Breathtaking farmland Wedding Venue + home of the foodie… Meet The River Cottage

Introduce yourself…

Hello! My name is Megan and I run the weddings at River Cottage (lucky me!).

What are a few of your favourite things?

You can’t work at River Cottage without a real passion for food and nothing pleases me more than cooking for friends and family. I am also a self-confessed caffeine addict (especially on the morning of a wedding!) so a freshly made flat white is a very welcome sight for me!

Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

I am based at the farm itself on the Devon/Dorset border and our office overlooks breath-taking views across the valley, which can be quite distracting!

What do you love most about your job?

Menu-sampling is definitely up there on the list of job perks but being able to work outside in the fresh country air and knowing that we’re creating memories that will be treasured forever is very fulfilling.

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What makes your work unique?

Working on a farm which produces lovely organic veggies from the kitchen garden and seeing them transformed into a delicious dish in the kitchen is very special and having that traceability from the farm to your plate is something you don’t see very often at wedding venues.

What kind of couples are ‘your couples’?

We get a real mix of couples but the thing they all have in common is that they’d like a very relaxed and informal day with a focus on food.

What would be your advice for couples looking to plan a wedding totally unique to them?

You should always trust your instinct and if something doesn’t feel right or doesn’t represent you and your relationship then you should always question if you really need it!

What inspires you?

It might sound a bit cliché but working for a company with such a great ethos is very inspiring and has had a big influence on my life. Commitment to sustainability and food integrity is hugely important and something that attracted me to River Cottage in the first place.

What’s been your proudest moment so far?

I was coordinating a wedding for a couple who were HUGE River Cottage fans, so it felt more important than ever that we delivered a truly special wedding day for them. In the feedback from their wedding day they told the story of their life and relationship and how it linked back to River Cottage – it almost brought a tear to my eye and made me feel very proud to work with such a great team!

In your opinion, what makes a great wedding?

I might be biased but I think food is very important element for any wedding day – it keeps everyone fuelled for the festivities and is a great talking point.


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