(Closed) PLACES TO HOST A WEDDING THAT GO TO CHARITY etc. etc. ??? Like The Carter Center

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have never heard of this.  How do they calculate the proceeds to donate to charity?  I would consider hosting an inexpensive wedding and then donating the difference between the amount you were planning on spending and the amount you spent to charity.  More money would probably go to charity that way.

Post # 5
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not quite charity, but the Branford House in Connecticut came to mind. It is a gorgeous mansion that was donated by a private family to the Coast Guard and then from the Coast Guard to the University of Connecticut. It sits on UCONN’s campus at Avery Point. All of the profits from renting the mansion for weddings go right back into the Avery Point campus for program development.

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s a great idea to try to take regular wedding costs, ie venue, catering etc and use vendors that benefit the community.  That way money you are spending anyway goes to support a good cause.

I’ve also heard of people donating to a charity in lieu of favors for their guests, and having a note explaining this to the guests. 

We had our wedding in a County Parks building.  It was extremely reasonably priced and the building was gorgeous.  That’s not exactly a charity, but the money does go to the Park system.  I imagine that museums or other centers would be similar?  

Post # 9
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There really are some good ways out there to make the money you spend on a wedding do “double duty” helping your community or a charity abroad. Thanks for starting this thread 🙂 I also like the idea of donations in lieu of favors.

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