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Nestled in a valley near the Devon/Dorset border, River Cottage HQ is a working farm with a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and stunning sunsets.

As the farm is exclusively yours for the day, guests are welcome to wander the gardens and explore the smallholding at their leisure. There are a variety of undercover and outdoor spaces for your wedding party to use throughout the day, making use of the whole site. The venue includes seasonal decor throughout the year and you are welcome to add your own touches to make it yours!

The Threshing Barn

Our refurbished threshing barn is an impressive, versatile space full of rustic charm. We can seat 100 guests for your ceremony and 70 for dining. Use of all furniture, cutlery, crockery, linen and glassware is included in the venue hire as well as jam jars of seasonal wild flowers for the dining tables. For the evening party we can accommodate a band or DJ of your choice and up to 120 for dancing into the small hours. 


For larger parties of over 100 daytime guests, we can hire in marquees, a supplement will apply and is priced by requirement.

The Decking and Yurt

During the summer months we are able to accommodate a further 30 guests for dining on our decking under a permanent timber framed canvas marquee located just outside the threshing barn. Our yurt can be used in the evening for guests to relax and enjoy their coffee and petit fours by the fire.


The Farmhouse

For smaller parties of up to 20 guests, our stunning 17th century farmhouse is the ideal venue for an intimate ceremony and celebration. For larger weddings it’s a great space for post-ceremony drinks, or if you’re expecting a number of children at your wedding then it can be turned into a crèche.


The Garden

Our walled kitchen garden offers a picturesque space for an outside ceremony. On arrival or after the ceremony the garden is a gorgeous, relaxed setting for guests to wander amongst the organic veggies while sipping a glass of fizz and listening to live music.

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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


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