New England is such a beautiful part of the country and the great news is that there are plenty of eco-friendly wedding venues in the region, so why not consider one of these when you’re planning your big day? With such amazing scenery the photos will look fantastic and you will know that you played your part in preventing further damage to the environment.
Sweet Berry Farm
Located in Middletown, Rhode Island, this is actually a working farm. Conservation work is carried out here with the help of the Aquidneck Land Trust and when you’re planning your wedding you can choose to hold the event outdoors in the orchard or there is an indoor barn. The farm produces its own fruit, vegetables and flowers – all of which you can take advantage of for your wedding. With plenty of other local suppliers on hand, none of the produce you need for your wedding will have racked up much of a carbon footprint including the wine. You can even source green wedding favors and gifts locally.
Zukas Hilltop Barn
If you need a wedding location in Massachusetts try the Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer. You can opt for both indoor and outdoor weddings here and you can choose produce such as herbs, berries, vegetables and flowers which are all grown on the farm or you can source from local farms nearby. The farm also has a policy of donating left over goods to a food pantry or to local families. Meat and poultry reared on the farm are antibiotic-free and bottled water is not used to reduce plastic waste. The venue also makes sure that all laundry is done on-site so that there is no need to transport it elsewhere.
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Head to Stowe in Vermont for the Stowe Mountain Lodge, a real eco-friendly resort where all of your guests can be accommodated and there are plenty of different options for dining. Facilities at the resort include a golf course and a spa. The resort is committed to being as eco-friendly as possible and has won awards for its environmentally-friendly efforts. The use of greener toilets and showers, eco-friendly light bulbs, a strong recycling program, green cleaning products and motion detectors to regulate heating, lighting and air conditioning. Add to this the fact that much of the furniture, pottery and glass used as decoration have been produced locally and you will find a wedding venue that has very strong green credentials.
These are just a few of the eco-friendly options for a wedding venue in New England but with dramatic backdrops and top quality facilities you can be sure that your big day will stand out in the memories of all your guests for a long time to come.