Sustainable and romantic: 5 green wedding locations
Planning a wedding can sometimes be very complicated and couples are often facing quite a few challenges so that guests and couple alike can enjoy a fantastic celebration. At first sight it seems to be difficult not to forget the sustainable aspects. Whether the day will be luxurious or romantic, organizing is much easier with professional help: some sustainable hotels have special concepts for wedding couples and guarantee an ideal location to make this special day unforgettable.
Ti amo in Italy
An Italian wedding is associated with passion and of course delicious Italian food. At the Relais del Maro in Liguria, Mama Piera still does part of the cooking herself and prepares her traditional dishes according to family recipes. Here, time seems to stand still: The Scalambrin family is situated in the charming village Borgomaro for many generations. Owning several historic buildings in the village center, they finally decided to rebuild them into a small eco-hotel – a particularly eco-friendly way of village development that preserves the old houses and gives guests the opportunity to live next door to the local residents. Spending the wedding night in one of these historical buildings steeped in history and anecdotes, certainly is something special – just like a romantic celebration in the garden of the small “Albergo Diffuso”. The Scalambrin family loves to take care of the organization based on the motto: “Here, you will never lack a smile, attention or a delicious hot meal.”
A dream wedding on the beach
A ceremony on the beach is the epitome of a perfect wedding for a lot of couples. For those who want to make this dream come true, the environmentally friendly hotel Sol Beach House Benoa in Bali is the perfect location. Built around a natural lagoon, lovers can take romantic walks on the beach, enjoy enchanting sea views or stroll through the hotel’s tropical garden. Not only Sol Beach House’s architecture is traditionally Balinese – couples who want to give their wedding a local flair can be married by a Balinese priest, accompanied by traditional Bamboo music and flower girls in traditional Balinese costumes. The celebration takes place in the garden or on the beach.
A very personal ceremony
This year, Florian Hallermann will perform a marriage for the 100th time. No, he does not work at a registry office; he is the General Manager of the sustainable Zeavola Resort on Koh Phi Phi Island in Thailand. However, weddings at his hotel are so important to him that he became a registrar for performing the marriages of his guests. This guarantees a warm-hearted, personal ceremony – whether the couple decides for a Western style wedding or a Buddhist Thai ceremony that includes a blessing by Buddhist monks. Not only the wedding ceremony in the soft white sand will be an unforgettable experience, but also the honeymoon on Koh Phi Phi, which is known for its pristine tropical nature.
A wedding in the mountains
Hubertus Alpin Lodge & Spa is a special retreat in the mountains. Situated 1.044 meters above sea level in the Allgäu region of Germany, it combines sustainability with clear architecture and modern furniture. In the spa area, future wedding couples get pampered to be thoroughly relaxed on the happiest day of their life – or practice mindfulness with their partner: during the couple treatment an Ayurveda specialist introduces the “Snehana” oil massage and the couple can relish a bathing ceremony. The marriage takes place in the room “WeitBlick” and during the party on the terrace, guests and wedding couple can enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
An individual wedding in the Seychelles
How about a wedding on a lonely island? With its secluded beaches, Cerf Island in the Seychelles seems to be created with lovers in mind. There are no streets here and the small island, surrounded by the crystal clear water of Sainte Anne Marine Parc, is perfect for romantic explorations of the tropical landscape. For a wedding, couples can freely chose their favorite spot on the island: according to their wishes, the employees of Cerf Island Resort will organize the ceremony on the beach, in a picturesque chapel or on the terrace of their own private villa that is built in traditional style and blends in perfectly with the surrounding nature. A marriage on a boat or on a hill with a 360 degree ocean view is possible as well – in close consultation with the wedding couple, the Cerf Island Resort team will organize a very personal dream wedding.