The Whole Hog
Planning your wedding should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, which is why we have created wedding packages to help make planning your perfect day as simple and stress-free as possible. But rest assured, at River Cottage no two weddings are the same and our packages enable you to create your own bespoke celebration to ensure you have the wedding you have always dreamed of.
The Whole Hog Package - exclusive farm weddings
River Cottage HQ is a fantastic setting for your wedding and we promise it will be a day you and your guests will never forget. And with our Whole Hog package, the entire 100 acres of the farm is exclusively yours for the day and we guarantee your celebration will be full of charm and rural romance.
There are a variety of spaces and charming corners at River Cottage and we encourage you to make the most of the space available. You can choose to say your vows in the famous River Cottage Garden or the 17th-century Threshing Barn or anywhere else that takes your fancy.
River Cottage may be a beautiful venue, but it is our food that we are famed for. Our chefs are renowned for cooking up wonderful celebratory dinners, featuring the very best produce that the area has to offer. The Whole Hog package includes a three-course seasonal meal plus canapes for every guest. During the planning of your wedding, we will arrange for you to meet with one of our chefs, and with their guidance, you will design your bespoke wedding menu. If you wish to make your feast even more special, there is the option to add additional courses and extras. We can even make your cake, we pride ourselves on our simple yet stylish 'naked' wedding cakes decorated with edible flowers and fruit.
We know how important it is for our couples to have a wedding that is truly unique. This is why our packages have the flexibility to tailor the day so it fulfils every wish and expectation.
Extras such as our games package, a late license so the party can continue into the early hours and even the use of the famous River Cottage Farmhouse for up to 6 people to spend the night on the farm all help to create a truly special day. You will have a dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to assist with your planning and on the day itself so you can get hitched without any hitches!
- Use of the River Cottage Garden, Threshing Barn (seating for 70), Decking (seating 30) Yurt, Outdoor Kitchen, Games Field and 100 acres of farm land from midday to midnight
- 2 canapes per guest
- 3 course seasonal meal
- Coffee and petits fours
- Menu planning with a chef prior to the day
- All furniture, crockery, cutlery and glassware
- Jam jars of seasonal wild flowers for the dining tables
- A dedicated wedding coordinator to assist with your preparations and ensure the smooth-running of the day.
- Ceremony fee (registrar fee not included)
- Overnight accommodation with exclusive rental of the River Cottage Farmhouse
- Games package - eg. skittles, welly wanging
- River Cottage 'naked' wedding cake decorated with seasonal fruit and edible flowers
- Evening snacks e.g. wood-fired pizzas
- Local cheese course served with homemade chutneys and crackers.
There are many options to make your wedding truly bespoke, please ask our wedding coordinator for further ideas.
The Whole Hog package is designed for weddings with guests of 30-100. If you would like more than 100 guests please ask about marquee weddings. And if you are interested in having a more intimate wedding please take a look at The Piglet package.
Interested in learning more?
Please don’t hesitate to contact the team if you would like any more information or to arrange a visit to River Cottage.
Tel: 01297 630322
Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm