Here are some indoor fall wedding venues for those who don’t want to risk the weather:
Inns and B&Bs
Usually, these quaint inns host weddings of small to medium size, providing food and fuel at their restaurants as well as lodging. The fall foliage lends the wedding a cozy feel and makes for great photo ops.
Here are some things to consider when choosing an inn and B&B for your wedding:
- It’s likely that the venue will handle the catering and alcohol. This has its pros and cons. It can be great since you won’t have to worry about it, but it can be challenging if many guests have dietary restrictions.
- Most of the time, the cost is all-inclusive and affordable. Since it’s an inn with a kitchen, many typical renting costs aren’t needed since the place can house and feed people. If the rooms are included in the venue price, having your guests chip in a little won’t be a problem.
- With the fall theme, the architecture will look great. Think about it: a historic building, surrounded by red leaves. There’s nothing better than this.
Opting for an inn and B&B can make for stress-free wedding planning. With their intimate settings and smaller guest lists, the staff can pay close attention to all your needs, ensuring a smooth and memorable event.
Estate properties offer a unique twist on the classic ballroom venue for large wedding parties. There’s something luxurious, traditional, and glamorous about it.
Here are some things to consider if you want a mansion wedding:
- Be prepared for a budget shock. Getting the estate itself will be expensive, and that’s not including the other costs, from entertainment to catering and photography.
- There may be curfews on grand estates in residential areas. There’s nothing worse than the police coming knocking on your door at 11.30 p.m. to shut down your wedding.
Here are a couple of places to consider for a fall wedding where the weather won’t ruin your plans:
Victoria’s lakeside restaurants are perfect for a fall wedding. Daytime heat won’t be an issue, and a bonfire at night will keep everyone warm. Here are some things to consider if you want the stunning lake views as your backdrop:
- As the fall progresses, the weather gets less predictable. Make sure you plan for the worst but still hope for the best when choosing a lakeside venue in the fall.
- Don’t forget to pack blankets and shawls. Make sure your loved ones are warm all night long.
- Find out if you need a permit from the local municipality. To host a large gathering on a state or local lake, you usually need a permit.
Camping in style is called glamping. A glampsite is the perfect combination of the great outdoors and everything you want on your big day. Here are some things to consider if you choose to go this route:
- The tents at many glampsites come with beds. This gives older guests the amenities they might need to sleep well.
- Make sure there’s a separation between the reception and sleeping area. Keeping late-night after parties away from the sleeping area will keep everyone from being disturbed.
- Don’t forget to put plenty of lights around the camp. It’s important to make people feel comfortable walking around in nature, especially if they’re not used to camping.
Indoors & Outdoors
Consider an indoor-outdoor wedding venue if you want a little bit of the outdoors and some comfort:
Barns and lodges
Barns and lodges will provide all the amenities you need for a beautiful outdoor setting while protecting you from inclement weather. Here are some things to consider:
- Make sure there are slip-resistant mats and towels for drying off. Having this is a must, just in case there’s a sudden rain.
- Accommodations the venue provides. Ask if the barn and lodge have seating areas for dinner when you rent them.
Vineyards are perfect for pristine views, beautiful photos, and delicious wine, of course. If you’re thinking about sipping cabernet straight from the vine, here’s what you need to know:
- Vineyard weddings can be expensive.
- ‘Tis the season for red wine.
- Make sure you ask about backup plans. You’ll be glad to know there’s a plan B if the clouds decide to rain your parade.
Now it’s time to find the best place for your fall celebration. Luckily, it won’t be an issue since wedding venues in Victoria are aplenty!