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Blog of the Month October: Attractive Autumn Wedding Destinations

This month we are presenting you some spectacular wedding destinations to inspire you if you are planning an autumn wedding

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October

Image by Spencer White Photography. Wedding location: Stourhead Gardens


You can feel that autumn breeze in the air. If this is your season of romance we have a couple of very attractive autumn venue recommendations for you!


An autumn wedding is all about location, from the fiery foliage to the crisp, fall air. So when choosing the destination of your nuptials, finding the perfect seasonal backdrop is key. From expansive estates to natural autumn beauty these picturesque venues have exactly what you need. Read on for our showcase of 7 fall wedding venues to celebrate your love with a landscape of your dreams.

Fountains Abbey. Photo by Adam Riley Photography


Fancy staying ‘local’? British autumn is the best you might say!

The UK is commonly known for its gorgeous stately houses, castles and churches – but it is the ruined abbeys that makes our eyes shine. Hauntingly beautiful, the ruins makes us remember of a medieval past filled by knights, kings and prayer. Standing there feels like travelling through time.


#1 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal - Yorkshire


This stunning venue gives the perfect backdrop for a fall ceremony and definitely one on our list for you to consider for your autumn wedding day.


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is set in the heart of Yorkshire with its elegant ornamental Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. A National Trust property, the estate offers the opportunity to celebrate your wedding day in a setting unparalleled in beauty and steeped in nine hundred years of vibrant history.


The picturesque ruins of the medieval monastery and the serene elegance of the 18th-century Water Gardens at Studley Royal share the distinction of being designated a World Heritage site, an honour bestowed upon only 26 other sites in the UK. By choosing to hold your wedding day at Fountains Abbey you will be adding your own special occasion to a unique tapestry of history and will also be helping ensure the future of the estate's heritage.



#2 Hampton Court House – Surrey


Hampton Court House, a breath-taking Georgian mansion, has the most unique architectural features and was once described as being ‘suitable for a wealthy merchant Prince’. That means it’s LITERALLY worthy of royalty and just from looking at the pictures you can see how this is true. It’s elegant, magnificent and incredibly presented and we truly envy anyone who visits the Hampton Court House for their nuptials!


#3 Stourhead Gardens - Wiltshire


For a more unusual autumn wedding venue in Wiltshire why not consider Stourhead gardens and House for your ceremony.


Stourhead Country House and its classical Temple of Apollo, overlooking the 18th-century landscape garden, is the perfect choice for a romantic autumn wedding and photographers absolutely love the breath-taking vistas that Stourhead offers.


There are three beautiful venue options here for your ceremony. The classical Temple of Apollo, overlooking the 18th-century landscape garden is the most popular venue here and was once described by Horace Walpole as 'one of the most picturesque scenes in the world'.

The Pantheon and Stourhead House itself also offer a wonderful location for your wedding ceremony.


If you can stretch your budget and considering spectacular autumn locations abroad check out these enchanting places:


#4 The Little Nell in Aspen - Colorado

Images by Brian Leahy Photography


Say "I do" in the middle of the mountains at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. There, the wedding deck sits at an elevation of 11,212 feet and features the Elk Mountain Range as your backdrop for a breathtaking autumnal ceremony.


Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell is a ski-in/ski-out hotel that offers a number of event spaces. This includes The Wedding Deck, Aspen Mountain Club and Sundeck, which are at the top of the mountain and can be reached via gondola.

Aspen Mountain Wedding Deck – At an elevation of 11,212’ atop Aspen Mountain, with views of the Elk Mountains and Highlands Bowl, this setting is typically used for cocktail receptions for up to 250 guests.


The Aspen Mountain Club, designed by David Anthony Easton of New York, is a 4,400-square foot private club with antique Austrian tables and hand-woven rugs, and features a collection of high-end art, including pieces from Any Warhol. The space provides room for 250 for a reception or 120 for a seated dinner.


Offering 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space at 11,212’ is the Sundeck. Events are staffed by The Nell with room for 500 for a reception or 300 for a seated dinner. The open floor plan features a rock fireplace, 30’ high ceilings and large windows with mountain views!


