The Walden is a new carbon-neutral comprehensive wedding planner service that features an exquisite 19,000-square foot venue located in Chicago. The new company is committed to making weddings less stressful by ensuring all the necessary services are included in booking the venue. For example, couples will have access to event planning services from the renowned company, Plum & Ivy Events; catering services from a former chef at Charlie Trotter's; and a drink selection curated by co-owner of Half Acre beer company.
This streamlined, cost-saving service also has a focus on sustainability. The Walden has eliminated any single-use plastics from its events while ensuring it has processes to either recycle or compost all other waste. Moreover, the electricity used for the event is sourced from sustainable energy providers. Altogether the new wedding planning services will, on average, emit one ton less of greenhouse gasses than a traditional wedding and guests can further reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing a carbon offsetting service.