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Forest Elopements - Venue


Intimate Elopements for Two

Small Elopement Wedding Venue for Two in the Forest of Dean
Your Day, Your Way

Are you looking for a Low-Impact, Eco-Friendly, Small Wedding Venue? Is having a Quiet and Tranquil Location important to you? 

Earthway Retreat is an former small holding set  in over 20 Acres of Meadows and surrounded by Ancient Woodlands scattered with Caves and Underground Lakes....

For our Adventure-Loving couples, Earthway Retreat provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a magical bohemian Elopement, Small Intimate Wedding or Vow Renewal in a Unique, Rustic Venue, and outdoors against the beautiful scenery of this ancient woodland.

This perfect, intimate venue is surrounded by meadows, valleys, caves, streams, hidden lakes and Beech Woodlands, and is close to many more amazing locations. Read on to help you create your dream Elopement Wedding with us!



We are excited to host your Elopement at Earthway Retreat, where you can choose from one of our three ceremony spaces

Wild Flower Meadow

Under the pergola, surrounded by wild flowers with incredible views over the surrounding forest. Dressed with swaths of fabric and flowers, this amazing spot is reached via a candlelit path through the flowers and is perfect for a true boho-style ceremony.

Enchanted Grove

A secret paths leads you into a circle, or grove, of trees. In ancient times, Sacred Groves were places of sanctuary and worship. Like a temple or chapel set within the natural world, these tranquil clearings were places of spiritual refuge: places to calm the mind, refresh the spirit, meditate and hold ceremonies. If you're seeking something a bit more spiritual and connected to the land, our Sacred Grove is the perfect setting for your Elopement Wedding or Vow Renewal

The Barn

An ancient Open-Fronted barn provides a true rustic and bohemian feel to any ceremony and allows for shelter from the elements should they prove to be challenging! Keep it simple with fairy lights and candles, or dress it up with seasonal flowers and foliage; however you want it, the barn is a wonderful space to honour your commitment to each other


The Cabin

An old workshop, The Cabin provides the perfect place to get ready for your whimsical Elopement Wedding. This beautiful space has been lovingly restored and handcrafted using recycled materials. You'll have use of the dressing room, bathroom and kitchen area for your day. With its quirkiness and rustic charm, many of our couples choose to have their picnic together in the cabin when the weather isn't the best for being outdoors! 

The Surrounding Area

As well as the magical ceremony spaces on-site, we can also offer you beautiful, fairy-tale Outdoor Ceremony Spaces which offer additional incredible, visually-stunning backdrops to your Elopement Wedding Photos. Earthway Retreat is close to many beautiful locations, including Cliff-Tops, Stone Circles and Ancient Ruins for any Couples' Photographs following your Ceremony. 

If you're looking for a Unique, Intimate Venue that's big on romance and low-impact, contact us to book yourselves in for your playful, dream Elopement!

Eco-friendly & Bohemian Venue Package

We offer one simple Elopement Wedding Package in order to keep things as stress-free and easy for our couples....

Elopements, Small Weddings & Vow Renewals for Two

Package includes:

 Venue hire with three ceremony space options

Meadows and woodlands for couples' photographs

2-3 hours of photography & help with planning

Bubbles and seasonal hamper

Your ceremony set-up 

Your personalised, celebrant-led ceremony


Please get in touch if you have guests

When you book with us, we will send you our private 'Couples Exploring Map' which highlights some of the most amazing and enchanted places to visit. Please get in touch for more information and your personal quote


We can offer you additional services to make your Elopement Wedding even more magical!

Couples Pilgrimage -a bespoke couples Shinrin Yoku experience.

Creating loyalty and lifelong bonds of trust and devotion in our relationships – what nature can teach us. Relationships aren’t perfect! Even though we clash with our mates and at times there is dissension, we can learn to cultivate bonds that carry us through times of change. Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing is a Japanese term for Immersing yourself in the Atmosphere of the Forest. Asides from many health and wellbeing benefits, we offer invitations to connect with nature, yourself and each other through activities, poetry and mindfulness.


Cacao Ceremony

We are nature! Rekindle your love of the natural world as you allow nature, and the tenderness of the cacao mother guide you through a heart-centred journey of discovery so that you may awaken a new and gentle appreciation of your authentic you and of each other!




Hand-Tied Bouquets 


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