Welcome to Forest Elopements
OUTDOOR CELEBRATIONS, FOR TWO OR A FEW,
IN THE MAGICAL FOREST OF DEAN
Handfasting, Soul Welcoming, Commitment, Soul Honouring
CELEBRATIONS WITH YOU, FOR YOU
Forest Elopements specialises in Low-Impact, Eco-Friendly Celebrations for Two or a Few. If you're an Earth-Conscious couple who loves a bit of adventure as much as you love to give back, why not consider hosting your celebration here in the Forest of Dean; one of Britain’s most ancient forests and a land of magic and wonder, myth and legend.
We can offer you small intimate venues, or something completely bespoke. Whether you’re looking for a Sunset or a Sunrise on a cliff edge, or by the side of a lake, you’d love to get lost in the magic of our many caves or feel at home on the ancient forest floor, nothing beats the unrivalled magic of nature in one of the UK's largest ancient woodlands and places of special interest.
Everything you need is here for you, and if we didn't already think of it, we are here to find the answers for you.
We offer all-inclusive packages that include either the elopement venue or outdoor location, the celebrant-led ceremony, planning, scouting locations, setting up, drinks, catering, videography, and photography.
We can advise on where the best locations are hidden for your perfect, private wild ceremony and provide hints and tips on how to make the most of your time here in The Forest of Dean.
When you decide to become part of our tribe, we will be with you all the way,
so you can enjoy a stress-free, fun, and memorable Elopement with us.
As well as creating your very own intimate, authentic and unique ceremony, when you choose to say “I do” with Forest Elopements, a tree in your name is planted at our very own venue – the hope is that as your tree grows, so your love, understanding, and commitment to each other grows also.
It’s part of our way of giving back to the earth and showing our gratitude for all she has provided for us.
As well as planting a tree for you, we also put our profits into local community projects, including the creation of green spaces and providing opportunities for training, education, and well-being for young people living in the county. If you’re looking for a beautiful ceremony and you’re passionate about making positive societal change, we can offer you both!
Discover your dream Elopement with us, as we share the magic with you.
Kind words from our clients...
“Forest Elopement’s whole team were wonderful, incredibly professional but also fun and friendly which gave the whole ceremony a relaxed feel.
The ceremony was a beautiful journey in itself, we couldn’t be happier with how the day went.
Immersed in nature with wonderful souls.
We couldn’t recommend Forest Elopement’s more! We had the most magical day”
P and B
CELEBRATIONS FOR TWO OR TWO AND A FEW.
ECO-FRIENDLY, INTIMATE AND BESPOKE
What is important to you for your Elopement, Handfasting, or Celebration?
Being immersed in Nature?
Freedom for self-expression?
Wild Natural Spaces?
Sometimes it's not even about the venue. Maybe it's the weather, the season, the ability for self-expression or choosing locations. If you're looking for something a little more wild, we have a location that is perfect for your outdoor adventure elopement.
We love it when couples are inspired to consider alternative locations, such as our ancient forests, caves, rivers and lakes, cliff-tops, stone circles and more! Open our Outdoor Celebration page, and discover all you need to know about how we help you to create the magical experience you are seeking...
UNIQUE, RUSTIC VENUES
ECO-FRIENDLY, INTIMATE, AND BESPOKE
Are you looking for that special venue, something small and intimate, the one that is just right for you - rural, quiet, and immersed in nature. Space enough for two or two plus a few (up to four), Earthway Retreat is nestled within ancient Beech Woodlands. Whether you fall in love with the open-fronted barn, feel at home in the meadows overlooked by the resident horses, or fancy a wander into the woods, Earthway Retreat has the perfect space for your perfect day - beautiful, bespoke and exclusive.
It is here, nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean. All that is missing is YOU.
Explore our Venue page to discover our venue and ceremony spaces, each full of magic and adventure.
CELEBRATIONS FOR ALL OF LIFE'S OCCASIONS
ECO-FRIENDLY, INTIMATE, AND BESPOKE
We know that life goes on beyond your special Elopement or Outdoor Wedding with us. As part of our tribe, you are always welcome back to celebrate any of those special moments in life.
Since the dawn of time, ceremony has played an important part in marking special occasions and honouring those important life transitions and rites of passage. Today, we are as passionate about ceremony as our ancestors before us.
New to the tribe or returning member? Whether you're looking to Renew Your Vows, welcome a new baby into the world with a Naming Ceremony, honour the conception of a baby with a Soul Welcoming or remember a loved one in your own way with a Soul Honouring, we are here to support and guide you.
Explore our Celebrations page for information on how we can help you create your very own bespoke Celebration Ceremony