Marquee wedding style: Farms & fields for Rustic Chic, Festival and Bohemian
Farms and fields provide the perfect back for rustic, festival and bohemian style weddings – especially if the field or farm owners allows you to camp overnight. Just add bell tents and Weddington boots, festival flags and fire pits!
Throughout the South West in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset there are some spectacular privately owned fields. A large paddock with a view – over Dartmoor or Exmoor for example – provides a beautiful vista and fabulous photographic opportunities. Look for a site where the property owners have hosted weddings before and are willing to help you pull everything together.
This set up is perfect for the DIY bride, but working with a large blank canvas does mean you need to organise everything from the ground up: toilets, heating, generators, transportation, catering area, car-parking, lighting, furniture … and the list goes on. See here for more beautiful Festival wedding ideas and images.
It’s really important to plan every last detail and be prepared to be ’hands on’ during the wedding day itself, or at least have a support team available to assist you – this is where many brides have been grateful for our ‘on the day’ wedding coordination service to enable them to relax and enjoy themselves. Here are some of our recommendations for great marquee wedding venues in this style – plus we know of a few secret spots too (contact us for more):
Crowborough Farm, Georgeham – see images from our Rustic Festival wedding shoot at this fabulous venue
Whitemoor Farm, Bishops Tawton
Treyhill, near Instow
Ridge Farm, Honiton
Image credits: Lucy Shergold, Indigo Perspective
Bunting image from Beautiful Bunting