December 16, 2020
Woodland wedding venues | 21 Best woodland wedding venues in the UK
If you are starting to look for woodland wedding venues in the UK it means that you love nature and you want to make it part of your day. You are looking to get married outdoors, maybe in an enchanted forest. You are looking for outdoor wedding venues with a bohemian touch near you in the UK or maybe you want to explore further venues from where you are based. If you follow our work, chances are that you value experience over stuff. You are not looking to pull off a day that is better than your friend's. You are not competing to have the trendiest wedding of the year, but you want to celebrate your love in a true and honest way. You are looking for a blank canvas wedding venue to celebrate your love with your closest friends and the most important people in your family. Waste is a word you cannot stand and sustainability is a value you want to promote with your wedding.
Chances are that you will try to work mainly with sustainable and ethical suppliers and that planning an eco-friendly, socially conscious wedding is an important aspect that you wish to pursue. You are probably looking to get married outdoors, maybe with a blessing, a handfasting or a symbolic ceremony.
We decided to help you through this wonderful journey and give you a list of woodland wedding venues in the UK we love, in which you can plan the sustainable, socially conscious, green wedding you dream of.
In our list you will find venues that share our ethos, venues that offer blank canvas wedding options for you to design a day as close to your vision as possible. Bohemian, outdoor, woodland and sustainable weddings will be the perfect fit for any of the woodland wedding venues in the UK listed below!
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So here is our list of 21 best woodland wedding venues in the UK.
1. Coverwood Lakes and Gardens, Surrey Hills
THE woodland wedding venue in Surrey. Coverwood Lakes and Gardens is one of the most beautiful wedding venues we worked at. Set within 14 acres of landscaped gardens and lakes, this forest venue is truly beautiful. It only books a handful of weddings each year, as they aim to offer a day as unique and bespoke as possible.
The field by the lakes are the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony. Also, you can have your buffet set there. The lakes are connected to the woodland by an easy path. So while your guests enjoy the idillic view and food, you can sneak away and enter a whole new forest world.
Coverwood Lakes and Gardens is the perfect venue for a sustainable wedding. Every provider involved is carefully chosen. All the food is sourced as locally as possible.
Website: Coverwood Lakes and Gardens
2. Happy Valley – Norfolk
We simply fell in love with this venue! If you are planning an intimate outdoor wedding with a cosy forest atmosphere, Happy Valley in Norfolk is the place to choose. It's an outdoor wedding venue that fits with our style and ethos like no other. Intimate weddings, micro weddings and elopements would be ideal at this location. Also, if you are thinking of planning a festival wedding and have a woodland ceremony, take a closer look. They even have a private island on which you can get married!
Blank canvas weddings here are the ideal formula. You want to follow your own instinct and style? You do not want a traditional and typical wedding day and instead go wild with your creativity?
Are you a couple with a bohemian soul looking to celebrate experiences over stuff?
Then, Happy Valley in Norfolk is your perfect venue!
Website: Happy Valley
3. Beaulieu Treehouse, New Forest
What is better than getting married in an actual tree house if you dream of a woodland wedding? When we photographed Liz & Andy wedding in the New Forest, we couldn't believe that their wedding venue was a TREE HOUSE!
Campfire, cosiness of a forest, deep connection with nature. Are these three of the ingredients you want at your wedding? Then considering to get married in a treehouse in the heart of the New Forest could be just your thing!
Beaulieu Treehouse is a unique woodland wedding venue, beautiful in every season. It hosts only a handful of weddings each year, which makes it even more authentic. You will have a blank canvas wedding venue that will allow you to go wild with your creativity. Needless to say that a forest, bohemian wedding would fit perfectly!
Website: Beaulieu Treehouse
4. Whitefield Woodland weddings, East Sussex
Situated on a private farm, is the perfect location for a festival, forest wedding. It offers a large open field surrounded by an enchanted woodland. You should also know that Whitefield Woodland has an unlicensed woodland ceremony area. So, if the idea of a bohemian, symbolic outdoor ceremony makes you even more excited about your day, this is the place to be!
What's more, Whitefield Woodland is a sustainable wedding venue.
If you too share our eco-friendly, sustainable ethos it is a plus that comes with this location.
