Eco-friendly Wedding Venues in Montana

The amazing scenery in the beautiful state of Montana lends itself very well to the perfect wedding photographs, so why not consider one of the eco-friendly hotels or resorts where you can not only hold your wedding, but enjoy a tranquil honeymoon too?

Mt Hood Organic Farms

Located just at the base of Mt Hood, this is a family run business in a very picturesque rural area. The farm has been hosting weddings for more than a decade. You can book a weekend wedding here between Memorial Day weekend and the start of October. There are both indoor and outdoor options at the farm for the ceremony and reception.  Catering can be provided by the farm and most of the ingredients used are seasonal and organic. The farm’s own event coordinator will work with the bride and groom to ensure that the big day goes smoothly, arranging every detail to meet with your expectations.

Element Bozeman

One of the most eco-friendly hotels in the city, Element Bozeman has been working hard to ensure that as many aspects of its day to day running are environmentally friendly. The hotel has been LEED certified because of its efforts in recycling and other green practices.  Waste reduction is an important part of this and there are energy efficient faucets and other fixtures that reduce the hotel’s energy consumption. The hotel’s kitchen has energy-efficient appliances and the hotel only uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

The hotel is ideal for the smaller wedding and has enough accommodation to ensure that every guest has somewhere comfortable to stay. All rooms include a kitchenette and breakfasts are complimentary.

The Resort at Paws Up

This Greenough venue is a very beautiful, rural venue. The Resort at Paws Up is one of the state’s most eco-friendly resorts with practices such as energy efficient appliances and lights, eco-friendly cleaning products, organic toiletries for the guests and sustainable farming of the surrounding land. Some of the guest accommodations are provided in safari-type tents – comfortable and almost carbon neutral at the same time.  Guests are provided with reusable water bottles to save on the use of plastics.

The staff at The Resort at Paws Up can help you to plan the perfect day, whether you want a rustic ceremony or a black tie event. The resort can also cater for weddings of all sizes, with The Great Angus Hall able to accommodate 200 people, but the venue also has the facilities to host weddings for as little as 30 people. The resort can also provide transportation to and from the nearest airport, reducing the need for guests to hire cars, therefore reducing the carbon footprint of your big day.

Whatever you are expecting for your big day, there is an eco-friendly resort or hotel in Montana that will suit your needs.  Why not talk to one of the event coordinators today and start making plans for the happiest day of your life?   

Green Wedding Trends for 2017

As you plan your 2017 wedding you may already have definite plans in mind for theme and how your big day can stay on the right side of eco-friendly. However, there are those who might just want a few hints and tips on what to expect in 2017 for the latest wedding trends and how to stay as green as possible.

Vintage style

The trend for vintage-style weddings has been around for a while and the good news is that this trend shows no sign of going anywhere anytime soon. Next year vintage style will ooze glamour, so if you want to stay fashionable make it big and bold.  If you opt for true vintage rather than reproduction you will be helping to keep your carbon footprint low.

Location with a twist

The choice of venue is very important if you want your wedding to be an event that your guests never forget and the trend for 2017 is to find a place with a beautiful outdoor setting or a very unique building.  Outdoor weddings can also help you to stay green as you will be making use of natural light, saving on energy consumption.

Get crafty!

One of the trends for the coming year is handcrafted invitations and calligraphy.  This is something that you can easily learn to do yourself and you can then make sure that the materials you use are recycled or at the very least recyclable. In fact, many wedding planners are encouraging couples to incorporate paper into the decorations and theme of the wedding, so paper flowers, for example, could be just one feature to consider.  It is low-cost and eco-friendly, so why not?

Local flavor

Look to your local area to find the flavors and trends for your wedding.  For example, couples in Vermont could be opting for maple syrup flavoring in some of the dishes for their menu, or for weddings in Utah you could feature buffalo on the menu. Staying local for your supplies is one of the easiest ways to stay eco-friendly.

Traditional cake

Recent trends for displays of cupcakes rather than traditional cakes are on the wane a little and now it seems that the traditional, tall, tiered cake is making its way back into fashion. Couples like the traditional style of the tall cake and it is great for making a feature out of your dessert table.  The cake often follows the color scheme of the wedding so consider this when planning how your cake is going to be decorated. Having it made locally will help you to stay as eco-friendly as possible.

These are just a few of the trends that you could consider when planning your 2017 wedding, although there are plenty of others too. Why not talk to a local wedding planner and find out which trends are proving to be most popular in your area?