There are a range of ways that we are implementing to improve the way we manage the waste from weddings, so that we too reduce our impact on the planet. This includes glass recycling, composting left over flowers and leftovers to help feed our beautiful gardens and we have a herb garden which the Tyn Dwr kitchen utilise for their dishes, and the bar even picks mint from for our delicious mojitos!
Our grounds team have recently planted fruit trees and plants behind the Coach House. Fast Forward to 2024 and future couples could even be tasting that fruit on their bespoke wedding breakfast menus.
With an abundance of bee friendly plants, our gardens also support a range of local wildlife including butterflies, dragon flies, squirrels, birds, and our Hall cat Smokey. In addition, we also have a family of ducks who return to the Hall every year to raise their young (this year they had 7 little ducklings!).
As the wedding day seamlessly moves through the Hall, we control the lighting throughout the building to ensure we have minimal light pollution from the Hall and grounds.
We also don’t have any single use crockery at the Hall and the cutlery for our Tyn Dwr Street Food Stand is made of biodegradable bamboo, whilst the baskets are reusable and the lining is biodegradable.
We champion Welsh spirits; with Aber Falls Gin and Penderyn Whiskey firm favourites in the Dickens Bar and it’s in our planning and preparation to bulk order wines, champagnes, beers and soft drinks to reduce traffic to our rural venue. Moreover, we do not stock bottled water on the bar; we instead use refillable bottles and chill them in the fridge.
It’s not just us who have green-credentials though, we partner with our friends at Uplit Event Hire to decorate our Private Viewing Days and Open House events. All of their décor is re-useable and available to hire for your wedding day.
After their wedding day, some of our couples leave centrepieces and left over flowers, we often donate these to Llangollen Fechan, the residents care home near Tyn Dwr Road, so the pleasure of these beautiful wedding displays can last that little longer.
So if our efforts to save energy, reduce our carbon footprint and recycle have inspired you to think more sustainably, here are our nine top tips to make your wedding day more eco-friendly here at the Hall:
Go paperless – there are so many online applications and websites to create RSVPs, send invites and collate all your wedding info
Be ethically conscious with your flowers, go seasonal and local or even grow your own! Potted plants make for great centre pieces, fresh herbs and leaf cuttings can also double as confetti
Give your guests a treat and go for edible or drinkable favours
Hire your décor from event companies like Uplit Event Hire and make sure to ask your wedding manager about what Tyn Dwr already have
Ask around your friends and family, you never know what old furniture pieces can be up-cycled into DIY wedding décor
Hire your groomsmen suits and get a pre-loved or vintage wedding dress. Not your style? Just make sure to reuse your dress and shoes for future occasions
Why not try a vegan or vegetarian menu – you’d be surprised at how good our Dark Chocolate Mousse Sundae (vg) tastes!
Get your guests involved – make it a rule that guests must re-use an outfit or buy pre-owned, create a gift list so there’s no duplicates and set up carpooling for those near to each other
Go on a Staycation! – there really is no place like home and Wales really does offer some beautiful holiday destinations for a mini-moon of dreams
To find out more or to see for yourself how eco-friendly we are, come and see us at our Open Event in November. Email [email protected] to book.
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