Fancy being whisked away to a magical woodland setting to elope? Or perhaps you want a nature-inspired ceremony beside the trees for all your loved ones to witness? Whatever your intentions, we’ve got you covered! At Bridebook.co.uk, we’ve scoured all our outdoor wedding set ups to find the most whimsical woodland wonders we possibly can… and here they are!
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We’re starting with a woodland wedding venue that has its own private lake and meadow that can be exclusively yours for 3 days! Turn your special day into a weekend to remember at Rookery Meadow, where a lakeside marquee or a tipi beside ancient oak trees will be equally as beautiful.
Within a 250 acre estate, enjoy the most romantic woodland ceremony among pine trees and rustic barns, before settling down for the night in the glamping village full of unique places to rest your head. Grab your loved ones and head down to Camp Katur for an alternative twist on your big day.
Approach Finnebrogue Woods from winding paths and feast your eyes on a seriously impressive tipi reception set up in the middle of your own secluded woodland! There’s no doubt you’ll feel enchanted in this totally unique location – and if you’ve not had enough unique wedding venues, you’ll love these.
How about making your day a little more active while enjoying the scenery? At Cheshire Woodland Weddings, you can tie the knot under the trees and use the rustic open-sided barn for your reception. But also, (Robin Hood wannabes take note!) you can take part in archery and other activities within your natural surroundings as a bit of fun for you and your guests.
How do you fancy gathering round a fire pit and having a bite to eat using the pizza oven as the sun sets around the trees? Weddings in the Woods at Storrs means you can do just that, giving you a natural forest wedding venue as a blank canvas for your special day.
Follow fairy-lit pathways through the depths of the woodland to reach the clearing, where you can erect a bohemian tipi or other outdoor structures to host your romantic celebrations. At Applewood Weddings, no rural outdoor wedding is complete without a totally bespoke experience, so you can put your own spin on everything.
Wilderness Wedding Venue is a natural paradise with plenty of choice! Exchange vows under the canopy of the trees or at the Woodman’s Cabin, while 3 interconnected tipis provide the backdrop for the your UK woodland wedding reception! And don’t forget to grab a woodland-inspired cocktail at the Champagne Shack before retiring to your Shepherd’s Hut.
Want to get away from it all? Host your wedding on a secluded island at The Arran Lodge over on the Isle of Arran, boasting sea views and picture-postcard panorama for 360-degrees. The private wooded grounds and lawns are an ideal countryside escape – for more countryside inspo, take a look at these wedding venues with lovely grounds.
9. The Gardens, Kent
If you’re looking for a woodland wedding venue in the UK, The Gardens is nestled in 12 acres of diverse tree-lined grounds, including lush lawns, a unique restored barn and a central wooden gazebo – ideal for a romantic outdoor ceremony in the wonderful Kent countryside.
10. Heathy Lea, Derbyshire
Take a whole weekend away for your wedding celebrations at Heathy Lea, where you get to make the rules! Surrounded by thick woodland and close to the Peak District, this forest wedding venue is perfect for a relaxed and homely elopement, followed by a barbecue on the lawn with your loved ones.
Ellingham Hall truly delivers the best of both worlds: the grandeur of an elegant 17th century stately home, set within acres of rural Northumberland countryside. The Hall has an outdoor reception space, perfect for tying the knot in the open air with the mansion and surrounding forests as your backdrop.
12. Busbridge Lakes, Surrey
Busbridge Lakes provides the perfect backdrop for a classic, English garden wedding. They supply the stunning heritage gardens, three lakes and romantic stone bridges – you decide how you want to use them. Imagine your tipi or marquee in pride of place on the main lawn, surrounded by trees and overlooking the weeping willows on the lake.
Craving open spaces amongst the trees for your big day, but don’t want to travel outside of London? Luckily for you, the much-loved 200 acre Battersea Park has two unique licensed outdoor wedding venues.
The historic Bowling Green Pavilion and Lawn, with Battersea Power Station looking on, offers a quintessentially English green space for your marquee or tipi. The picturesque Victorian Bandstand offers 360 views of the green oasis, to fully immerse you and your guests into the pure nature of this historic park.
Did we mention they have one of the largest collections of waterbirds in the country? Perfect if you’ve always wanted swans or peacocks in your wedding photos!
Wowzers! What a wondrous woodland walk through some of the best UK forest wedding venues. But don’t let the fun end there! If you haven’t already, definitely check out our Wedding Venue Search plus our budget, checklist and guestlist features to help you on your way with your wedding planning journey.
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