Fall wedding season is right around the corner--and so far we have 3 brides who will be getting married with us under the beautiful fall leaves.
The wedding you see above was held at the Clemmons Educational State Forest in Clayton, North Carolina. It was a beautiful afternoon--hot, but beautiful. The only crazy thing about fall here in North Carolina is the weather--it could be hot and humid or cool and breezy. However, the leaves peak mid-November and really show off their bold colors before winter sets in.
Another beautiful spot for Fall weddings is right here in Garner (where I reside) at the gorgeous White Deer Nature Center and Park. The nature center rents by the hour and can hold up to 100 guests. They include a beautiful balcony overlooking the forest and an indoor space in case of bad weather. Many brides are going for the simple. clean, but rustic and wedding guest friendly type of venue and White Deer has it all.
Speaking of weather, several of my fall brides have decided to not take the chance and booked an indoor venue that still has an outdoor space in case the weather holds out. Some of those venues include Delightful Inspirations in Raleigh and the Women's Club of Raleigh. Another great venue idea to put on your list is all of the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer--including Cafe Luna. Most can accommodate a ceremony and reception with plenty of room for dancing.
If you are looking for that perfect venue still, and just can't find what speaks to you, I urge you to think outside the box. There are so many gorgeous locations in this area that are just begging to be booked. Some more ideas to leave you with -- WRAL Azaela Gardens, Historic Mordecai, Angier Depot, Downtown Apex, Irregardless Cafe, and The NC State Country Club.
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