Courtyard Design

Hi everyone.  I hope you enjoyed my blog I posted August 8th, 2015.  As I said before, we are excited about completing Autumn Oaks Event Center, and more excited to share this beautiful venue with you.

My previous blog described the interior design of Autumn Oaks Event Center, and details why  Autumn Oaks is the perfect location for your wedding or event.

Now I would like to provide more information regarding the exterior- the landscaped courtyard.

Why an Outdoor Space?

Once again, our main focus is weddings, which of course focuses on the needs of  the BRIDE!  Our research throughout the years has proven that brides seek a location that caters to both the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. Obviously this is ideal as it reduces stress for the wedding party, and decreases travel for both the wedding party and guests.

Autumn Oaks Event Center gives brides a choice of an indoor or and outdoor wedding with our beautiful courtyard. 

The Layout

As you drive through our gated property, you will see that we take pride in how our property looks and want the first impression to be a lasting impression. A large covered porte cochere will accommodate a limo for the bride and groom to whisk  them off into the sunset after they become Mr. and Mrs. or simply for guests  who want to drop off their loved ones if it is raining.

You enter into a lobby area that is beautifully decorated and very welcoming. We thought this was a great place for the bride to set up her registry table as well as the gift table. As you walk through the lobby, you enter into our beautiful reception hall which leads out into our outdoor area.

Keeping the bride in mind, we specifically designed one end of our reception hall to have plenty of windows and more importantly centered french doors for….you guessed it, the bride’s grand entrance out into our lovely courtyard. What bride doesn’t want that special moment?

A large covered wrap around porch compliments the building wonderfully with the idea of versatility. As we all know, sometimes sitting out under a covered porch can get a little stuffy, so we put in ceiling fans to make the guests happy. Just trying to think ahead.

As you step outside into our large courtyard, you will notice that we have built a 7 foot high solid cedar fence not only to insure privacy during an outdoor ceremony, but as a windbreak also. Gotta, gotta have that. Our beautiful landscaped courtyard will have plenty of space with trees, shrubs and flowers to enhance the beauty as the bride walks down the aisle to where her future husband awaits under a beautifully decorated pergola. What a great backdrop for pictures. And of course, after the bride and groom say their “I Do’s”, then it is time to start the celebration.

I hope this gives you an idea of our vision for Autumn Oaks Event Center. Come celebrate with us in Lubbock, Texas!

venue photos

 

Posted by Judy Thornberry