Explore the Venue
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 and can seat up to 70 guests. (The adjoining decking can seat a further 30 guests during the summer months). 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. Also included is our farmhouse accommodation on the night of your wedding for up to six guests on a bed and breakfast basis. 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.
For smaller parties of up to 20 guests, our stunning 17th century farmhouse is the ideal venue for a celebration. Choose an intimate ceremony and sign your register in front of the iconic fireplace, before enjoying the farmhouse with your guests over a delicious feast. When the party is complete, retire upstairs for a relaxing night in our newly renovated accommodation.
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.
- Wedding Open Day
- Explore the Venue
- Feasting and Drinking
- Winter Wedding Package
- Wedding Gallery
- Intimate Farmhouse Weddings
- Download Wedding Brochure
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