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23 of the Most Beautiful Venues in the U.S. to Have a Fall Wedding

photo: Lacie Hansen

Okay, we’re going to say it – fall may be our new favorite season. And if you’re saying “I do” to an autumn wedding, we know there are a few must-haves to make your big day shine. 

From historic charm to fiery foliage to breathtaking views, location is everything for your autumnal affair. Which is why we set out to find the very best the US has to offer for its most beloved season. Renovated barns, grand estates, modern glampsites—we’ve included them all in this curated list of must-see venues for the most idyllic fall wedding ever.

Reporter: Erica Nichols

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The Red Fox Inn & Tavernlearn more

The Red Fox Inn sets the tone for an autumnal affair that celebrates southern hospitality and romantic tradition. The four-story venue has both indoor and outdoor locations available to customize to create your perfect wedding.
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HammerSky Vineyardslearn more

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic spot to exchange your vows than at HammerSky Vineyards at sunset. Here you can celebrate your big day among 50 acres of vineyard views, a charming crisp-white farmhouse and giant oak trees.
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Terrain at Styers Glen Mills PAlearn more

This creator’s paradise is the ideal venue for the DIY bride. Surrounded by lush flora and foliage (which changes with the seasons), you can tie the knot in an intimate gathering at their revamped garden shed.
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardlearn more

Pip, pip, hooray! This boutique winery impresses with expansive vineyards and farm-to-table catering for a fabulous fete on the farm. Take advantage of their multiple venue locations and cheers to on-site vino!
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Great Marsh Estatelearn more

Watch the leaves change color against the stunning ivory exterior of Great Marsh Estate. The Georgian mansion rests among 121 acres of lawn space and woodland, creating an idyllic setting for an outdoor ceremony in the crisp Virginian air.
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Cedar Lakes Estatelearn more

Tree-lined lakes and rolling green hills are just steps away from this rustic-chic estate, which was once home to a 1920s summer camp. Now, the air of romantic nostalgia is still present throughout the venue, right down to the treehouse where you and your S.O. can say “I do” in!
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Sacred Mountain Julianlearn more

    A hidden gem with breathtaking mountain views, Sacred Mountain impresses as an incredible venue with a front-row seat to nature’s very best in historic Julian. You’ll be just a mile from town and, in the fall, in close proximity to Julian’s famous apple pies.
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    West Shore Cafélearn more

    Wed with peaceful aspen trees and breathtaking mountaintops as your backdrop at this Lake Tahoe venue. There are four different event spots to choose from, each just steps away from the lake and ideal for any wedding, large or small.
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    Historic Ashlandlearn more

    Say “I do” to an elegant venue where rich history and modern sophistication blend into one. Make use of the estate’s grand mansion, cottage houses and sprawling green space for a truly momentous wedding.
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    Gorge Crest Vineyardslearn more

    It’s all about the view at Gorge Crest Vineyards. Here, you’ll have front-row seats to panoramic views of the Columbia River and Hood River Valley, along with indoor and outdoor spaces to celebrate—including a large indoor floor where you can dance the night away!
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    Crockett Farmlearn more

    Say hello to open prairie views and a storybook red barn at Crockett Farm. Choose from both indoor and outdoor venue sites, all with quintessential down-home charm ideal for the rustic-chic couple.
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    Garden Gate at Haley Farmlearn more

    Your rustic wedding on these peaceful grounds will be surrounded by dreamy gardens, woodland and a 200-year-old New England barn with a bright yellow door. No matter if your big day is an intimate or grand affair, Haley Farm can host your ceremony and reception in a way that is uniquely you.
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    Maypop Fields Wedding and Event Venuelearn more

    This modern barn captures everything we love about Tennessee in one venue. A white barn with stylish minimalistic interiors, giant oak trees perfect for the first look, sprawling meadows in every direction-- yes, please!
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    Hawkesdenelearn more

      This mountain estate combines expansive views with intimate accommodations for a best-of-both-worlds celebration ideal for a down-home gathering of close friends and family. Host up to 102 guests and fall in love with the property’s pristine gardens and natural surroundings.
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      Splendor Mountainlearn more

      Escape into a fall wonderland at Splendor Mountain. On 75 forested acres, you and your guests can swoon over the calm grounds and celebrate in the cozy lodge, complete with string lights and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
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      Bill Miller’s Castlelearn more

        Step inside the storybook wedding of your dreams at this Connecticut venue from the 1880s. Around every corner, the property exudes rustic charm—from the antique fireplaces to the reclaimed barn wood that adorns the exterior.
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        Seminary Hilllearn more

        Home to apple orchards and on-site cider mill, Seminary Hill is all things fall right in one place. Complete with a hilltop view overlooking the Delaware River, this venue delivers with impressive sights to complement your breathtaking wedding. Hot Tip: Starting in 2020, their cathedral-ceiling tasting room will be open for receptions!
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        Blackberry Mountainlearn more

        Mother Nature is the main attraction at Blackberry Mountain. Immerse your guests in over eight miles of protected land, sweeping vistas and idyllic mountain views. On-site catering comes from the restored 1940s lookout tower for an extra special touch!
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        Glass Chapel Tulsalearn more

          At the Glass Chapel nature delivers with the most impressive backdrop for saying “I do;” floor-to-ceiling windows let the season’s oranges, reds and yellows flood in from all sides. Complete with wood beams and a marble aisle, the venue is a warm and inviting gem nestled into 17 wooded acres.
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          Quonquont Farmlearn more

          Come fall, this 140-acre farm glows with pick-your-own apple orchards as far as the eye can see. Inside, fall in love with the modern rustic aesthetic of renovated event space, which can hold up to 200 of your friends and family!
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          Ithaca By Firelightlearn more

          This stylish glampsite is a special place that blurs the lines where nature meets modern luxury. Crisp air, peaceful breezes rustling through the trees...your wedding day will be one of total serenity at Ithaca By Firelight.
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          Meadow Ridge on Hudsonlearn more

          Situated along the Hudson River, Meadow Ridge offers the East Coast wedding of your dreams. Hold your ceremony nestled into the peaceful woods, surrounded by brilliant shades of reds and oranges. Then, make use of the beautifully preserved barn from the 19th century for a fun, festive reception.
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          Handsome Hollowlearn more

          This silver fox of a venue offers 4000 square feet of space by way of a charming, restored barn and 93 acres of sprawling woodland. Blueberry fields, apple groves and evening bonfires seal the deal for this perfect autumnal affair.
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