Are you dreaming of a wedding that feels like a fairytale set in the heart of nature? Rustic and wild wedding venues provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and unforgettable celebration. These venues offer a blend of natural beauty, charm, and a touch of adventure that makes for a truly unique wedding experience.

Here we’ll guide you through the process of choosing the perfect rustic and wild wedding venue to ensure your special day is everything you’ve envisioned.

Rustic & wild wedding venues to explore abroad

Whether you want it rustic, wild and authentic, or a delightful mix of both, there’s no shortage of exclusive venues abroad that are ready and waiting to make memories.

Take a look at a few of your options below and then get ready to fall in love with the landscapes, views, architecture and decor that shape the perfect rustic and wild wedding.

Head inland to a rustic hideaway tucked alongside an elegant traditional village and you’ll connect with authentic 19th and 20th century Portuguese architecture. At the centre of everything lies a quaint wedding chapel where you will exchange vows and create a union that will endure for a lifetime.

Once you have become intertwined forever, step out under the shaded trees to enjoy cocktails and canapés before a wedding breakfast graced with hearty rustic food and fine wine. The finishing touches are provided by the wholesome aesthetic of the red sand buildings and lime stone detailing that makes for the perfect backdrop for any wedding shoot.

Marche, Italy is home to a 500-year-old Palazzo and country house nestled in the heart of a pristine green countryside. Picture yourself gliding across the courtyard as you prepare to walk down the aisle and you’ll be able to sense the fresh air coming off the Adriatic. Step forward as a married couple for the first time and you’ll see sweeping views across the sea, all set against rustic style architecture that will enrich your photos.

Once the evening arrives and it’s time for your first dance, you’ll be able to take in every moment while your guests are kept entertained by the culinary delights of a century-old pizza oven. The simplicity and rustic nature makes it a setting that is perfect for a timeless union.

13th century Tuscan architecture and the rolling foothills of the Alpe Apuane combine with more than 100 acres of rustic woodland and sun-kissed olive groves. The result is an inspired backdrop for your vows, wedding party photos, and the first dance that you will want to relive over and over again.

The highlight will be the authentic charm of the Frescoed Chapel and the rustic-meets-countryside charm that it adds to proceedings. It’s a timeless touch of style that will form the centrepiece of your day as you make your way down the aisle, ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

12 hectares of rustic Catalonia will make for an inspired setting when it’s time to celebrate your eternal love for one another. The natural touches of the oak and olive trees blend seamlessly with panoramic views and a castle that has endured for a millennium.

While your guests are sampling the landscape and enjoying the views, you’ll be preparing to grace the Remei Chapel and exchange your vows, but that’s only the beginning. A beautifully preserved cave offers a rustic and wild natural venue for your first dance and an evening of celebration that will extend long into the night.

The beautiful Alentejo coast nestles on the shores of Portugal and is home to the timeless Craveiral Farmhouse. When you step into the natural rugged countryside and walk into the organic garden, you’ll be met with an enchanting wooden walkway that sets the tone for an experience never to be forgotten.

As the rich grain of the wood winds it’s way past working farm animals, a farm-to-table banquet, and an array of hiking trails, you’ll have the perfect rustic setting that allows you to feel at one with nature, and one another.

Catalonia is home to a 15th century medieval castle estate by the name of Cortal Gran. As you begin making a lifetime of memories on the Costa Brava, you’ll see 125 free-flowing hectares of apple orchards pan out before your eye.

If you then step inside the venue for the ceremony, you’ll find the walls illuminated with light in a way that brings the timeless rustic charm to life. For those looking to truly go wild and reconnect, Cortal Gran also offers a range of camping options for you and your guests less than 1 km from the venue.

The woodland setting of West Sussex that is the Two Woods Estate boasts 42 acres
of meadows for photos and guest camping, but it also offers something priceless. The thick backless benches and stylish rustic hut where you will exchange your vows will be the centrepiece of the day, allowing you to come together for a lifetime.

Photos with your bridesmaids and ushers will be enriched by the way in which the sunlight delicately filters through the trees, creating a stunning natural backdrop in the process. Perfect for creating the first moments as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime together.

Walking down the aisle under the beating Tuscan sun is what embracing rustic beauty is all about. You’ll see the rolling hills of the Volterra countryside on one side, and the stunning farmhouse aesthetic of the Country Relais on the other.

The two then combine in harmony and make for another thoughtful pairing to balance the bride and groom. Imagine taking your photos with the 100-year-old farmhouse and terracotta roof tiles in the background and you’ll feel yourself getting lost in the moment. And for those who want to extend the rustic theme into the evening, a 100-year-old wood-burning oven cooks up fresh pizza with a secret family recipe.

What to consider when booking rustic and wild wedding venues abroad

Elements of comfort still matter

Reconnecting with nature and having a stunning piece of countryside to immerse yourself in is one thing, but you also need to be able to get ready in comfort.

Booking early makes the difference

Rustic wedding venues are one-offs for a very good reason, which means competition can be high when you want to get first refusal on dates. Book early and you’ll be sure of the dream wedding you can’t experience anywhere else.

Plan for weather

Many rustic venues will conduct outdoor ceremonies, so you may want to check there is a plan just in case the weather isn’t quite right. Imagine stepping into a rustic chapel with country style decor from days gone by and you’ll have memories to treasure.