There are several questions you ask when choosing your venues. But have you considered the question: “how can we cut travel time for our guests?” Most people don’t think of it but it’s definitely important to consider.
If you are having your ceremony and reception at separate locations try and cut travel distance by having the venues as close as possible. If you are having a civil marriage consider having it at the same location as your reception. By cutting down on travel for your guests you are cutting down on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Browsing the internet recently I came across The Brooklodge & Wells Spa in Co. Wicklow. It’s definitely a place to consider for any couple looking for an eco-friendly wedding venue. They have Ireland’s only certified organic restaurant and they even turn wasted food into biofuel to create their own electricity. Oddly enough I also came across mention of Brooklodge in this summer’s issue of Confetti Magazine!