Autumn is a magnificent time of year to get married. The leaves are turning into romantic rich colours, the weather is often still warm and dry (ideal for capturing some beautiful outdoor photographs!) and you can exhibit the rustic feel of the season by displaying roaring fires and wooden décor. We have some stunning venues for you to choose from to celebrate your autumn wedding in style. Set your special day amidst the countryside in a farmhouse, barn or country estate or why not tie the knot amongst the foliage of the trees by hiring a marquee or throwing a garden ceremony. Here’s just a few ideas to get you started…
Wondrous Woodland, Enchanting Scenes & Rustic Romance
Barns are great venues to throw your wedding celebrations in as they offer the flexibility of either an indoor or outdoor wedding as well as a beautiful location set amongst gardens or woodland for an autumnal feel. South Downs National Park is home to Tithe Barn
, a cosy venue complete with a heated floor to warm up the toes! Beautiful added touches include trees adorned with fairy lights whilst red leaves surround the barn making a striking backdrop to your photographs. Beaulieu
provides an autumn wedding package not to be missed! Set in the New Forest in Hampshire, where better to provide a natural backdrop to sample the changing seasonal delights? There are a number of gorgeous spaces to hold your civil ceremony including their beautiful Abbey Church.
is a superb autumn wedding venue to tie the knot in for a naturalistic setting. Afterwards, enjoy full access to the animal park for a unique autumnal walk filled sampling extraordinary wildlife before heading inside for a celebratory reception. Another idyllic venue is The Carriage Hall
, a restored goods shed set amongst extensive fields in the Nottingham countryside. Autumn is the perfect time of year to watch the rich tones of autumn seep into the surrounding grounds creating a warm and romantic ambience. Extra touches inside the hall include candlelight windows and soft lighting to capture a welcoming atmosphere.
If you’re looking for an elegant setting for your wedding then why not choose a stylish country house such as Great Fosters
in Surrey. A Grade One listed building, it is set amongst acres of parkland offering some fantastic wedding spaces including a 14th century barn or the option for a riverside lawn ceremony. Its gardens are filled with stunning romantic features including a Saxon moat, Japanese bridge and water fountain. Surrey is also home to Ramster Hall
, a private estate set in a secluded location. With acres of gardens and colourful parkland you’re assured a stunning backdrop to your wedding photos and you will find their grounds filled with autumnal favourites including pumpkins, toadstools, conkers and acorns. Cardiff’s Miskin Manor
is a Grade Two listed manor house filled with acres of gardens. In autumn their trees fill with warm golds and reds creating a rich vibe ideal for some gorgeous wedding photographs. The Longhouse in Somerset
is set in a superb location amongst 25 acres of gardens licensed for civil weddings, and with an extensive balcony overlooking the trees guests can take in their stunning golden hue surroundings. Somerset is also home to Orchardleigh House
which boasts beautiful features including ornamental lakes, two quaint on-site churches and beautiful formal landscaped gardens. The house is available for exclusive hire providing you with a selection of charming spaces for your wedding reception celebration. For an unforgettable arrival why not travel by boat or helicopter or one of the on-site family classic cars available.
Vibrant Hues, Earthy Embellishments & Moonlit Magic
The season of change is filled with gorgeous colours including rich reds, vibrant yellows, bold oranges and bronze browns. Pick a specific colour palette to enhance the tone of your wedding day making sure it really stands out, or choose to include all the varying tones of autumn and co-ordinate your bridesmaid’s dresses and decorative embellishments accordingly. You can select a wedding dress that is both elegant and cosy. You’ll find most bridal wear companies including Amica Bridal Boutique
in Plymouth provide an autumn range that delivers extra touches such as warm fabrics and long sleeve options.
When deciding on decoration you can work with the season to create a rustic air. JR Centrepieces
provide stunning willow decorations and crystal trees in a variety of colours and styles to capture that earthy autumnal atmosphere. As the evenings draw darker why not adorn your venue with tea and fairy lights both outdoors and in for a magical touch. Seasonal favourites such as pumpkins and leaves make striking decorations whilst fireworks or sparklers for your guests can add an autumn touch to the evening’s festivities.
For your flowers you can incorporate seasonal favourites such as leaves, berries, pine cones and conkers to give your bouquet and décor a truly autumnal ambience. Hybrid Flowers
provides a gorgeous range of floral designs and caters for everything from table centrepieces, bridal bouquets to ceremony ornamentation. Or why not choose an alternative option such as I Heart Buttons; a boutique button bouquet supplier for a unique and quirky touch.
Start planning your perfect autumn wedding today by browsing our inspirational selection of venues and suppliers.