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The Woods at Oakley

The Woods at Oakley is home to 12 acres of enchanting, private woodland nestled in the heart of Wiltshire. With London under 2 hours away it offers a unique location for a woodland wedding, rural retreat or corporate away day. It is your exclusive woodland to use as you wish, be that to celebrate, reinvigorate or build your team.

Our woodland story

Our family fell in love with the woods many years ago, making it our home and vowing to protect it, and the wildlife that lives in it. We are passionate about conservation and pledge for every event held that a proportion of the proceeds will be used to replant our trees, which are under great threat from Ash Dieback. We would love you to plant your own tree to commemorate your event and would welcome you back to visit it in the future. So not only are you hosting your event in these ancient woods, you are playing a vital role in supporting the future of our country’s precious woodland and the wildlife it sustains.

The Venue

Nestled in the heart of the woods is the Bluebell Glade, a beautiful open space where you can erect a marquee, tipi or simply dine and dance under the woodland canopy. Just a short stroll along a meandering pathway through the woodland takes you to the Hazel Bower where you can exchange your wedding vows in our charming handmade Oak Arbour. Whilst your family and friends sit under a stunning cathedral roof of ancient trees. It can also be used as an intimate event space for parties. And if the trees are not enough to protect you from the elements we have a bespoke stretch canvas we can erect for big downpours and brollies to share for light showers. On the edge of the woodland is the Oak Grove an enchanting space where the wildlife crosses from our woods through to the open fields beyond. Used for guests to mingle following a wedding ceremony, a peaceful place to meditate on a retreat, or a canopy to sleep under the stars in, whatever you decide to use it for the Oak Grove will be truly magical.

Hidden throughout the woods are secret spaces for you to discover, from romantic tree swings, to meditation benches, cosy fire pits and mysterious wishing trees we are sure you will delight in finding them.

We have built two stylish toilet blocks sourced from local materials, a charming woodland kitchen fitted with industry standard appliances, have our own pure spring water from the Stonehenge aquifer and electricity in the woods, but don’t expect wifi! We have a list of trusted suppliers who we can wholeheartedly recommend for tipi’s, marquees, bars, catering, celebrants, florists and photographers. But you are welcome to source your own, we just ask that they comply with our Ts & Cs and the necessary health and safety legislation.

Guests are welcome to stay the night in the Woods at Oakley. They are invited to snuggle up in our luxurious bell tents hidden amongst the trees in the Oak Grove or to relax in our stylishly renovated WW2 Nissen Hut on the edge of the woods. Wherever you spend the night we can bring you a breakfast hamper filled with delicious local produce the following morning.

The woods are available for limited weekdays and weekends between the months of May and September. Please contact us to discuss your requirements we are sure we can put something together that will be perfect for your event.

We warmly invite you to visit the Woods at Oakley, perhaps bring a picnic and your dog. We encourage you to spend some time here so you can truly experience the magic of these precious woods. Please complete our contact form or email [email protected] to arrange a visit.

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We are blessed with a growing bunch of friends of The Woods at Oakley, who we have collaborated with to offer you bespoke services and one of a kind products. We have included their stories, photos and offers in this brochure.

However, we whole heartedly believe there are no strangers in this world, only friends we have not met yet. So if you have any recommendations please do share them with us.

Click here to download our brochure.

The Nissen Hut is included for Weekday (1 night) and Weekend Woodings (3 nights), but if you would like to stay longer it costs £170 per night. It sleeps 4 and can be booked by emailing [email protected]
For further information on the house and to read our fabulous reviews from previous guests please see our Air BnB page; https://airbnb.com/h/the-nissen-hut

The Bell Tents cost £150 per night or £25o for two nights, they sleep 4. For further information and to book for events please email [email protected]

We can also deliver breakfast hampers so you can enjoy a lovely lie in!

Yes, our stunning Oak Arbour in the Hazel Bower is licensed for wedding ceremonies, but you must ensure your service is conducted by the ceremonies team at Wiltshire County Council. This is the link to their website; https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registrations-ceremonies

There are a series of carefully laid hard trails that we encourage guests to use, each is wide enough to allow for wheelchair access. So you do not need to worry about getting stuck in the mud, but we do advise against stilettoes!

There is domestic electricity, water and toilets in the Bluebell Glade and Oak Grove. All the woodland tracks and event areas (Bluebell Glade, Hazel Bower, Oak Grove and parking paddocks) have lighting. There is also a woodland kitchen fitted with industry standard appliances and a refrigerated container.

We warmly invite the couple’s pets to be part of the celebrations, whether that is your dog bearing the rings or your horse carrying your fiancé. If you want to take photos with our adopted animals they would love the attention, particularly Kevin the donkey! Although unfortunately the furry family members cannot stay the night in the bell tents.

Find Us

The Woods at Oakley
Oakley Farm
Dinton
Salisbury
SP3 5EU

 

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We look forward to hearing from you, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your plans further

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    Join us on Saturday 4th May 2024, for a unique forest bathing experience in our stunning bluebell woods. Take some time to digitally decompress and boost your wellbeing by harnessing the power of nature.

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