Wedding Planning

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 While some wedding traditions hold deep meaning and sentimental value, others may feel outdated or irrelevant in a modern world.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

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

Wedding Venu in Somerset
Somerset is a stunning place to get married with its open countryside, historic buildings and its proximity to the coastlines to both the north and south. Somerset is probably most famous for being the home of Glastonbury Festival. Its apple orchards and resulting cider production, and being the birthplace of cheddar cheese are also claims to fame for the county. Somerset is easily accessible from all directions, bordering Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. Its good transport links make it the ideal location for a country wedding regardless of where you’re […]

Choosing your Somerset Wedding Venue