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Wedding traditions have been a part of our culture for centuries, but should you follow them or skip them? While some wedding traditions hold deep meaning and sentimental value, others may feel outdated or irrelevant in a modern world. Wedding traditions have always fascinated us, especially the ones that we take for granted as being ‘part’ of the wedding day. In truth, there are very little rules when it comes the legalities of marriage. In fact none of the below traditions actually form any part in the legal side. With so many customs and rituals associated with weddings, have you […]

Wedding Traditions


Thank you to Green Union for showcasing our gorgeous shoot. See the full article at Green Union “The Barn at Cott Farm is an exclusive-use country wedding venue between Yeovil and Crewkerne in Somerset. With plenty of outdoor space (ideal for weddings in the post-COVID-19 world), they also offer on-site glamping for the night of your wedding. What’s more, hire included access on the day before and the day after your wedding (no conveyor belts here!); wooden tables and chairs; carpet, lighting and props; heating; outside areas; garden furniture; ample parking; luxury loos; outside canopies and even a fire pit!”The Barn at Cott Farm is an exclusive-use country […]

Bohemian Days & Nights


This styled shoot at The Barn at Cott Farm explores opulent styling and elegant touches, which don’t cost the earth. The Team Venue & concept: The Barn at Cott Farm cottfarmwedding.co.uk @cottfarmbarn Photographer: Daniel Weeks dhwphotography.co.uk @dhwphotography Flowers & plants: Twigs and Twine Floral Design Catering: Royal Oak Bespoke Catering & Events royaloakhardington.co.uk @theroyaloakhardington Models bride & groom: Samantha & Matt Shapley @samantha_portfolio Groom’s suit: Suave Owl suaveowl.co.uk @suaveowl Bridal wear: Bridal Reloved, Street bridalreloved.co.uk/shops/street/ @bridalrelovedstreet Makeup: Naomi Gilmore naomigilmoremakeupartist.co.uk @naomigilmoremakeupartist Hair: Brothers and Sisters facebook.com/brothersandsisters2018 @brothersandsisters2018 Jewellery: Julia Thompson juliathompson.co.uk @julia_thompson_jewellery Videographers: Sam + Megan samandmegan.co.uk @samandmeganfilms Cake: The […]

Eco Luxe



wedding invitation information
Your wedding invitation will often set the first impression for what your guests can expect for your wedding day. Whether you’ve commissioned bespoke wedding stationery, chosen a template online, or made each wedding invite by hand, wedding invitations communicate a sense of your theme, from the level of formality to the style of the day. Of course the design is important, but so is the information you include on your wedding invitations. These are the key pieces of information every wedding invitation should include. Who’s hosting Traditionally a wedding invitation starts with who is ‘hosting’ the wedding. Put bluntly this […]

Wedding Invitation Details


What to do now you’ve booked your wedding venue
Booked your wedding venue and wondering what to do next in your wedding planning? Becca, owner and wedding co-ordinator at The Barn at Cott Farm wedding venue in Somerset, gives couples her top tips on what to do next after booking your wedding venue, from booking your registrars to choosing suppliers. Part of the Wedding Planning with The Barn at Cott Farm series, where owners Becca and Ollie share some of their experiences with couples. This is designed for anyone planning a wedding, whether you’ve just got engaged (congratulations!), or if you’ve already booked this – or another – venue. […]

What to do now you’ve booked your wedding venue


wedding glamping
The Barn at Cott Farm wedding venue in Somerset has its own private campsite, complete with luxury furnished bell tents and plenty of space for your guests to bring tents, caravans and campers. Weddings at Cott Farm include exclusive use of the wedding barn and grounds, the day before to set up, furniture, lighting, heating, luxury toilets, and licensed bar. Cott Farm is licensed for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Seating 150 guests in our beautiful barn, our packages include bespoke menus – from sharing platters to three courses. In the evening, up to 300 guests can enjoy wood fired […]

Glamping & Camping at The Barn at Cott Farm Wedding ...








Welcome to The Barn at Cott Farm wedding venue. We’re Becca and Ollie, the owners and managers of this beautiful wedding and events venue in South Somerset. We renovated this timber barn for our wedding in 2016 and, in the process, accidentally started a wedding and events business. Since then, we’ve been happily hosting weddings and large events at the farm, and we want to share some of our wedding planning experiences with couples planning their wedding. Whether you’ve just got engaged (congratulations!), or if you’ve already booked our – or another – venue, we hope you’ll find this information […]

Wedding Planning with The Barn at Cott Farm on YouTube


Eco wedding
An Eco-Friendly Wedding with a Luxe Feel This elegant luxury eco-friendly wedding at The Barn at Cott Farm in Somerset features an abundance of greenery, dried flowers, recycled props, and lots of gorgeous natural wood. The theme combines sustainable materials and minimal waste, inspiring couples to have an eco-friendly wedding that doesn’t need to be sparse or very rustic.  The table centrepieces are an organic sprawl of potted plants, statement ferns and foliage. Sprigs of sunny yellow mimosa, muted grey silk table runners, elegant candlesticks and sparkling glassware soften and texturise this outdoorsy vibe. A giant foliage ball suspended from […]

