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River Cottage HQ

£450 - £5745 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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)

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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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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


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 & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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. The Grade ll listed farmhouse is being transformed into 3 beautiful guest bedrooms upstairs which will sleep 6 guests, this will be available to hire by the end of 2018. 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: Laura
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Tom and Keren
Married in April 2017
December 2017
We had a truly amazing day, it all went perfectly.
We had a truly amazing day, it all went perfectly. Thank you so much for all of your help and to everyone involved, for making our day so fantastic. So many of our guests...
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Louise and Ben
Married in August 2017
December 2017
You made the whole experience really special!
We had a truly amazing day, it all went perfectly. Thank you so much for all of your help and to everyone involved, for making our day so fantastic. So many of our guests...
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Alice and Henry
Married in September 2017
December 2017
Nothing was too much trouble
It absolutely was everything we could have hoped for and more! The River Cottage staff were not there and there all at the same time and I think that is a sign of totally...
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Father of the Bride
Wedding: October 2017
December 2017
Our guests were blown away from start to finish
A BIG Thank You to you and all the staff at River Cottage HQ who made our daughter’s wedding to Jack Holden such a great event on Saturday. Your colleagues were helpful ...
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Tom and Rachel
Married in July 2017
December 2017
It exceeded our (already very high!) expectations
We had SUCH a fantastic day on Saturday - it exceeded our (already very high!) expectations in every way. We've had quite a lot of people say it was the best wedding they...
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James and Yan
Married in June 2017
December 2017
The day was everything we had hoped for...and more
Friday was AMAZING. Thank you so much for your professionalism and patience throughout! The day was everything we had hoped for...and more. EVERYBODY on your team always ...
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Location & Contact Details


Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 8TB, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Axminster - Southwest Trains

Nearest Airport

Exeter International Airport

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Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Venues
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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 is your No. 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 farm, there are incredible views overlooking the valley. We also have a beautiful field behind our main barn and the sun sets just behind the hill. You can't have a wedding at River Cottage without one of these two iconic photos.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Scotch eggs are a winner!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wood fired pizzas from our courtyard ovens- theatrical, a range of toppings and very delicious!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

There is no menu A, B or C. Wedding couples have the opportunity to meet with one of our expert chefs and design their menu from scratch using the best organic, seasonal local produce around!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our incredible food which comes from our passion and commitment to sustainable, organic and local produce. Our team is pretty special too!