Although the majority of couples naturally sway toward a summer wedding when they can, there are so many reasons why an Autumn wedding in the Lake District may be the perfect season to say ‘I do’ for you and your significant other. Unanimously known as the ‘cosy season’, we believe these intimate months are ideal for a romantic wedding ceremony and there’s nowhere better to exchange vows than in the Lake District National Park.
Read on to find out why Autumn could be the wedding season of your dreams…
1) Vibrant Autumn scenery
When we think of Autumn, we automatically think of red crunchy leaves, soothing drinks to warm us up and getting cosy by the fireplace. What about that doesn’t sound romantic? Your wedding day is arguably the most enchanting day of your life, so you definitely want a backdrop that matches and the Autumn scenery does just that.
Luckily in the Lake District, the scenery is so breath-taking anyway, however it becomes even more spectacular during the Autumn months as glimpses of crimson start to sneak amongst the trees and the fells don their rugged coat.
The amazing colours of Autumn make any wedding photos that bit more magical and you can produce some really intimate imagery.
2) Get experimental with your wedding décor
Just like the scenery outside really starts to pop with explosions of colour, so can your wedding decorations. Having a wedding in Autumn is the perfect excuse to bend away from the traditional wedding set ups that can be quite plain in colour and decorate your venue in a vibrant way that matches the season.
From our experience, some of our favourite wedding set ups have been autumnally inspired and they have remained the most memorable.
3) Excellent wedding offers
Debatably one of the best reasons to have your Lake District wedding in Autumn is because you can get a fantastic deal on some of the areas most sought after venues. Weddings are not cheap, however getting a brilliant deal on the venue of your dreams may mean you have more spare money that you can spend on other aspects of your big day, or even put it toward a sensational honeymoon.
Currently, the Inn on the Lake on the shores of Ullswater have an excellent last-minute wedding offer on October weddings for 2023 where you can save £1,250.
Inn on the Lake October Wedding Offer for £7,000 (was £8,275)
- 50 guests
- use of Lakeside Gazebo OR Glenridding Suite for ceremony
- 4-course wedding breakfast in elegant Lake View Restaurant
- Evening buffet in Rambler’s Bar
- Bridal Suite for the happy couple overlooking Ullswater
- Celebratory welcome drink
- Glass of prosecco for toast
- Dedicated wedding team
- Table centrepieces of mirror plates & candelabras
- 1/2 bottle of wine per guest
- Master of ceremonies
- Add additional guests from £140pp (was £145.50pp)
As the temperature starts to cool down in Autumn, you can really have fun with your bridal accessories that you wouldn’t get the opportunity to wear at other times of the year! Examples of how you can titivate your look is by adding an elegant shawl or a faux fur wrap. Wedding dresses with long sleeves are also all the rage which are ideal for an Autumnal wedding.
5) No competition
Often the case with summer weddings is that certain members of your guests may not be able to make it because they are away on holiday, or worse, they are already going to another wedding – after all, it is the height of wedding season.
By having your Lake District wedding in Autumn, the chances of some of your important guests not being able to make it significantly reduces and you can have everyone there who means the most to you.
Book a show-round at the Inn on the Lake
If there is one Lake District wedding venue that boasts spectacular scenery no matter the season, it is the Inn on the Lake at Ullswater. If you would like to book a show-round to explore the location, you can book a time online that suits you here.