How to have an eco-friendly wedding





Dreaming of a Christmas wedding? Cott Farm’s All Inclusive Christmas Wedding special offer includes everything you need for your special day, from venue and table styling through to food and drinks for your guests Photos @dhwphotography Concept & Flowers @twigsandtwine_floraldesign Venue @cottfarmbarn Cake @thesilvercake Hair @brothersandsisters2018 Make Up @naomigilmoremakeupartist Calligraphy @flickandflourish Styling @appleandbrambleeventsStationery @fromsallywithlove Textile Designer @fruitbattextiles Willow Artist @jojo.sadlerJewellery @katemichelle.bath Wall Hanging @wanderingcoastcollective ⠀ Inspired by our Winter Wedding Theme? Check our Christmas Wedding All Inclusive Special Offer…

Winter Wedding Theme Styled Shoot



We loved hosting local photographer Daniel Weeks’ Boho Festival wedding theme styled shoot in our campsite one evening earlier this summer. Daniel not only created the concept and brilliantly captured the spirit of the evening so perfectly with the resulting images, he also baked and decorated the stunning cake! It was great to welcome back some talented suppliers we’ve worked with before, as well as meeting other local wedding professionals. CONCEPT & PHOTOGRAPHY: DHW PhotographyFLOWERS: Twigs & Twine Floral DesignSTATIONERY AND PROPS: Apple & BrambleMODELS AND CHILDREN’S CARS: Pedal Car PartiesCAKE: DHW PhotographyHAIR: Brothers & SistersMAKE-UP: Naomi GilmoreLOCATION: The Barn at Cott Farm

Boho Festival Wedding Theme


Wedding trends, like every fashion, are constantly changing and evolving. Our wedding co-ordinator, Rebecca Seyfried, uncovers the wedding theme predictions for the year ahead. She predicts natural, seasonal themes, with plenty of colour are going to be big 2019 wedding trends… Seasonal and natural weddings Firstly, couples are paying more attention to the seasons in their wedding themes. There’s a rise in the popularity of autumn weddings and winter themed weddings, in addition to the continuing trend in seasonal spring and summer florals. Sustainable Weddings Secondly, expect to see a rise in sustainability for 2019 weddings. Think living plants in […]

2019 Wedding Trends


It’s bringing back some very happy memories for us at Cott Farm to see Becky and Adam’s wedding featured in Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine… With stunning photography by Tessa Chapman, hair & make-up by Pure Beauty in Chard and a stunning bridal gown by Kate Walker, it’s easy to see why the magazine were keen to feature this gorgeous ‘rustic romance’ wedding!

Rustic Romance



We’re very excited to see this fabulous Christmas wedding ideas styled shoot at Cott Farm featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.   See more at https://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/rustic-christmas-wedding-ideas-moon-gate/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photos @dhwphotography Flowers @twigsandtwine_floraldesign Venue @cottfarmbarn Cake @thesilvercake Hair @brothersandsisters2018 Make Up @naomigilmoremakeupartist Calligraphy @flickandflourish Styling @appleandbrambleevents Stationery @fromsallywithlove Textile Designer @fruitbattextiles Willow Artist @jojo.sadler Jewellery @katemichelle.bath Wall Hanging @wanderingcoastcollective ⠀

Christmas Wedding


Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding
We’re very excited to see this fabulous Christmas wedding ideas styled shoot at Cott Farm featured on the cover and inside Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding Magazine!   Photos @dhwphotography Flowers @twigsandtwine_floraldesign Venue @cottfarmbarn Cake @thesilvercake Hair @brothersandsisters2018 Make Up @naomigilmoremakeupartist Calligraphy @flickandflourish Styling @appleandbrambleevents Stationery @fromsallywithlove Textile Designer @fruitbattextiles Willow Artist @jojo.sadler Jewellery @katemichelle.bath Wall Hanging @wanderingcoastcollective ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

A Winter’s Tale




Wedding ideas Boho Nights
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting photographer Daniel Weeks’ Boho Nights wedding styled shoot in our campsite one evening earlier this summer. Daniel not only created the concept and brilliantly captured the spirit of the evening so perfectly with the resulting images, he also baked and decorated the stunning cake! It was great to welcome back some talented suppliers we’ve worked with before, as well as meeting other local wedding professionals. We’re thrilled this stunning shoot has just been published in the October 2018 issue of the gorgeous Wedding Ideas!       More from Wedding Ideas magazine Article text: Despite the unpredictable […]

Indian Summer


Bristol Somerset Wedding August
Thank you to the wonderful Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine for featuring our outdoor kitchen in its Brides’ Bulletin for August/September! Read Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine

