Weddings @ GreenDirections

We are sorry but Sheffield City Council has decided that we are not a suitable venue for weddings (because of noise complaints from 3 households supported, ironically, by the Environmental Protection department). The great majority of people in the local community are supportive of our business.

We are therefore no longer able to:

  • share our beautiful venue with wedding parties - about 1500 people per year
  • demonstrate the effectiveness of our environmental protection strategies to all these visitors - we make 3 times more electricity than we consume from our 2 wind turbines and solar panels which together save over 30 tonnes of carbon per year
  • bring income to a wide range of local businesses – approx. £200,000 per year e.g.;
  1. Accommodation providers e.g. B and Bs, holiday cottages, pubs, hotels
  2. Tent and marquee companies
  3. Food suppliers
  4. Drink suppliers
  5. Bar services
  6. Photographers
  7. Flower suppliers and arrangers
  8. Taxi firms
  9. Ceremony organisers
  10. Bands
  11. DJs
  12. Other entertainers and entertainment businesses

"Mark and Sarah, We wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys for helping to make our wedding day so special. It was perfect, and everyone commented on what a beautiful setting it was. Wishing you all the best for the future, and here's hoping the council see sense and there are more weddings up at Green Directions to come. Love Jane and Sam x"

"I would most definitely recommend Green Directions as a venue. For us it was the perfect as it’s close to Sheffield city centre whilst still having stunning views out into the peaks. The cost was much cheaper than at other farms we visited as they have their own wind turbine which provides all the electricity and there are also toilets on site so you save money on mobile toilets and a generator. What really made it special though was how laid back, friendly and enthusiastic Mark and his wife were." Jess and Matt

"Thanks once again for helping make our wedding day really special. We had an absolutely amazing day as did all of our guests. Everyone thought the location was superb and the views outstanding. We really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day." Lesley Bramwell and Dan Chester

"We can't thank you enough for making Lesley and Dan's wedding celebration a huge success. It was a wonderful day from start to finish.The caring thoughtful way you managed the day certainly made it one to remember and meant so much to us. Nothing was a problem to you (including rescuing the wedding cake and looking after a guest who was ill). The personal touch you gave made for a magical time thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike." Yvonne and Ronnie Bramwell

"I was so excited to be asked recently to photograph a mini wedding showcase at the wonderful Green Directions outdoor wedding venue, Sheffield.  I met Mark from Green Directions at a Welcome to Yorkshire event earlier in the year and he told me about his inspiring green outdoor wedding venue, a sustainable farm set in beautiful countryside just a few miles from Sheffield. It was a fabulous opportunity for couples who were considering a teepee wedding to come and see them in situ, to see how spacious they really are and to get a really good idea of the opportunities on offer at Green Directions as an outdoor wedding venue." John Steel, John Steel Photography

"Based on a 10 acre farm with views of the Peak District National Park, and the facilities are powered by green technologies which save over 20 tonnes of carbon each year. The perfect venue for a wedding reception - we loved photographing Jess and Matt's tipi reception there in the summer. PH Weddings

"A few weeks ago I popped up to meet Mark Woodward the owner of Green Directions. I had heard that he had an Eco wedding site that was virtually on my door step! and when I got there I wasn’t disappointed. Not not only is the site completely Eco friendly but it looks amazing as well. A wedding there would be amazing, and I know that Mark would really look after any couple who chose to host their wedding there. You don’t meet many people like Mark every day, he really is one in a million"  Kelly Hood, Boho Weddings