Tips from Clay Hill Farm on Green Weddings

Dc_0701 Jennifer and her team at Clay Hill Farm are experts in weddings. They have won numerous best of the best awards and are also members of Madeline’s Bridal Event Central with our Ogunquit hotel.

Recently, Clay Hill Farm became an Environmental Leader and the first restaurant in country to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The historic farmhouse is set on a 30-acre tree farm and is really beautiful. We’ve seen some spectacular wedding photos and many happy couples – And it’s wonderful to have them join us as an Environmental Leader for Maine.

Jennifer recently shared in the Portsmouth Herald her tips on planning a green wedding. Click here to read the full article. Her recommendations are great:

Pp_445 Choose a venue that can host both your ceremony and reception on-site. This reduces transportation, cutting down on your carbon footprint while adding convenience for your guests.

Consider a naturally beautiful venue: wildlife preserve, botanical garden, state park or local green space.

Think solar power – Plan an outdoor brunch or early afternoon wedding in the sun to enjoy New England’s lush natural light. Your pictures will be gorgeous and you’ll reduce energy consumption. Stock up on lead and paraffin-free beeswax candles for candlelit evening celebrations and inclement weather.

Ask for local, seasonal, organic, wild-harvested and vegan menus items add flavor to your celebration. Personalize the menu with delicious options including local vineyards, microbrews and spirits.

Keep floral selections local, pesticide-free and consider keepsake potted plants as centerpieces.

Check out more green tips and websites at our hotel’s Environmental Resources page.

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