(Closed) Ceremony and reception in same space – decor?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
3327 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

For your ceremony, are you utilizing the WHOLE room? If possible, you can make the ceremony space more cozy and small and use a curtain to block off the other side (with the chandeleirs in place). Then the venue can flip the chairs and either add more chandeliers or whatever else decor youre looking for.

The only thing with the chandeliers, is that you’ll want them low enough to be the ‘centerpiece’ while sitting, which is too low while standing, so it wouldn’t work well to just leave them in the open.

Alternatively, you could do nice candelabras that can be placed on each table. Some of them even have crystal accents like chandeliers.

You’ll also want to look at ‘double duty’ decor, ie using ceremony flowers for the dessert table (or centerpieces if you decide that). Then its easy for the venue to move them. You can have the fairy lights all set up and turn them on for the reception – sounds great! If it’s late afternoon in March, how much lighting do you need for the ceremony?

Post # 3
47457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


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BeeDD :  It’s simply not practical to have chandeliers hung between the ceremony and the reception. Depending on the venue, the type of chandelier etc, it might be possible to hang them high and then have them lowered in place over the tables for the reception.

If it’s a big open space, can you have the ceremony chairs set up at one end and the reception tables in another area? Then, only the chairs need to be moved.

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