Wonderful Wedding Ideas For The Autumn Season

When you think of autumn, what immediately comes to mind?

From hot chocolate to colorful leaves, it’s a special, snug time of year. Some of these elements can also prove to be great additions to an autumn wedding, especially if you are planning to do a DIY backyard wedding or on a wedding lawn.

For a backyard wedding, the beautiful backdrop of golden brown trees can work wonders along with a recently renovated deck (click here to learn more). As for a wedding lawn, there can be various things you can try, like fairy lights, a custom open bar, a stage, and more.

In addition, we’ve shared some ideas to help you create an autumnal wedding, and make the most of the fabulous season.

Beat the chill

You could warm up with the Hargate Hall outdoor fire pit. Creating a cosy, romantic atmosphere against the colder evenings. You could even include sparklers for that extra magical touch, and a toasted marshmallow or two always goes down well! The fire pit has been a hit with so many couples. It’s a great way to end the evening.

Fairy lights

There is something so dreamy about fairy lights against a night sky. They add a sense of warmth to the air. Whether they’re wrapped around chairs or draped in trees, they’re super versatile and perfect for creating a cozy environment. Go crazy with outdoor lighting and let the lights twinkle as a backdrop to your special day. Additionally, you can also use solar area lights, which you may buy from brands similar to Olympia Lighting, to illuminate the aisle and stage.

You can also use Himalayan salt lamps to brighten the mood of your visitors and friends. Because the bride and groom’s family is always in a state of chaos, such lamps may serve as stress relievers for them. The pleasant aroma emitted by lamps purchased from online retailers, like thelamplife, could also help in freshening the air in the area where the salt lamp is placed. Additionally, anyone suffering from respiratory conditions such as dust allergies or asthma can greatly benefit from having a salt crystal lamp in their home.

Hot chocolate bar

The perfect way to warm up! A hot chocolate is sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces. You could even include extras such as marshmallows and cream for the ultimate hot chocolate experience. Or, you could create hot chocolate favours, even adding a few sweets, for your guests to enjoy at home.

Mulled wine

You could also keep warm with a hot mulled wine station, sure to please your guests on a chilly evening. A different, but still a delicious option for after your ceremony. It will certainly bring the autumn vibes. We’ve found a great recipe here.


If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, guests will undoubtedly appreciate you going to the effort of offering blankets. They’re a great way to keep cosy in the changing autumn weather, and create a snug atmosphere.

Autumnal colours

With autumn comes a host of wonderful colours, from yellows and oranges to ruby reds. You can see these colours on display in the grounds of Hargate.

For an extra special autumnal touch, you could decorate the aisle using leaves, scattering their glorious colours along the way. Or, you could even add autumnal flowers to the centrepieces of the tables for a splash of colour. They can also make stunning bouquets, too.


We might typically associate them with Halloween, but they have so much more to offer. Not only are they a staple of the season, but they can make a striking piece of decoration (and they don’t cost a fortune!).

You could get really creative, and spray paint them. Mix and match different sizes for table décor, or line the aisle with them. You could also use them to hold name cards for the seating plan by attaching labels. There’s a lot of fun to be had with pumpkins.

If you are planning to have a small get-together to celebrate your intimate wedding in your backyard area, you might want to decorate your backyard and pool in the best way possible. Or have a pool party, which would be much more fun for people coming to share your joy. Also, considering that not everyone plans to host a wedding get-together in their backyard, if your swimming pool doesn’t look up to the mark, you can choose to remodel your pool for the same. And it would be a great investment to get a new look for your backyard. More than ever, swimming pool areas can also include a wide range of modern features that add elegance and a higher level of interest to the overall design.

Autumn can be a truly magical season to get married. There are so many seasonal touches you can add, to help make your day one you will never forget.

We are ready and waiting for your DIY wedding enquiry. You can call us on 01298 872591. Or email us at info@hargate-hall.co.uk with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you. You can also book your Hargate Hall staycation here.