To Dine For




Fiesta themed wedding
We’re so pleased to see this fiesta-themed shoot at Cott Farm featured not just in Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine, but also on the cover! Styled Shoot: Colourful Fiesta Wedding at The Barn at Cott Farm The talented team involved in this shoot were: Photography: Daniel Weeks, dhwphotography.co.uk  & Pip Andersen, pipandersenphotography.com Shoot coordinator: Joanna Duncan at White Rose, twitter.com/_WhiteRoseUK Venue: The Barn at Cott Farm, cottfarmwedding.co.uk Flowers: Suzy Cage at Blooming Divine, bloomingdivine.co.uk Makeup: Naomi Gilmore, naomigilmoremakeupartist.co.uk Hair: Lauren Gosling, twitter.com/Laurenghair_ Bridal gowns: Parham House Brides, parhamhousebrides.co.uk Models: India Blake and Beth Morley Stationery: Natasha Eveleigh, natashaeveleigh.co.uk Cake: Melanie Todd, melanietoddcakedesign.com A special mention: The team is proud to support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, weddingwishingwell.org.uk

Fiesta Wedding


The Barn at Cott Farm was delighted to play the venue for an English Country Garden styled shoot, organised by photographer Jessica Hill and featuring a host of talented local suppliers. And we are thrilled to see the resulting images published in the stylish Vow Magazine.     Concept & Lead Photographer: Jessica Hill Photography Venue: The Barn at Cott Farm Flowers: The Blossom Parlour Bridal gowns: Chantelle Sophia Bridal Flower girl dresses: The Bridal Lounge Bath Hair: Bath Bridal Hair Makeup: Beautifully Preened Cake: Zaza Marcelle Accessories: Nancy & Flo Props: Apple and Bramble Events Stationery: Poppleberry Backdrop/chair covers: Toast […]

English Country Garden


rustic chic wedding
Natural glamour, oozing with foliage and shades of precious metals, is the theme of this rustic chic wedding shoot by photographer Emma-Jane Lewis at The Barn at Cott Farm in Somerset. Photography & direction by Emma-Jane Lewis at Emma Jane Photography Floral design & styling by Suzy Cage at Blooming Divine Venue styling by Jennifer Kenn at Setting the Scene Stationery by Tree Of Hearts Wedding cakes by Naomi Simon at Plan It Cake Models Rhiann & Jordan from Macduff Models Bridal hairstyling by Stacey Jade Hairdressing Bridal make up by Katy Pheiffer Bridal gown from Romantica of Devon Concept […]

Rustic Chic Wedding Theme



Autumn wedding theme
Autumn wedding theme styled shoot at The Barn at Cott Farm Photography: Daniel Weeks, dhwphotography.co.uk  & Pip Andersen, pipandersenphotography.com Photography: Daniel Weeks, dhwphotography.co.uk  & Pip Andersen, pipandersenphotography.com Shoot coordinator: Joanna Duncan at White Rose, twitter.com/_WhiteRoseUK Venue: The Barn at Cott Farm, cottfarmwedding.co.uk Flowers: Suzy Cage at Blooming Divine, bloomingdivine.co.uk Makeup: Naomi Gilmore, naomigilmoremakeupartist.co.uk Hair: Lauren Gosling, twitter.com/Laurenghair_ Bridal gowns: Parham House Brides, parhamhousebrides.co.uk Models: India Blake and Beth Morley Stationery: Natasha Eveleigh, natashaeveleigh.co.uk Cake: Melanie Todd, melanietoddcakedesign.com A special mention: The team is proud to support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, weddingwishingwell.org.uk

Autumn Wedding Theme


We love Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine! It’s lovely to be featured in their ‘Where to tie the knot’ article about Wedding Venues in Somerset in the December/January issue. Read the article below, or grab a copy of the full magazine now!     “With stunning views across the Somerset countryside The Barn at Cott Farm is nestled in informal grounds teaming with cottage-garden blooms. There’s a large lawn that’s perfect for outdoor games and the venue’s camping field is situated over a small footbridge. The barn itself combines rustic charm with style and comfort, both inside and out. The original wooden […]

Local Treasures


autumn wedding ideas january 2018
The Barn at Cott Farm played host to this stunning autumnal styled shoot in September. We’re thrilled to see the end result of this autumn wedding theme featured in the January 2018 edition of the inspirational Wedding Ideas magazine.   Autumn Wedding Theme Styled Shoot Credits Photography: Daniel Weeks, dhwphotography.co.uk  & Pip Andersen, pipandersenphotography.com Shoot coordinator: Joanna Duncan at White Rose, twitter.com/_WhiteRoseUK Venue: The Barn at Cott Farm, cottfarmwedding.co.uk Flowers: Suzy Cage at Blooming Divine, bloomingdivine.co.uk Makeup: Naomi Gilmore, naomigilmoremakeupartist.co.uk Hair: Lauren Gosling, twitter.com/Laurenghair_ Bridal gowns: Parham House Brides, parhamhousebrides.co.uk Models: India Blake and Beth Morley Stationery: Natasha Eveleigh, natashaeveleigh.co.uk Cake: Melanie Todd, melanietoddcakedesign.com A special mention: The team is proud to support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, weddingwishingwell.org.uk

Harvest Festival