#5 Neuschwanstein Castle - Allgäu, Germany


The area of Allgäu region in Germany is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Europe, thanks to its outstanding landscape, royal castles and tasteful cuisine. One of the favorite locations to get married is the surroundings of the Neuschwanstein Castle. After all, this is the place Walt Disney found inspiration to create the Cinderella Castle. It’s no small thing!


The region is also famous for its spectacular lakes. The sparkling greenish blue color of the Eibsee laps the foothills of nothing less than the Zugspitze, the highest mountain of Germany. Looking out to the Bavarian Alps you will encounter one of the most pristine spots to to have an elopement or a small wedding.


Although the Allgäu is a summer paradise, it is transformed in a magical winter wonderland in the colder months. So there is no best time to get married here! In every season you will find unique aspects that makes this one of the best wedding destinations in Europe.


If you choose Neuschwanstein Castle as your wedding location your guests will be utterly impressed. Not only it looks like a fairy tale castle itself, but it is also located in one of the most wonderful regions of Germany. High mountains (sometimes covered with snow), gorgeous forests and stunning green lakes. There is no wonder why Walt Disney was inspired by it when he thought about Cinderella’s castle.

Image by Ana Paula Lobato



#6 Burg Eltz - Germany


Hidden deep in the forests of Germany is Burg Eltz, a medieval castle that features some classic Bavarian charm. Mix that with the misty, wooded setting and the rustic Fall foliage and you’ve got yourself a storybook ending ready to unfold! If you’ve been thinking of eloping, this elopement right here is the perfect inspiration to show that you don’t need much to make a perfect and magical day!


It is not a surprise that Burg Eltz is one of the most famous castles in Germany and brings with it more than 800 years of first-class European cultural history. The owners managed to ensure this amazing location to not show any sign of decay for centuries. Surrounded by wild rocks, stunning trees and small hills, this is one of the most magical places to elope in Europe.

The fall tones mixed with the historical grounds make such a beautiful backdrop for wedding couples. Get ready to scroll along the area and enjoy the beauty of the day! How does that saying go again? Once Upon a Time…


Seriously, this castle is the perfect venue for a fairy tale elopement. Romantic, intimate, historic and absolutely gorgeous!

Images by Priscila Valentina Photography


#7 Pestana Viking- Porches, Algarve, Portugal


The ultimate getaway recommendation: the Algarve!

If you just want to enjoy the sun and have the beautiful sea as your backdrop in the autumn months we have one last recommendation on our list.

Portugal is a privileged destination for a wedding ceremony in Europe and the Algarve an extraordinary destination for the beauty of its landscapes, its beaches and for the excellent value for money of its hotels, especially in low season! Affordable autumn wedding abroad - and you don't have to worry about the temperature either!


The autumn in Algarve is typically hot to begin with, cooling only slightly too warm temperatures by November. Late-season sun seekers can still be found sunbathing throughout the autumn, enjoying average daily maximum temperatures ranging from 26°C in September to 19°C in November.


Our recommended venue is The Pestana Viking, an exceptional hotel, located in the most beautiful municipality in the Algarve: Lagoa. This hotel is managed by the “Pestana” group (the largest chain of luxury hotels in Portugal); it offers in addition to a 4-star hotel, lush gardens, two magnificent outdoor pools, a spa (hammam, sauna, indoor pool and gym as well as massage rooms). The wedding ceremony takes place among sublime palm trees facing the most beautiful beaches in Europe and the ocean. You're almost back on holiday right?


The hotel has many rooms to accommodate your whole family at very affordable prices, especially in low season (spring and autumn!). Choose your dress and suit and get ready to say "I do" in the autumn sunshine!


That was our autumn venues recommendations this month. Feel free to get in touch for further information and contacts of these venues, or if you have questions about having an autumn wedding - our team is happy to help. Drop us a message via info@dwpa.co.uk

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If you would like further information about these venues, their contacts or have any questions please get in touch with our team info@dwpa.co.uk


Image by Spencer White Photography


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