Top Tips for a Green Wedding

With brides including Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and even Princess Eugenie reportedly opting for eco-friendly weddings, the trend is growing in popularity across the world.

Here at Chew Valley Weddings our magical woodland and lakeside venue is nestled between Bath and Bristol so it’s no surprise that we’ve been inundated with enquiries for ‘conscious ceremonies’.

This influx of requests inspired our newly launched ‘Something Green’ wedding package, to offer eco-friendly nuptials. If you’d like to go green on your special day, here are five ideas to get you started:

  1. Raise (and recycle) a glass

We can provide bioplastic cups behind the bar or personalised pint glasses that guests can take home and treasure. Or, for a nostalgic touch, you could consider renting vintage crockery that will look stunning as well as reducing plastic.

  1. Waste-free weddings

Never assume your venue has to follow the traditional format of wedding planning. From field to fork dining and organic ingredients to eco-fuel generators and compostable toilets, it is always possible to ask your wedding venue to tailor their plans in order to increase the number of green elements.

  1. A lasting legacy of love

As part of Chew Valley’s ‘Something Green’ offering, we plant a tree in a picturesque location with personalised plaque to bring to life your love for years to come. Couples love the idea of planting it together and you’re in safe hands as we are experts in this field having planted 24,000 trees in 2004 in memory of our parents.

  1. Keep the love local

Supporting your wedding venue’s community is a fantastic way to spread the love on the biggest day of your life. Choose local farmers to supply tasty, organic produce and research small businesses based nearby to offer unique and memorable decor.

  1. Do your guests a favour

All too often, generic wedding favours are taken home and often forgotten about by guests. Avoid this blunder and stay true to your eco-friendly values by getting creative when it comes to wedding favours. Recent ideas that caught our eye include bees wax candles with a natural wick and locally grown herb plants in personalised pots.

‘Something Green’ eco-weddings at Chew Valley Weddings start from £4,250.00. To find out more, call us on 01761 463 695 or email