Five Fall Wedding Venues

Summer is over and we have entered a whole new wedding season… Fall Weddings!  It’s the time of year for warm colors, cool nights and savory treats.  We at Bridal Hot List are excited for the trends and festivities of fall and decided to explore some exciting fall venue options!


A vineyard is a beautiful option for a fall wedding.  The leaves are turning vibrant shades of orange, brown, rust, red and every other shade of autumn.  Whether you want an indoor ceremony, outdoor or combination of both most vineyards provide multiple venue options. Have your ceremony just before sunset overlooking gorgeous scenery and providing romantic photo opportunities. Move indoors for the reception, lit by white string lights and sip on the vineyards specialty wines.

Destination Wedding

If you live in an area of the United States whose reputation for fall weather is not ideal, a destination wedding may be the option for you.  Though fall weather is often brisk in the states, in many other parts of the world the weather is still amazing.  Travel to a tropical location for a wedding on the beach or hop over the pond to Europe for a Tuscan villa wedding.  Destination weddings are always an intimate option for couples who want to share the day with their closest family and friends.

Rustic Outdoor/Indoor Wedding

Early fall is the opportune time for rustic weddings.  As the weather cools and the colors change into warmer shades it becomes the perfect setting for a barn or ranch wedding.  Barn and ranch venues are gaining popularity and vintage weddings are on the rise.  Now more than ever vendors are offering vintage furniture rentals and decorative accents like mason jars or vintage candelabras.  Have your wedding in a quaint barn romantically lit by candles.  Add a large vintage chandelier in the center of the reception for that perfect wow factor.

New England

As the seasons change and holidays approach there is no place that embodies the spirit of fall like New England.  If you love fall because of the changing of the leaves and crisp weather, then host your wedding at a lodge in Vermont.  You can also surround yourself in the true fall landscape at a bed and breakfast in Connecticut or at a scenic mountain resort in upstate New York.  The brick and brownstone architecture is stunning and will create a picturesque getaway for your special day.

The Park

Before winter comes and the weather outside is too cold and rainy for an outdoor wedding, take advantage of the last of the warm days and cool nights.  A park is a great outdoor location to have a small and intimate ceremony.  Just before the last leaves fall from the trees, say I do under the multi-colored foliage in the fall breeze.  For example, hold your wedding at a hotel in Yosemite National Park where you are surrounded by amazing landscapes, the epitome of fall beauty.

Falling in Love with Five Fall Trends

Fall can be an ideal time to have a wedding—with its rich hues, beautiful changing foliage, and cooler temperatures for outdoor celebrations, many brides are choosing autumnal wedding dates over the more traditional wedding summer months. Fall bridal runway shows gave us a peek into what styles we can expect to see this fall, and with its mix of whimsy, elegance, and quirky sophistication, we can confidently say that you will fall for these fall trends!


Fall is ushering in a return to the long, elegant, and intricately embroidered gown. Draping and beautiful backs were huge on the runway for fall—after all, the back of your gown is what the majority of your friends and family will see during the ceremony. Detailed beading, vintage cuts, and capped sleeves give gowns this season a roaring twenties vibe.




Color palettes are following this trend of elegant sophistication, with ceremonies and wedding receptions sticking to warm neutrals with pops of jewel tones. Pantone predictions for fall colors offer up beautiful examples of these rich hues than can be incorporated into your bridesmaids dresses and décor. If you choose to have an outdoor wedding, keeping to neutral beiges and creams will allow the changing fall foliage to act as the focal point.


Décor and Food

As previously mentioned, choosing an outdoor wedding allows you to capitalize on the cooler temperatures and gorgeous changing colors of the season. A big trend for fall outdoor weddings will be bringing classic sophistication to the outdoors. Think chandeliers hanging from branches, elegant sit down dinners, and lush furniture pieces and sitting areas under lit trees. Locally grown food is still a dominating trend, so your sit down dinner should feature hearty and filling fall food from the region.


Even though peonies won’t be in season in fall, they seem to be popping up everywhere in terms of fall trends. Wildflowers also make for beautiful fall flower arrangements and bouquets. Decadently decorated tables mimic the style of the embellished wedding gowns we saw on the runway, so don’t be shy with your use of flowers and centerpieces. Your neutral color palette will help these rich and deep hues pop, and the lush flowers will make your reception look like a gorgeous secret garden!

Wedding Favors

Going along with the locally sourced food, wedding favors from the region are always an appreciated gift. Autumnal flower seeds wrapped in burlap will ensure that your guests will have a beautifully blooming reminder of your wedding day. Maple syrup, local jam, or individual mini pumpkin and apple pies make yummy treats that your guests can enjoy at home.

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