Fall is the perfect time for a wedding—the air is crisp and cool, and the changing colors of the leaves makes for a stunning look. My favorite venue for an autumn affair? A vineyard! It’s a naturally gorgeous venue that simply cannot be beat! Considering having a vineyard wedding of your own? Follow my guide for advice on food, drinks, rental table linen and decor.
A vineyard wedding comes with beautiful scenery, so you can go with a more relaxed look with your decor. I love the idea of using old wine bottles as table numbers. You can either write the number directly on the bottle, or you can split corks in half to hold a place card. For your centerpieces, create a one-of-a-kind display with purple hydrangeas and orange peonies, as well as mini gilded pumpkins. Round out your look with strung lights!
Rental Table Linen and Accessories
I think neutral table linen looks stunning for a vineyard wedding. It perfectly accents the deep red grapes and greenery all around! I think a fabric like Jute works well. To jazz up this rental table linen, add in jewel-toned charger plates and matching napkins.
Your wedding drinks are a no-brainer for this theme! Simply serve up wine from a local vineyard. Be sure to offer multiple options, like pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, pinot grigio and more to give guests the full experience. Set up all of these bottles (in a metal bucket to keep them cool!) on a wine table with a deep plum rental table cloth. To keep drinks cold without watering them down like ice would, freeze grapes ahead of time. You can also mix up some batch cocktails of a grape-inspired drink, like the Bonjon Gourmet—a mix of Zinfandel grape, rosemary and gin.
What’s a glass of wine without some appetizers to go with it?! I’m all about weddings with cheese plates (complete with cheeses like brie, blue cheese, white cheddar and gouda, as well as meats, olives, nuts, dried fruits, jellies and breads). Of course, you can also offer other appetizers, like tomato soup shots with mini grilled cheese or pesto tarts.
Start your meal off with a salad of field greens, goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing or caprese salad. For your main course, serve ricotta ravioli, smoked salmon and pepper-crusted beef tenderloin along with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts for sides.
For a vineyard wedding, your desserts can be a little less traditional to match the theme. I’m thinking cupcakes with lavender icing or even a multi-tiered pie in place of the usual wedding cake. You can even offer all three by creating a dessert table. Use a sparkly rental table linen or runner to make the desserts really shine.