My Top UK Outdoor Festival Wedding Venues Where you don’t have to hire in

U.K. Outdoor Festival Wedding Venues Where You Don’t Have to Hire in!

Want an outdoor festival wedding but don’t want the hassle of having to organise a b s o l u t e l y  everything? Here are my top 10 cool outdoor wedding venues that have got your covered.

 The Dreys | Kent Wedding Venue

Tipi in the woods at the Dreys wedding venue in Kent

The Dreys is a beautiful little venue tucked away in the Kent countryside. The venue is set amongst 80 acres of privately owned ancient woodland about 40 minutes outside of London. The venue covers everything apart from caterers and entertainment – the perfect two things to personalise!

  • Venue Address: Rumstead Ln, Sittingbourne ME9 7QL.
  • Capacity: 60-450 guests.
  • Licensed for weddings: Yep – or you can opt for a non legal ceremony in their woodland too!
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful Marque.
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell Yeah!
  • Website: http://www.thedreys.co.uk/

See a wedding I shot at the Dreys here

St Patrick’s Barn | West Sussex Wedding Venue

Rustic DIY wedding sign at Talton Lodge Wedding

A beautiful barn with lots of outside space. St Patrick’s Barn also offer camping and accommodation options so you can really get that festival vibe going.

  • Venue Address: Chiddinglye, Selsfield Road, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH194QS
  • Capacity: 120 seated
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: Bespoke catering from the Garden Chef
  • Licensed Bar: Yep! Plus craft beer and cider from their MicroBrewery: the Missing Link
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: a marque is available and dinner in a beautiful old barn
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yes
  • Animal friendly: Hell Yeah!
  • Websitehttps://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/patricks-barn-chiddinglye_7645.htm#

Woodland Wedding Lila’s Wood | Hertfordshire Wedding Venue

Woodland weddings is such a magical venue, with everything you could ever need to hold an epic festival wedding.

  • Venue Address: Lila’s Wood, Wick Lane, Hastoe, Tring, Herts, HP23 6LU
  • Capacity: 120-130  (depending on whether you opt for a stretch tent or tipi).
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture:Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Awesome stretch tents or tipis available.
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell Yeah!
  • Website: http://woodland-weddings.com/

Talton Lodge | Warwickshire Wedding Venue

Talton Lodge Wedding

Talton Lodge is a brilliant wedding festival venue with quirky accommodation and glamping options. It’s a incredible space that has thought of everything so all you need to do is turn up.

  • Venue Address: Newbold on Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8UB
  • Capacity: 110 seated
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: In-house catering
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful tipi
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Sadly not
  • Websitehttp://www.taltonlodge.co.uk/home.html

See a wedding I shot at Talton Lodge here.

 Wilderness Woods | Kent Wedding Venue

Wilderness Woods in Kent really have thought of everything to make your festival wedding awesome! You have so many options for where you can get married, and they even supply transport so you can get around the site easily!

  • Capacity: 120
  • Licensed for weddings: Yep!
  • Catering: Recommended suppliers only
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful tipi
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: TBC
  • Websitehttps://www.wildernessweddingskent.co.uk/

Cornish Tipi Wedding Venue | Cornwall

Cornwall is one of my all time favourite places in the whole wide world. It would be epic to shoot a festival wedding at the Cornish Tipi Wedding Venue. They are also one of the only venues I have found which don’t charge corkage and are happy for you to BYO booze or hire in a bar company – win win!

  • Venue Address: Tregildrans Quarry Trelill St Kew Cornwall PL30 3HZ
  • Capacity: 350
  • Licensed for weddings: Yep!
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Nope – BYO or hire in a bar of your choice!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful Tipi
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Sadly no animals can stay on site
  • Websitehttps://www.cornishtipiweddings.co.uk/

Spirit Lake | Surrey Wedding Venue

Houghton Lodge Wedding

Spirit Lake is situated in the Surrey Hills, in a beautiful 30 acre space of natural woodland and parkland. A bit more dry hire than most of these venues, but Fiesta fields offer packages so that you can hire in everything you need, from posh loos to security guards and parking attendants – they really have got you covered, so you can sit back and enjoy your festival wedding.

  • Venue Address: Ockley Road, RH5 4PU
  • Capacity: 200
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Nope – BYO or hire in a bar of your choice!
  • Furniture:Choose your own or go with a Fiesta Fields package
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Choose your own or go with a Fiesta Fields package
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell yeah!
  • Websitewww.fiestafields.co.uk

Rye Island | Sussex Wedding Venue

colourful fun creative festival tipi at Bower Hill Farm Wedding

There is a wonderful festival-feel to Rye Island. There is a lake with boats and a small island, as well as a zip wire across the lake (!)

  • Venue Address: Rye Island, Hollands Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9QY
  • Capacity: 150
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Nope – BYO or hire in a bar of your choice!
  • Furniture: Hire through The Arabian Tent Company
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Marques through The Arabian Tent Company
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell yeah!
  • Websitearabiantents.com

The Secret Barn | West Sussex Wedding Venue

The Secret Barn only take on a limited number of weddings to ensure their client gets the best experience. Complete with orchard, fire pits, camping area and an old rustic barn.

  • Capacity: 110
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: In-house
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture:Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful old barn
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell yeah!
  • Websitehttp://www.petalandfeast.co.uk

Steamcombe Farm | Somerset Wedding Venue

Fun natural wedding photography

Wild and rustic, completely sheltered by its own wooded valley, Streamcombe Farm is an ideal festival wedding venue for relaxed, informal and natural outdoor celebrations.

  • Venue Address: Streamcombe Farm, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9SA
  • Capacity: 110
  • Licensed for weddings: No. Humanist outdoor ceremony options only
  • Catering: In-house
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Beautiful Marque
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell yeah!
  • Websitehttp://www.streamcombeweddings.co.uk/

The Fire Pit Camp | Norfolk Wedding Venue

High Billinghurst Farm Tipi Wedding

The Fire Pit Camp gives you that festival urban vibe with lots of cool quirky outdoor spaces and an epic industrial style warehouse. What more could you want?

  • Venue Address: The Firs, Wendling, Norfolk, NR19 2LT
  • Capacity: 120
  • Licensed for weddings: Yep!
  • Catering: Choose your own.
  • Licensed Bar: Yep!
  • Furniture: Yep! Everything you’ll need for a ceremony and evening meal.
  • Beautiful Tipi or Marque: Industrial warehouse
  • Glamping/ Camping Available: Yep!
  • Fire pit: Yep!
  • Animal friendly: Hell yeah!
  • Websitehttp://www.thefirepitcamp.co.uk/weddings-parties-events-exclusive-h

I haven’t photographed a wedding at all of these venues yet, but I really want to! Get in touch if you’re planning an outdoor festival wedding and added bonus if it’s at one of these venues. 

If you’re looking for an outdoor festival wedding venues where you don’t have to hire in or you’re planning a quirky, alternative wedding get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your plans.

Kirsty is an alternative wedding photographer, specialising in creative documentary wedding photography that tells the story of your day. There’s no stiff awkward portraits, or Chandler Bing smiles; just meaningful moments and life long memories.

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