A rustic wedding is informal, relaxed and full of natural beauty. An outdoor summer picnic or a marquee at an old country farm, pretty converted barn or local church hall all make ideal locations for a rustic or shabby chic style wedding. Here is our pick of the best rustic wedding locations close to home and abroad.
Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Greenwich, the beautiful Tudor Barn is a fully restored Grade 2 listed building steeped in history. Built in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII, it is the only Tudor barn in London and a real haven of rural peace just twenty minutes from Central London.
Licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies, the Tudor Gallery has original open beams and stunning outdoor areas including the Moat Terrace and the Front Lawn which are ideal outdoor summer locations for receptions.
Grand Rustic Hall with Barn in Suffolk
In a peaceful and unspoilt 700 acres of beauty lies Bruisyard Hall and barn, a glorious venue licensed for civil weddings with the run of a beautiful private estate in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.
Bruisyard Hall was voted in the top 100 wedding venues in the UK 2014, by Conde Nast Brides Magazine, and looking at the photos, it’s easy to see why.
Caroline and Charlie’s Country Wedding in Devon
Caroline and Charlie’s Real Wedding took place atSt Andrews, Sampford Courtenay in Devon, at the same village church Caroline was christened. After a traditional walk to and from the ceremony, their reception was held in a stunning marquee in a field overlooking Dartmoor.
Catherin and Ian’s Rustic Wedding Abroad in Cyprus
Cathrin and Ian’s Real Wedding was held abroad, at the Vasilias Nikoklis Inn in Paphos, Cyprus with long simply laid tables and wooden chairs outside under pretty bunting in the hot sun. Their wedding style was a very personal mix of Scottish and English in an authentic rustic setting.
Diane and David’s Real Wedding took place in Italy, amid forests and hills in the warm summer sun. A green and ivory themed day in which the bride and groom were congratulated by strangers as they strolled through the cobbled streets of beautiful Siena. Diane and David’s Real Wedding, Italy
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.