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The Ritz-Carlton

August 10, 2011 10:11 ET

Green Northern Virginia Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner Are More Than Just a Color

Incorporating Earth-Friendly Elements That Conserve and Give Back

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - From intimate ceremonies to extravagant Northern Virginia wedding receptions, helping brides incorporate eco-friendly elements in the most traditional or unexpected of ways at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is our specialty. Dedicated to creating unforgettable wedding experiences that are uniquely yours, our wedding advisors can assist earth-conscience brides in creating an event of the heart that is meaningful to them, their guests, the earth and the local community.

For Northern Virginia weddings with an eco-friendly flair, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner suggests:

Centerpieces and Table Design

  • Feature organic, locally grown components such as herbs, vegetables and seasonal flowers
  • Integrate non-floral centerpieces into your table design
  • Give your potted centerpieces to guests to plant
  • Use vegetable- or soy-based candles
  • Trade in synthetic linens for luxurious cotton versions

Menu Selection and Catering

  • Create your menu with seasonal, organic and/or locally grown ingredients
  • Order specific quantities and donate leftovers to a local charity

Paper Products and Favors

  • Forgo party favors and make a charitable donation in each of your guests' names
  • Print invitations, programs, menus, place cards, and any other traditionally printed items on recycled, biodegradable or seeded paper using vegetable- or soy-based inks

Give Back

  • In lieu of gifts, ask guests to make a donation to a local charity
  • Donate leftover food items to a local charity
  • Arrange to have centerpieces delivered to local nursing/retirement homes or Veterans' facilities
  • Engage out-of-town guests in one of our Community Footprints programs that give back to the local community

Bring us your heartfelt, earth-friendly vision and, together with our dedicated wedding advisors, we will create an event that will last a lifetime.

To view all your options and to meet with an advisor specializing in eco-friendly Northern Virginia weddings and receptions, visit

About The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 76 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 38 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

Contact Information

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