The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Wedding Venue

For many people being engaged is a dream come true and the chance to finally make all the plans that you have been thinking about…

For many people being engaged is a dream come true and the chance to finally make all the plans that you have been thinking about for years a reality. This is especially true when it comes to choosing your dream wedding venue. Whether you choose a smaller venue or a larger, grand venue this will impact how much decorations you can do as some venues such as stately homes might limit what you can do. 

There are lots of options when it comes to decorating your venue and lots of ways to make the space unique and personal to you. Whether your venue is a blank canvas or somewhere that is already decorated, there are lots of choices out there for you.

We have put together some ideas for couples looking for decoration inspiration. There are plenty of options for you, whether you choose to hire someone to style your venue or you choose to do some DIY and get creative making your own decorations.

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Wedding Venue

Balloons

This is a big favourite for many couples looking for creative ways to decorate their venues and can be combined with other features to make a central point. You could choose to have a balloon arch made or even just have a few large balloons as focal points for during your ceremony or wedding breakfast. If you have a particular colour theme for your day this can easily be combined into your decorations with balloons and you can even combine multiple colours too. These look great when they are combined with a sequin wall which will really set off the colours.

Photo Wall

This is a really creative way to incorporate images of your guests on your wedding day. You could have some instant cameras set up on a table and invite your guests to take a photo of themselves during the day to display on the wall.  This would also be a really nice keepsake after your wedding too. You could even get your guests to write a personalised message on the photographs too so it could be a unique guest book too.

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Wedding Venue

Neon Signs

These are a really great way to incorporate modern and creative styling on your day. There are lots of venue businesses out there who you would be able to hire these from. Obviously these would be better suited to a modern themed wedding, rather than something classic, although if you do really love them, you could incorporate them into the evening. They would suit a unique venue such as an art gallery or modern venue.

Lighting

Having the right lighting in your venue can really enhance your space and create a completely different ambience. This could be achieved simply with candles in lanterns which would create a really elegant, warm feel to your day. If you are looking to get married outside and want to create a romantic atmosphere for your wedding breakfast outside then you could do this by incorporating fairy lights. This is something that you could do yourself, or again you could hire someone who can do this for you.

Boho/Rustic

This is a theme that is really popular with lots of couples and especially great if you are looking to hire a blank canvas venue as it allows you to be really creative with your styling. You could also look to hire a tipi or yurt for something really unique. If you are getting married in the summer this might be a nice idea, and you could incorporate a fire pit either inside the tipi or outside for during the evening when the temperature drops slightly.

If you want to make a rustic feature wall this could be done simply by stacking up some wooden crates on top of one another. You could then add fairy lights to make them really beautiful when the sun sets. You could even incorporate little decorations in the wall such as flowers or even why not create a prosecco wall! This would be perfect for your drinks reception.

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Wedding Venue

Paper Lanterns

These are a great idea if you are looking for minimal decorations to create a big impact. You could use different colours and sizes of lanterns to create a really dramatic look to your venue. These would look better if your venue has high ceilings so that they can create a textured, layered look.

Drapes

These are a really great and inexpensive way to create elegance inside your venue. They are perfect for decorating your ceremony room, or the room you choose to have your wedding breakfast in.  They work better in venues that have high ceilings and can be done easily yourself; you may need some assistance from the venue though with a tall ladder!  You could choose to buy material in any colour to tie in with your colour theme for your day.