The Best Wedding Venues for Foodie Lovers
Let’s be honest, food is central to a good wedding, from canapés to elaborate wedding breakfasts – it’s the part of the day that guests look forward to the most.
Your wedding menu also says a lot about you as a couple, be it refined and sophisticated, or easy going and relaxed. What do you want your wedding menu to reflect?
Ideal wedding spaces for your foodie wedding
From estates with Michelin star chefs to destination villas boasting organic produce and even working wineries, these wedding spaces all cook up mouthwatering cuisine as standard….
For the ultimate foodie, there’s nowhere quite as spellbinding as an authentic Italian vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. With a 900-year old castle as the backdrop, this captivating venue alights all the senses in a magical setting suitable for wedding parties of all size.
The fairy-tale castle can be used for the ceremony, or a church service can be organised nearby, there’s even the option for an outdoor marquee for dining in the great outdoors.
Speaking of food, cuisine is at the heart of the villa, with a rustic Tuscan menu for guests to indulge in, using freshly grown organic vegetables and herbs from its private gardens. With a world-class wine menu completing the experience, it’s a feast worth marrying for!
Overflowing with all the Michelin stars, this award-winning country estate is the perfect hideaway for couples with discerning palettes. Nestled in the countryside, the 100-acre rustic property dates back to the 18th century with luscious grounds including shepherds huts (as well as bedrooms) for guests.
With multi-award-winning chef Richard Corrigan at the helm, guests are treated to a standout menu, using only the finest natural produce. Known for unpretentious dishes using seasonal ingredients bursting with flavour, it’s everything you’ve come to expect from the founder of the famous Corrigan’s in Mayfair and Bentley’s Sea Grill at Harrods. Testament to the setting, Corrigan himself eloped here 28 years ago.
This 17th century country house, sandwiched between Parma and Reggio Emilia, offers an exclusive setting close to the beauty of Lake Garda. It’s also well known for producing some of the finest cheese, ham and balsamic vinegar produce, as one of the most prominent regions for foodies in Italy.
As such, there’s endless delights for guests to enjoy – from fresh antipasti to local dips. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the world-class sparkling wines from the family estate, spread across 32 hectares of organic vineyards.
Located in the midlands, Hampton Manor is a charming 45-acre estate dedicated to foodies. Where better to elope and celebrate then this thoroughly modern manor with a Michelin star to its name.
Weddings focus around its breathtaking dining room, which echoes touches from its rich 400-year old history. Guests can indulge in refined and original food combinations alighting all the senses.
With its own bakery and wine tasting on site, staff are exceptionally knowledgeable about food pairings and flavour combinations. With a menu that celebrates seasonal produce cooked with creative simplicity and soul, you’ll soon see why this is a four AA rosette-awarded restaurant.
Set within rustic grounds, like something out of the Godfather, Dimora dell Balza is a culinary workshop by day and wedding venue at other times. It’s also a tour de force when it comes to authentic Sicilian flavours.
Set within a traditional Italian estate, on the hills of Sicily, this venue has long attracted couples from afar looking to make their wedding vows in magnificent surroundings.
As you’d expect from a venue that prides itself on first-class cuisine, food takes centre stage. Using local ingredients bursting with flavour, expect to be treated to new and classic dishes with an authentic Sicilian flair.
Cretans are known for their love of good food, great wine and exceptional company – and Agreco is a celebration of all of this and more. Awarded ‘Best Organic Restaurant’ in the world by Vanity Fair, expect a mouth-watering wedding gala or buffet of your choice.
With its on-site farm, you don’t have to look too far for delicious home-grown produce, ranging from cheeses to oil and wine. With generous hearty portions, along with the local Raki flowing, it promises a good day and night for all to enjoy, set within stunning grounds.
Bringing all the beachside vibes, Kalua is a modern luxury property, known for its mesmerising setting and innovative cuisine.
The perfect choice for your wedding menu, it features popular Mediterranean dishes with a Japanese twist. This combines to create a unique and unusual pairing for a highly insta-worthy meal.
From sushi to shrimp, grilled calamari to sea-urchin tagliatelle, the emphasis is on freshly sourced seafood with an imaginative fusion of flavours. The cocktail list is equally as impressive – why not serve Espresso Mojitos to keep the party flowing into the early hours!
Country living at its finest, Nancarrow is a hidden-gem in the Cornish countryside, and fully operational organic farm. With converted barns, flowing orchards, and stretches of green space, it’s a quintessentially British backdrop too.
This all makes for a first-class setting for your big day, with tranquility, romance and a thoughtful menu, exploding with flavours. The kitchen prides itself on home-cooked dishes sourcing local ingredients. You can taste the love that goes into it, making it one of the most wonderful places to host your wedding day.
The region of Porto is known as a foodie-favourite, with its commitment to locally soured produce and of course it’s world-famous Port.
Enjoy all this and more under the warm Portuguese gaze at The Yeatman. This renowned hotel is popular with wedding parties owing to its prime location overlooking the city, and oh did we mention – two Michelin Star awards.
The Chateaux is a distinguished space for celebrations, offering gastronomic experiences and a delectable wine menu curated by its in-house Wine Director, Elisabete Fernandes.
The food and drink pairings are big with food aficionados, ticking all the right boxes for a unique and idyllic wedding with food at the fore.
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