River Cottage HQ

£5,000 - £14,000 for a package
Up to 60
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Farmhouse Weddings
Just £7234
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.
River Cottage HQ 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
River Cottage HQ 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 Extension

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
River Cottage HQ 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
Fazana and Jason
Happy couple married in August
November 2023
Beautiful location; superb food; friendly and supportive team.
We are so delighted to have had our wedding at River Cottage HQ. Being foodies and trying to live sustainably, the ethos and spirit of RCHQ was a perfect match for our big day. Lucy was a fantastic wedding organiser, both in the 18th month lead up to the day and on the weekend itself. She kept us calm and collected, made the wedding breakfast barn look beautiful and everything ran perfectly. Although most of our friends and family are not vegetarian, we decided to go for that option so that everyone was united through the food they ate, too. Gelf and Connor, the Culinary Director and Head Chef, created a fantastic menu for us and every single person has raved to us about the quality of the food. We woke up the day after the wedding having had the perfect day and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We would absolutely recommend the venue to couples who want to celebrate their marriage in an intimate, beautiful, sophisticated and relaxed venue. Thank you to the RCHQ team - we can't wait to visit again, hopefully for an anniversary celebration!
Lucy & Alex
Happy couple married in February
May 2023
More than we could have wished for
At River Cottage, our wedding day was perfect. My husband and I woke up the next day on cloud nine and we both agreed it really could not have been any more perfect. This was all down to Lucy, the coordinator, and the whole team! Everyone we spoke to on the day was so kind and friendly and it felt like they were really happy to help. The team at the bar were fantastic, especially with some of the guests who loved a tequila or two! From day one of planning our wedding, the team responded so quickly to all of our millions of questions, none of which seemed to phase them, and everything we had asked for was just simply done! They knew what to do to make it an incredible day! Our day felt unique to us, but the team were so well organised you could tell they'd had done this many times before, but taking just as much care each time. Every guest said how incredible the food was, and we knew it would be, but we didn't imagine how good it would be! One of our suppliers had forgotten to send specific vegan truffles we had asked for as wedding favours, but when I told River Cottage this, the day before the wedding, they had made hand-made truffles for our vegan guests! We didn't expect that or even ask that, they just did it and it was the little things like that which made it so perfect. All day we both felt at complete ease and most importantly we both felt like we trusted the team to get everything right and they did, and more! So really we can't thank them enough as we both have the most wonderful memories of a lifetime! And our guests do too, my sister said that was the best wedding she has ever been to!
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.
River Cottage HQ Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Axminster - Southwest Trains

Nearest Airport

Exeter International Airport

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River Cottage HQ Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Venues
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at River Cottage HQ?

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 River Cottage HQ in 5 adjectives

Rustic, unique, foodie, personal, special.

Where’s the best photo spot at River Cottage HQ?

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 River Cottage HQ?


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 River Cottage HQ 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!