(Closed) Eco friendly reception space?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@daniTS:  

I think you have to sell the space, just as much as any other space. You can justify a slightly increaesd cost if the couple feels as though the venue fits what they are trying to accomplish. I, however, would not book a venue simply because they called themselves eco-friendly.

For example, I would want to know why I should be concerned about having an eco-friendly wedding. More importantly, I would want to know why I would benefit from holding such an event.

Post # 5
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@daniTS:  We’re doing ours at an outdoor education center/eco space, and it’s awesome!  (check out Islandwood in WA if you’re interested to see how they do things).

I don’t really feel like it’s a trade-off–rustic is “in” right now.

Price was similar to other places we looked at.

There are definitely aspects of our wedding that are “green”: local/sustainable food, all of our buildings are LEED gold, we’re using a lot of recycled/second-hand things and trying to minimize single-use/waste.  But it pains me to call any event that you have 100 people flying across the country for “green”.

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