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Donington Park Farmhouse is delighted to have joined forces with their Carbon Partner Auditel to deliver their objective of becoming Net Zero.

Set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, Donington Park Farmhouse will capture your heart the moment you head down our tree lined driveway. Steeped in history, their 300-year-old barn is the perfect setting for making memories that last a lifetime. With the help of their dedicated wedding team, you can rest assured that you are in the safest of hands through every step of your wedding planning and, most importantly, on your special day itself.

Jack Shields, Director – Donington Park Farmhouse comments, “Over 40 years, Donington Park Farmhouse has provided a unique, quality wedding service to thousands of couples as the original barn wedding venue. Across the wider Estate, we are proud stewards of  635 acres of Parkland, farmland and woodland housing a herd of Red and Fallow deer who are reared in the same way that they have been for hundreds of years without the use of any artificial fertiliser or veterinary intervention.

Our Net Zero Vision

Responsible stewardship of the countryside and wildlife that surrounds us will always be a priority of the family and the Estate. The environment is at the heart of what we do at Donington Park Farmhouse and across the Estate meaning that targeting net zero is the natural next step for us. As a business, we are genuinely excited to start this journey with Julie Adams and the team at Auditel & reaffirm our commitment to reduce our environmental impact; we hope to lead the way in the East Midlands hospitality world towards a greener future.

Carbon Reduction Projects

We have already invested heavily in infrastructure to help reduce our footprint; the whole site is heated by a biomass boiler which uses timber from the estate (we are committed to plant more trees than we harvest!) and there are large number of solar panels onsite, with an large 120kWa array coming online this year, which should mean we produce more electricity than we use on a sunny day. We are particularly proud of our Organic Reed-beds; Installed to replace a conventional septic tank, which required pumping and vehicular transport, this natural system not only reduces our carbon footprint, it actively encourages wildlife too.”