How we have made eco-friendly decisions across our exclusive-use wedding venues

When it comes to sustainability, we have made some real green initiatives over the years as we strive to be an eco-friendly wedding venue, without compromising on style and taste (some you won’t even notice the difference!).

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Eco-friendly venue grounds

The grounds across our venue are home to an array of plants and wildlife, and well maintained by a team of gardeners. Any fallen trees are cut into logs and stored to use in the open fires around the venues, or broken down into chippings, giving them a new use. The flowers beds are then scattered with wood chip, not only for an attractive soil cover (these are luxury wedding venues after all), but to provide a natural form of insulation, help conserve moisture and support growth. Not to mention, a rewilding scheme is already in place at Cain Manor, and discussions are underway for the scheme to branch to Notley Abbey. This scheme utilises the acres of land at Cain, and eventually either side of the long driveway at Notley, as a nature-based solution to the increasing environmental problems.

Harper Partners

Harper has worked with several suppliers, and overtime built a selected list of suppliers that we call our ‘Harper Partners’. Partner, Shropshire Petals grows a variety of sustainable flowers to create natural, biodegradable petal confetti for the picture-perfect confetti shot, either as you walk back up the aisle, or out onto the patio surrounded by your loved ones. Other partners, such as Sonning Flowers, are working hard to develop their green credentials with recyclable wrapping and composting flower waste. The trusted Partners list also includes Wedding PhotographersMusicians and singers, and venue stylists, to name a few. Recommending tried and tested local suppliers not only helps independent local businesses but cuts the need for suppliers to travel to the venue from afar, allowing couples to make eco-friendly decisions for their wedding, without compromising on quality.