Celebrate your special day at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s iconic River Cottage in Devon. The venue is set within 65 aces of organic farmland, located just a short distance from the stunning Jurassic Coast. River Cottage is a unique wedding venue with a strong emphasis placed on the food served throughout the day.
Couples are invited down to the farm to design their menu in collaboration with the fantastic River Cottage chefs. The focus is most definitely on the food and all of the dishes created here use the finest home grown, local, organic and seasonal ingredients, guaranteed to impress your guests.
The venue is fully-licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, so couples can say their vows in Hugh’s famous farmhouse, the beautifully refurbished barn with breath-taking views across the Axe Valley or in the walled garden depending on the season and the weather.
The Threshing Barn is the perfect rustic venue all year round and can accommodate up to 100 seated guests for your ceremony and 70 for dining, the adjoining marquee covered decking area can seat an additional 30 for dining in the warmer months. In the evening we clear the tables to make room for 120 to dance into the night.
After dancing the night away, you can retire to our newly refurbished 17th century farmhouse for the night, where accommodation and bed and breakfast for six people is included in your wedding package.
Couples receive a dedicated wedding coordinator who is on hand to plan your perfect celebration and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.
14 Reviews for River Cottage
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jenny and Ed · Married on 07/09/2019
We could not have asked for a more friendly and attentive venue. You made us feel so relaxed as we know you guys had everything sorted. All the guests commented on how amazing the food was, please pass on our thanks to the chefs :) 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. And Laura, to you, 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.Sent on 16/10/2019
Wendy and Andrew · Married on 08/06/2019
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."Sent on 16/10/2019
Abbie and Jules · Married on 24/04/2019
Best day ever!
"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!!)"Sent on 16/10/2019