Say “I do” at one of these idyllic locations.
by Alana Stewart
Autumn is a wonderful season to say “I do”—the weather is cooler, and popular color palettes are as bright as the changing leaves. Whether your style is rustic-chic or classically glamorous, there is a venue suitable to host the fall wedding of your dreams.
Take your wedding back in time at this Victorian estate. The vintage steam car museum on site offers a quirky twist. Guests can tour the mansion and museum, or hitch a ride on the vintage steam train. The spacious landscaped grounds can be tented for outdoor receptions.
3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Del.; (302) 239-5687
Surrounded by White Clay Creek State Park, the views at Deerfield are unparalleled. Enjoy a flood of natural light in the ballroom and atriums, which boast floor-to-ceiling, panoramic views of the golf course and state park. Deerfield can accommodate any style of wedding you desire, all while impressing your guests with its distinctive and breathtaking scenery.
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, Del.; (302) 368-6640
Take a trip into the historic countryside of Lancaster County to the Farm at Eagles Ridge, a restored farmhouse and climate-controlled barn. The authentic architecture fused with a charming elegance will give you a unique pastoral-chic wedding. Whether your wedding is modest and intimate or lavish and large, the Farm at Eagles Ridge is noted for being exceptionally flexible.
465 Long Lane, Lancaster, Pa.; (717) 584-5179
This 19th-century farmhouse is sure to give you the rustic wedding you desire. Throughout the four acres of manicured grounds and gardens are large trees, putting the fall color scheme on full-display. Spend time relaxing on the large wraparound porch, gazing at the burnt oranges and dazzling yellows of the fall leaves.
5600 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, Del.; (302) 999-8477
Recognized as one of the most photographed and artistically painted barns in America, the Star Barn complex (which includes a multitude of venue options) is authentic and ornate. Photo opportunities and scenic views abound at this storybook setting.
1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown, Pa.; (717) 902-9791
Slightly off the beaten path in northeastern Pa., sits Tall Timber Barn. This privately owned property embodies a vintage and rustic vibe, exuding comfort and hospitality to your guests. Your wedding will be Pinterest-worthy, thanks to the lanterns and mason jars the venue provides. Enjoy the cozy feeling of the barn and the private beauty of the surrounding forest at this intimate site.
Intersection of Rtes. 390 and 447, Canadensis, Pa.; (570) 595-9620