Your wedding day is one of the most significant milestones in your life, a cherished moment that deserves a beautiful setting to celebrate such a memorable occasion. With this in mind, it is no surprise that many couples are now choosing a country wedding venue for their ceremony and reception. Unlike traditional settings, the unique qualities of a country wedding venue will help ensure that your celebrations are even more magical than you could have ever imagined.

The Benefits of Choosing a Country House Wedding Venue

When planning your wedding, it is important to remember that the venue will play a vital role in shaping the overall ambience, aesthetics and practical aspects of the big day. The venue can set the tone, provide a visually appealing backdrop and offer all the necessary amenities for the ceremony and reception. This is why a growing number of couples are now choosing to have their wedding in a country setting rather than a traditional location. 

If you are planning to tie the knot soon and you are looking for the perfect location to celebrate your union, there are a number of reasons why you should consider a country wedding venue.

1. Fall in love with the natural beauty of the English countryside

By opting for a country wedding venue, you will be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the English countryside. From rolling hills and scenic landscapes to charming gardens and tranquil surroundings, rural venues offer a romantic and idyllic setting that will captivate both you and your guests. 

For example, here at Crockwell Farm, we are nestled within South Northamptonshire’s verdant hills and undiscovered lanes. The surrounding picturesque countryside will offer a serene and enchanting backdrop for your wedding celebrations, helping make your special day truly one to remember.

2. An intimate setting that is exclusively yours

Naturally, you will want to enjoy one of the happiest days of your life with your friends and family. Fortunately, as country wedding venues usually offer exclusive use, this can be easily achieved. In an elegant and private space, you can enjoy a more personal and intimate celebration. Rural venues also typically provide dedicated areas for your wedding party and guests where you can create a cosy and warm atmosphere. 

One of the benefits of Crockwell Farm is that our venue can be exclusively yours for three days. As a result, you will be able to plan an unforgettable wedding experience in a setting that is both intimate and personal. With our private grounds and secluded location, you can enjoy a sense of exclusivity, which will in turn allow you and your guests to fully immerse yourselves in the joyous celebrations.

3. Indoor and outdoor options for the ceremony and reception

Another advantage of choosing a country wedding venue is that you will have the flexibility of both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. For example, you can exchange your vows in a charming garden or have an indoor ceremony in a grand hall. This versatility will allow you to adapt to different weather conditions and create a seamless flow between different parts of your special day. 

As Crockwell Farm offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, you will have the flexibility to plan a perfect day that will suit your specific preferences as well as the ever-changing weather conditions. With the Vaulted Barn, Starlit Marquee and Orchard Pavilion to choose from, Crockwell Farm is the perfect location to celebrate your union.

4. Lots of space, history and character

What sets country wedding venues apart from traditional locations is that they often boast spacious grounds and historic buildings that exude character and charm. In fact, many of these venues have unique architectural features that can add a touch of character and je ne sais quoi to any special occasion. Furthermore, the abundance of space will allow you to arrange a variety of activities and ensure that your guests will have room to relax and fully enjoy the festivities. 

When it comes to history and character, Crockwell Farm has it all. A favourite among couples due to its chapel-like atmosphere, our stone Vaulted Barn dates back to the 1700s and is one of the farm’s original agricultural buildings. Crockwell was also one of the first farms in the UK to be used as a luxury country wedding venue. As for space, we have lots of room available so you can rest assured that you and your guests will have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our expansive grounds can accommodate various activities throughout your special day.

5. Stunning photos for your wedding album

Unlike traditional wedding locations, a rural venue will always be able to offer a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos. At Crockwell Farm, the scenic beauty, lush gardens and historical features will provide you with endless opportunities to capture stunning and timeless images. Whether you want to take a romantic stroll through the grounds or strike a pose next to an especially attractive architectural feature, Crockwell offers the perfect opportunity to create beautiful memories you can cherish for a lifetime. In fact, we believe you will be able to capture stunning photos that will elevate your wedding album to a work of art. With the picturesque surroundings, beautiful backdrops and breathtaking landscapes, your wedding photos will be truly stunning. In fact, Crockwell’s well-maintained grounds and thoughtfully designed spaces offer endless opportunities for creative and unique shots.


How to Find the Best Country Wedding Venue 

With so many beautiful locations available, choosing a country wedding venue that ticks all the boxes can be quite a challenge. Hopefully, the advice outlined below will help you find exactly what you’re looking for: 

  • Conduct some thorough research. It is also a good idea to seek recommendations from family, friends and professionals working in the wedding industry.
  • Begin your search for a venue as soon as you have decided on your wedding date. This will increase your chances of finding the perfect location. Remember, the best venues are always booked well in advance.
  • Consider the venue’s accessibility, especially if some guests are coming from out of town.
  • Make sure the venue can comfortably accommodate the number of invited guests. Also, bear in mind important amenities such as parking and catering facilities.
  • Ideally, your venue should offer you some flexibility in terms of customising and personalising your wedding to match your vision.
  • If possible, visit the location and take a tour to get a feel of how everything will play out on your big day.

Celebrate One of Life’s Precious Moments in the Country 

Although finding the perfect country wedding venue requires a little bit of effort, the rewards will be well worth it! Just imagine the natural beauty of the English countryside, the intimate and exclusive settings, and the flexibility of indoor and outdoor spaces all contributing to a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are captivated by the nearby rolling hills or enchanted by its historic charm, a country wedding venue will certainly offer a unique and appealing backdrop for your special day. 

At Crockwell Farm, our goal is to ensure our clients enjoy a wedding day that will live long in the memory. If you are looking for a beautiful and idyllic location for one of the most important days of your life, please get in touch with our team. We’d love to show you around Crockwell and to hear about your exciting wedding plans!