So, are you planning a bohemian, tipi, woodland wedding? Check Whitefield Woodland out!
Website: Whitefield Woodland
5. fforest Weddings, Wales
Do you love the outdoors as much as we do? Then you might like the idea of being surrounded by 200 acres of the great outdoors on your wedding day. Fforest Weddings offers this and more. At fforest Weddings you can choose to get married in a variety of locations. The Bwthyn, Ty fforest, Garden Pavillion, Lodge, Lodge barn & Cedar barn are the options.
If you decide to get married here, you can arrange for your guests some unique outdoor experiences. You can go swimming in rivers, go for outstanding hikes and get lost in nature reserves. You want a day by the sea? The coastline is 15 mins drive away.
Website: Fforest Weddings
6. Wasing Park Weddings, Berkshire
We had the absolute pleasure to photograph Kate & Tom's festival, camping wedding at Wasing Park. Kate and Tom had an emotional outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception in the woodlands. They dreamt of a festival wedding and they pulled it off! With a stunning tipi and cosy bonfire, their guests went on dancing through the night. They also had bell tents set up for their guests in a field by the woodland. The perfect solution to have everyone sleeping over at night!
Website: Wasing Park
7. Enchanted Woodland Weddings, Herefordshire
Ancient woodlands, relaxed and magical ambience. These are only two of the main ingredients you can find at Enchanted Woodland Weddings. At this enchanted venue, you can have 50 guests staying in tipis and yurts. You can also hire their Petal Pole Marquee which is treasured within the trees to create a unique atmosphere.
Enchanted Woodland Weddings offer the possibility to design a wedding from scratch. You can follow the style that best reflects you as a couple without having to compromise. Also, you are free to use all the wedding providers that you wish. We find this aspect amazing. If you are looking to plan a sustainable wedding, being able to choose your own suppliers it is definitely a plus!
Also, handfasting and symbolic ceremonies are all possible. The best bit is that you are free to choose your favourite area of woodland and get married there! You are also free to pick the decorations you best like. At Enchanted Woodland Weddings you can really make your wedding unique.
And what if it rains? Remember that we always say that you should always have a plan b in case of rain?
Well, they have this bit covered too! With a triangle shaped sail in the trees you will certainly be dry! Does it get any better than this?
Website: Enchanted Woodland Weddings
8. Sopley Lake | RSVP New Forest, New Forest
Another wonderful venue in the New Forest.
RSVP New Forest is a stunning outdoor wedding venue by Sopley Lake. We got to know this venue when we documented Katy & Drew outdoor wedding. RSVP New Forest offers the chance to have a wonderful tipi reception, with a private ceremony area overlooking the lake. This makes it perfect for a symbolic outdoor ceremony surrounded by gorgeous woodlands.
It also offers the possibility to have a large open fire pit and shepherd huts and log cabins for sleeping over.
Website: RSVP New Forest
10. Wilderness Weddings, Kent
For an unconventional, woodland wedding in a hidden enchanted farm in Kent, Wilderness Weddings is the place to be! You have two options to choose for your ceremony. Whats more, if you are planning a symbolic or humanist ceremony, you can pick your favourite spot in the forest and just get married there. They also offer three Kata tipis to host your reception, simply perfect for a festival wedding in a bohemian style!
Website: Wilderness Weddings
11. The Lodge on Loch Goil, Scotland
With this location we are moving a bit more far north. And to be more specific, we go all the way to Loch Goil in Scotland. Scotland stole our hearts years ago and it still has a special spell on us. The atmosphere and vibes Scotland can create are second to none. For this reason, The Lodge on Loch Goil is a pretty unique place. What's more is that you can get married in a Treehouse overlooking the lake. Quite something right?! Plus you have a variety of different options all uniquely stunning.
Website: The Lodge
12. Swallows Oast, East Sussex
If you are looking for a woodland wedding venue in the South East of England, Swallows Oast in East Sussex is a great choice!
Situated at Gibbs Reed Farm, Swallows Oast offers the opportunity to enjoy the forest and its rural surroundings. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you can opt for a ceremony at the Swallows Pavilion. Otherwise, you can ask permission to have a symbolic ceremony right in the heart of the forest.
