How to plan the perfect Autumn wedding

Autumn weddings have a special feeling and rhythm of their own. The colours, flowers and events of the season make it one of the most desirable times of the year to get married, honeymoon and come home just in time for the Christmas build-up!

Here are some ideas to make your Autumn wedding light up like a firework without seeing your cash go up in smoke too!

Favours and treats

Nights draw in and get colder, people want to be warm and cuddled so you can replicate this lovely feeling through your favours. Mulled wine or warmed apple cider would be a great introduction and a welcome switch from Bucks Fizz or Prosecco.

The season of Halloween also gives you licence to make your reception a sweet-toothed treat for guests. As well as traditional Halloween candy, why not incorporate freshly baked cookies, artisan popcorn or cheeky toffee apples?  If the weather is chilly then hot chocolate is always a winner or if people want to stay with their familiar tea or coffee, you can provide tasty chocolate lollipops to melt into them.


Autumn provides a wide variety of colours and palettes to suite any taste along with an equally great selection of flowers to accompany your chosen theme. Oranges, yellows and pinks are a perfect base for any arrangement to be built on but mixing them with seasonal foliage and berries will really give them to life.

Hydrangeas are ideal big brilliant blooming centrepieces for any bouquet or table setting but these can be mixed with by subtly adding Lavender sprigs that will add an amazing scent. If you prefer smaller flowers then wild flowers mixed with wood branches, orange and red leaves and even perfect thistles can accent any other main flower and anchor your happiest day firmly in the Fall.


To signify the end of Summer and beginning of Winter, lighting can create the perfect dusky atmosphere of the season for your occasion. Candles are the perfect accompaniment but if naked flames aren’t allowed then subtle LED tea lights are a good replacement. Additionally, a couple of small trees or an arrangement of branches in vases decorated with fairy lights are a stunning substitute and bring the atmosphere of Autumn into any venue.

If allowed then the addition of sprinklers and fireworks to your reception will be loved by guests of all ages and will only add to the splendour and spectacle!


Autumn also means the end of the Summer holidays and if people have been away they would prefer to stay local for your wedding. Fortunately, you have some tremendous options on your doorstep to choose from.

When it comes to wedding reception venues in Chester-le-Street there is one perfect seasonal choice. The primary wedding suite at Chester-le-Street Cricket Club – the Castle View Suite – can give you the perfect backdrop to a perfect day. Views of the picturesque cricket ground and majestic Lumley Castle illuminated in the gathering dusk will be the perfect frame for more photos and images of your wedding day.

Autumn is a very popular time of year for weddings to be sure to book early. Call the venue on 0191 3883684 and then you can start planning the details that will make your day truly one to remember for everyone.