Nothing compliments an autumn wedding more than warm orange, red and yellow hues filling the background. Rowan County provides the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos, bridal portraits, ceremony and all of your wedding festivities. We've got the perfect spots to make all of your cozy, harvest wedding dreams come true.


Photo Ops for Fall Weddings

Starting in early September and leading all the way through the first part of November, a major shift happens in Rowan County. The centuries old trees surrounding our communities begin to change colors. The vibrant foliage makes for the perfect autumn environment for any fall wedding ceremony or photoshoot. Below are some of our favorite picturesque places ideal to celebrate your special day.


Gold Hill Fall

Photo taken in Historic Gold Hill, N.C.
  • Historic Gold Hill: Travel back in time to the quaint, little town of Gold Hill, N.C. It's here where fall is embraced with open arms as leaves fall on gravel and plank wood pathways to create an environment right out of a story book. 


  • Dunn's Mountain Park: Overlook miles of turning leaves in the crisp air atop Dunn's Mountain. At Dunn's Mountain Park, you will capture the moment with the love of your life with a background that will perfectly embrace the theme of your autumn wedding.


Venues for Fall Weddings

There is nothing that says autumn more than a barn venue adorned with pumpkin arrangements, surrounded by fall leaves and the feeling of harvest season. When looking at locations to host your perfect autumn wedding, we recommend looking into the various barn and farm venues within our county. Here are just two that we think you'll love.


Barn at Cedar Hill

Photo taken by The Barn at Cedar Hill


  • The Barn at Cedar Hill: At the Barn at Cedar Hill, there isn't just one way to design the wedding venue of your dreams - here, the possibilities are endless. Whether you choose to say your vows in the clearing, among the thousands of cedar trees, by either of the two ponds, on the patio or beneath the large beams of the elegantly rustic barn itself, the Barn at Cedar Hill is a perfect place to celebrate the first day of your marriage.


  • Vista at Walnut Hill: The Walnut Hill venue has everything you need to complete the picture for your barnyard/farmhouse wedding - a big red barn, rolling pastures, towering trees all the way down to grazing horses scattered throughout. All these things help set the scene, but you have the opportunity to make the venue exactly what you want. 


For more wedding venue ideas, check out our Original Wedding Venues blog post where we highlight venues to suit anyone's style, and don't forget to check out our Guide to Fall Foliage where we talk about the best places to capture the breathtakingly gorgeous changing leaves in Rowan County.