Woodland weddings are enchanting, romantic and guaranteed to amaze your guests with their secluded and shaded beauty. Under the canopy of trees, you can hear the birds sing and the wind rustle through the leaves as you say ‘I do’ to the love of your life. Forest venues also have plenty of hidden grottos and stunning backdrops for taking photos with your loved ones and wedding party.
If you’re an outdoorsy couple dreaming of getting married surrounded by the beauty of nature, we’ve rounded up the most amazing woodland wedding venues in the UK to inspire you. From elegant estates to trendy treehouses, bohemian tipis to DIY forest glades, this list has all the best places to make your woodsy wedding dreams come true.
If being outside on your big day isn’t for you but you still want that rustic feel, don’t miss our edit of the prettiest rustic wedding venues.
1. Wasing Park – Berkshire
Your vows will take place under towering trees and beside a picturesque pond. This area has its own toilets, bar and stage set – ideal if you want a festival themed wedding!
After your woodland wedding ceremony, you might wish to head inside for an indoor wedding breakfast. The Castle Barn at Wasing Park is perfect for this. It has a contemporary and chic interior with modern mood lighting and an impressive entrance.
Wasing Park also offers boutique accommodation on the estate. There are nine luxury suites including the spectacular Honeymoon Suite, The Dovecote, The Smithy, The Granary and The Coach House. Each offers fabulous and distinctive styling with individual touches such as triangular-shaped beds, mezzanines and free-standing copper baths.
2. Kippilaw House – Lothian & Borders
Scottish couples dreaming of a woodland wedding day should add Kippilaw House to their shortlist – a beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Melrose.
The house itself is secluded by its own private woodland and boasts original 15th century features, three well-appointed reception rooms and a beautiful veranda.
You’ll say your vows in the woodlands before retiring to the stunning veranda for cocktails. You can then take to the lawn for a wedding breakfast under a marquee with up to 250 guests – or how about a more intimate dinner in the formal dining room?
Kippilaw is available exclusively and can offer the luxury of partying late into the night. Oh, and once your feet get tired, there are 15 beautiful bedrooms for up to 40 guests, all of which are uniquely decorated.
3. Marshwood Manor – Dorset
Among Marshwood Manor’s four ceremony spaces is their woodland bower, a magical place to say ‘I do’. You’ll start in their wildflower meadow before crossing a living bridge over a gentle stream to enter the ancient Dorset woodland. Surrounded by family and friends in this forest amphitheatre (with benches made from fallen trees), you can tie the knot under the Victorian bower.
If you want to give your guests a true experience of nature, this sunlight-dappled glade is a dream place to marry. You can host up to 80 guests seated or standing, and the bower is licensed for civil ceremonies or celebrants.
Follow your vows up with a reception in one of the other beautiful areas. The rustic haybarn is ideal for every season, you can set up a fairy-lit marquee in the elegant courtyard, or have an al fresco dinner in the wildflower meadow. The courtyard even has access for street food vans to come in, so let your imagination run wild!
4. Broadfield – Herefordshire
Nestled in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside is Broadfield Wedding Venue, a rustic and charming countryside wedding venue perfect for the bohemian couple.
You can get married in one of three outdoor locations: the woodland, the rose garden or the lawns. Afterwards, you can enjoy reception drinks before tucking into a delicious wedding breakfast under the outdoor marquee.
Speaking of food, for your wedding breakfast you’ll be able to choose from a selection of carefully chosen local Herefordshire caterers who will create delicious food for your big day. Whether you’re after a formal three-course menu, a bespoke sharing experience or a relaxed barbecue, your wish is their command.
For those wishing to extend their big day from a day to a night or more, there are eight delightful bedrooms for the close wedding party to enjoy. Every room is completely elegant – one of them being a honeymoon suite complete with a dressing room for the wedding party to get ready in.
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5. Deer’s Leap Retreat – Devon
Have you ever seen a woodland wedding venue more perfect? Deer’s Leap Retreat is nestled on the edge of Devon’s Exmoor National Park and is perfect for couples who want to create their own personal wedding ceremony and reception. The vibe at Deer’s Leap is relaxed, informal and fun. Any time you spend there will feel like you’re on holiday.
The lakeside gazebo is the perfect woodland setting for your ceremony. It’s built from the venue’s own wood and looks just as beautiful bathed in sunlight in the middle of the day as it does at sunset.
