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River Cottage HQ

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon

About River Cottage HQ wedding venue

Celebrate the best day of your life at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s iconic River Cottage HQ, based on the Devon/Dorset border in 65 acres of organic farmland, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Getting married at River Cottage is a unique experience where the bride and groom share centre stage with the food. Couples design their wedding menu with the talented River Cottage chefs and kitchen team, wowing guests with the finest local and seasonal ingredients from the West Country, as well produce grown and reared on the organic farm itself.

Now fully licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships, couples can get hitched in Hugh’s famous farmhouse or beautifully refurbished barn with breath-taking views across the Axe Valley.

The threshing barn is a glorious space at any time of the year. Your guests are seated on two long banquet tables fit for the splendid feast they will undoubtedly devour. The barn can seat 64, and during the summer months a further 30 can dine on the adjoining decking area (complete with heating and marquee cover). In the evening you can total 120 so there is plenty of room to dance the night away.

Our cosy farmhouse is being transformed into three beautiful guest bedrooms which will sleep six guests. The farmhouse will be available to hire as a self-catering option for your wedding party from December 2018.

The River Cottage vegetable garden is a gorgeous, tranquil environment for a blessing. Guests sit on benches and straw bales watching you walk through the organic veggies for your ceremony underneath a hazel arch woven in climbing sweet peas.

During the winter (or inclement weather), the yurt and the farmhouse are cosy alternatives to the garden where your guests can gather around roaring fires, twinkling fairy lights and sheepskin rugs.

We can accommodate larger parties, by arranging marquees which we can facilitate on site, or for smaller parties, our farmhouse dining room is available to hire.

Gather your closest family and friends for an intimate lunch or dinner in the beautifully restored farmhouse the day before your wedding as we now offer pre-wedding dining experiences. Plus the Bride and Groom receive a complimentary bottle of our own Elderflower bubbly to take away and enjoy!

Please contact us for further details.

Type of Cuisine:

Local, seasonal & organic


River Cottage HQ Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests200
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo
Venue type: Barn, Country House, Marquee, Restaurant, Walled Garden

River Cottage HQ Location

River Cottage HQ
Trinity Hill Road
EX13 8TB
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Directions to River Cottage HQ

Directions by car:

Please note, River Cottage HQ is a working farm. We cannot accept visitors without prior arrangement, so please book your appointment with our wedding co-ordinator first.

River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon. EX13 8TB

Full directions can be found on this link:

Directions by public transport:

Nearest train station: Axminster (direct from London Waterloo) which is 5 minutes away in a taxi.

20 minutes from Exeter International Airport.


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Wedding Guest

Character, Professionalism and Flexibility

A huge thank-you to the entire team at River Cottage for their part in making our wedding hands-down the best day of our lives! River Cottage has found the perfect blend of Character, Professionalism and Flexibility. The experience was all about freedom of choice, this was our big day and...

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January 2016.
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Wedding Guest

The location, staff and food were fantastic.

We have always both loved River Cottage, we knew the location, staff and food would all be fantastic. We visited River Cottage a couple of months before the wedding to plan the menu. Gelf, the head chef, told us what would be in season in June and we went with...

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January 2016.
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Wedding Guest

A very special venue

Really can't thank you and the River Cottage team enough for making our day so special. You made everything as easy and relaxing as possible taking the pressure away from us so we could really enjoy the day. From the moment it started with the ceremony in the beautiful garden...

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January 2016.
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Wedding Guest

The food was out of this world

When Lisa and I were looking for a venue to celebrate our wedding, we realised there was not another place on the planet that we would rather go than River Cottage. Lydia, Andy and the team did an incredible job in spoiling all 70 of our guests. The food was...

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January 2016.
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Wedding Guest

Incredible food!

We had the most amazing day at River Cottage – we were so well looked after and all the staff were brilliant. The day ran completely smoothly thanks to Lydia's great organisation and flexibility and all of our special requirements were catered for without fuss. The setting was spectacular in...

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January 2016.

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