24 Aug Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas at Southall Meadows
Are you dreaming of a picturesque outdoor wedding set to the breathtaking beauty of fall foliage? Look no further than Southall Meadows, a private event venue nestled in the heart of Franklin, Tennessee. Embrace the charm of the season and host a one-of-a-kind celebration with an elegant countryside wedding. Explore some of our favorite outdoor fall wedding ideas, from modern ceremony decorations to inspiration for a cozy open-air reception.
Fall Wedding Ceremony Decor
As the leaves change colors and the air becomes crisp, an outdoor fall wedding ceremony is a magical sight. Add a touch of elegance to your vow exchange with plumes of pampas or vintage rugs lining the aisle. For a more festive and autumnal feel, consider incorporating bright orange and white pumpkins! Or, create a seasonal ceremony arch adorned with zinnias and mums, or dotted with apples. The natural beauty of the surroundings combined with these charming decor elements will make your ceremony truly unforgettable.
Open Air Dinner
Treat your guests to an unforgettable open-air dinner as the sun sets over the horizon. Picture long wood banquet tables paired with rustic benches that complement the natural surroundings. The seasonal menu will delight everyone’s taste buds, featuring the freshest and most flavorful fall ingredients. The cool evening breeze and the warm glow of candlelight will create an intimate and cozy atmosphere, making your reception a night to remember.
Outdoor Dancing and Entertainment
Following dinner, enjoy the cool night air as you dance beneath the glow of bistro or string lights. For a cocktail hour, feature a well-stocked bar starring a menu of seasonal drinks. Such as spiked hot chocolate, ciders, or a hot buttered rum. These will keep guests warm and merry as they toast marshmallows over a bonfire. Finally, as a delightful and nostalgic treat, indulge in homemade pies for dessert. From classic flavors like apple to fan favorites such as pecan or pumpkin.
Cozy Modern Rustic Tables
Embrace the beauty of fall when you create modern rustic tables that blend elegance with nature. Choose dark and earthy color palettes to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you prefer shades of rust, forest green, plum, or navy blue. Adorn the tables with earthenware or vintage china, contrasted by metallic flatware in gold or copper. Create romantic centerpieces starring mismatched candelabras that provide a soft, romantic glow. Used to dot magnolia leaf garlands that bring the lush outdoors to the heart of your reception.
Foliage Framed Portraits
With 200 acres of breathtaking fields and forest at your disposal, Southall Meadows offers the perfect canvas for capturing timeless wedding portraits. Let nature be your backdrop as you pose amid the vibrant fall foliage, creating stunning and unforgettable photographs that will adorn your walls for years to come. As is common with fall, rain is a possibility! We recommend that you invest in clear umbrellas, which will make beautiful and functional props in the event of a downpour.
Looking for a private venue for an outdoor fall wedding? Located in Franklin, Southall Meadows features two versatile event spaces, in addition to scenic surroundings that are sure to impress your guests. Contact us today to book a tour or to inquire about our venue-only pricing. Prefer to host a more rustic celebration? Check out these ideas for a modern barn house wedding.