxury log cabins for your guests to relax and unwind in, as well has the Hidden River House which can sleep an additional 20 people. It really is rather dreamy…

Fforest

We’re huge fans of Fforest, which offers 200 acres of unspoilt natural beauty wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. This is the weekend wedding venue for you if you want something relaxed and informal where you can celebrate with your favourite people on an exclusive basis. You’ll find party barns, giant hat tipis, firepits and even a secret woodland sauna (shhh). You have the option of an intimate wedding with 40 guests or you can have a larger celebration with 250 of your friends and family. It’s magical setting that is hard to beat!

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