Remember the days when quite nearly everyone you knew headed to the church and then the local banquet hall for their wedding celebration during the warm wedding season? While these traditional weddings still warm our heart, we are seeing more and more non-traditional, adventurous weddings these days. These weddings can be most beautiful in the crisp autumn air under canopies of multi-color leaves. So we bring you the fall wedding destinations that make us swoon.
Nature's best ballroom gives you jaw-dropping views of vibrant red leaves 10,000 feet above sea level. Gondola-access only and sunset cocktails add to the magical venue.
2. The Ranch at Rock Creek: Philipsburg, Montana
Country lovers and city mavens will both fall in love with this ranch located in the heart of western Montana's high alpines. The authentic homestead features more than pristine views. Enjoy the week before the wedding sipping cocoa around a campfire, riding horses and relaxing at the bridal spa. Marriages take place under the wide open sky followed by a reception in a starlight, twinkling tent. If snow comes, the bride and groom can get a lift in a sleigh.
3. Sleeping Lady Resort: Leavenworth, Washington
Pines and a rainbow of fall foliage surround these weddings nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Sleeping Lady offers couples seven different venues so your nature-loving dreams can come true. Exchange nuptials on a mountain top or quietly tucked by a running waterfall or in a perfectly cozy venue.
4. The Enchanted Barn: Hillsdale, Wisconsin
This countryside venue not only has breathtaking fall views, but the cosy, rustic romance to match. The 19th-century barn in ancient timber is perfect for a candlelight autumn wedding. The farm fresh food and intimate grounds make it truly feel like a relaxed family affair.
5. The Biltmore Estate: Asheville, North Carolina
This 19th-century mansion built by the Vanderbilt family is a sprawling estate of gardens, trails, fountains, mountains and some of the prettiest fall foliage views we've ever seen. Couples can wed in a variety of venues from the gardens, to the wine cellar to the rustic barn. That history. That regality. It is a venue fit for a fall princess.