Following a glorious few weeks here at Crockwell when the sun shone endlessly both for happy couples and harvest alike, the weather has most definitely taken on a truly autumnal feel this week with cooler temperatures and some grey days.
While it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, the change in weather has got us excited about the forthcoming autumn wedding season. September to November can be a wonderful time to get married, particularly in the rural surroundings of Crockwell where the vivid autumnal colours are on full display.
The gardens here at Crockwell are one of the main attractions; and in September they look at good as ever. The trees and lawns are green and various daisies, roses and dahlias are in full colour. Gradually, as autumn wears on, the trees will shed their now amber leaves and the garden takes on a more rustic feel. While the chance of rain is slightly greater than the summer months, almost all couples manage to get some great outside shots at some point during the day.
Autumn can be a truly inspirational time when looking to nature for decorative ideas. Foliage in an array of rustic shades compliments the various purple thistles and flowers available at this time of year –and you can add to these all manner of berries and fruits. Carry this theme through to your favours if you wish with damson gin, or small jars of blackberry jam. Candles are also a particularly effective and romantic addition to any table centre, without the price tag of some flowers.
In the toasty marquees on the farm you will experience a quite unique atmosphere. You can enjoy a delicious seasonal meal produced by the Chopping Block of perhaps butternut squash soup followed by slow roasted pork, or local game then sticky treacle tart. As the evenings draw in, we enjoy some stunning sunsets which can be seen through our panoramic marquee windows. The earlier onset of night time also seems to have a knock-on effect on your guests who are usually keen to make the most of your chosen entertainments on the dance floor when the sun goes down.
For Autumn availability next year, please see our availability calendar!