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As couples increasingly prioritise sustainability and environmental consciousness in their wedding planning, hosting an eco-friendly wedding has become a popular choice. At Wivenhoe House, we are committed to helping you create a celebration that not only reflects your love but also minimises its environmental impact. Here are some sustainable choices you can make for your Wivenhoe House wedding:

1. Choose a Green Venue:

Selecting a venue that prioritises sustainability is the first step towards hosting an eco-friendly wedding. So far in our journey towards a more sustainable hotel we have our own company-wide sustainability programme run by the staff where we share ideas on how to eliminate plastic, reduce our energy consumption, care for staff wellbeing, support the local community and improve recycling around the hotel. 

2. Opt for Seasonal and Locally Sourced Cuisine:

Work with our talented culinary team to create a wedding menu featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. By choosing locally grown produce and sustainable seafood options, you can support local farmers and reduce the carbon emissions associated with food transportation.

3. Embrace Minimalist Decor:

Create an elegant and environmentally friendly ambiance by embracing minimalist decor. Opt for reusable or biodegradable materials for your table settings, such as bamboo or recycled glass. Incorporate natural elements like potted plants, wildflowers, and wooden accents to add a touch of rustic charm to your celebration.

4. Eco-Friendly Invitations:

Consider sending electronic wedding invitations or opt for recycled paper and soy-based inks for your printed invitations. You can also minimise paper waste by providing guests with digital RSVP options and information about accommodations and transportation online.

5. Sustainable Transportation Options:

Encourage guests to car share or use eco-friendly transportation methods to reduce carbon emissions. Consider arranging shuttle services or providing bicycle rentals for guests staying nearby. Additionally, offset the carbon footprint of travel by supporting carbon offset programs.

6. Eco-Conscious Wedding Favours:

Show your appreciation to guests with thoughtful and sustainable wedding favours. Consider giving potted plants, seed packets, or homemade treats packaged in compostable or recyclable materials. Personalise each favour with a heartfelt note expressing your gratitude.

7. Donate or Repurpose Wedding Décor:

After the wedding festivities, donate or repurpose your wedding decor to minimise waste. Consider donating floral arrangements to local hospitals or nursing homes, or repurpose decorations for future events or home decor projects.

By incorporating these sustainable choices into your Wivenhoe House celebration, you can create a wedding that not only reflects your love and commitment but also respects the planet. Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that your eco-friendly wedding vision comes to life in a beautiful and meaningful way. Let’s work together to make your special day unforgettable—for you and for the planet.

For more information on hosting an eco-friendly wedding at Wivenhoe House, please contact us. We look forward to helping you plan the sustainable celebration of your dreams.

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