After holding your nuptials by the lake, celebrate with a full reception dinner in the barn or a hog roast followed by cocktails and star gazing. There is so much you can do here.
As well as all of the outdoor space, you’ll also have exclusive access to the beautiful farmhouse (complete with hot tubs and a sauna), a honeymoon cottage and five luxury bell tents (which only add to the bohemian, woodland vibe you’re going for).
6. Hidden River Cabins – Cumbria
We’re head over heels in love with Hidden River Cabins in Cumbria. Surrounded by tranquil forests and rivers, this woodland wedding venue is the perfect peaceful getaway for your big day.
You can hold your ceremony outside, just in front of the main log cabin, with all of your guests seated on wooden benches.
The Barn is a great space for your reception. It’s the perfect mix of rustic and contemporary, with space for 250 people, a mezzanine level and views of the River Lyne.
If that wasn’t enough, Hidden River Cabins also boasts a range of accommodation ideal for you and your guests to stay in throughout your celebrations. What more could you ask for?
7. The Alnwick Garden Treehouse – Northumberland
The tree house is the largest tree-top building of its kind in all of Europe, and with three intimate function rooms, a large deck area and two rope bridges, this venue is like no other.
The restaurant is the centrepiece of the structure – it can accommodate a wedding breakfast for 85. We think it would be perfect in the autumn or winter when you can celebrate in front of a roaring log fire under sparkling fairy lights.
8. Moddershall Oaks – Staffordshire
Surrounded by an enchanting array of fairy lights spread throughout the nearby trees and private woodland, Moddershall Oaks will bring something extra special to your woodland wedding day.
The handmade gazebo is the perfect spot for your ceremony, set on the edge of a lake and with space for 100 guests. Once you’ve said your vows, the gardens are free for you to roam – how about reception drinks, garden games and live music?
When the temperature begins to drop, you can take to the indoor function suite to dance the night away. It boasts state-of-the-art lighting, Italian glass chandeliers and a bar.
The cherry on the top of this venue has got to be the honeymoon suite – Moddershall’s ‘Mini-Moon Spa Break’ is included in your venue hire charge. You’ll enjoy a four-poster bed and spa bath, late check-out, use of the private outdoor hot tub, a bottle of Champagne, cooked breakfasts and full access to the state of the art spa and leisure facilities. Where do we sign?
9. fforest – Pembrokeshire
fforest totally deserves its title as one of the best wedding venues in South Wales. It’s rustic and charming in equal measures, offering couples free-run of the entire 200-acre farm on their wedding weekend.
From giant tipis to party barns and a tiny private stone pub, there are endless spaces from which to host your big day.
Throughout the summer, you can host your wedding ceremony outside surrounded by woodland. This can be followed by an outdoor wedding breakfast with unlimited capacity.
There’s delicious in-house catering available at fforest, and when the day draws to an end, the luxurious and newly renovated Georgian farmhouse is the perfect place to rest your head.
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10. Milling Barn – Hertfordshire
In the beautiful north Hertfordshire countryside you’ll find Milling Barn at Bluntswood Hall. This venue offers dreamy weddings in Blunts Wood, where your wedding ceremony can take place under a pretty pagoda.
If an outdoor ceremony isn’t for you, you can get married inside either the Dairy Barn or Oak Barn which are both beautiful blank canvases for you to make your own.
To make the most of the beautiful woodland setting at Milling Barn, the venue have teamed up with renowned catering company The Chopping Block to provide your catering.
The Chopping Block have catered for numerous weddings over 10 years, building up an amazing reputation for great tasting food, imaginative ideas and excellent service.
11. Harvest Moon Holidays – Lothian & Borders
The woodland weddings that take place at Harvest Moon Holidays, close to Edinburgh, are enchanting and relaxed.
As well as being able to get married on the beach, you can tie the knot at the beautiful tree house site with stunning views of the Bass Rock.
At the end of your special day, you can retire to the amazing honeymoon suite which is situated two metres off the ground with impeccable views.
The tree house site and honeymoon suite will be exclusively yours for the weekend – there’s space for up to 250 guests and overnight accommodation for them, too.
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12. Arnos Vale – Bristol
Situated in the centre of Bristol is Arnos Vale, a spectacular 45-acre garden which is perfect if you’re looking for something a little different.
Nestled in the woods at the heart of the park is the Underwood Centre, the venue’s woodland wedding venue. Imagine birds singing and fairylights twinkling as you toast marshmallows around the fire and you’re close to the experience you’ll enjoy.
