Our Guide to Planning an Autumn Wedding

© Ed Brown Photography

With autumn just around the corner, we’re dreaming of cosy autumnal weddings and stunning, opulent colour schemes. From candlelit ceremonies to exquisite menu choices, let’s take a look at how to create the perfect autumn wedding.

1. Choose the Perfect Venue

If you have your heart set on an autumn wedding, it’s time to search for that perfect barn wedding venue. At a time of year when the weather is particularly unpredictable, it’s a good idea to choose a venue that boasts both indoor and outdoor spaces, enabling you to adapt your day to suit. At Mythe Barn, you can marry, enjoy your welcome drinks and evening reception in our beautiful outdoor spaces. Equally, if the weather is inclement, you can keep the wonderful views and hold your celebrations in the warmth of the barns. With exclusive use on your wedding day, every space is yours to enjoy!

Mythe Barn wedding venue in Leicestershire is perfect for an autumn wedding
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A bride and groom enjoy their drinks reception during their autumn wedding at Mythe Barn
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2. Bring the Outside In

With so much natural beauty at this time of year, be sure to embrace the season and reflect it in your décor. The Oak Barn and Grain Store offer neutral colour palettes enabling you to introduce your own colour scheme. You might be inspired by the changing colours of the surrounding countryside or even decide to bring in bolder autumnal shades. Consider Mythe Barn a blank canvas and create your day, your way.

The Oak Barn at Mythe Barn is set up for an autumnal wedding ceremony
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The Cart Barn at Mythe Barn is set up for an autumnal wedding breakfast
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3. Keep it Seasonal

When it comes to seasonal flowers and food, autumn has much to offer. Our expert on-site catering team will work with you to create an exceptional menu for your day, using the freshest ingredients from hand-picked suppliers. As soon as you’ve booked your date, they will be delighted to make suggestions for your autumn menu, from tantalizing canapés to personalised cocktails.

A wedding guests carves up a delicious piece of beef that is perfect for an autumnal wedding at Mythe Barn
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4. Prepare…prepare

Finally, as with every wedding and every season, preparation is key. Don’t dismiss the great outdoors but do be aware of it. After all, there’s no reason you won’t have a dreamy English summers day, particularly if you’re marrying early in the season.

A bride and groom make the most of the gardens at Mythe Barn for their autumn wedding
© Daffodil Waves Photography

If you plan to make the most of the gardens, always have umbrellas to hand (an exceptional prop for your wedding photos!). And, if you’re fortunate to enjoy evening drinks in the courtyard, consider providing blankets or shawls for guests to wrap around their shoulders.

A bride and groom stand in front of light up love letters during their wedding evening at Mythe Barn
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Finally, spend time thinking about your lighting. As the sun goes down, the light fades and the barns are warm and cosy, there’s nothing more romantic than the twinkling of candles or fairy lights.

If you’re looking to hold an autumn wedding then make sure you read about Rochelle and Joshua’s bohemian style wedding and pick up some tips!