Tucked amid the rolling Devon countryside, River Cottage is an idyllic location for a wedding celebration with the farm exclusively yours on your wedding day. Combined with beautiful scenery, breath taking views and the best seasonal organic food, River Cottage takes rustic romance to a whole new level.
Guests trundle down the track and arrive in their very own tractor trailer, taking in the stunning views as they head down into the valley before being welcomed with a seasonal cocktail or warming cider brandy.
The impressive threshing barn is a stunning space at any time of the year. Guests are seated on two long banquet tables fit for the splendid feast they will undoubtedly devour. The barn can seat 64 or 70 with a top table and during the summer months a further 30 can dine on the adjoining decking area.
For smaller celebrations, the farmhouse is the perfect space for intimate ceremony and feast for up to 20 people. Or for more than 100-day guests, couples can choose to have a marquee with the surrounding fields offering plenty of space for guests to explore the farm, meet the animals and play country games like welly wanging or traditional skittles.
The River Cottage vegetable garden is a gorgeous, tranquil environment for an outdoor ceremony or blessing. Guests sit on benches watching you walk through the organic veggies to have your ceremony underneath a hazel arch woven in climbing sweet peas or underneath the farmhouse doorway.
River Cottage is a food lovers paradise. There is no menu A, B or C – all wedding couples visit the farm and meet a chef to design their menu from scratch. All of the menus are put together using the finest local and seasonal ingredients from the West Country, as well as using produce grown and reared on the farm. Don’t worry about guests with special diets, the chefs are well versed in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.
Then as the sun sets and the barn is preparing for the evening party, guests can snuggle in the rustic yurt complete with blankets, hay bales and a roaring fire for coffee and delicious handmade petit fours.
Now included in all wedding packages, is accommodation on the night of the wedding in the famous farmhouse, with three bedrooms for up to six people on a bed and breakfast basis.
If all of the above wasn’t enough there will be a team of staff on hand to help you through the day including your very own dedicated wedding coordinator.
If you are looking for a minimal fuss wedding then River Cottage really is beautiful without additional decorations but if you wish to add your own personal touch then you can bring them along before the day and the team will display them for you! Oh and for those of you who like a good shindig the rural location means there are no restrictions on music and a late license can be sought.
We could not have asked for a more friendly and attentive venue. You made us feel so relaxed as we know you had everything sorted. All the guests commented on how amazing the food was and commented on how accommodating the staff were and the relaxed feeling the wedding had which was exactly what we wanted. We felt everything about the day was just so us. Thank you so much for all your hard work, it simply would have not happened without you. River cottage are very lucky to have such a dedicated wedding planner who goes above and beyond for the couples. We didn’t notice a thing out of place or any problems and we are sure that’s down to you so thank you.
Jenny & Ed
We had our wedding reception at River Cottage and it couldn’t have been a more perfect location to celebrate our marriage. The whole venue is just fab and we particularly liked that the use of the whole area (farmhouse, yurt, barn) was included (including Laura!). It was such a relaxed atmosphere and exactly how we wanted our venue to feel. The food was absolutely incredible and the attention to detail is second to none. Our guests along with us, were blown away by the flavours and presentation. We stayed in the farmhouse and had brunch with 18 friends the following day-this made the whole experience feel longer and we once again indulged in an incredible selection of food. If you love food and want a venue which offers absolutely everything with no hassle, we would highly recommend River Cottage.
Katie & James
The most amazing beautiful wedding. The whole experience from the time we booked the venue last year was absolutely perfect. Laura our Wedding planner was a delight to work with she made our whole day flow with no problems at all. The food was absolutely delicious, we had 64 guests for the sit-down meal and all of them had thoroughly enjoyed their food. To us, River Cottage was the perfect venue for a relaxed unpretentious wedding and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Wendy & Andrew
We had the best day ever and our guests are still raving about it! Thank you for the outstanding food and service, and the care taken by the whole team to ensure our wedding day was so special. It was perfect from start to finish, plus a ton of fun in an extraordinary setting. Laura, thank you for all your assistance in the prep and run up to the day too – we really appreciate your patience and flexibility (I’m sure Australian time difference is not ideal!!).