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Why should a wedding venue invest in renewable energy?

Jun 27, 2023

It’s no secret that venues up and down the country have been struggling with energy prices this year. The rising costs have meant that many have needed to reduce availability in winter during the energy intensive months, and increase the number of bookings during the summer. But what if you could invest in generating your own electricity – and it was good for the planet too?

 

Why wedding venues should  consider investing in renewable energy

Firstly, and not surprisingly is the cost savings.  Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower can help businesses reduce their energy costs over the long term. While the initial investment may be higher, renewable energy systems often have lower operating costs and can generate electricity or heat at a lower or fixed cost compared to traditional fossil fuel-based sources.

Next up, is energy price stability.  Just as we’ve seen in the last couple of years, fossil fuel prices can be volatile and subject to fluctuations due to geopolitical factors and supply-demand dynamics. By investing in renewable energy, businesses can hedge against these price fluctuations and enjoy greater energy price stability. Renewable energy sources offer predictable and often long-term fixed pricing, allowing businesses to better forecast and manage their energy expenses.

Environmental sustainability.  Renewable energy sources produce lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint. By investing in renewables, wedding venues can demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and contribute to national, and global efforts to combat climate change. This can enhance their brand reputation, attract environmentally conscious couples, and create a positive public image.

If you want to understand more about climate change, how it’s affecting our industry and get more confident in talking about sustainability, join our next Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals.

 

Energy independence. Investing in renewable energy can provide businesses with greater energy independence and resilience. By generating your own clean energy on-site, you can reduce your reliance on the grid and the associated risks of power outages or disruptions. This can be particularly beneficial for remote or off-grid locations, where access to reliable electricity may be limited. Check out Sheepdrove who are a great example of a wedding venue using different sources of renewal energy to create energy independence.

Competitive advantage.  Embracing renewable energy can give you a competitive edge in the crowded world of wedding venues. As sustainability becomes an increasingly important factor for couples and suppliers, companies that demonstrate a commitment to renewable energy and environmental responsibility are more likely to attract couples, retain good people, and build strategic alliances.

Future-proofing the business.  The transition to renewable energy is a global trend driven by concerns about climate change, resource depletion, and energy security. By investing in renewables, your venue can position itself ahead of regulatory changes, market shifts, and evolving customer preferences. This proactive approach can help future-proof the business and ensure its long-term viability.

In summary, investing in renewable energy offers numerous benefits to businesses, including cost savings, energy price stability, environmental sustainability, energy independence, competitive advantage, and future-proofing the business. It is an opportunity to align economic growth with environmental responsibility, creating a win-win scenario for businesses and the planet.

Your next step should be to research the best renewable energy options available to you. Get in touch if you need some help – we have lots of guides available to help you ensure you’re making the right long term investment for your business.

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