Fall is the new summer, at least as far as wedding dates are concerned. Up to 40% of couples now get married in September and October. If you’ve chosen a fall date, check out these decoration trends for your wedding venue.

5 Fall Decor Ideas for Wedding Venues

1. Autumn Color Schemes

A fall wedding is the chance to celebrate the beauty of traditional fall colors such as pumpkin, cinnamon, and deep reds and browns. Decorate your venue with linens in rich fall colors. The entire wedding can use autumn colors, from bridesmaids’ dresses to flowers, invitations to guest favors.

wedding venue2. Fall Flowers

In addition to incorporating the colors of fall, traditional autumn flowers can be gorgeous as centerpieces for tables and the cake and buffet areas. Choose from orange blooms like lilies or dahlias, purple calla lilies or chrysanthemums, and red or burgundy roses. Fall foliage such as leaves, branches, and Queen Anne’s lace also look stunning and celebrate the season. 

3. Seasonal Fruits & Veggies

Autumn is harvest time. Seasonal, local fruits and vegetables can make fun table centerpieces when combined with rustic or homey accompaniments such as mason jars, wooden signs or place-cards, or burlap table runners. Gourds, apples, pears, and grapes can all be part of a fall centerpiece, as can garlands of leaves or branches.

4. Candles

Candles are perfect accessories for fall weddings, as their light creates a cozy, warm, and intimate ambiance. Choose rustic holders and candles in black, deep brown, plum, or russet. If your wedding venue doesn’t allow candles, you can arrange strands of twinkle lights around centerpieces on each table instead.

5. “Naked” Ambiance

Fall decor trends emphasize simple lines and “naked” tables, dressed with a simple linen runner, stripped-down floral arrangements, and minimal centerpieces. Every aspect of the venue, from a naked wedding cake to simply arranged flowers, can be pared down to elegant details. 


For both small or large indoor weddings in Honolulu, HI, turn to the Manoa Grand Ballroom. Family-owned for five generations, the wedding venue offers different room sizes, in-house catering, and a professional, friendly staff to assist during the event. Call (808) 946-6758 to inquire about availability, or visit the website to find out more about their amenities and menus.