• Create your bespoke wedding menu with our talented River Cottage chefs featuring the best local, organic and seasonal produce.
  • Exclusive use of the 90 acre organic small holding for up to 100 guests including the organic kitchen garden, iconic farmhouse, threshing barn, alfresco decking and cosy Mongolian yurt.
  • On the Devon/Dorset border hidden in the rolling hills and a stone’s throw away from the Jurassic coast – a truly unique location!
  • A dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand to provide advice and ensure the big day runs smoothly.
  • Included in the venue hire are a selection of beautiful wild flowers from the grounds of River Cottage to decorate the feasting tables.

About Us…

Situated on the outskirts of Axminster and Lyme Regis, River Cottage is an idyllic rural retreat close to the South coast, perfect for relaxed country wedding.

Quaint and full of charm, River Cottage and its 90 acres of organic farmland is a unique wedding venue that features an eclectic style; a famous farmhouse, the traditional vegetable garden, the amazing Mongolian yurt and delicious dishes created by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s talented chefs.

Steeped in 400 years of history, the white-rendered farmhouse at River Cottage is been restored and lovingly refurbished to a luxurious standard, featuring cosy wood fires and an inglenook fireplace, a warm décor and a distinctive vintage furniture. Rustic and romantic, the farmhouse is a charming place for an intimate wedding reception.

Alternatively, say ‘I do’ in the gorgeous vegetable garden. Utterly different, walk through the organic vegetables to the picturesque wooden arch which is woven in climbing flowers, while guests sit on benches, surrounded by remarkable views of the rolling countryside.

The Mongolian yurt is a real eye catching addition to River Cottage. The cream circular yurt, with its stone fire, sheepskin rugs, wooden benches and dressed with twinkling fairy lights, provides a quirky yet cosy and comfortable space for guests to gather for the drinks reception.

What Makes Us Unique…

The farmhouse kitchen is what makes River Cottage so recognisable, with Hugh cooking all of his dishes on the TV series from here. With a team of talented chefs, couples can create their own celebratory menu, wowing guests with the finest local, organic and seasonal ingredients as well produce grown and reared on the organic farm itself. Share the centre stage with food and add a unique flavour to your wedding.

The wedding breakfast feast is served in the refurbished Threshing Barn, an authentic space with wooden ceiling beams, old cobb walls, natural stone floors and full height glass doors. With an adjoining decking area, which is heated and covered, the barn offers the bride and groom both inside and outside dining and drinking options. Seat up to 70 in the Threshing Barn with a top table and up to 30 in the decking area.

There is a fully stocked bar on site to keep your thirsty guests satisfied! Our seasonal and refreshing cocktails are guaranteed to start your day off in the best way, or why not go for a Devon classic and serve a delicious local cider from one of our brilliant suppliers.

Venue Spaces…

Organic Kitchen Garden

Iconic Farmhouse

Threshing Barn

Cosy Mongolian Yurt

Alfresco Decking