By Elizabeth Grace
Fall is a gorgeous season, with the leaves changing color and temperatures that are just right. Here are some locations that will vamp up the color and make your wedding day even more brilliant.
Omni Mount Washington Resort, New HampshireOmni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Best time: Mid-September to late October
Mother Nature’s tapestry unfolds each autumn at this historic landmark. More than 100 years old, this luxury resort has hosted historical figures such as John D. Rockefeller and Woodrow Wilson. It provides a spa, indoor pool, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and zip-lining.
Fee: Wedding packages start at $95 per person and include dinner, wedding cake, and hors d’oeuvres. View package details
The Ahwahnee Hotel
Yosemite National Park, California
Best time: Late September to late October
The Ahwahnee Hotel is styled after the 1920s and has giant stone fireplaces, stained glass, and hand-stenciled beams. It’s in the center of Yosemite National park, so guests can enjoy the views and iconic sites. The Ahwahnee was specifically designed to highlight its natural surroundings, featuring Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Glacier Point. This distinctive Yosemite hotel offers a perfect balance of history, hospitality and elegance.
Interlaken Inn, ConnecticutInterlaken Inn
Best time: September and October
This country inn and resort offers a lakeside ceremony with mountain views and a reception in a pavilion surrounded by English gardens. The location includes apple orchards, hiking, biking, and kayaking.
The Felt Mansion
Best time: late September to mid-October
This mansion was chosen for the 2011 Brides Michigan editor’s choice – it’s breathtakingly beautiful as well as environmentally friendly. You can choose to have an outdoor wedding or hold the ceremony in the chapel on the land and there are multiple rooms for the reception. View package details
Fonthill Castle Museum
Best time: September to late October
If you’re looking for a fairytale wedding location, this is the place to go. The land includes a brook, pond, bridges, gardens, and terraces for your guests to enjoy.
Fee: starting at $99 per person. View additional details
Lake Placid, New YorkLake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid, New York
Best time: Mid-September to mid-October
This lodge is rustic and chic and is nestled at the bottom of the Adirondack Mountains. The resort offers canoeing, hiking, and plenty of vistas to enjoy the view.
Fee: Reception menus start at $80 per guest. View package details
La Villa Vista
Best time: October
La Villa Vista is a luxurious bed and breakfast. The wedding packages include a stay in one of their villas, negative edge pool, and hot tub with a panoramic view of Lake Travis. Located about twenty minutes away from Austin, your guests will have plenty to do. View package details
Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Mount Vernon, Virginia
Time: September to early October
George Washington’s estate, just south of Washington, D.C., welcomes you and your wedding guests with lantern-lit lanes, scenic views, and beautiful history. There is a sunken garden as well as outdoor courtyards which provide gorgeous settings for a fall wedding ceremony. The estate also hosts many events in the fall, including the Fall Wine Festival and Sunset tour, Colonial Market and Fair, and Our American Girl tour. View additional details
About the Author - Elizabeth
is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas
as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication. You can find more
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