Website: Swallows Oast
12. Flanesford Priory, Herefordshire, Wye Valley
When Cheryl and Jon got in touch for their wedding, they made it clear straight away that they wanted pictures in the forest. This is the reason why they chose for their wedding Flanesford Priory in the Wye Valley. This beautiful wedding venue in Herefordshire is only a 5 mins drive from Dean Forest.
And right in Dean Forest is where we managed to get some gorgeous woodland pictures of our stunning couple.
You can read all about Cheryl and Jon's wedding at Flanesford Priory by following the link below. They wrote for our blog a wonderful piece going through all their journey of planning their wedding. A nice wedding story from a real couple point of you!
Website: Flanesford Priory
13. The Hidden Hive, Derbyshire
If you are based a bit more far north and looking for a woodland venue in Derbyshire, we suggest you look into The Hidden Hive.
It is a fairly new venue, founded in 2017. In fact, it is in 2018 that we had the absolute pleasure to photograph the festival wedding of Aimee and Joe. The ceremony was held in a wonderful bell tent, followed by a tipi reception. With a few minutes walk from the main field, you can reach a lovely lake, perfect for the couple pictures. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful fir tree forest. Taking pictures there almost felt like being somewhere in our dear Italian Alps!
Website: The Hidden Hive
14. Wootton Farm, Sussex
Looking for an outdoor wedding venue not too far from Brighton? Woodlands and forests are a must have? Then Wootton Farm would be our suggestion. It definitely was the right venue for Eimear and Steve's festival, camping, tipi wedding.
Website: Wootton Farm
15. Little Quarme Weddings, Exmoor National Park
In love with Exmoor and its outstanding countryside and woodlands? Little Quarme Weddings is a wonderful wedding venue that offers gorgeous settings. Here you can get married outdoors, under their gazebo overlooking the Quarme Valley. Plus, you can have the reception in a marquee lawn with access to 18 acres of gardens and fields.
Website: Little Quarme Weddings
16. Marshwood Manor, Dorset
Did you say enchanted forest? Did you say bohemian outdoor wedding in the woodlands? Say no more: Marshwood Manor is THE place. We honestly don't think you can find a better place for a woodland, bohemian wedding in the South West of England.
Website: Marshwood Manor
17. The Oak Grove
A secluded and unique woodland wedding venue. It offers a gorgeous stretch tent for a rustic tipi reception. At The Oak Grove you can also find a woodland kitchen. And, our favourite bit, a 'living willow' licensed ceremony area which is truly quite something!
Website: The Oak Grove
18. The Gardens, Yalding, Kent
If you are in search of a woodland wedding venue in Kent, The Gardens in Yalding would be our suggestion. Its 12 acres of gardens are unique. You can choose between three different options for an outdoor ceremony. Also, the gardens and ground are all connected to the main tipi tent where you can hold your reception.
Website: The Gardens
19. Broadfield, Herefordshire
Another idillic place in Herefordshire where you can hold your outdoor ceremony in a woodland setting.
Anyone looking to get married in a dreamy place, at Broadfield would have several options to choose from.
20. Spirit Lake, Surrey Hills
If you decide to get married at Spirit Lake, you are choosing a stunning lakeside setting in the Surrey Hills.
It offers two lakes surrounded by natural woodland, which makes it the perfect location for a woodland wedding in Surrey. You can set up tipi and bell tents as well as a marquee. It is also the perfect venue for a blessing and a symbolic outdoor ceremony.
Website: Spirit Lake
21. Lattenbury Hill Weddings, Cambridgeshire
Last but not least, our last blank canvas wedding venue. Lattenbury Hill Weddings is the perfect wedding venue for anyone that wishes to get married in Cambridgeshire. They offer a full blank canvas wedding option, so you can really create the day you have always dreamt of!
Website: Lattenbury Hill Weddings
We really hope that our list of 21 best woodland wedding venues in the UK will help you plan the outdoor, bohemian, sustainable wedding of your dreams!
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Also, feel free to download our free guide to plan an outdoor wedding HERE.
If you are planning a sustainable, outdoor wedding in a woodland venue and you are still looking for your perfect fit photographer, get in touch and schedule a consultation!
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