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River Cottage HQ

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£450 - £5745 for venue hire
Up to 100
On-site
Exclusive Use
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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
Overview
Venue Type
Barn
Guests
100
Reception Capacity
120
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
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Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
£450
Maximum Price
£5,745
The venue hire price gives you exclusive use of the entire site for the day from midday-midnight and includes all furniture, tableware, ...
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In-house catering (price per head)
Prices start at
£55
Maximum Price
£65
Prices start at £55 per adult for a two course meal. Children's portions start at £13.75. Extras such as canapés, three courses, cheese ...
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Full Description
  • 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!
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Megan Mordue
    Our experienced and friendly team at River Cottage will help you achieve the wedding you've always wished for! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions and we're always happy to show you around the farm.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    10
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(1)
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Industry Awards (1)
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Venues
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Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TB, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Axminster
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Axminster - Southwest Trains
    • Nearest Airport
    • Exeter International Airport
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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!