From wildflower meadows and working farms to inner-city gems, each of these eco-friendly wedding venues have a shared agenda – to protect the planet and give you the big day of your dreams.
15 Eco-Friendly Wedding Venues
Venture from the Kent countryside to the Scottish highlands as we take a tour of the UK wedding venues on an eco mission. These stunning venues, each unique in their commitment to protecting the planet are a must if you’re planning on incorporating sustainability in your wedding.
South Farm, Cambridgeshire
Bordered by lush meadows and orchards, South Farm is an authentically rural – and exceedingly pretty – working farm with numerous eco-initiatives in place, including organic, homegrown catering. The bohemian vibes of the farm buildings and gardens offer an elegant backdrop for an enchanting wedding day, whether you choose the Drawing Room for 35 guests or the Tudor Barn for 220. There are also friendly roaming chickens and pigs who will be happy to say hello!
Gwaenynog Farmhouse, Powys
The exclusive-use Wedding Barn at Gwaenynog Farmhouse in Powys, Wales, is perfect for green couples seeking a unique countryside venue. Celebrate with up to 400 guests in this beautiful rustic building before making the most of the open space with a post-party camp-out in its canvas glamping ‘village’ – ideal for festival-inspired nuptials, or a rustic eco-friendly wedding venue.
For a bash of up to 50 guests, Nantwen is a hidden gem, tucked away in the woodlands, with panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire hills. The farm itself has been organically maintained for more than 40 years, and the stylishly minimalist cottage is powered by solar panels and a biomass boiler. Whether it’s a marquee in the meadow with garden games on the grass, or an intimate ceremony inside the cottage itself, you can create a day that’s unique to you and experience a true escape to the countryside.
Eden Project, Cornwall
Fancy getting married in the rainforest? Look no further than Cornwall’s Eden Project, a plant conservation centre and the largest indoor rainforest in Europe. Surrounded by vibrant blooms, citrus trees and waterfalls, the lush foliage and fragrant aromas of the biodomes provide an incredible backdrop – imagine the photographs up on the aerial rainforest walkway! All catering options are sustainably and locally sourced too, and you’ll have the chance to sit down with the head chef to create a bespoke menu for your special day.
Plush Tents Glamping, West Sussex
For the festival-lovers among you, Plush Tents yurt village in West Sussex is the next best – perhaps slightly more wedding- friendly – thing. Offering exclusive-use, relaxed festivities with a sustainable twist, the venue runs on solar power and rechargeable batteries, and has strict no-waste rules. You’ll find a multitude of magical woodland spots to hold your ceremony and a 30ft luxury Mongolian Yurt with space for 120 guests, plus a firepit and large outdoor space for evening celebrations. There are comfy yurts for each of your guests to stay in afterwards too.
Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Berkshire
Tucked away in rural Berkshire, Sheepdrove is an idyllic setting for modern couples wanting a bucolic setting, with sustainability resolutely at its core, from using a mix of wind and solar power to run the venue, to planting thousands of trees and hedges. Marry and celebrate afterwards in one of its grand tipis in the woods or by the lake, and host a totally chic wedding day in unspoilt, beautiful surroundings.
The Barn at Drovers, Herefordshire
A free-range wedding in the sticks is an apt way to describe a celebration at Drovers Barn. Contemporary and decidedly different, this stylish space brings a sense of informality
and rebellion to an otherwise authentically homespun barn. Think minimalist interiors with quirky décor, hay bales, vintage furniture and luxurious modern accommodation. The family-run estate does everything it can to keep its carbon footprint low, especially when it comes to the weddings it hosts. Expect organic everything and seasonal, homegrown feasts cooked on open fires right in front of you – yum!
Combermere Abbey Estate, Cheshire
Want to go grand and green? The 900-year-old Combermere Abbey Estate is solid proof that you needn’t sacrifice on luxury when it comes to your eco-friendly wedding venues. Whether that’s using only local, sustainable suppliers, going plastic free or protecting the surrounding ancient woodland, it’s all covered. You can choose to marry in the walled gardens, Edwardian Glasshouse or under the garden arbour and celebrate with up to 150 seated guests in the modern garden pavilion. Afterwards, newlyweds have an entire wing of the abbey as their honeymoon suite. Lord and lady of the manor, indeed.
Millbrook Estate, Devon
If a super-intimate elopement is on the cards, the romantic, serene and gloriously green Millbrook Estate is as luxurious as it is eco-friendly. The Devonshire venue boasts lakes, wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and a few friendly animals. Its wedding packages include a ceremony in the beautiful woodland summerhouse, as well as up to seven nights’ accommodation in one of the luxury cottages – so you can stay green with a UK honeymoon too.
Saorsa 1875, Perth
The UK’s first entirely vegan hotel, Saorsa 1875 in Pitlochry has opened its doors
for weddings. Trendy, luxurious and with vegan food to die for, this 11-bedroomed boutique space effortlessly achieves a stylish blend of Scottish history, gothic architecture and classic country elegance, with a contemporary-cool, modern aesthetic. It’s an eco-friendly wedding venue for foodies. Marry in the dramatically beautiful surrounds of Scotland’s gateway to the highland and gorge on plant-based, seasonal and locally foraged food – yes please.
Chelsea Physic Garden, London
A veritable green oasis in the heart of urban London, the Chelsea Physic Garden is the ultimate eco-venue in a city setting. After a civil ceremony in the Gallery
for up to 70 friends and family, there is room for up to 450 standing guests for a marquee party on the lawn, where you’ll be surrounded by thousands of different plant and flower species – just think of the photos! And when you tie the knot here, all profits will go towards plant conservation.
Sun Bean Studio, London
Effortlessly blending Edwardian elegance with a modern aesthetic, Sun Beam Studios is a versatile venue with a stylish Notting Hill postcode that only uses renewable energy to run. The rather grand Rootes Hall, with its impressive staircase and mezzanine (perfect for your big entrance), can host up to 200 for your evening reception and has direct access to the serene garden, an ideal space for bubbles and photographs after the ceremony.
Bore Place, Kent
This charming Jacobean manor house and country estate has been an eco-friendly wedding venue for the last 40 years, with the introduction of organic farming and an abundance of wildlife habitats around the estate. A wedding at Bore Place can be held in the venue’s exceedingly pretty gardens, in the traditional Drawing Room inside the house or in the rustic Large Barn, seating up to 100. Dine on seasonal produce from the on-site organic farm and afterwards enjoy an array of self-catering accommodation for you and 50 guests.
GreenAcres Woodland Wedding, Merseyside
Boasting 65 acres of ancient forest, GreenAcres is a family-owned, forest- fringed oasis that celebrates and protects its precious green surroundings. Couples can have a secluded hand-fasting ceremony in the woods, followed by an alfresco evening meal among the trees with 20 esteemed guests, or a knees-up for 90 in the venue’s sustainably-managed Woodland Hall, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows.