My Venue just added Ugly Curtains. Help!

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2563 posts
Sugar bee

A couple of points here:

  1. The curtains really don’t look that bad. I’ve seen worse ….MUCH worse!
  2. Mint green looks great with pink so any perceived pink undertone to the tablecloths will not look hideous
  3. We are talking here about soft furnishings.  It’s not life and death stuff.
  4. At least 50 % of your guests (the males) will not notice the curtains.
  5. This is always going to be a great talking point at dinner parties  ” And then they changed the curtains on me….I couldn’t beleive it…right after I’d locked into my colour scheme!”
Post # 3
297 posts
Helper bee

Did they give you a reason why they won’t take them off for your wedding? I don’t see why they have a problem with that?

I’m not sure if you would want to but maybe you can get out of your venue contract? It’s not what you have signed up for anymore!

I guess I would just try and talked them into taking the curtains off, just explain why you choosed their venue in the first place.

Post # 4
7923 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Meh, they’re not that bad. What time is your shindig? do you have to keep the bright overhead lighting on? When it’s time for dancing and such I would just use the chandeliers, dim the other lights and cut the florescents and add candles. They will just recede as background I swear – no one will ever think anything of it or notice it. It’s not a loud color. 


Post # 6
12895 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can’t even tell you the colors of the curtains at my venue.  I doubt anyone is going to be thinking about the curtains and how they may or may not clash with your colors.

Post # 7
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


observer:  Ditto. I actually think those curtains will help make your colour scheme pop more than anything else. It’ll be beautiful.

Post # 8
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

From the pictures, I can’t even tell what color the curtains are. They almost come across as neutral. In less light, they will likely just fade into the background. 

Post # 9
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The curtains aren’t that bad I don’t think. Are you having the room fully lighted through the dinner/reception? Dimming down the lights will help as well.

Post # 10
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I don’t think they’re that bad, but you’re not me & you’re obviously concerned about it.  Can you buy your own drapes to hang over/cover theirs?  

Post # 11
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

amanda.e.houlihan:  i wouldn’t worry about that. no one will pay attention to the curtains. they are really not that bad looking. 

my venue had mint green walls and navy blue curtains, no one noticed. Our wedding was at night. So you couldn’t notice the colors of the walls or the curtains. All eyes will be on your and your FI anyway!!


just for reference, below is my sweetheart table with the windows and cutains behind us. and my centerpieces. This picture was taken while it was still daylight. 


i booked my venue because it was a true vintage ballroom. the floor to ceiling windows and huge dance floor was perfect. 

Post # 12
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

NO ONE will notice what color the curtains are. 

Post # 13
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

observer:  This is very good advice!

I appreciate it’s probably a bit of a shock for you that they changed them, and didn’t mention they planned to change the decor, but the curtains are fine. I really doubt anyone will notice.

I think your only alternative could be draping something over them. Do the venue have more of the ivory tablecloths – you could use those if they agree so that it ties into the rest of the room.

Post # 15
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

You can always express your dissatisfaction and the other issues and ask for a partial refund. 

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