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6 Ways to Celebrate an Autumn Wedding at Braxted Park

Weddings - 31.05.24

Autumn is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular seasons for weddings. Nature puts on its finest show with an abundance of rich colours and beautiful natural light. As the air cools, nature fires up.

For couples interested in an Essex wedding venue that combines exquisite Georgian architecture with 500 acres of sensational autumnal views and a number of indoor-outdoor spaces in which to celebrate the season, look no further than Braxted Park.

If you’re considering having an autumn wedding at Braxted Park, here are just some of the ways in which our enchanting spaces could play host to your special day and how you can embrace autumn each and every step of the way.

1. Autumn weddings in The Orangery

The beautiful, light-filled Orangery at Braxted Park is the perfect space in which to embrace that glorious autumnal light. Large arched windows invite views of the burnt orange and saffron landscape into the room, which is decorated with hand-painted frescoes that bring an Italianate charm to this garden-inspired setting.

2. Romantic church wedding

Braxted Park’s historic parish church is based on the grounds of our Essex wedding venue, just a short stroll away from the house and gardens. Guests will take in the gorgeous autumn landscape on the lakeside walk to and from your wedding ceremony, with the candlelit church offering the perfect romantic escape from the chill of the outdoors.

Tip – Why not serve spiced mulled wine as guests leave the church for the short wander back to the house as a perfect pick me up that is synonymous with the season.

3. Opt for indoor-outdoor spaces

If the weather is a little too fresh to host a reception in the Walled Garden, do not fear. The Pavilion offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the splendour of the garden from the warmth of inside, with its picture windows and doorways linking it seamlessly with outdoor terraces and the green spaces beyond. Enjoy this space for either your wedding breakfast or to dance the night away under the starlit ceiling.

4. Embrace seasonal blooms

Autumn weddings offer such choice when it comes to deciding on a colour scheme for your wedding flowers, and whether you’re opting for complimentary autumnal hues or are sticking with a classic white and green scheme, there are many ways in which you can enjoy the best of the season.

Dahlias and roses can be enjoyed in a wide range of colours at this time of year, and let’s not forget that foliage is one of the best ways to build a natural, wild, seasonal display whether you prefer rich evergreens or muted brown, orange and red foliage.

Dried flowers can also make a huge impact at autumn weddings, whether in bouquets or installations, as they replicate the real changes of the season and work wonderfully with vintage schemes.

5. Let there be light

As the days shorten and crisp autumn evenings draw in, couples can take advantage of this seasonal change by transforming wedding spaces with mood lighting.

Think fairy lights and chandeliers in the Walled Garden Pavilion, festoons outside and LED candles of all shapes and sizes filling wedding breakfast tables and illuminating your ceremony aisle.

The night lighting at Braxted Park is designed to bring a fairytale element to your celebrations and offers a great opportunity to nab a few extra special nighttime photographs if you wish. Autumn is also the perfect season to include sparklers as part of your evening entertainment, and they too make for incredible photographs.

6. Autumnal food and drink

Autumn inspired drink stations are a simple yet impactful way to celebrate the season. At Braxted Park, our team can set up mulled cider or mulled wine stations for your wedding reception, or serve a signature cocktail at the bar that incorporates seasonal spices and flavours like ginger, pumpkin, maple, pear or orange.

For your wedding breakfast, why not consider comforting seasonal dishes such as squash soup and roast dinners, with a spiced crumble and custard for afters.

To complete the day’s celebrations, you could consider a hot chocolate station as part of your evening entertainment with options to ‘pimp your drink’ with marshmallows, cream or even Baileys.

Choose Braxted Park for your Autumn Wedding

If you have yet to visit Braxted Park, we would love to show you around. You can find a time and date that’s suitable for you by using our online visit calendar.

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