Woodland wedding venues

Published date: 1st October 2019 | Author: Hollie Bond

Looking for a wedding venue with Forest views? For the wilderness loving couple, there’s no better way to celebrate their special day than nestled in the rustic, enchanting and dreamy, surroundings of a woodland wedding venue.

We’ve put together a selection of unique venues for you to host a perfect forest fete!

The Green, Cornwall

As you coast gently downhill from the granite-speckled heights and wild, sweeping contours of Bodmin moor, the open expanses give way to a dense wooded valley. In a wonderfully secluded spot, where lush hills tumble into an idyllic river valley below and a picture-perfect patchwork of orchards and meadows cloaks the horizon, you’ll find The Green.

A ready-made wedding village, The Green is a wholly private and endlessly pretty place to get married. Whether it’s a large-scale traditional affair, a cosy DIY country celebration or a laid-back festival-style party, the ethos is one of flexibility. Surrounded by breath-taking views, the picturesque 20-acre private estate has its own lovely orchard, wild meadows, enchanting woods and a tranquil lake.

Ta Mill, Cornwall

Ta Mill is a uniquely cornish wedding venue set in 45 acres of rolling countryside near the North cornish coast. If you are looking for a unquestionably private location for your wedding, Ta Mill provides the perfect venue.

Hidden away in the countryside, you can choose to host your reception with a personalised marquee erected in the gardens or have a retreat indoors in the Courtyard suite.

After dancing the night away under the unspoilt starlit sky, you can spend your wedding night in your own luxury honeymoon cottage amongst the serene beauty of the Cornish countryside. Ta Mill offers you a secluded, hideaway wedding venue with endless possibilities for a truly bespoke celebration. With accommodation for up to 60 guests, spa facilities and stunning wildlife walks, Ta Mill offers a unique wedding experience with superb photo opportunities.

Marston Vale Forest Centre, Bedfordshire

Set in the 555-acre Millennium Country Park, the Forest Centre is surrounded by woodland and lakes making it an idyllic setting for your celebration and a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Holding your special day at the Forest Centre also funds the creation of new woodlands across the Forest of Marston Vale and as a special gift to commemorate your occasion, Martson Vale dedicate a tree to every couple who celebrate their wedding with them. You can be sure that this magical venue will hold the memories of your wedding day for decades to come.

Cornish Tipi Weddings, Cornwall

If your heart is set on an outdoor woodland wedding then Cornish Tipi Weddings is for you. The wood, willow and canvas ceremony pavilion isn’t on a manicured lawn but nestled in a small clearing in the heart of the woodlands; by a clear brook and under a canopy of Oak and Ash. Curving paths cut through longer meadow grass, a central fire pit allows for toasting marshmallows after dark and the wooden footbridge lit up with festoons & candle lanterns lights your way to your tipis when the music fades. You might be thinking of a fairytale wedding where you exchange your vows in a woodland glade with musicians on fiddle and flute playing you past banks of foxglove and wild rose. The options really are endless at Cornish Tipi Weddings. Declaring your love in front of family and friends is big stuff and the Cornish Tipi lot can make it traditional or funky, country or eco-chic – the choice is up to you.

Camp Katur, North Yorkshire

Camp Katur is the perfect alternative wedding venue for an unforgettable experience in a magical setting, set within the natural beauty of a 250 acre Camp Hill Estate. Areas include their tranquil Woodland Ceremony Area set amongst the beautiful pine trees, Rustic outer barn and inner converted Orangery Barn both of which can be transformed with a little imagination into a beautiful, magical venue for your special day.

Camp Kátur also offers an ‘Off Grid’ Glamping village with unique accommodation options including Safari Tents, Tipi’s, Bell Tents, Hobbit Pods, Geo Domes and a 1980’s Retro Caravan.

As an extra special addition, the camp is home to the UK’s only 360 degree Panoramic Woodland Hide Unidome which is available for hire on your big day.

Relax and rejuvenate the evening before your wedding in the Eco Spa with a wood burning sauna and hot tub and make use of the Nordic BBQ Cabin and wood fired pizza oven as alternative dining options during your stay.

This one of a kind venue will make all your bohemian fairytale dreams come true!

Weddings in the Woods, Hampshire

Weddings in the Woods is a unique venue in the heart of the New Forest just outside Lyndhurst. Nestled in the ancient woodland within the grounds of a large private estate, the Carpenter’s Barn provides a rustic setting for a wedding reception. You truly have free reign to decorate as you wish and let your imagination run wild at this stunning location!

Their unfussy approach creates a relaxed atmosphere and they offer lots of unique attractions including a fire pit with log circle for guests to sit around during the evening. Alongside this is a range of entertainment from duck herding, falconry, laser clays and even axe throwing.

Weddings at the Wild Garden, West Sussex

Turn in along a winding drive, among the ancient trees of a private estate where deer roam. Discover gardens, picturesque in their natural beauty, and then imagine personalising the space to your exact requirements. The site itself is tailor-made to provide you with all the practical requirements you will need, without limiting your options. A small wood-chipped path leads down to a gate into the private garden itself, where you can wander to your heart’s content. There are a wealth of photo opportunities – a double swing, a Monet-style bridge, a flowered wedding arch. You will feel as if it is your own private garden.


Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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