River Cottage

An idyllic organic farm amidst the rolling Devon hills renown for its local seasonal food

Who are we...

I’m Megan, the wedding coordinator at River Cottage and I’m here to help you achieve the wedding you've always dreamed of! I’m always happy to show you around the farm and get to know your needs better. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Celebrate the best day of your life at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s iconic River Cottage HQ, based on the Devon/Dorset border in 65 acres of organic farmland.

Getting married at River Cottage is a unique experience where the bride and groom share centre stage with the food. Couples design their wedding menu with the talented River Cottage chefs and kitchen team, wowing guests with the finest local and seasonal ingredients from the West Country, as well produce grown and reared on the organic farm itself. 

Fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, couples can get hitched in Hugh’s famous farmhouse, organic kitchen garden or the beautifully refurbished barn with breath-taking views across the Axe Valley. 

The threshing barn is a glorious space at any time of the year. Your guests are seated on two long banquet tables fit for the splendid feast. The barn can seat 64, or up to 70 with a top table, and during the summer months a further 30 can dine on the adjoining decking area (complete with heating and marquee cover). In the evening you can total 120 so there is plenty of room to dance the night away. 

During the winter, the yurt and the farmhouse are cosy alternatives to the garden where your guests can gather around roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights and sheepskin rugs. 

We can accommodate larger parties, by arranging marquees on site, or for smaller parties, the farmhouse is available to hire.

Our cosy farmhouse is being transformed into three beautiful guest bedrooms which will sleep six guests. The farmhouse will be available to hire as a self-catering option for your wedding party from December 2018

From the outset of River Cottage HQ, the intention was to create a site that was low carbon, low energy and that considered the various issues of sustainability on the site.

River Cottage developed a holistic approach for the site that would assure nothing went to waste and that all aspects of the energy creation, infrastructure and physical build were realised with maximum sustainability.

Everything from the materials sourced to the systems used, strives to have minimal impact on the environment.

Our farm carries organic certification as accredited by the Soil Association, we grow high quality organic fruit and vegetables on 1.5 acres of the farm providing a wide variety of produce for our kitchen, all year round.

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Located on the Devon / Dorset border

We Supply...

Devon, Dorset

Clients Say...

"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've ever been to." - Rachel and Tom, July 2017

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