Close your eyes and imagine your perfect wedding day for a moment. Was it an English cottage, with ivy-covered walls, bouquets of wildflowers, rough-hewn wooden tables, overgrown gardens, lush landscapes, antique decorations, rolling meadows, and fresh fruits and vegetables?

Well, if it was, then we’re with you. While many other popular aesthetics of the recent decade such as minimalism, industrialism, and rustic-chic, Cottagecore is more than what meets the eye – it’s a lifestyle; a feeling.

Think of the smell of moss, the feeling of walking through the woods and a sunny day, and the softness of a homemade knitted blanket (maybe with Taylor Swift’s Folklore album in the background, of course).

There is so much you could do to create the ultimate Cottagecore-inspired wedding, because the possibilities are endless, so that’s where we come in!

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Cottagecore-Inspired Wedding Venues

When you’re looking into planning your wedding day, possibly the most important choice (besides your partner, of course) is the venue! This choice can make or break the day, as it is where everything comes together.

For a Cottagecore wedding, you will want to look out for a few things in particular: gardens, florals, natural scenery, vintage decorations, drapery, candle-lit lighting, fairy lights, and maybe some mushrooms and moss (if that’s the kind of Cottagecore you love).

This may seem intimidating at first, but trust us, you’ve just got to look around. Don’t stop at the first place you find – take your time to find a venue that truly speaks to you. This may be a garden in California or a mansion in Tennessee. But whatever it is, it should be perfect for what you want.

Take a look through these five wedding venue options in the United States to get an idea of what you love in a venue! 

Secret Gardens

Bodega Bay, California | $$

If you’re looking for a magical, fairytale wedding with winding paths, babbling brooks, and flowers galore, then look no further! Have the dreamiest of ceremonies at the redwood desk, with a handmade redwood ceremonial arch perfect for a fairytale wedding day.

Blooming Hill Farm

Monroe, New York | $$

Blooming Hill Farm is a 100-acre Hudson Valey organic farm that is the ultimate backdrop for your Cottagecore-inspired wedding! Gardens, outbuildings, vintage farming equipment, and romantic footpaths – what more could you want? Host your ceremony under a towering oak tree, eat from seasonal menus with ingredients sourced from the farm itself!

Smith Farm Gardens

East Haddam, Connecticut | $$$

Smith Farm Gardens is full of fabulous features you won’t want to miss out on! Classic white-picket-fence farmhouse, picturesque gardens, and 15 acres of apple orchards create the perfect rustic, cozy wedding scenery. And you can’t forget the rolling green fields and stacked stone walls that prove a beautiful night’s rest after a stunning wedding.

Meredith Manor

Pottstown, Pennsylvania | $$$

Picturesque lush gardens, waterfalls, ponds and stone bridges are a fantastic scenery for your Cottage-core inspired wedding! Meredith Manor allows you to exchange your loving vows under a canopy of oak trees, with a rustic reception in a barn with wooden floors and post-and-beam ceilings.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Nashville, Tennessee | $$$

If you want a giant castle-like mansion for your wedding day, then look no further than the Cheekwood Estate! With 55 acres, this venue has multiple venue options including a reflecting pool, a Japanese garden, and a multilevel Burr Terrace.

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