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The Catalina Island Conservancy congratulates you on your upcoming nuptials. And we're delighted that you are considering a wedding on Catalina Island.

Download our brochure (PDF) to learn about pricing and our ten beautiful locations.

Being "Green" is part of the Conservancy's mission statement: a responsible steward of its lands. So, of course, we would like to encourage you to consider being a responsible steward of the Earth by planning an environmentally friendly or Green wedding and reception. Here are a few tips on how!

Tree-Saving Invitations See that your invitations are printed on recycled paper or paper substitutes like hemp or kanaf. Better still, send elegant invitations via e-mail.
Living Tree Paper Co.
Organic Weddings
E-mail invitations: Brilliant Wedding Pages

Gifts that Conserve Resources
When planning your bridal registry, make environmentally friendly choices such as organic products. Choose products you know you're really going use. If you don't really need another blender, piece of china, set of flatware, etc., ask instead that donations be made in your name to your favorite non-profit organization. If you dont have a preferred non-profit organization, we'd be happy to help out. Check out the Conservancy's membership programs.

SLIDE SHOW: wedding photo gallery

Spectacular vistas make Catalina weddings unforgettable.

360 degree view of two possible wedding venues: The Wrigley Memorial and Airport in the Sky.

Contact our Special Events Coordinator Julie Glass at (310) 963-1253 or by email at

All that Glitters
You may want to re-think the traditional gold wedding band. Much of the worlds gold mining is done in a way that releases cyanide and mercury into the environment. Choose heirloom jewelry, or silver instead of gold.

Packaged Cameras? Just Say No!
Dont buy into those over-packaged, landfill-clogging throwaway cameras. Better, ask friends to help you out who own non-disposable cameras. And, digital images are best; store hundreds on your computer but print only the few youll want to share over and over.

Menu Planning
You might want to feature an organic menu, using ingredients whose production is kindest to the environment. Overall, vegetarian fare is the most efficient from a resource-conservation perspective (and is cost-effective too!).
  • Ma Cherie's Catering, Chef Cherie Hernandez ~ 310-510-9625 cell 310-948-5353
  • Steve's Steak House ~ 310-510-0333
  • C.C. Beau Gourmet Market & Deli, 109 Clarissa Ave., Avalon ~ (310) 510-0833
  • Island Caterers at the Restorante Villa Portofino, 111 Crescent Ave., Avalon, (310) 510-2009, Chef Greg Wenger
  • Cafe Metropole, 205 Crescent Ave, Avalon ~ (310) 510- 0555
  • Let's Celebrate ~ Michel Euliss ~ 818-994-1755 (mainland Chef)
  • Cakes by Laura, P.O. Box 2563, Avalon, ~ (310) 528-0945

Pick Greener Flowers
Use flowers that are in season to avoid the fuel usage that can pollute. Organically grown flowers are a doubly great find, and, make use of potted plants when possible.

Something borrowed (And, even better, made of natural fibers)

Save resources (and money!) by making your wedding dress an heirloom gown of sortsmaybe one worn by your mother, aunt, or a good friend Avoid dry cleaning since today there are alternatives to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals. Choose a dress for yourself and your bridesmaids that you all can wear again. And, wedding ensembles made of hemp are very fashionable. If you prefer cotton, choose garment labeled as certified organic cotton to ensure that tons of pesticides werent used.
Explore Store, Catalina Island Conservancy, 125 Clarissa Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704 ~ (310) 510-2595 ext 100.
A No-Brainer: Recycle
Remember to recycle the bottles and cans from your reception! The Conservancy will provide you with blue bags for recyclables (glass, paper, plastic).

A Gift for Today, and Tomorrow You may want to leave your guests with a gift as a memory of the day. A gift of a membership to the Catalina Island Conservancy is a gift that helps keep the Island as beautiful as it was on your wedding day! Give our friendly Membership Representative a call at (310) 510-2595 x 114.

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