Post # 1
We are now contemplating having our reception at a legion hall – anyone who is/has or attended a wedding and has pictures of how it was decorated please let me see them before I freak out that my wedding will be ALL PANELLING!!!
Post # 4
Sorry, what exactly is a legion hall? Any pics?
Post # 5
Well not all leagion have paneling but if your does why not play it up with a retro theme. Pictures would really help.
Post # 6
To me it’s all about lighting. Keep the overhead lights off and do some up lighting, candles, or lanterns, etc and no one will even notice the walls.
Post # 7
I think brides notice the walls waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than anyone else. Many couples have held receptions in community halls, Legion Halls, rec centers etc.
Often you can take down any President’s pictures etc- where you can’t you can blow up a pic of yourselves .mount it on a thin support and just snap it into place in the frame over the original pic.
Your guests will be focussed on you and the decor on the tables, not the walls (or the chairs).
Post # 8
We are in a legion hall, too. Not my 1st choice. We can cover everything but the flag, but can’t cover anything in a way that attaches to the wall. What we are doing is renting a Pipe and Drape system – its what is used at conventions for the vendor booths – in all white. The tables provided are rectangle, with grey metal folding chairs. Those are being replaced with rounds, floor length linens, and white wooden folding chairs.
Post # 9
@Snow00774: i created a user name just to reply to this post because i feel super passionately about this topic.
we just had our wedding at a local legion hall and our guests have all said it was the best wedding theyve ever been to! i thought maybe they were just being nice, but honestly months later, they are still talking about it. my advice is: don’t think of the bare bones decor as an obstacle you have to work around, think of it more as a blank canvas that allows you to decorate however you want.
we got hitched this past october, so we went with a fall theme and scattered silk leaves on all of the tables, and placed beautifully carved pumpkins around each corner. we also had bark vase centerpieces with our initials woodburned on the front (tgf etsy) and for dishes we kept it casual with verterra plates and cutlery and mason jars (which doubled as favors). basically we played up the whole wood grain theme so the paneling only added to our decor!
honestly, it was so much work but in the end.. all of the personal touches made it feel warm and cozy. it reminded me of all of the weddings i went to as a kid with my parents back in the day where you actually just danced and laughed and had fun. plus, we saved a fortune!
Post # 11
@thesaurus rex: So glad i came back to this thread. We went to look at another venue last night but this morning I’m back to thinking about the Legion. I am so thankful you posted if that’s what we decided to do, and I love the idea of working with, instead of against, what the Legion is like.