If you go down to the woods today...

Have you always dreamed of a woodland wedding ceremony?

Imagine saying your vows under a whispering canopy of dozens of shades of green, where you can feel as close to nature as you do to each other. Just a stone’s throw away from the barn, lies our licensed wedding woodland. Come with us on the short stroll across the meadow, and step into a copse that forms a perfect aisle.  They’ll lead you to the oak-framed hexagon gazebo, which will frame you as you exchange your vows in a space that feels nothing short of magical.

Ferne Wood

We are licensed by Oxfordshire County Council’s registration service, and Ferne Wood has been officially approved as an outdoor ceremony location. However, independent celebrants are of course also welcome.

Planning for the English weather

Now, we are very aware that Ferne Wood is a quintessential English woodland, with quintessential English weather to contend with. Don’t panic – should the heavens decide to open, The Main Barn makes for a beautiful plan B ceremony space if the weather gods are unkind. 

Woodland Weddings FAQ

How many guests can we have for our woodland ceremony?

We’re limited by our indoor capacity, so outdoors is still a maximum of 90 guests, in case it rains.

Can we have our drinks reception in the woods?

Yes, we can make as much of your day as you’d like to take place in Ferne Wood. Please contact us for more information.

A few of my elderly guests can't walk very far, can they still get to the woods?

We have a Gator (think country version of a golf cart) that we can transport some of your guests in.

Is the woods wheelchair accessible?

We are happy to drive any less able guests over to the woods in our Gator.

Where do guests park?

In our normal car park. Guests then have a lovely stroll through the rose garden and meadow to the woods.

Can we have our legal ceremony in the woods?

Yes! We are licensed for legal ceremonies with Oxfordshire County Council.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

We work with you, and make a final decision on the morning of the wedding. If the weather is too cold or too wet, then we will host your ceremony in the Main Barn instead.

What is the cost to have our ceremony in the woods?

The woodland ceremony fee is £800.

Have you got any questions not answered above? Please do not hesitate to contact us to ask anything on your mind! We’re always happy to help.