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A guide to ethical wedding venues in the U.K

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In a relationship? Engaged? Or just curious about vegan wedding venues? This list has all your vegan nuptial location questions covered.

Weddings are gloriously happy days that are remembered for years after. One of the most important aspects is the location of the special event. But tying the knot should not come at an expense to the planet, and that’s why we have formulated a guide to choosing the perfect ethical wedding venue.

When choosing a wedding venue, an important element to consider should be the cost to the Earth or the lack thereof. Selecting a place that does vegan food is great but ensuring that your wedding is not taking place on a livestock farm or hunting ground is essential. It is best to research into the entirety of a venue, not just the part that will be hosting the wedding.

Right across the UK, there are scores of locations that are perfect for any vegan couple wanting to get married without harming the environment. From farms and woods to tipis and yurts, there is an eco-friendly wedding venue for everyone.

Below is a selection of ethical and eco-friendly wedding venues to make memories that last a lifetime.

Cornish Tipi Weddings

Location: Near Port Isaac in Cornwall

 

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Nestled in a hidden valley amongst the Cornish countryside is a wedding location surrounded by nature, water and woodland. Just five minutes from the wild Atlantic Coast is a venue fully equipped with accommodation for more than 200 guests, whether this is in their own tents or kitted-out tipis.

Cornish Tipi Weddings is fully licensed and has over 10 years of sustainable weddings under its belt. This venue is more than able to cater for vegan eaters, with their food and drink all being sourced locally and ethically wherever possible.

The business prides itself on its ethics, which is why it pays its staff above average wages and has sustainable commitments in its working procedures, something the team asks its customers to adhere to as well

Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Location: Near Porthtowan in Cornwall

 

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Along the Cornish coastline lies Mount Pleasant Eco Park, a 42-acre estate perfect for any couple who want to be close to nature on their wedding day. The park caters to small intimate ceremonies with two people to large weddings up to 180 guests. The venue is dog-friendly, which means that your best furry friend can be apart of your special day too.

Mount Pleasant Eco Park’s wedding menus are 100% vegetarian and/or vegan, and it uses locally and ethically sourced ingredients that are all freshly prepared on-site by Cabana Kitchen. The facilities include a campsite, outdoor wedding amphitheatre, cob courtyard and fire-pit area, an events lawn, atrium, indoor and outdoor bars and barn, so there is more than enough space to make lifelong memories.

The owners of this venue are committed to providing an excellent place to get married that will not cost the earth, either financially or environmentally, ensuring that weddings leave as little a mark on the planet as possible.

The Wellbeing Farm

Location: Wheatsheaf Hill Farm, Edgworth, Bolton

 

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Surrounded by miles of the Lancashire countryside is The Wellbeing Farm, a family-run venue that caters to a bride and groom’s every need on their wedding day. Winner of Lancashire Tourist Board’s Wedding Venue of the Year in 2016, the business cares about the wellbeing of the planet, with sustainability being one of the cornerstones that it was built upon.

The venue has achieved a Green Tourism Gold Award for its efforts to minimise its carbon footprint. For example, it has its own wind turbine that supplies clean energy to the whole farm. Any food waste collected from events is turned into fertiliser for their crops, they consciously recycle as much as they can, and they have banned single-use plastic altogether. The Wellbeing Farm even has an array of friendly animals who can join in on the celebrations, including llamas, alpacas and donkeys; pets are also welcome.

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