Arnos Vale is perfect for weddings in any season. In the spring and summer you can expect to be surrounded by a blanket of wildflowers and fresh greenery. In the autumn, when the leaves are turning orange, a glow fills the estate that will really bring your wedding day to life.
Whenever you choose to get married, the venue’s spectacular on-site caterers will create a delicious menu that’s perfect for your theme. From barbecues to formal dining experiences, they will ensure that all your guests have full stomachs all day long.
13. The Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall – Leicestershire
On the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire is Hothorpe Hall. This stunning venue boasts a woodland opening nestled among the trees which can host 60 people in the day and 120 at night.
After you’ve said your vows, enjoy a celebratory drink with your guests at one of the venue’s garden terraces or head off into the grounds where you’ll find plenty of beautiful backdrops for your wedding photographs.
Inside the Georgian house itself, there are a range of function rooms which you can use for your wedding breakfast. The Terrace Room is hugely popular with its high ceilings and neutral décor – and the double doors do a great job of bringing the woodlands inside!
Once your day draws to a close, there are 55 beautifully-appointed guest bedrooms for your friends and family to retire to. The only problem? They’ll never want to leave.
14. Happy Valley – Norfolk
We’re totally in love with Happy Valley in Norfolk – a stunning wilderness wedding venue set within nine acres of woodland. It boasts open glades, an adorable lake, plus two party barns for weddings in every season.
Enjoy an outdoor woodland ceremony before taking to one of the venue’s barns for your breakfast and reception. The larger of Happy Valley’s two barns has panoramic views over the water, plenty of undercover space, a bar and a stage. Alternatively, the Hay Barn is perfect for more intimate weddings (or it can be used as a chill out or night club!).
One of our favourite features of Happy Valley is the offering of luxury glamping accommodation. There’s a range of shepherds' huts and bell tents (with hot tubs, no less) as well as a beautiful honeymoon suite called Toad Hall. This suite also has its own private hot tub and balcony!
Happy Valley is perfect for weddings of all sizes, whether you’re inviting less than 30 people to celebrate with you or more than 250. The team will also recommend fantastic suppliers upon booking, including caterers, florists and decoration specialists. Planning a wedding has never been easier!
15. Bridal Barn – Shropshire
Secluded, exclusive, and utterly enchanting, Bridal Barn sits proudly in the absolute bliss of the Shropshire countryside.
It’s surrounded by an 80-acre woodland which is yours to explore on your wedding day. Follow the tea-lights up to the tipi in the woods or sit around the warming fire pits with your friends and family. Your wedding day will feel like it’s been plucked straight from a fairytale!
The barn itself is an ancient sandstone building which has been lovingly restored. It’s the perfect blank canvas for your rustic-themed wedding and can host up to 150 guests.
When your day draws to a close, there’s accommodation for your guests as well as the romantic Shepherd’s Hut for your first night as newlyweds. We love this place!
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16. Woodland Hollow Weddings - Bedfordshire
Far from any prying eyes is Woodland Hollow Weddings, a blank canvas venue surrounded by regal evergreen trees. Situated atop Greensand Ridge in Bedfordshire, this glade is a remote and romantic spot for you to tie the knot.
Unlike other venues we recommend, Woodland Hollow Weddings does not come with any pre-existing structure for your wedding breakfast. Best for DIY couples, the venue lets you completely design your own celebration and go as traditional, or non-traditional, as you want.
Along with its shaded glen, Woodland Hollow Weddings boasts a large meadow where you can erect tipis or tents. This area can accommodate up to 140 guests and even larger crowds upon request. Comprehensive wedding coordination is also available from the experienced staff.
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17. Lower House Farm – Herefordshire
Set in the foothills of the dramatic Black Mountains, Lower House Farm is an idyllic wedding venue offering seclusion and exclusivity on your wedding day.
Take a stroll to their own secret waterfall, play lawn games in the huge field bordering the Olchon River, have photos with the dramatic mountain backdrop and toast marshmallows around the fire pit come sunset. Your wedding day will be totally magical.
If delicious food is a priority for you, you’ll be pleased to know that the catering options at Lower House Farm are unbeatable. The team pride themselves on the quality of their ingredients, proudly using their home-reared meat and locally sourced produce in every dish.
Succulent joints of meat, charred seasonal veg and pizzas can be cooked in the wood-fired outdoor kitchen for a culinary experience that you and your guests will never forget.
