River Cottage HQ

£5000 - £14000 for a package
Up to 60
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
1 / 40
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
£1000 Off
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
£1000 Off
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
River Cottage Win You Wedding
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

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Exclusive use of the walled kitchen garden, barn and yurt from midday-midnight, hire of the Famous Farmhouse for the night of your wedding. This includes the facility fee, ceremony fee (but not the registrar fee), 2 x canapes, a three course seasonal meal, coffee and petit fours.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Guest accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Tucked amid rolling Devon hills, in Axminster, our 65 acre organic farm is one of the most unique & popular wedding venues in the South West. Licensed for weddings, River Cottage HQ is a fantastic setting for your ceremony & wedding, close to the Jurassic Coastline. 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, amongst the sweet peas in the walled garden or in 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, and dance the night away in our beautiful barn! The River Cottage kitchen team are renowned for cooking up wonderful celebratory dinners, featuring the very best local produce. No wedding menu is the same, with couples getting the opportunity to meet with one of our talented chefs to design their menu from scratch. After a sumptuous meal it will be time to dance the night away before retiring to our recently renovated farmhouse. Included in all wedding packages is bed and breakfast for up to six people across three stunning bedrooms. Our traditional threshing barn has a maximum capacity of 60 guests. For larger parties we can hire in marquees; a supplement will apply and is priced by requirement.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy
Our experienced and friendly team at River Cottage will help you achieve the wedding you've always wished for! I am here every step of the way from helping with planning to making sure the day goes smoothly! 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
Laura & Chris
Happy couple married in April
July 2022
An Incredible Day
"What an incredible day it was though, just couldn't have asked for anything else, we're so made up and all the feedback we've had so far has been so amazing, many people saying it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding! I tagged you into a post on Insta last week (under RCHQ), hopefully you saw it as such a lovely pic of us three; of course we credit you for making the day what it was!"
Kit & Jez
Happy couple married in January
July 2022
A Huge Thank You
“A huge thank you to you and the whole team at River Cottage!!! We had the most spectacular wedding day. It was everything we wanted and so much more an all of our guests have been so happy and it was just magical. The barn was beautiful, the fires roaring, the food exquisite and every person we interacted with as the cottage throughout the whole process were genuinely lovely humans. Thanks again! The Browns”
Sarah & Tom
Happy couple married in November
December 2021
Thank you so much.
Thanks so much and sorry for the delay just got back from our wonderful sunny honeymoon in the lakes! Thank-you so much for all of your help on the day it made such a difference! We had the most amazing day it was absolutely wonderful couldn’t have hoped for any better! I’ll send some photos onto you when we get them! Thanks so much again for all of your help-you were so friendly and lovely and helpful on the day and made everything run so smoothly with a smile on your face the whole time and lots of people commented on how lovely you were so thank-you!
Jana & Simon
Happy couple married in November
December 2021
Wonderful Day
But wow, what a day! Honestly we couldn't have asked for anything more. The whole day was completely stress free, we were so lucky with the weather, and you and the staff did such an excellent job. So many guests have complimented you and the staff. And the food! We're still gushing over the food. Absolutely amazing. Loads of the guests have said it was the best wedding food they've ever had.
Katie and James
Happy couple married in April
April 2019
Perfect day
“We had our wedding reception at River Cottage and it couldn’t have been a more perfect location to celebrate our marriage. The whole venue is just fab and we particularly liked that the use of the whole area (farmhouse, yurt, barn) was included (including Laura!). It was such a relaxed atmosphere and exactly how we wanted our venue to feel. The food was absolutely incredible and the attention to detail is second to none. Our guests along with us, were blown away by the flavours and presentation. We stayed in the farmhouse and had brunch with 18 friends the following day-this made the whole experience feel longer and we once again indulged in an incredible selection of food. If you love food and want a venue which offers absolutely everything with no hassle, we would highly recommend River Cottage."
Rachael and Victoria
Happy couple married in March
March 2019
Wonderful day
"We can't thank the River Cottage team enough for helping to create such a wonderful day. It really couldn't have gone better. All of our guests had a fabulous time. We had so many compliments on how well organised the day was and that was really down to the whole River Cottage team."
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Axminster - Southwest Trains

Nearest Airport

Exeter International Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Venues

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.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


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!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary River Cottage sparkling wine!