Sustainability and eco-friendly are some of the biggest wedding trends experts have predicted to be ruling in 2021! Everywhere you look at the moment, you’ll find that the environment is the hot topic. And rightly so. Couples around the world are looking for ways to reduce the carbon footprint and be kinder to our mama Earth. The venue you choose will have a major bearing on the sustainability of your wedding – and the right choice will reduce your wedding-planning stress considerably. Let’s have a look at some of our absolute favorite settings that are the perfect fit if you want to go green for your wedding day.
Botanical Garden – All Things Green
Venue: @dbgphx // Picture Courtesy: @mado.photo
Most major cities have a botanical garden, which is basically an urban oasis—not to mention one gem of a place to host your big day! And since these venues promote and grow plants, it’s likely they have green initiatives in place to help reduce the carbon footprint of its visitors. These grand spaces also typically have the outdoor-indoor space to accommodate many people, which means you don’t have to feel guilty for your long guest list. Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden of Pheonix, USA.
Forest – An Enchanted Aura
Venue: @cedarhavenweddings // Picture Courtesy: @kimjayweddings
Let’s get lost in the woods with the help of colossal trees, shady groves, and rustic décor and create an enchanted experience that is not only eco-friendly but serves as a wonderful backdrop for your wedding. Trees always give you that warm and cozy feeling among your loved ones. If you’re looking for a forest wedding or an elopement with an otherworldly aura, Cedar Haven, Canada is definitely the spot is for you. Walk down the aisle in your own outdoor cathedral, the mossy ground underfoot, and the freshest air emanating from old-growth trees.
Barn – Rustic Ambiance
Venue: @sandholeoakbarn // Picture Courtesy: @leebphoto
If you are a fan of rustic wedding and want to do it in a sustainable manner, a barn wedding is a perfect choice. Let us introduce you to Sandhole Oak Barn, England, UK – an eco wedding venue in an extraordinary setting. For rural bliss and a delightful rustic escape, this breathtaking barn wedding venue is set in 400 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside and offers a magnificent setting for your wedding day. The traditional barn stands proud beside the peaceful lake and surrounding greenery.
Your Own Backyard – Intimate Setting
Picture Courtesy: @amritphotography
It doesn’t get more eco-friendly than having a wedding in your own backyard. From controlling the food and decor waste to the usage of electricity, you can control the elements to have the most efficient wedding. It’s also a great option for holding an intimate wedding in the current times for your guests to feel safer.
Greenhouse / Conservatory – Vintage Vibe
Because they are full of flowers and greenery, greenhouses can allow you to have an outdoor setting even though you are actually indoors. Located in the wine lands of South Africa, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in Franschhoek. Not only does it have a stunning greenhouse, but it also features beautiful gardens, vineyards, farm fields, a shop, a tasting room, and two delicious onsite restaurants.
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