River Cottage HQ
£450 - £5745 for venue hire
Up to 100
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River Cottage HQ is a fantastic wedding venue for your ceremony and celebration. Our 65 acre organic farm is tucked amongst rolling hills on the Dorset and Devon border.
Features & Capacity
Usual Access Time
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
- River Cottage HQ is yours exclusively for the day. You can say ‘I do’ in front of your nearest and dearest in the famous farmhouse, or the beautifully restored Threshing barn if you intend to invite a crowd. Guests are welcome to wander the smallholding at their leisure; relax in our yurt, serve welcome drinks out in the walled garden, or even have your blessing amongst the sweet peas! The River Cottage kitchen team are renowned for cooking up wonderful celebratory dinners, featuring the very best local produce. After a sumptuous meal it will be time to dance the night away in the Barn. For smaller parties (up to 20 guests) we can arrange exclusive use of the farmhouse. For larger parties we can hire in marquees; a supplement will apply and is priced by requirement.Please note, for exclusive use of the full site we require a minimum spend of 50 adults taking a two course meal plus the facility fee. Gather your closest family and friends for an intimate lunch or dinner in the beautifully restored farmhouse the day before your wedding as we also offer pre-wedding dining experiences (subject to availability). Plus the Bride and Groom receive a complimentary bottle of our own Elderflower bubbly to take away and enjoy!
Experience# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team10Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Every wedding is unique but one of the best weddings ended in a group salsa dancing lesson in the Barn!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
You should always stay true to the vision that you have in mind for your wedding and what suits your personality the most! You can't please everyone and it's really important that you enjoy your special day as well as your guests.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
The best man brewed a special wedding beer which was given to every guest as a wedding favour - and enjoyed in the evening!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Rustic, unique, foodie, personal, special.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
As you come down the farm track to the venue there are incredible view overlooking the valley. You can't have a wedding at River Cottage without this iconic photo.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Scotch eggs are a winner!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Pizza's from our wood fired oven
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The couple are able to design the menu from scratch in collaboration with our expert chefs. The menu features completely organic and seasonal produce.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our passion and commitment to sustainable, organic and local produce. Our team is pretty special too!