14 best whimsical woodland wedding venues in the UK

Head outdoors to a stunning woodland venue and say 'I do' in a wildly romantic setting.

Updated on 31 May 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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14 best whimsical woodland wedding venues in the UK

Ever dreamed of uttering your vows in an idyllic setting, surrounded by soaring trees, meadows and lush greenery? Seal the deal with a kiss under the stars (or sky) as you flip to the first chapter of your married life.


As outdoor weddings continue to grow in popularity, finding the perfect woodland wedding venue has become much more straightforward. However, finding venues that not only boast enchanting surroundings, but also follow eco-friendly practices, can be a slightly more arduous task. That's where this guide comes in. We've compiled a list of wedding venues surrounded by woodlands, forests and greenery, that care as much about the planet as they do your special day.

Whether you have your heart set on holding an eco-conscious affair, or are simply after a charming location in which to say ‘I do’, a woodland wedding is an excellent choice. We’ve narrowed down a vast selection of top venues across the country to help you in your search. Whether you're looking for a rustic style or more contemporary setting, all of our picks share one thing in common – informality.

Scroll through our detailed guide and discover the very best woodland wedding venues the UK has to offer, from riverside spots in Wales to rustic barns in Yorkshire. Most of these places offer a range of comprehensive packages too, so you can do as much or as little planning as you feel comfortable with. Your perfect wedding day is just around the corner... 

Naturally, every single one of these incredible options promises a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, so you'll have something to look back on in years to come that reminds you just how special your wedding day was. 

Forest Edge Tipis, Newbury

couple running through woodland

What: Head to Forest Edge Tipis for the ultimate marquee extravaganza. Situated in a secluded setting with phenomenal views of the rolling countryside, this idyllic venue is perfect for couples looking to escape reality for the day. There are two spaces available to hire, but we recommend The Paddock at the Woodland Edge. It's nestled in a secret valley within a carbon net zero event space, making it the perfect choice for eco-conscious couples.  After a wild evening of celebrations, head to one of its bell glamping tents or guest cottages to get some rest.
Where: Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HU
Find out more: Forest Edge Tipis

The Firs, West Midlands

Couples embracing eachother in woodland

What: Situated within acres of picturesque Worcestershire countryside, and with elevated views across open fields and orchards, this grade II-listed Georgian farmhouse is bursting with romantic style. The Firs specialises in Tipi weddings, but couples can choose to add a woodland element as an 'add on' to celebrations, which includes hire of an outdoor area for up to 150 guests with matting and ceremony seating. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious feast of canapes and a traditional sit-down meal, followed by dancing in the tipi. 
Where: Hanbury Road, Bromsgrove, B60 4AR
Find out more: The Firs

The Orchard at Munsley, Herefordshire 

two brides walking down an outdoor aisle with family throwing confetti in the air

What: Nestled within the charming Herefordshire countryside, The Orchard is here to make all your outdoor wedding dreams comes true. It can hold large weddings of up to 130 guests across three of its impressive tipis, as well as smaller celebrations with dedicated spaces for chill-out areas, a dance floor, and a dining room. Plus, if you have any specific ideas in mind, you can add a personal touch with The Orchard's personalised wedding plan.
Where: Ledbury, HR8 2SQ
Find out more: The Orchard at Munsley

Elmbridge Farm, Worcestershire

Couples stood locking arms in forest

What: A venue like no other! With lakeside views, mature woodlands and wide open space, Elmbridge Farm radiates regal country charm. Commence your ceremony in a spacious marquee surrounded by jaw-dropping woodland, followed by dining and dancing in the tipi. Awake the following morning to a fulfilling breakfast with all the trimmings - a truly wholesome beginning to your first day as a married couple.
Where: Bryans Green Farm, Addis Lane, WR9 0ND
Find out more: Elmbridge Farm

TreeDwellers, Oxfordshire

Newly weds surronded by family at night with sparklers

What: For lovers of the great outdoors, TreeDwellers is the ultimate choice for an adventurous pair. All of its packages include a helicopter landing area if you'd like to arrive in style, as well as use of its seven luxury treehouses. Tie the knot under its wooden wedding pergola, followed by a marquee reception for up to 150 guests. All couples are assigned a designated wedding planner five months before the big day, so you can ensure a thorough planning process from beginning to end. 
Where: Witney Road, Chipping Norton OX7 3DF
Find out more: TreeDwellers

