Our partners are committed to driving sustainable change in the wedding industry. Leading the way with ethical, social and environmental practices.
We’re proud to partner with businesses across the industry to champion and showcase sustainability.
Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Sheepdrove is dedicated to leading the way when it comes to sustainability and self-sufficiency, continually working to improve its management of energy, water, soil and other natural resources. It invests in projects to conserve and enhance biodiversity.
The Sheepdrove story began over 40 years ago, when Peter and Juliet Kindersley bought a dilapidated farmhouse on the top of the windswept Berkshire Downs. Over the years they purchased additional land and have grown Sheepdrove to its current 2,500 acreage.
Set in the beautiful West Berkshire countryside with stunning views and scenery, Sheepdrove is a venue like no other – sustainable, authentic, natural, modern but with a heart. A choice of unique rooms and diverse indoor and outdoor spaces deliver a flexible, versatile location to host a truly bespoke celebration.
“Raising awareness about the importance of making sustainable choices in life for all occasions, whether every day or exceptional, is and always has been at the heart of Sheepdrove’s philosophy. Eco-friendly weddings are our passion and everything we do at Sheepdrove helps to make sure that weddings here are environmentally friendly.” Rosie Kindersley, Sheepdrove
Hayne House is a wedding venue with a heartfelt commitment to excellence. A bright and beautiful venue, combining the historic charm of Edward VIII’s former Hunting Lodge with the modern elegance of our Orangery. The Hayne House team work relentlessly behind the scenes to ensure that our couples have a brilliant, stress-free experience, providing plenty of support to help them design a wedding that suits them to perfection.
Situated in 35 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the Kent Coast, we offer guests exclusive use of the abundance of space available to them, and set the stage for couples to have the laid back wedding they dream of. All that we do holds our dedication to customer experience and sustainability as a priority; two themes which we bring together with great passion and creativity to offer the very best we can, both to our couples and the world around us.
Hayne House were the first venue to achieve the Sustainable Wedding Alliance Accreditation.
“Hayne House is a venue with a conscience, devoted to doing things differently in order to make weddings kinder to the environment. We believe we should take responsibility for the environmental impact of the weddings we host, and that by working in collaboration with our colleagues in the industry and with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance, we can make a collective effort to effect change. We’re on a mission to prove that couples can have a sustainable wedding without compromising upon their vision for their day and we actively encourage couples to make more sustainable choices when it comes to planning their wedding. Our team thrive on the energy and excitement of the opportunity to bring change to our industry.” Fleur Record Smith, Managing Director
Leading sustainable change in the wedding industry
The Sustainable Wedding Alliance is a collective of environmentally conscious businesses all working together to reduce the impact our industry has on the world we live in. Join us as a partner and become part of a community leading the change towards to a more sustainable wedding industry.
By choosing to partner with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance you are contributing to more sustainable future for our industry. Our focus is on developing tools to help companies make their business more sustainable, educate their clients on what sustainability means for them, and promote sustainable businesses far and wide.
Align your business with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance and be the driving force behind sustainable change in the industry.
Stay up to date with the latest sustainable business news and events
As part of our #DrivingSustainableChange series we interviewed Gwenda Jeffs about the changes she has seen in the industry since taking over the GREEN UNION, through the pandemic and her predictions for the future.
Waste has been a real issue across the industry for many years, and although people are more aware of the damage that single use can do, in busy times they fall back into old habits and choose convenience over conscience.
Every business has an environmental impact, and a substantial part of this comes from the energy used to run buildings and equipment. We asked the team at Energy Solutions Oxfordshire what their top three tips are to reduce energy consumption right now.