Festival Style Wedding in The New Forest

Choosing to have your wedding in the spring can be a risky thing when it comes to weather in the UK – especially if you plan to have a festival style wedding where most the event  relies heavily on good weather and being outdoors.

Luckily for Beth and Tom they had lady luck on their side as (despite the weather forecast) the sun shone through fot all of the long May Saturday.

The wedding venue the couple had chosen was incredibly original, super quirky & uber cool. Beaulieu Treehouse in The New Forest at the Countryside Education Centre. Yes that’s right an actual treehouse in the middle of the woods that is typically used as a classroom. Today it was a woodland wedding hideaway and it was just perfect for a couple with a love of the left field and doing things in their own unique and non-traditional way.

The Treehouse Venue

Only a few couples are lucky enough to marry at the Treehouses here, the venue owners have special permission for only 12 weddings a year. The venue is truly unique, nestled in Treehouses in private woodland, and beautiful in every season. Beth and Tom’s wedding took place in late may and the sense of greenery surrounding us was a beautiful thing.

The Treehouses present a wonderful backdrop against which your imagination can run riot. The venue state that every couple brings their own unique interpretation to their special day, from Retro & Classic Country to Robin Hood and Festivals!

Ceremonies take place in one of the treehouses which links to the other via a hanging rope bridge – as a wedding photographer for over five years I have never seen adults and kids alike get so much joy from their surroundings when attending a wedding.

Festival Style Wedding

To add to the real sense of fun he treehouses are nestled on the edge of the woods which guest have full access to and is where my couple really went to town with the festival vibe. Outdoor games and a wooden makeshift Photo Booth were incredibly popular with the guests but the highlights for me was an acoustic performance around the campfire from one of the guests along with the bride’s brother-in-law acting as MC.

For the evening it was back up to the treehouses for dancing the night away.

Bridal Preparation for Festival Style Wedding

Final Bridal dress adjustments

Bride and Groom's names carved into a tree branch

A groomsman get help from a guest adjusting his buttonhole

Guest arrive for the treehouse wedding in Beaulieu

A nervous groom awaits his bride. Treehouse Wedding

Bridesmaids arrive for the treehouse wedding in the new forest

Brides Mum starts to cry when she see's her for the first time

A marriage ceremony at the treehouse wedding venue in Beaulieu in Hampshire

Proud parents at a Wedding

The Couple sign the register at their treehouse wedding

Couple on the ropbridge at the Treehouse wedding venue in the new forest

New forest Wedding couple

Wedding in the new forest

Hampshire Wedding Treehouse

Tree inspired wedding cake

Emotional Father during a Hampshire Wedding


A festival set of letters at a wedding

Bridesmaids show of their matching yellow wellies

An acoustic guitar and campfire

Female guitarist sings around a campfire at a wedding in the New Forest

Guests enjoy songs around the bonfire at New Forest Wedding

Couple enjoy their first dance at their treehouse wedding