THE TEN MOST INSTA-WORTHY RUSTIC WEDDING VENUES
I stumbled across the totally drool-inducing @plantsindecor page this week, having fallen down an instagram black hole. It’s a serious foliage fest and great inspiration for any rustic wedding. I am getting married in Provence in four weeks but before that I spent a lot of time on the hunt for a rustic, verdant venue. This was my shortlist … if you are similarly obsessed with this look, and are on the hunt for the perfect venue, check out these incredible locations.
1. KEW GARDENS
So in love with this set up at Temperate House at Kew Gardens, the largest Victorian glasshouse in Europe. According to the fabulous event planner Liz Linkleter, this was the first wedding ever held at this stunning venue. She says, “Due to the delicate ecosystem we weren’t allowed to dress tables with flowers, so rather than using fake flowers or foliage we kept things simple and used an abundance of candlelight. Whilst we love designing maximalist tables full of details, sometimes it works better to pare it back to let the surroundings shine.” I agree - the effect is totally breathtaking.
Images from @lizlinkleter
2. CHELSEA BARRACKS
My jaw literally fell on the floor when I scrolled past this piece of heaven on instagram … possibly the most incredible set up you’ll ever see. Event stylist Lamp Production designed this wonderful pop up at the Chelsea Barracks in collaboration with the florist Amie Bone Flowers - it would work perfectly for London-based nuptials.
Photo by Lamp Productions, flowers by @amieboneflowers
3. THE GARDEN MUSEUM
This museum is right in the heart of London but is surely one of the city's best kept secrets. I love the Sackler Garden which juxtaposes mid-century modern with the old stone church - the perfect venue for post-wedding cocktails in the sunshine.
4. RHS WISLEY
5. PETERSHAM NURSERIES
A classic choice, I love Petersham’s rustic chic vibes - so relaxed, so effortless. This venue suits a more relaxed aesthetic - the OWN jumpsuit would be a beautiful choice.
Image credit: coco wedding venues
6. BOURNE & HOLLINGSWORTH GARDEN ROOM
Another instagram favourite, the Garden Room at Bourne & Hollingsworth offers the perfect urban jungle backdrop with pops of colour from its vibrant interiors.
7. THE HILL GARDENS & PERGOLA, HAMPSTEAD
A slice of the British countryside right in the heart of London, this beautiful garden is full of splendour and offers fabulous views over Hampstead Heath. Pick the right time of year you’ll be graced with the most stunning blooms.
And slightly further afield….
8. MEISTERS HOTEL IRMA, MERANO ITALY
Have you ever seen a more INCREDIBLE setting? The mirrored room in Hotel Irma looks almost enchanted. Not sure if you can have weddings here but either way, take inspiration from their use of mirrors - it makes the foliage feel even more abundant.
9. BELDI COUNTRY CLUB, MARRAKECH
This perfect haven of countryside feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Totally obsessed with the subtle elegance of the gardens and stunning glasshouse - this is one hell of a destination wedding venue. Read a review of the hotel on i-escape here
10. VILLA TREVILLE, POSITANO, ITALY
The former home of Franco Zeffirelli, Italy's celebrated opera and film director, this place is steeped in culture and history, with a roll call of guests including the greatest stars of the era: Tennessee Williams, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Leonard Bernstein, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Its stunning setting makes it one of the world’s most instagrammable views - your guests would be blown away. I would keep the styling simple and pared back to let its naural beauty shine through.
For more foliage wedding ideas and styling tips, visit our luscious moodboard on Pinterest.