Coopers Farm Tipis, Birmingham

Rustic table decor with long white candles

What: A groovy venue with a selection of whimsical spaces and delicious menus, Cooper Farm Tipis provides a dreamy setting for those after a magical day. Straight from the pages of a fairytale book, Coopers Farm offers tipi hire filled with rustic tables and benches, beautiful surrounding farmland, and a woodland ceremony option. Your guests can watch you say 'I do' from hay bale seating for the ultimate rustic touch! 
Where: Coopers Hill, Alvechurch, B48 7BX
Find out more: Coopers Farm Tipis

The Woodlands, Leicestershire

outdoor asile with rounded lights hung above guest seats

What: The Woodlands is hidden within the enchanting Northamptonshire countryside in a charming woodland location. Hosting a variety of wedding styles, from summer ceremonies to twilight festivities, The Woodlands provides a picturesque backdrop for all couples looking to tie the knot. With its award-winning wedding team, couples can expect to experience ease and confidence as their big day approaches.
Where: Theddingworth, Lutterworth LE17 6QX
Find out more: The Woodlands

Ty Afon - River House, North Wales

coples kissing by the lake

What: Nestled in a village known for its fascinating folklore, this is a dream destination for couples wanting to say ‘I do’ in a truly romantic spot. With the option to build an entirely bespoke wedding package from scratch, Ty Afon gives couples the chance to tailor their day to suit their preferences and personal style. With complete creative control, you can assemble every element of your wedding ceremony according to your needs. Dine out on the terrace whilst absorbing the panoramic views of the nearby mountains and Moel Hebog.
Where: Beddgelert, LL55 4NB
Find out more: Ty Afon - River House

Creeksea Place, Essex

Newly weds taking a strool through the woods

What: Soak up the magnificence of this divine Elizabethan Manor House. Steeped in history, and featuring tranquil surroundings and well-maintained gardens, Creeksea provides a majestic venue for matrimonial events. Meander through Creeksea's sunset-lit grounds and discover an exquisite setting for your outdoor ceremony.
Where: 826 Ferry Road, CM0 8PJ
Find out more: Creeksea Place

Harewood Forest, Hampshire

Outdoor asile with with guest watching the ceremony commence

What: With majestic outdoor dining spots and an array of stunning backdrops, Harewood Forest is a dreamy location for brides looking to transport guests to an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding. All bookings include free camping, so you and your guests can really make the most of its magical location. We like that the team are super flexible on pricing, so you can build your wedding package according to your exact needs and budget. 
Where: Cowdown Lane, SP11 6LE
Find out more: Harewood Forest

The Woods at Oakley, Salisbury

Table set up with white candels and wild flowers

What: A beautiful open space within 12 acres of enchanting, private woodland, The Woods at Oakley is a picturesque venue surrounded by greenery and wildlife. Say ‘I do’ under their dazzling Oak Arbour and experience a truly magical ceremony surrounded by your loved ones. With on-site accommodation, guests can expect to have an evening filled with pure relaxation in the luxurious bell tents.
Where: Oakley Farm, SP3 5EU
Find out more: The Woods at Oakley

Bower in the Wood, Wadhurst

Forest path

What: Embark on a unique and unforgettable ceremony with Bower in the Wood. Tie the knot in the Great Hall beneath a domed wooden ceiling, or take a short woodland stroll to its beautiful wooden Bower. Every element is imbued with a rustic touch, from handmade woodland tables to up-lit trees. The team are on hand to ensure your wedding day is as magical as possible! 
Where: Woodland Enterprise Centre, Wadhurst, TN5 7PR
Find out more: Bower in the Wood

Camp Katur, North Yorkshire

Couples tying the knot outdoors amongst nature

What: In a remote location with stunning surrounding meadows, exchange your wedding vows in a rustic setting. With so much to explore, Camp Katur makes an ideal setting for a daring pair who thirst for adventure. Wander through the woodland grounds and enjoy an evening with your loved ones by a roaring log fire. If you're considering spending the night, its uniquely shaped Geodomes take glamping to the next level, with cosy wood-burning stoves, generous decks, and giant bay windows?
Where: The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, DL8 2LS
Find out more: Camp Katur

Browning Bros Events, Essex

Bride and groom standing outside tent site

What: An exclusive lakeside setting for a quirky celebration. At Browning Bros, guests can enjoy a delicious three-course woodland meal featuring succulent hog and ox roasts and a selection of salads. Embark on a bespoke woodland experience with complete control over your theme and drinks menus. Kick off your honeymoon in one of its luxurious cabins with beautiful lakeside views, designed to help you escape from the stresses of life.
Where: 2 Brook Road, Great Tey, CO6 1JE
Find out more: Browning Bros Events

Now that you've found your ideal woodland venue, you need a dress that fits the theme. Take a look at our selection of bohemian wedding gowns to spark some inspiration.

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