woodland wedding

After a glorious few months, it seems that summer is behind us. The GreenAcres woodlands are starting to change as autumn arrives and the days get shorter. Now that summer is over, it’s time to get on with planning you wedding without the distractions of sunshine and holidays. Wherever you are in the planning process, here are some essential wedding planning jobs to tackle this autumn.

wedding planning jobs for autumn

Your wedding planning jobs for autumn

  • You might not want to hear this but now’s the time to check your wedding budget. If you’ve bought anything over the summer or if you’ve received updated quotes from suppliers, now’s the time to update your figures. It’s so important to know where you are with your money so don’t forget to current your budget current. This might not be your favourite of the wedding planning jobs but it’s SO important.
  • We all know that the run up to Christmas can be busy so grab your diary and book in any appointments that you need. Whether you need a pre-wedding photo shoot or some time with your florist or venue, arrange the date sooner rather than later.
  • If you’ve been to any weddings and events over the summer that have made you change your plans, communicate these to your suppliers. You might have decided against round tables or you might now want a couple of extra group shots so update your suppliers if things have changed.
  • Keep an eye open for post-summer sales. Lots of wedding retailers, particularly online suppliers of details and decorations, hold end-of-season sales and you could make some great savings. Sign up for newsletters so you know when the sales kick in.

woodland wedding

An invitation to our autumn Open Day

  • If you’re looking to send out your invitations early in the new year, think about ordering your stationery in the next month or so. Stationers are usually very busy in the new year so get in early with your order and use the festive break to write your invitations.
  • Plan your wedding craft now and use the longer evenings to crack on with your projects. DIY becomes stressful when you’re short on time nearer the big day and that’s something to avoid. Get ahead now!
  • Now’s the time to get serious with your wedding dress shopping. If you’re getting married next summer and haven’t already ordered your gown, you need to soon. Wedding dresses usually take 6-9 months to arrive at the boutique once you’ve ordered and then you’ll need alterations. Give yourself plenty of time to find ‘the one’.
  • Finally, come along to our Open Day on Sunday 29th Chiltern, Colney and Rainford will all be open 11am – 3pm and, if you book on the day, you’ll receive a lovely 10% discount. Take a wander through the woodlands and fall in love with GreenAcres.

To find out more about woodland weddings at GreenAcres, do get in touch to request a brochure. If you’re not able to attend our Open Day, we’d be pleased to show you around one of our locations at another time. Contact us to arrange your personal appointment.


Images: Rebecca Goddard Photography. For more credits, click here.


greenacres real wedding

There’s nothing quite like a real wedding. We love seeing our couples take their vows at GreenAcres and today, we can share one of our weddings with you. Michelle and Daniel held their fabulous spring wedding at GreenAcres Rainford and, as you’re about to see, it was truly brilliant. There’s no doubt that this will be a day that everyone involved remembers for years to come.

Notes from a real wedding…

“One of our priorities was to find somewhere intimate and natural,” says Michelle. “We had already decided that we wanted our reception to be held in a tipi and GreenAcres was the perfect match for this. We loved the fact that it was great for a more intimate ceremony. The woodlands would also look lovely for photos in the spring.”

real wedding at greenacres rainforest

“Our ceremony began at 2pm and we added a few decorations but kept things minimal as the woodlands have such a lovely feel. We dotted signs throughout the woods, including welcome and confetti signs. There were also milk churns full of fresh flowers and more details that worked with our rustic theme.”

“After our ceremony, we all enjoyed drinks outside and Molly The Mobile Gin Bar was absolutely perfect. We then headed into the woods for some photos before we made our way to Betty’s Tipis for our reception.”

real wedding Michelle and Daniel

“If I had to describe out wedding in three words, I would say it was intimate, relaxed and natural. My favourite part of the day was seeing everyone enjoying drinks outside at GreenAcres after the ceremony on a lovely bright spring day.”

What we loved…

We love every wedding at GreenAcres and there are always things that really catch our eye. Firstly, we absolutely adored Michelle’s dress! The sparkly belt and gorgeous shoes were the perfect accessories and Michelle looked amazing.

wedding ceremony at greenacres rainford

Now, we might be biased but the couple’s photos in the woods at Rainford are just brilliant. Check out those bluebells! Just one of the benefits of a spring wedding at GreenAcres and they really do look spectacular in the photos.

woodland wedding

Finally, our favourite thing about the day just has to be how happy it was. Everyone was laughing and smiling all the time and there was just so much joy in the ceremony room. Michelle and Daniel definitely started married life surrounded by love.

newlyweds with confetti

If you’d like to come and visit GreenAcres Rainford, or any of our other locations, to start planning your wedding, just get in touch.


Images: Mahoney Pics


GreenAcres Chiltern

We’re breaking into our usual schedule with super exciting news for you. Beech Dell is on the brilliant Rock My Wedding! Yes, our fantastic new outdoor ceremony space at GreenAcres Chiltern can now be seen in all its gorgeous glory on one of our favourite wedding blogs. Do we love it? You bet we do!

rock my wedding bride

Rock My Wedding says…

“GreenAcres is a truly stunning location for a woodland wedding, providing a dreamy setting reminiscent of fairytales and magic. The amphitheatre is beset with handmade seats for guests and winding steps lovingly carved into the landscape – the picture-perfect setting to make your grand entrance for your nuptials.” 

bride beech dell

“At Beech Dell, you’ll find everything you need for your woodland ceremony including the stunning wooden benches that surround the structure.”

wedding ceremony at beech dell

“Woodland weddings, and GreenAcres, in particular, take you back to nature, and tranquillity. This lends itself beautifully to informal dining options such as feasting tables like the one by Caper & Berry, allowing guests to interact not to mention creating beautiful focal points.”

If you hop on over to Rock My Wedding, you can see the whole shoot and it looks amazing. We’re in love with the flowers, the food, the cake and the bridal fashion is absolutely heavenly.

rock my wedding fashion

Just remember – two people in the woods is the start of the fairytale and it could be you…

Start you own fairytale at GreenAcres with a dreamy woodland wedding in Beech Dell. Find out more here or contact us if you like to visit Beech Dell for yourself.

GreenAcres Chiltern on rock my wedding

Credits: Venue GreenAcres Woodland Weddings, Chiltern | Creative Direction Emma Hla, Coco Wedding Venues | Shoot Management Katrina Otter, Katrina Otter Weddings | Shoot Assistant Gemma De-Grammont, Katrina Otter Weddings | Photography Rebecca Goddard Photography |  Film Zach & Grace | Florals Jenni Bloom Floral Design Studio | Ribbons CFleurs Design | Stationery EYI Love | Illustration 315 Press | Catering Caper & Berry | Tableware Hélène Millot | Bridal Dresses Perfect Day Bride | Cake Cherry Tree Cakerie | Hair & MUA By Jodie | Jewellery Lily & Roo/ Cult Gaia/ Isabel Marant | Accessories (Veil and Headband) AM Faulkner | Furniture Hire Love | Blankets & Cushions Brolly Bucket  | Model Jesse, M+P Models