Create Big Memories With a Small Carbon Footprint
(Bucks County, PA) – Situated just north of Philadelphia, Bucks County’s bucolic countryside is known for its picturesque landscapes, historic tales and breathtaking scenery, making it a perfect location for any wedding. For the eco-savvy bride, Bucks County offers venues and wedding vendors that allow couples to have the luxurious wedding they’ve always dreamed of, while being mindful of the environment.
For more wedding ideas, check out www.VisitBucksCounty.com/Weddings-Celebrations.
• One of Bucks County’s premier wedding venues, HollyHedge Estate in New Hope, is committed to going green. In 2012, this gorgeous estate converted their swimming pool into a beautiful naturalized pond, repurposed their planters to grow fresh food for their restaurant and built new railings along the pathway to their reception barn using Eastern Red-Cedar, a green building material. Recently, WeddingWire awarded HollyHedge the Bride’s Choice Award for 2013.
• Award-winning Soup to Nuts Caterers in Washington Crossing, specialize in local farm to table, organic cuisine that can be tailored to please carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten free diets. With more than 25 years of experience, Chef Linda Jacobs, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, uses just-picked produce, conscientiously raised meat and dairy products from local farmers.
• Whoever said “it’s not easy being green” hasn’t experienced Skin ’n Tonic! This multiple award-winning med-spa and salon in Peddler’s Village offers natural and organic beauty treatments, mineral makeup, hair styling and more. Led by internationally trained spa professional Kerian Bray, Skin ‘n Tonic offers a full Bridal Menu to fulfill a bride’s beauty needs for her big day.
• Make carpooling chic when wedding guests are whisked away by trolley! The Bucks County Trolley Company offers a fleet of vintage Victorian-style trolley buses; large enough to transport 30 guests in elegant style to the wedding.
• Fields of purple flowers at Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Doylestown makes for a fragrant and stunning backdrop to an intimate outdoor wedding. With more than 3,000 plants blooming on a breathtaking countryside landscape, Peace Valley Lavender Farm cuts and dries lavender on premises to create beautiful floral arrangements, wreaths, bunches, essential oils and more. The products in their boutique also make thoughtful and creative bridal party gifts.
• Ash Mill Farm Bed and Breakfast in Holicong provides 10 acres of serene farmland perfect for any size outdoor “farm fresh” wedding ranging from 50 to 250 people. This working sheep farm is the perfect venue to create an elegant yet rustic countryside ceremony and reception.
• The highly-rated Town Crier Bakery in Lahaska specializes in cakes made from scratch with all natural ingredients. This WeddingWire Bride’s Choice award-winning bakery is experienced in creating delicious organic and even vegan confections.
• Rolling hills and moderate climate make Bucks County one of the premier grape growing regions of the East Coast. With ten wineries throughout the county, Bucks County’s wineries offer both venues for ceremonies, as well as fantastic favor or bridal party gifts. From beautiful Sand Castle Winery overlooking acres of vineyards to New Hope Winery, situated in a charming red barn, brides-to-be will find everything they need to toast to their future in Bucks County.
• Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope is the perfect place for an intimate celebration. From outdoor pavilions surrounded by flowers, to gazebos tucked in the woods to a bird observatory, these uncommon locations make for a unique wedding venue.
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About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.