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Sustainability Wedding Venue Policy

Tredudwell Manor is over 400 years old, and as the 8th generation of our family to take care of this estate, we feel the importance of preserving, restoring, and giving this natural environment and historic building a new life in this fast-evolving world. We believe it is our duty to be a sustainable wedding venue.

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we had a strong vision when we decided to take on Tredudwell Manor.

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Our Vision

  • anchored in the land and its preservation
  • making the Estate life as sustainable as possible
  • inviting our couples to make sustainable choices when planning their wedding

Most importantly, we wanted to create a thrilling adventure by inviting fabulous couples to share one of the most memorable days of their lives. This would not have been possible without the incredible work of our Tredudwell team and all wedding suppliers’ support of the vision.

How we are committing to a vision of a sustainable wedding venue

We are committed to planting 130 acres of a wide variety of flowers and plantations to feed our birds and bees and provide a lovely backdrop for our couples.

We are committed to dedicate 250 acres to low-input permanent grazing for the lovely Aberdeen Angus cattle of our dear friends and neighbours. This offers opportunities for our couple to serve their guests fresh produce.

We are committing 50 acres of ancient grains to be produced and sold to the Oxford Artisan Distillery, where they will be used to make whiskey you can purchase from our bar.

our commitment

The wonderful barn wedding pavilion is classified as a class A energy-efficient building.

All our lighting systems are LED in the house, pavilion and outdoor ceremony temples and gardens.

All eight en-suites’ heating and hot water, including our underfloor heating system, are fuelled by hand-processed wood logs and solar panels.

We do not accept single-use plastic and will help you find solutions that are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

how we help you

We ensure that any items purchased at the bar, such as takeaway cups or straws, are compostable.

We reduce waste by recycling everything we can and by making the majority of our purchases compostable items.

We only accept dried flowers and bio-degradable confetti

We source responsibly working with local suppliers and encouraging you to book local


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Our future as a sustainable wedding venue

We are about to embark on a new collaboration with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, a newly funded project for an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This collaboration will also include working on more ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

We are focusing on environmental planning including:

  • organically farming 600 acres of farmland
  • focusing on soil health at the heart, habitat improvement & management of our woodland
  • continuing our replanting of 3,500 trees planted at the start of 2024 with a further 3,500 trees to be planted next winter by 2025.

Renovating for the future

WFor the last 15 years, we have worked to continually improve the efficiency of our beautifully renovated Manor house (2011-2014) by rebuilding and insulating walls, floors and ceilings to modern standards without disturbing its exterior aspect.

Every year, we work on rebuilding the external stone wall with ancient limestone skills masonry work in collaboration with specialist company Old Light Building Conservation.

If you have any questions about our sustainable wedding venue policy or ideas on how we can further improve, please get in touch with us.

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Video credit to Stephen Rees Webb.

Photography credit from top to bottom: I Do Films, Nick Walker, Pink Wave Photography, Grant Lampard