Use autumn's dramatic colors as your backdrop at these destination wedding spots with spectacular views of the season's foliage.

Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY

Best time for foliage: Mid-September to mid-October

Wedding 411: A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, this rustic-chic lodge offers easy access to the surrounding Adirondack Mountains. For leaf peeping purposes, guests can take a canoe out onto the lake, hike the nearby trails, or just enjoy the serene vistas from the resort itself. Planning a wedding here is simple enough—the lodge provides full wedding coordination services, plus on-site floral design, pastry chefs, and catering. Hold your ceremony in front of the fireplace on the lodge's Artisan Circle stone porch, which offers gorgeous views of the water and Whiteface Mountain. Post-ceremony, couples can enjoy some alone time on a private, chauffeured ride around the lake aboard the resort's wooden Hacker-Craft boat. Receptions can be held in several spots throughout the property—for maximum time with the autumnal scenery consider a tent lakeside. End the evening with fireworks over the water.

Fees: Reception menus start at $80 per guest.

Photo: Courtesy of Lake Placid Lodge

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