18. Camp Katur – North Yorkshire
Situated among woodland, meadows and fields aplenty is Camp Katur, an all-in-one wedding venue and glamping village with a chic barn and range of luxury accommodation options.
You can host your wedding ceremony outdoors among beautifully tall pine trees in front of 130 guests. We love that they’ll be seated on beautiful rustic benches!
When it comes to your reception, you can enjoy a festival-style wedding breakfast on long tables in the marquee, or something cosier in the impressive wedding barn.
Alternatively, you could erect yurts and tipis on the meadow or host a traditional dinner in the light and airy Orangery. The possibilities are endless!
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19. Crumblebury - Worcestershire
Situated on the border of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, this high-end eatery is surrounded by rolling hills and dense woodlands. The restaurant features a modern, minimalist design and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that look out upon the idyllic landscape.
The wildness of the forest is perfect for couples who want to tie the knot, or dine, surrounded by tall trees that cast them in dappled sunlight. The grand piano can even be brought out under the canopy for a truly unique experience.
Crumplebury is set apart by its fine dining cuisine, which can even be served as a decadent and delicious tasting menu. The venue is also equipped with 13 luxurious bedrooms where you can kick back after the festivities.
20. Gisburne Park Estate - Lancashire
Nestled on 1,000 acres, Gisburne Park Estate redefines the definition of seclusion. Rental of this venue comes with three to four days of exclusive access to your own private valley, where you can celebrate at the tributaries of two rivers.
With ceremony sites in shaded glens, along the cliffs, and even on an island upstream, Gisburne Park Estate is ideal for those couples who want to be at one with nature.
The estate is outfitted with riverside tipis and sperry tents that give it a boho-chic vibe. An adorable stone bridge leads to these marquees, where you can also gather around fire pits on bails of hay.
For overnight accommodations, 220 guests can stay in cottages and lodges spread throughout the property, while the historic Riverside House sleeps six. This elegantly-furnished home also features a hot tub. Not too shabby, we say!
21. Larmer Tree Gardens - Wiltshire
Unique among venues on this list, Larmer Tree Gardens is a Victorian pleasure garden set on 11 sprawling acres. Built in 1880, this arboretum boasts splendid manicured lawns that encapsulate the grandeur and opulence of Victorian imaginations.
Larmer Tree Gardens is distinguished by its unique classical architecture. This includes the Singing Theatre, an amphitheatre adorned with a breathtaking mural, and the ornate Roman Temple.
Larmer Tree Gardens is licensed for civil ceremonies at the Roman Temple, the Jubilee Hall, or the Indian Room, an elevated structure with sliding glass doors and intricate details. Religious ceremonies can be held at the nearby Tollard Royal Church. You can then dine with your loved ones in the Jubilee Hall, where guests will be surrounded by domed ceilings and Nepalese art, or out on the verdant lawns.
With its effortless blend of natural and ornate, this venue is ideal for couples who want a woodland setting that still feels posh.
22. Harewood Forest - Hampshire
Tucked into the Hampshire countryside you will find Harewood Forest, a woodland wedding venue that is truly one-of-a-kind. Located within an ancient oak forest, this venue is just as magical as it sounds.
We love the aesthetic at Harewood Forest, where you can find antique furnishings, a bar, and even crystal chandeliers that hang from the criss-crossing tree branches. At nighttime, the whole venue is flooded with fairylights that add to the bewitching atmosphere.
After enjoying a drinks reception, head to the tipis for your wedding breakfast. These chic tents will give you coverage in case of inclement weather and provide ample space to dance with loved ones.
Not only is Harewood Forest chic and charming, but it is an affordable option for your big day. The venue prides itself for its competitive rates, which make it the perfect spot for couples desiring a quirky outdoor wedding.
23. Wild Wood Bluebell – Gloucestershire
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds and nestled away in an enchanting wildflower meadow is the Wild Wood Bluebell wedding venue.
If you get married here, you’ll say your vows outside in the forest clearing which is reached via a winding footpath.
For your wedding breakfast, you and up to 400 guests can take to the woodland marquee or tipi before relaxing around fire pits and watching the sun set.
While the meadow makes for a stunning setting for your wedding, Wild Wood also boasts a beautiful barn made from traditional Cotswold stone which is perfect for smaller weddings. What’s more, Wild Wood has ample glamping areas ideal for both you and your guests.
Does the idea of a wedding outdoors really appeal to you? Be sure to check out our round up of venues that allow outdoor ceremonies for even more ideas!