Fall Wedding Reception Ideas

Fall Wedding Reception Ideas We Love

With the leaves changing colors and the weather starting to cool off, fall sets the stage for captivating weddings. By incorporating intriguing color schemes, creating cozy atmospheres, offering seasonal food and drinks, and more, your fall wedding can be a model event for years to come. For a creative wedding that stands out from the rest, here are some fall wedding reception ideas we love.

1. Moody Hues

Your fall wedding color scheme is what can instantly make your wedding unique. Toss out the mainstream bright colors or pastels and incorporate moody hues like burgundy and plum into your reception décor. Mixing these colors with lighter ones such as dusty blue or peach is a stunning combination that only a fall wedding can pull off.

2. Seasonal Food & Drinks

Possibly the most exciting part of planning a fall wedding is finding creative ways to present seasonal food and drinks that you cannot find at peak season weddings. Food bars are always charming, and in the fall, you can include favorites like popcorn, hot chocolate, smores, caramel apples, or mini pies. As for drinks, festive bar carts with prosecco, whiskey, apple cider, or signature mules always impress.

3. Nature

Fall is all about incorporating natural elements into your weddings, and with a bit of creativity, earthy décor can make for a whimsical wedding. Many couples choose to include these elements in their tablescape, with moss table runners, natural centerpieces, floating candles with twigs, fall foliage name cards, and more. Bringing in nature perfectly blends your venue into the fall season.

4. Lighting

The way you light up your reception can create a cozy atmosphere for your guests. Switching out white candlesticks for black to perfectly complement your deeper colors, placing candles inside lanterns and surrounding them with seasonal flowers, or using your venue’s fireplaces give your wedding that dim, magical glow that is perfect for fall.

5. Weather Preparations

Although Savannah is known for having warmer weather linger into fall, we still get some chilly nights, and there are plenty of fun and creative ways to keep guests warm and comfortable during your wedding reception. A couple of firepits or baskets with light blankets scattered throughout the venue will not only keep guests comfortable, but also perfectly complement the season.

With its beautiful natural surroundings, fireplace in the pavilion, cozy indoor space, and optional heating units, the Mackey House does fall weddings like no other wedding venue in Savannah. Through our trusted list of vendors and your own personal touches, you can incorporate all of your creative fall wedding reception ideas seamlessly into our venue to show your loved ones why fall is quickly becoming the new summer for weddings.