Conscious eloping – it’s a thing! We’ve all become so aware of our global footprint and the importance of sustainable living, that it was only a matter of time until this filtered through to weddings.

After all, a wedding day is a statement and reflection of a couple. It showcases their taste, their choices, dreams and aspirations – as well as what they stand for. Every touchpoint from the wedding breakfast through to a wedding venue, reveal the values they hold close.

Eco Wedding Venues in the UK & Abroad

So, for the wedding warriors and eco-aware grooms, here’s seven sustainable venues that tick all the green boxes for your big day…

With the cool Atlas Mountains lingering in the background and the distant sound of midday prayers, Marrakech has a spellbinding power that brings you in.

For couples in tune with their spiritual side (as much as their sustainable), Kasbah Bab Ourika is a wonderful choice, with impressive green credentials.

Environmental sustainability ranks high in this hillside retreat. Made entirely from natural sources it optimises the natural environment. It uses solar panels to heat the building and efficiently recycles water back into its garden, amongst many other considerate touches. If you’re mindful of your wedding-footprint, be sure to add this Kasbah to your shortlist.

Nestled in 70 acres of private wildflower meadows, with enchanting woodlands all around, Wellington Wood is where couples go to become one – with each other and the world.

This pet-friendly venue boasts eco-friendly lodges set within stunning grounds. Guests can enjoy full use of its chic glamping facilities as well as giant tipi hats, forest cottages and luxe shepherds huts, all in the heart of the forest.

It’s the place to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and reconnect with your senses. What better way to start married life together!

For all the bijou feels, Petersham Nurseries is a beacon of calm in the bustle of Covent Garden. Indulge all your senses, in this stunning venue showered with flowers and fauna – a true celebration of the Great British garden.

With an emphasis on the ‘Slow Food Philosophy’, foodies will appreciate the lengths it goes to in delivering the finest seasonal produce using the highest quality ingredients. The gourmet touches extend to its mind-blowing botanical cocktails and first-class menu of seasonal dishes for your wedding day.

Sophistication with sustainability is always on the menu with its ethical approach to sourcing produce and limiting waste at the same time. This ensures you can have the wedding of your dreams, without forgoing the values that matter to you both.

Surrounded by rustic beauty this three-acre outdoor venue is tucked away in the East Sussex countryside, on the edge of a working farm. With nothing to disturb you but the bleating of sheep, it’s easy to slide into this romantic setting with much ease. Better still, the venue can be all yours for the wedding celebrations, offering the ultimate in privacy.

Mother Nature would be proud of just how well the owners have used the landscape to its full potential, with an outdoor marquee and tipi available on site for guests to use. For all the bohemian vibes, there’s even a lake – the perfect backdrop for all those wedding photos.

Supporting small businesses, the eco-friendly venue actively sources goods from local suppliers. So you can feel good, not just about the venue itself, but the local community you’re giving back to.

Drovers was made for lovers! Take your wedding ‘free-range’ in this spectacular barn venue in the Welsh foothills. Take over 40 acres of farm and forest with your wedding party, and see for yourself why it has won numerous awards.

Local is at the heart of this enterprise, with naturally grown organic produce in the family-run farm, which is proudly organic. Freshly prepared in its outdoor kitchen, your wedding breakfast will be unlike any other. Limiting food waste and miles, the focus here is on minimising your wedding footprint.

Make a long weekend of it, and immerse yourself in this farmland retreat. Reconnect and
enjoy the simple pleasure of cooking on open fires and sleeping under the stars. There’s
40 different lodgings, ranging from chic safari glamping tents, to stone cottages to choose from.

Drenched in beauty, Tulum is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, making all your wedding dreams come true.

Bringing a touch of paradise to your special day, not only is it an outstanding setting for far-flung weddings, but the hotel is underpinned by a strong social responsibility programme.

This is a wedding venue where style and sustainability collide. The property has a strong commitment to its environment, with a zero emissions and zero contamination policy. It’s also mindful of the delicate beauty of its environment, and has built the property while maintaining 93% of its original jungle setting. As a responsible hotel, it uses the lowest energy consumption too.

Coupled with views out to sea and glorious sunshine, it’s the perfect venue for unwinding and relaxing in eco-friendly settings. Finally, with wellbeing taking priority, guests can sink back and enjoy a host of activities from yoga to meditation, to make their stay extra special.

Proving that luxury can deliver with a sustainable finish, this wholesome venue boasts 500-acres of organic estate, all to yourself.

Where wildlife and country living come together, sit back and enjoy the glorious gardens and outdoor space for a memorable wedding day with your personal stamp on proceedings.

With a 40-year history in organic farming, the venue aims to reduce its carbon emissions by generating green energy where it can. This makes it a truly forward-thinking property, deserving of your wedding party.

Your wedding, your way

Whether it be keeping up the importance of your sustainable living, having the freedom to let your pet pooch walk down the aisle or exclusively taking over a villa for the whole weekend, when it comes to weddings, there’s only one way to go- your way!

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