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Wedding Open Day

Join us for our free wedding open day - explore the farm and walled kitchen garden, meet our lovely team and embrace all things wedding!

Photograph by Benjamin Wheeler

Come and explore all that River Cottage has to offer for your special day at The River Cottage HQ, our secluded 100 acre organic estate and working farm, nestled in the beautiful Devon countryside. See our wedding space options including the traditional 18th Century Threshing Barn and iconic River Cottage Farmhouse, with its well stocked walled kitchen Gardens. Explore the Farm and all its surroundings, the courtyards, cosy Yurt, and our fabulous new Kitchen & Store, that has recently opened at the top of our track.

Mingle and speak with our experienced team about what we offer here at River Cottage and how we can work with you to create your truly memorable and unique day; Lucy, our Wedding Planner and co-ordinator, will take you through everything we can do. Gelf, our Culinary Director, and Steven, our Head Chef, will talk all things food and drink with you, as well as serving up some truly inspiring and wonderful canapes and drinks throughout.

Not only that, but we will also have guest appearances from some of our special suppliers including; Helen Lisk Photography, The Little Red Bus, The Royal T's, Charlie from the Real Cut Flower Garden and Emma from Meadowsweet Flowers & Floristry.

Your event

10.00 - 15.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    The experience begins with a walk down to the farm (or a lift in one of our 4x4s) as you take in the breath-taking views across the valley.

  • Explore the farm

    Explore our organic smallholding including our walled kitchen garden, the famous farmhouse, threshing barn, alfresco decking and cosy mongolian yurt.

  • Meet local wedding suppliers

    Get to know some of our fantastic suppliers including; Helen Lisk Photography, The Little Red Bus, The Big Whiskey Band, Charlie from the Real Cut Flower Garden and Emma from Meadowsweet Flowers & Floristry.

  • Food

    Food is at the heart of what we do and it wouldn’t be a trip to River Cottage without a few tasty treats.

    Our chefs will be talking to guests throughout the day about creating your perfect wedding menu featuring local, seasonal and organic produce. Visitors will get the chance to ask questions and of course sample some taster canapes!

  • Drinks

    A welcome drink is included as part of your visit, but if you fancy another tipple, our licensed bar will be open throughout the day which offers a selection of organic and biodynamic wines, beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

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Further information...

This event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest local and organic drinks available to purchase.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

As always we will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements. However, please be aware that during the open day we cannot operate our usual dietary procedures.