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Six Unique Autumn Wedding Ideas

There is a distinct beauty about the autumn colours of the South Downs surrounding Upwaltham Barns. Vibrant hues of golden and crimson leaves, pumpkin lanterns, candle lit courtyard and cosy evenings make autumn a special time to get married.… With this in mind, here are some unique autumn wedding ideas for inspiration.

Autumn colour palette

Autumn weddings give you an opportunity to embrace the gorgeous autumnal colours with a palette of plum and ochre through the spectrum to gold and teal. These warm colours set a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day complimenting the flint stone walls of Upwaltham Barns.

Comfort food

Crisp autumn days are perfect for a less traditional drinks reception in the courtyard at Upwaltham Barns. Think spiced cider and mulled wine with hot canapés of mini Yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef and horseradish sauce or traditional cones of fish and chips.

Comfort food for your wedding breakfast comes into its own in the autumn, West Sussex sausages with buttered mash and onion gravy, home-made steak and mushroom pies or British lamb shanks cooked slowly in red wine are all very popular at this time of year.

Nibbles2Nosh our on-site caterers would love to discuss your autumn wedding ideas and put a seasonal menu together for your special day.

Beauty of the barn

Barn weddings are perfect for the autumn months. A barn wedding venue offers a rustic and vintage charm that truly can’t be achieved any other way. Autumn is the perfect time for a barn wedding at Upwaltham Barns with a wood-burner in the stable bar and fairly lights twinkling from the beams. The Moroccan snug is a special feature of our barns, which is heated for outdoor seating with lanterns and bohemian Moroccan furnishings giving a warm and welcoming atmosphere that your guests will love.

Let there be fireworks!

With the night’s drawing in this is the perfect time of year to showcase the barns and courtyard with candle light. Candles in the recesses of the flint walls look stunning during your ceremony when held later in the day and the barns lit with real candles in the evening add a special ambiance to your celebrations. You can add so many fun extra’s to your day, including fireworks, with specialist companies organising a bespoke display for your guests to amazing fire dancers for truly unique entertainment. It is great fun when your family and friends create a sparkler send off as an alternative to confetti.

Use nature to your advantage

Seasonal leaves and berries incorporated into your floral décor will tie in all those autumnal colours. Using alternative ideas such as feathers, grasses and thistles in your buttons holes and bouquets can add a unique country feel while carved pumpkins filled with tea lights look stunning.

Set the theme for your guests

From the very beginning, you can embrace the autumn season by sending invitations inspired by this time of year. Think outside of the box by sending friends a ‘save the date’ on a gold painted oak leaf in hand-made paper envelopes.

Having a wedding in the autumn can be magical at Upwaltham Barns. Visit our barn wedding venue to see the picture perfect gardens and charming atmosphere for yourself.

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