Dreaming of a bohemian wedding theme complete with greenery, a boho wedding dress, fairy lights and a laid-back festival vibe? We've searched high and low to find the prettiest bohemian wedding venues in the UK.
Coed Weddings, Wales
A rural arts space in 18 acres of ancient woodland and meadows, just outside Cardiff, where the entire ethos is based around being at one with nature and sustainable living. The weekend festival vibe at Coed Weddings means a street-food menu and a minimum two-night stay (there are wagons, vintage caravans, yurts and a bothy for glamping). Gather guests for music around the firepit, sunrise at the stone circle and sessions in the wood-fired sauna. A blissful, boho set-up.
The Conservatory at The Barbican, Barbican, London
In complete contrast to the brutalist architecture of the Barbican performing arts venue itself, The Conservatory at The Barbican a is hidden oasis – the second-largest conservatory in the capital - featuring exotic fish, tranquil ponds and more than 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees. Say your vows and sip Prosecco among the palms, before sitting down for a wedding breakfast in the adjoining Garden Room. Going green has never been more hip.
Preston Court, Hampshire
A Victorian carousel is the star turn at Preston Court, where many of the old farm buildings house a collection of fairground rides, steam engines and musical organs – all of which add bags of character to your big day. Stand-out touches include beers from local brewer Shepherd Neame and the 1920s Showman’s Van that can be used as a dressing room for the bride and groom. Jiliana’s Island in the lake, reached by crossing an iron bridge, is a lovely alternative for an outdoor ceremony.
Harvest moon, East Lothian, Scotland
Would you rather marry on a deserted beach or in a fairy-tale woodland? That’s the conundrum at Harvest Moon, a unique East Lothian wedding venue that offers both, for those who want the celebrations to last all weekend. The whole set up is incredibly adaptable: you can choose any caterers and decorate the site as you wish. Guests will go crazy for the safari tent and treehouse digs too.
The Normans, Yorkshire
After being the setting for three generations of family weddings, the owners of The Normans, an arable farm outside York, decided to open the space to the public two years ago. Get married in the gorgeous threshing ceremony bard, drink bubbly in the sunny south-facing courtyard and party in the double-height marquee with a dazzling fairy light canopy. The cow stalls-turned-snug is just the spot for an additional bar.