Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 20 Venues that Capture the Trend

Imagine this: A sweet English cottage wrapped in ivy. A bouquet of wildflowers displayed in your grandmother’s vintage milk jug sits on a rough-hewn wood table, and past the gauzy white curtains that frame your antique window, past your overgrown garden lush with red cap mushrooms and ferns, the sun sets over a rolling meadow.

Feeling comforted? Yeah, us too. Unlike certain other aesthetics, like “industrial” or “rustic-chic,” cottagecore is more about a feeling than a look: the smell of moss in the woods, the taste of a homemade apple pie, the softness of a hand-knitted blanket, the sound of Taylor Swift’s Folklore (after all, this is a modern vibe). When it comes to a cottagecore-inspired wedding, there are near-endless possibilities.

Real Wedding Cottagecore Inspiration Board


Beaulieu Garden

Rutherford, California

Fab Features: gorgeous estate setting with a sunken garden • pool and lawn area perfect for a warm, casual cocktail hour • delectable dinners served beneath a lush, twinkle-lit arbor

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Twin Oaks

San Marcos, CA

Fab Features: historic 1891 estate surrounded by blooming gardens, twinkling rose arbors, tranquil waterfalls, and romantic statuary • four storybook ceremony sites include a lovely, tree-canopied clearing and vine-circled rustic atrium • surrounded by the towering trees of a private, intimate forest

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Smith Farm Gardens

East Haddam, CT

Fab Features: classic white post-and-beam farmhouse overlooking picture-perfect flower and vegetable gardens • 15 surrounding acres boast an apple orchard, rustic stacked stone walls, and rolling green fields • stay overnight in the cozy, six-bedroom main house

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

Wilmington, DE

Fab Features: the magnificent former mansion of Henry Francis du Pont • the grounds are made up of nearly 1,000 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands, a reflecting pool, and a dazzling 60-acre garden • exclusive catering provided by Restaurant Associates

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$


Oakleaf Cottage

Trenton, GA

Fab Features: 28-acre rustic-chic event venue nestled on the side of Lookout Mountain • host a ceremony among the trees, beside a mossy ridge, or inside the stylish barn • the staff assists with every details to ensure a stress-free (and sustainable!) celebration

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Corry House

Union Point, GA

Fab Features: 500 beautiful acres (still owned by the Corry family!) with a quaint historic reception barn at its heart • exchange vows under shady pines or in a sun-soaked meadow • up to 18 of your nearest and dearest can stay overnight in the dreamy 1869 manor and carriage houses

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$


Historic London Town and Gardens

Edgewater, MD

Fab Features: 23 acres of pristine, historic gardens with sweeping South River views • gorgeous ceremonies on the expansive, waterfront East Lawn or on the elevated River Deck • rain-or-shine receptions in a clear-walled, chandelier-draped tent or the indoor glass pavilion

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


Fernwood Botanical Garden

Niles, MI

Fab Features: stunning garden backdrops include a picturesque gazebo, a small pond framed by a curly weeping willow and evergreens, and colorful perennials flowers • the beloved weeping Katsuma tree offers a romantic ceremony site • indoor options in the Clark Gallery frame garden views

Price: $ • $$


Four Winds Farm

Peterborough, NH

Fab Features: charming historic property on nearly 400 acres of conservation land • unique and photogenic spaces include the stately New England Hill House, rolling apple orchards, and an antique-laden 18th-century barn • stay the weekend with your loved ones in the grand, 5-bedroom Hilltop House and the charming Cozy Log Cabin

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


Blooming Hill Farm

Monroe, NY

Fab Features: 100-acre Hudson Valley organic farm dotted with gardens, rustic outbuildings, vintage farm equipment, and romantic footpaths • ceremonies under a towering oak tree • showstopping seasonal menus using ingredients sourced from the farm itself, as well as from other favorite local and organic purveyors

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


Flat Mountain Farm

Highlands, NC

Fab Features: charming family-run "micro retreat" surrounded by unspoiled woodlands • 28 acres of photoworthy spots, including a lake, babbling creek, shady pastures, and beautifully rustic log outbuildings • 10 guests can relax all weekend in the stylish, woodsy Kingfisher Cabin

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Gray Gables Estate

Portland, Oregon

Fab Features: ‌exclusive use of this turn-of-the-century manor house and grounds • event spaces include lush gardens with water features, the tree-shaded Manor House Lawn, and a light-filled ballroom with sparkling Swarovski chandeliers • great prep spaces for the wedding couple

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Meredith Manor

Pottstown, PA

Fab Features: picturesque estate set on 10 private acres of lush gardens, cascading waterfalls, stone bridges, and ponds • exchange vows under a canopy of oak trees • the rustic reception barns are designed with wood floors and open post-and-beam ceilings

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Terrain at Styer's

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Fab Features: a charmingly restored antique lodge • interior designed with rustic wood-plank floors, vintage furnishings, and lush greenery • al fresco ceremonies beside the old greenhouse

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

HollyHedge Estate

New Hope, PA

Fab Features: old English fieldstone manor house on 20 acres of woodlands and beautiful gardens • exquisite Reception Hall is outfitted with an antique bar • stay overnight in one of 15 lovely guest rooms

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Nashville, Tennessee

Fab Features: 1920s Georgian-style mansion on 55 acres • multiple venue options range from a reflecting pool and Japanese garden to the multilevel Burr Terrace • the Museum of Art pairs elegant receptions with paintings and artifacts

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Goodstone Inn and Restaurant

Middleburg, VA

Fab Features: unhurried and intimate destination weddings with sweet French-inspired lodgings at this historic 2565-acre Middleburg estate • exquisite ceremonies in a garden courtyard, with a wall of ivy-draped stone as your romantic backdrop • delectable menus from the award-winning culinary team served under the customizable tent, with views of the surrounding landscape

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Poe Museum

Richmond, VA

Fab Features: exchange vows in the Enchanted Garden, tucked in the back courtyard of a quaint stone house • hidden references to Poe's writing throughout the gardens • rental fees go towards the continuing operation of this unique historic treasure

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Fox Hollow Farm

Issaquah, WA

Fab Features: historic, idyllic organic farm that has long supplied the herbs and produce for Landmark Event Co's renowned catering program • opt for an intimate creekside ceremony, a garden party in the stables, or a whole-farm buyout for a weekend-long soiree • lovely 1940s manor home offers overnight lodgings for up to 16 guests

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Bella Luna Farms

Clearview, Washington

Fab Features: thousands of trees and rhododendrons line winding garden paths at this gorgeous family-run farm • intimate ceremonies by the tranquil duck pond • the Glass House's grapevine-laden glass walls and ceiling and large double doors offer delightful garden views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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