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Eco-friendly wedding ideas

By: Louise Frost
January 29, 2024

Let’s face it…limiting waste, and keeping the environment in mind is always a feel-good action!

Here at The GrandWay, we have a focus on several energy-efficient initiatives. Fun fact, because we are a not-for-profit, operated by Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), the revenue from our events flows through GRAS to go back into helping our local community. Something we and hopefully you will be proud of! We want you to feel good booking with us.

The GrandWay is a brand new events centre and we have been using many waste reduction and eco-friendly practices since our opening in 2019. Here are some at a glance:

  • Organics recycling initiative:
    • Our kitchen uses a service that collects and delivers all their organics to an offsite farm in Arthur where it gets blended into their organic soils. 
  • Food diversion initiative:
    • If there is leftover food product, we use Second Harvest to donate it to a local organization in need. 
  • The kitchen now uses all recyclable and organic containers.
  • There are many more of our green initiatives listed in this GRAS blog: 

Consider being eco-friendly when it comes to your wedding. Here are some ideas to make your wedding a little more eco-friendly:

If you’re interested in learning more about The GrandWay and to take a tour of our beautiful spaces please contact one of our Wedding Coordinators at

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