Perhaps you find yourself in a sprawling oasis teeming with rolling rice fields. To your partner, your families and over a hundred species of birds, you read your vows. Or rather, you walk down the weathered stone aisle of an enchanting historic castle—your guests await both your first kiss and dinner fresh from the ground’s garden.
Of course, flying your family and friends across the world for your destination wedding takes a toll on the environment. On average, one air mile produces 53.3 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to Blue Sky Model, an open-source estimate of carbon dioxide emissions. But as an eco-conscious couple, you can rest assured that the dollars you spend on your wedding venue are contributing to social and environmental causes.
These 10 wedding venues prioritize the local people and planet.