WEDDING VENUES: 11 uniquely fabulous naturally green and eco friendly wedding venues: PART 1
28th January 2016
You’re getting married (congratulations!) and you’re looking for a unique and unusual wedding venue with the best eco credentials that reflects you both as a couple. You know, a venue that doesn’t use stretchy chair covers and gives you a time slot to adhere to. Makes your head spin...
Where do you start? I know, it’s tricky because winkling out that very special place can be hugely time consuming.
Those little gems are quite shy and don’t usually advertise in the jungle of cookie crumble wedding blogs out there, so unless you hear about one through word of mouth, or stumble on one just by chance, how do you find that perfect match?
Well, I’ve made it easy for you to do just that and this week I'm taking you round 11 unique, super cool eco friendly wedding venues that are bound to press your buttons. They are all approved Green Union partners listed in our wedding directory (some exclusive to Green Union) and you know I have personally vetted their credentials.
Bedruthan Steps Hotel
Coastal cool with stunning sea views on the North Cornish coast. A relaxed and warm wedding venue in a beautiful seaside location and close to the beach, Bedruthan is full of quirky designs and character - you’ll love its relaxed atmosphere!
The Clophill Centre
A totally natural wedding venue in Bedfordshire. Originally a fruit farm which has now become a Centre for complementary medicine and spiritual retreats. Clophill works with nature to co-create a harmonious and sustainable future. The open meadows, permaculture garden, woodland, labyrinth, Mongolian Ger and underground meditation chamber make this unique place to throw your own quirky, but meaningful wedding.
Cornish Tipi Weddings
Uniquely different encampment in Cornwall. If you're dreaming of a woodland wedding, green wedding, wedding by the water or perhaps a camping wedding then this is the perfect place to throw a fabulous festive wedding party. Can't resist this wilderness wonder!
Romantic wedding venue in Lincolnshire. Beautiful and extremely flexible, Doddington Hall is one of the most exquisite Elizabethan houses in the country. Still privately owned, it’s a truly splendid wedding venue with a uniquely exclusive and romantic atmosphere. Oh, I do love a bit of history!
An utterly romantic and enchanting family country house in Gloucestershire. This 750-year-old Grade II* listed home of the Guise family is nestled in a beautiful rural village between the Cotswolds and Bristol. An ancient historical home with views of the River Severn, which has been renovated into a self-sustainable state-of-the-art wedding venue with a naturally built rammed earth wall super ‘marquee’, the Gillyflower. Say no more …
A place of dreams on the Pembrokeshire coast and countryside. Dream of trying to remember what ‘simple’ can look, feel and taste like? Adventure and simple pleasures on the very edge of the known world, combining the life-enhancing feeling of being in the great outdoors with the simplest of things all wrapped up in the luxury of a magical setting, great local food, all underpinned by understated design ethos that finds its way into everything Fforest does. Just magic.
Folly Farm Centre
A secret wedding venue near Bristol in Somerset with a wonderful ethos. This award-winning, sustainable wedding venue located in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve is a magical wedding venue for all seasons with woodland bluebells and daffodils amongst the orchards in spring, wildflower meadows in summer, apple trees and golden leaves in autumn and wood smoke and dramatic skies in winter. Take me there …
Weddings with nature in Nottinghamshire. It's fine views into the surrounding forest give you the feeling that the venue and the forest are merged as one. With acres of outdoor space, from its large terrace, where you can enjoy the stunning bird life, to the many beautiful spots in and around the woodland, this is a truly magical place to be wed. Find out for yourself.
Huntstile Organic Farm
Gorgeous green wedding venue in Somerset. Get married in stunning countryside on a working farm nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills near Taunton. Think Pimms, English tea, bunting, cakes, vintage decor and fabulous views of trees and fields, alternative ritual and unique wedding days! What’s not to love?
Green Acre Events
Festival weddings in East Devon. Bohemian, quirky, country, alternative, picnic or just plain mad – this is their style. They thrive on the unconventional wedding. The folks at Green Acre are very open to ideas and always do their utmost to fulfil your dreams. This works for me …
Longhouse at Mill on the Brue
A delightful eco friendly wedding venue in Somerset. A family affair set in a beautiful Somerset valley is absolutely dedicated to making your wedding a wonderful day whatever the time of year. The dedicated team at Longhouse give you masses of support and flexibility to have the wedding day you truly want. One of a kind.
Can I have a favourite? Hell no - they are all uniquely fabulous!
Another 11 to follow week after next so don't go away!
Here at GUHQ I’m always excited to find new and truly one of a kind, outstandingly interesting, super cool, unusual wedding venues that are as passionate as I am about sustainability so I’d love it if you tell me about any I may have missed.
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