Fall Wedding Venue

Choosing a Fall Wedding Venue

Choosing a venue for your fall wedding allows you the chance to be creative in your planning. Depending on where you live, scheduling a fall wedding in a venue such as an apple orchard or even a winery can help bring the feel of the season into your wedding day. In an apple orchard or winery you will likely have a beautiful backdrop of fall foliage to accompany you on your ceremony.

You can even have a fall wedding at an indoor venue and still bring some aspects of the season the wedding. A small, cozy venue with rich dark wood and a fireplace can help it feel like a crisp fall day without the need to be outside. The décor will make your indoor wedding perfect for the fall months.

If you live in Vermont or are willing to get married there, several venues lend themselves well to a fall wedding. An outdoor wedding in Vermont can include a breathtaking backdrop such as waterfalls, mountains and even covered bridges. The landscape and the foliage make any venue in Vermont a beautiful one.

A fall wedding in California calls for a ceremony in Yosemite National Park. Though you’ll need to schedule your wedding for September, and couples are encouraged to hold their wedding in the morning, the park offers several choices in venues for your wedding. These include the Lower Yosemite Fall Paved Trail, the Bridalveil Fall and Swinging Bridge, Cathedral and Sentinel Beach Picnic Areas. You’ll need to have your wedding in early fall to have it at one of these venues. You’ll also have to ensure your ceremony is no more than two hours long.

For an Atlanta wedding during the fall months you have several great choices of venues at your disposal. One of those venues is the Vecoma At The Yellow River, where you can have an indoor or outdoor wedding in September or the beginning of October. Located right off the water, it provides a beautiful backdrop for a fall wedding. You are limited to 250 guests at this venue.

Another great Atlanta venue for a fall wedding is The Piedmont Room & Garden When you hold your wedding here you will have a view of Piedmont Park during the day with the added bonus of the Midtown skyline after dark. Its Garden Tent allows you to have an outdoor wedding in the fall while keeping your guests out of the cool air.

The Peachtree Club is another Atlanta wedding venue that accommodates indoor and outdoor weddings in the fall. It is elevated 28 stories from the ground, providing spectacular views for your wedding ceremony and reception. Its terrace can accommodate a sit down dinner reception of 100 or a cocktail reception for 200. The outdoor areas can hold as many as 160 wedding guests.

These fall wedding venues will all help you make your big day even more memorable. The wedding venue you choose is always an important decision, so make sure you take your time to weigh out all of your options before you choose one for your fall wedding.

Choosing a Wedding Reception Location

Outdoor Wedding VenueOnce you reach the age when you’re ready to have a wedding of your own, you’ve likely attended your fair share of other couples’ weddings. This can usually give you several good ideas about how to plan and decorate your wedding ceremony, but most people don’t keep track of their ideas about the reception venue. Below, there are some key things to keep in mind when planning your wedding reception that will make sure it as great as the ceremony itself.

Distance

You want to make sure the reception is located fairly close the ceremony site. If your guests need to drive too far to get to the reception, you will likely see a noticeable drop-off in the number of people who show up. If possible, you want to have the reception site either at the same venue as your ceremony or only a block or two away; but if that’s not viable, you should try to keep it within a 10 to 15 minute drive at the very most.

Timing

Similar to the distance issue, you want to make sure the timing of your entire wedding is appropriate and that there isn’t a delay between the end of your ceremony and the start of your reception. You can open your reception hall to guests and give them something to do while they wait for your arrival. You don’t have to start dancing and serving food right when the guests arrive, but having some punch or other wedding projects to occupy them will go a long way.

Temperature

Depending on what time of year you will be having your reception, you will want to make sure you’re taking the appropriate steps to control the temperature at the party. If it is during the hottest or coldest parts of the year, you may want to avoid an outdoor reception to stay courteous to your guests. Furthermore, you’ll want to make sure that an indoor reception venue has the proper climate control functions so that either the heater or air conditioning system can keep up with the temperature outside. Providing a comfortable environment for your post-ceremony celebration is vital; especially since people will be close together and getting warm already from dancing.

Wedding Size

Depending on whether you’re having a very large wedding or a very small wedding, the number of guests you have will play one of the largest roles in your venue selection process. If you’re having a small wedding with less than 20 guests, you can easily get away with having a beach wedding or a ceremony in the gazebo of your friends’ backyard. If you’re having a lot of guests such as 200 or more, then a large hall will really be your only option. Knowing the size of your guest list as far in advance as possible will help you choose the right wedding venue without too much fussing about.

Five Amazing Wedding Venues Around the Globe

Disney World WeddingUnless you’re reading this in your second home in the Swiss Alps while your butler irons your underpants, I’m going to ask you to join me in daydreaming for a while. What if your wedding was a globe-trotting affair held at one of the planet’s most recognizable and renowned locations? Where would you love to be when you say those vows? We took a look at some of the most famous wedding venues around the world and are presenting them here, along with the cost for holding your wedding there.

The Great Pyramids

They’ve stood in the Egyptian desert for thousands of years, and now they can be the backdrop for your nuptials. How many people can say they got married next to one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Osiris knows you’d end up with some great photos.

The Cost: $4,200 for a gourmet wedding buffet, cake, photographer and DJ. Up to 100 people can join in the festivities.

Disneyland

Sure, you could go for a small destination wedding-style ceremony on Main Street. But we’re going to go ahead and say you go big or go home. Have an evening ceremony after the park closes in Sleeping Beauty’s castle. You’ll start with a drive up Main Street in Disney’s parade vehicles, then party with Mickey and Minnie at your reception, which will be held in the staging area of It’s a Small World.

The Cost: While Disney weddings start at $8500, the ceremony we just described will run you a cool $120,000, plus accommodations for your guests and food for the reception. But hey, we’re dreaming here, right? And a dream is a wish your heart makes.

Burj Al Arab

You know that sail-shaped building you see in every shot of Dubai? Yup, that one. You can get married on the helipad at the very top of the building with up to ten guests (the maximum capacity of the helipad). For a paltry additional fee, you can even arrive at the wedding by helicopter (or by road in a Rolls Royce Phantom).

The Cost: Compared to Disney, it’s a song: $55,000 for your 55 minutes atop the most luxurious hotel in the world. But hey, what else could you spend $1,000 a minute on?

Auchen Castle

Sure, getting married in Sleeping Beauty’s castle is great and all, but what about tying the knot in an actual centuries-old Scottish castle? Auchen castle’s packages include accommodations at the castle itself, Scottish pipers, cake, et cetera. Oh, and one particular thing you won’t get anywhere else: live, trained owls will deliver your rings to the ceremony.

The Cost: A mere 3,580 pounds, or under $6,000 American. And did we mention, because we really want to drive this home, that LIVE TRAINED OWLS deliver the rings?

The Great Wall of China

If the pyramids of Egypt aren’t quite enough of a wonder of the world for you, you can have your wedding ceremony on top of one of the largest structures ever made by man. The ceremony accommodates up to 40 people and can be seen from space (no, not really).

The Cost: At $5,000, this is cheaper than a lot of wedding venues that aren’t global architectural treasures.

Now, odds are you’re not going to drop $120,000 to get married in Sleeping Beauty’s castle. But if your budget allows for it, any of these destinations would certainly make for a ceremony you’ll never forget–or top, for that matter.