Bride & groom stood on the steps of the terrace at sunset at West Tower Exclusive Wedding Venue

10 reasons to book an Autumn wedding

Whilst summer months can be unpredictable, and winter is predictably chilly, the glorious months of autumn fall somewhere in between. Coupled with golden light and the boldest of colours, autumn is a season where everyone can find something to love. Here’s 10 reasons why you should book an autumn wedding!

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The colours are amazing at an Autumn Wedding

It goes without saying that the autumnal colours are a major plus at this time of year. Whether you choose burgundy, orange or brown, all give a warmth and celebration to the natural colours of the season. With elegant and neutral décor throughout our stunning ballroom, West Tower is sure to compliment any and all colour schemes. Have a look through our gallery to see how past West Tower weddings have made the most of autumnal colours!

The backdrop

Whilst your colours and décor bring the venue to life inside, equally important is the natural backdrop of autumn outdoors! West Tower’s colourful trees throughout our 10 acres, includes a beautiful woodland area providing the perfect place for memorable moments.

Bride & Groom walking in grounds at West Tower with orange leaves on the trees at their autumn wedding

Atmospheric lighting

Since the clocks go back in October, you have the option of marrying before or after! Enjoy the last of the late summer evenings or celebrate the start of the longer nights! You might consider an earlier ceremony to make the most of the golden sunlight and an earlier sunset! From sparklers and fireworks that dazzle, to blankets on the terrace to enjoy the outdoors a little longer; we’re sure that once the sun goes down, your guests will be straight on the dancefloor!

Archway & candlelit aisle at West Tower

The dress

Let’s face it, choosing your dress is the most exciting part of your wedding planning! Consider sleeves, a fur bolero or a warmer tone to your gown; styles you might not wear in other seasons. Of course, it doesn’t stop with your dress, you can think about those beautiful rich colours for your bridesmaids. How about burgundy or burnt orange, and even black tie for the gents! Go one step further and bring these gorgeous shades into your own look with a coloured lip or deeper eye.

Guest availability

The chances of guests being on holiday and unable to attend your day are significantly reduced in autumn! On top of that, it’s typically a cheaper time to travel so any guests coming from abroad will be grateful. At West Tower we can accommodate up to 145 for your wedding breakfast, so there’s plenty of room for everyone.  And with 27 guest rooms available on site, the party doesn’t have to stop at midnight! Plus, as an exclusive venue, it’s only ever your family and friends on site! No need to share the venue or bedrooms with another party.

Bold flowers at an Autumn Wedding

With the range of florals available in Autumn, you can create simply stunning bouquets and centrepieces! Use flowers such as roses, dahlias, bold sunflowers and lavender amongst autumn foliage. Consider artificial reeds, thistles, berries and sprayed copper leaves. Ask your florist about a romantic, cascading bouquet and use coloured ribbons to tie the look together.

Floral table centrepiece at West Tower with Sunflowers and pink Gerbera at an Autumn Wedding
Bride & groom & bridal party in front of West Tower at their autumn wedding

The build up

Of course, no matter what time of year you get married, you’re going to enjoy the build-up. But the lead-in to autumn is of course summer, meaning lots of options for hen & stag parties! The perfect chance to top up your tan, celebrate and relax ahead of your big day! Plus, the end of summer brings sales, meaning you can snap up some bargains! Whether it’s flip flops for your dancing feet, bride squad outfits or gifts for the bridal party!

It’s not peak season

An obvious benefit to choosing Autumn is that typically, it’s not peak wedding season! This means you’ll likely have more dates available at your venue, as well as booking a date that’s cheaper! Prices at West Tower vary throughout the year, but the autumn months are amongst the most competitive of rates. Don’t forget it won’t just be your venue that offers low-season discounts, most suppliers may be more cost effective too. Just another good reason to book an autumn wedding!

DIY décor at an Autumn Wedding

A major benefit to an autumnal wedding has to be the vast options available for DIY décor! Whether you spray-paint pumpkins and pinecones, use logs for centrepieces or scatter leaves down your aisle, the possibilities are endless! Better still, the dedicated team at West Tower are here to help with set up, so you don’t have to! Think about warm, glowing candlelight in the evening once the sun goes down

Country house wedding venue in Lancashire & Merseyside north west
country house wedding venue in Lancashire & Merseyside north west

Seasonal trends

There are so many seasonal options available to you that you simply couldn’t consider at any other time of year! Think about caramel apples as wedding favours, warm apple cider for your welcome drinks or decorated pumpkins for your centrepieces! What about a delicious hog roast in the evening, fireworks on 5th November or maybe pumpkins for Halloween? Perhaps you like the idea of a themed menu? Check out our menu for inspiration but remember we can tailor the dishes to be exactly what you’re looking for!

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