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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 …

Stylish Weddings + Interior Heaven… Meet Julia from Garthmyl Hall

First day of school introduction to Garthmyl Hall…

Hi I’m Julia! I am a 30 year old girl boss who is very lucky to be living and working in my dream job here at Garthmyl Hall. We bought the hall 2 years ago when it was in a really, really bad way, it needed loads of work doing, we had to renovate the inside and the grounds. I was responsible for designing the interior of the hall and I loved doing it, I’ve not done anything like that before and it was a massive challenge as I had 4 months to get the bulk of the inside done, we had an epic team behind us though and they all worked so hard to get it done!

Before taking on this project I worked at another wedding venue where I helped with the weddings and events so its not a new industry for me. I used to work in Debenhams and hated the corporate red tape lifestyle so cut ties and came back to sunny wales! My parents own a successful tractor business and love a challenge so together we bought the hall. I live on site with my lovely daughter Poppy who is 4, she is a great fan of the hall as there are so many hiding places for her!

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