Fall is quickly replacing summer as the go-to wedding season of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. The crisp air brings along the jewel hues of fall foliage and changing leaves, making outdoor celebrations this time of year especially magical. This seasonal backdrop allows couples to take advantage of unique offerings in their fall bouquets, menus, wedding invitations, and more.

If you’re hosting a fall wedding at an outdoor wedding venue, there are plenty of seasonal touches you can incorporate in your wedding ceremony and reception. To help you start planning your own special day, we’ve organized a list of outdoor fall wedding ideas based on popular fall wedding themes.

Keep reading to discover creative ways to take advantage of the great outdoors, or jump to a specific inspiration board using the links below:

Enchanted Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Intimate Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Tropical Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Festival Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Enchanted Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Create a sense of wonder and mystique at your wedding celebration this fall. You can use elements of nature to make your fairytale come to life with this woodland wedding theme. Dramatic entrances, rustic table designs, and outfit choices inspired by enchanted forests will make your wedding day unforgettable.

This whimsical wedding theme is straight out of a storybook setting. Check out some of our favorite enchanted outdoor wedding ideas:

outdoor-wedding-ideas-for-fall-enchanted Melissa Millis | Meraki Wedding Photography | J Olson Weddings | Kelley Deal Photography

Intimate Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Fall is the perfect time of year to add cozy elements into your wedding day. As the temperature cools and the leaves change, take advantage of the fall brilliance and laid-back atmosphere the autumn harvest brings.

Comfortable furniture and warm blankets lets guests relax as they take in the hazy hues while furry companions add intimacy into your celebration. You can also step your fall decor up a notch with a seasonal “WOW” wedding experience such as a photo wall.

Check out some of our favorite intimate and cozy wedding ideas for your outdoor fall ceremony and reception: outdoor-wedding-ideas-for-fall-intimate Ryan Ray Photo | Autumn Nicole Photo | Tori Kelner | Laura Matthews Photography

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

If you’re thinking of throwing an outdoor celebration during fall, consider a farm or campground venue. Simplicity reigns supreme at rustic weddings, so embrace casual features that will inspire connection and communal experiences. You can help transport your guests back to “the good ole days” with lawn games, beer bars, campfires, and more.

Create memories that will last a lifetime with these rustic wedding ideas for your fall wedding:
Outdoor-Wedding-ideas-for-fall-rustic Lauren White Photography | Dear Darling Photography | Ryan Ray Photo | J Olson Weddings

Tropical Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

Beach-inspired weddings aren’t just for summertime. You can embrace a taste of the islands at your outdoor fall wedding by blending a lush and green tropical palette with simple, rustic touches such as dried poms. Incorporating bohemian chic elements such as rattan furniture and flower crowns will also add whimsical fall vibes into your tropical celebration.

Check out some of our favorite fall-inspired tropical wedding ideas: outdoor-wedding-ideas-for-fall-tropical

Ashtyn Brooke Photography | Rachel Havel | Jonny Scott Photo | E.M. Anderson Photography

Festival Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Fall

A festival-style shindig ditches tradition in favor of laid-back creativity, making it the perfect outdoor celebration theme for couples who go against the grain.

Festival weddings embrace hippie counterculture and bohemian elements, such as macrame and rugs, to create unique guest experiences. Here are some of our favorite festival wedding ideas: outdoor-wedding-ideas-for-fall-festival Shutter Go Click Photography | Tori Kelner | Joe+Kathrina | J Olson Weddings

As with any outdoor event, you’ll want to have a backup plan for your outdoor fall wedding in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Consider wedding tent rentals or venues that also offer indoor options so the rain can’t spoil your day.

Are you ready to start planning your picturesque outdoor fall wedding celebration? We’ve got you covered with this wedding checklist. Here at Zola, we’re here to help you every step of the way. On our site, you’ll find everything from a free wedding website to advice from the experts to help make planning your wedding a breeze.