Throwing A Woodland Wedding: All The Tips & Tricks For The Perfect Day

Whether you want to feel like Snow White or a woodland fairy, a woodland wedding can make an already important, exciting day even more special and magical.

We at Peerspace have gathered some tips and tricks to help you plan your woodland wedding. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace is your go-to for wedding tips and tricks as well as one-of-a-kind wedding venues! Ahead, we’ll share our favorite woodland wedding advice as well as a few venue suggestions that can bring your theme to life beautifully. Read on for some inspiring advice!

Choosing the right woodland wedding venue

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Perhaps the most important aspect of throwing a woodland wedding and ensuring everything goes smoothly is choosing the right setting. That is, the right woodland! After all, the theme of this style of wedding almost entirely revolves around the place where you’re having it.

To find the woodland wedding venue of your dreams, consider using Peerspace, the internet’s most extensive marketplace for hourly event venue rentals, including plenty of venues located in or near some seriously gorgeous forests.

There are hundreds of wedding venues with forest access available for rent through Peerspace, so be sure to take a look at what’s out there near wherever you’re planning to hold your wedding. Next, we’ll take a deep dive into the most amazing woodland wedding venues you can book with ease through Peerspace.

Check out our 12 beautiful wedding backdrop ideas blog for even more inspiration!

Hidden enchanted forest with Atlanta skyline views

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While this hidden enchanted forest venue is just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, it’s secluded enough to allow you and your wedding guests to forget the outside world for just a few hours. Yet, it’s also close enough to the city to provide a breathtaking view of the Atlanta skyline.

While it’s mainly an outdoor setting nestled in the woods, you can also make use of the on-site modern farmhouse as a bridal suite. This is a perfect setting for woodland weddings that are small to medium-sized since it can host about 75 guests.

The host also offers a wedding-perfect array of add-on services, including tables, chairs, tents, and speakers. Talk to them about their suggested vendors for catering and entertainment and this can be your one-stop-shop for the perfect woodland wedding!

Enchanting rainforest event space in Los Angeles

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Perhaps getting married in the middle of a rainforest better matches your vision for a woodland wedding. If so, this enchanting rainforest event space in the Franklin Hills of Los Feliz, Los Angeles is an ideal location.

The WithInn is a magical one-of-a-kind 6,000-square-foot backyard venue that features waterfalls, ponds, a treehouse with a pulley delivery system, an outdoor lounge, an outdoor kitchen with a covered pergola, a lounge area, a meditation platform, a fire pit, atmospheric lighting, a projector, a sound system, and more!

It boasts space for about 60 guests and has hundreds of rave reviews from past renters. Like this one: “This place is INCREDIBLE! The pictures truly do not do it justice – it is a magical jungle oasis that transports you out of the city completely. I threw a party here for about 50 people – we had a DJ set up and there was plenty of space for people to dance/mingle and venture off to the other sitting areas. Everyone raved about the space and Danny could not have been more accommodating. Will definitely be returning!”

20 acres of farmland and woods in Kentucky

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We love the idea of hosting your woodland wedding at this 20-acre farm in Eastview, KY thanks to its incredible woodland surroundings and fun amenities. Its natural surroundings include a pond, two waterfalls, rock shelters, walking trails, and giant oak trees. Plus, there’s a shelter space on the property with picnic tables, swings, a fire pit, and lawn games!

There are also farm animals on the property, which may delight you and your guests! Upon your request, the host will also offer you access to their garage filled with arcade games. Sounds like an amazing woodland wedding to us!

Decorating for a woodland wedding

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Although the beauty of the forest itself is the star here, choosing the right decor is crucial to creating the magical vibe of a perfect woodland wedding. We’d suggest that you go with rustic, simple additions that put natural beauty front and center.

For instance, especially as it gets dark, you’ll want to include the right lighting–an affordable yet lovely choice would be string lights or other similar outdoor bulbs, which you can even use to make centerpieces for tables. Here’s a list of 35 gorgeous ideas for using string lights at your wedding to help you take full advantage of the potential of this simple aesthetic tool.

Another way to make your woodland wedding beautiful is to create a rustic, natural arch as the focus of your wedding ceremony, to highlight the space where you’re planning to exchange vows. For inspiration, here are 53 (!) charming woodland wedding arches and altars, all of which are stunning in their own way–it’s hard to go wrong here.

Also, even though music isn’t expressly “decor,” it is part of creating the overall ambiance of the setting through auditory means, so we definitely think it’s worth discussing here. One option for music is to hire a harpist, which will create the perfect fairytale atmosphere (and will also likely be more affordable than a full band, as an added bonus).

Finally, consider holding a woodland wedding in the fall, when the leaves are especially colorful. This will make for extra special photos, too – a topic we’ll discuss in the next section.

Looking for more decor ideas in this vein? Check out One Fab Day’s fabulous styling ideas for a woodland-inspired wedding.

What to wear for your woodland wedding

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Choosing the right wedding dress is one of the most important parts of planning a wedding. You’ll probably want to choose a gown that gives off fairytale vibes.

You can take this in a “princess-y” direction, choosing a gown with a long train, a full layered skirt, and big puffy sleeves, as well as lots of intricate lace. Or you can go in more of a “forest nymph” direction, emulating the look of an otherworldly creature that lives in the forest (a green dress would be perfect for this).

Either way, don’t limit yourself to the traditional white dress–you’re already taking your wedding in a non-traditional direction, so you should keep your options open when it comes to bridalwear, too. Unsure where to begin? Here are 53 unique woodland wedding gowns to help you decide what to look for in a wedding gown of your own.

Adore jewel tones? Then you need to read our post on throwing a burgundy and gold wedding!

Woodland wedding photography ideas

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One of the most important aspects of planning a wedding is getting those wedding photos just right, as you and your beloved will be looking back on them for years to come. An otherworldly idea that will make for an incredible entrance and fabulous wedding photos is for the bride and/or groom to enter on horseback, walking slowly down the woodland path toward the altar to gasps of awe from their guests!

Time of day makes a huge difference when it comes to taking photos for an outdoor wedding. For starters, you may want to ensure that you exchange vows around the magical evening “golden hour,” which will enhance the ethereal quality of your wedding photos. And if you can, find a spot in advance with a great view of the sunset and plan your wedding day so that you have time to take sunset photos there.

Depending on where you hold your woodland wedding, there may also be nearby vistas of mountains, a lake, or views from a high cliff that would make an ideal backdrop for some of your pictures, so be sure to plan some time to take photos in the best nearby spots.

Throwing a woodland wedding: conclusion

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A woodland wedding is a truly enchanting theme, especially as you plan the biggest day of your life. We hope this guide has helped you see how beautiful your woodland wedding day can be.

Start by browsing Peerspace for the dreamiest woodland wedding venue near you. Be sure to talk to your venue’s local host to see what extras they offer and if they have recommendations in terms of other vendors. Then, all you need to do is get your dress and show up for your big day!

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