(Closed) Ever consider doing your colours based on the venue?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We kinda did, we’re getting married at a hotel they have red carpet and red chairs, so we made our colors red and black so we didn’t need chair covers!

Your venue looks gorgeous!  I would stick to a more neutral color pallette so you don’t try to compete with the venue.

Post # 4
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In a round about way we did. We are getting married on the beach and our colors are blue, ivory and silver. We both love blue and picked it because we like it, not because of our venue, but it is a common color for a beach wedding.

I think the colors you suggested would look great for your venue. What about a mauve or taupe color? I think soft, neutral colors would work best and really complement the space.

Post # 5
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Your venue looks kind of neutral to me.  I think you could do a lot of different color combos that would work, but because it is done with a lot of warm tones you might want to think about adding pops of color that are contrasting. For example, if you look at the table in the first picture the green by the flowers really pops and looks kind of neat.  So maybe champage and pink with some chartreuse?  That could be pretty…  or maybe not work at all.  I can’t decide.  ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 6
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could add gold.  I think those three colors would look great together and in your venue.  They would really emphasize how romantic your venue looks!


Post # 7
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would stay away from bright colors, and go either muted or rich. Also, at least from the tones in the pictures, cool light colors might look really off. Just a few ideas:

– deep green and cream

– champagne and merlot

– navy and peach

– brown and rich golden yellow

– lavendar, concord, and cream (okay, broke my rule, but lavendar can be warm with cream and the foliage)

I would stay away from bright whites, too (except for your dress, if you want that).

I also think you are VERY smart to consider venue.


Post # 9
53 posts
Worker bee

How did you generate the color palette? Our venue has dark wood and green carpets. I’m afraid of what colors might go in there!

Post # 11
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We definitely had to think about the decor of our reception venue when deciding on our color palette. The restaurant is very modern and has lots of cobalt blue and gold. I wanted to make sure that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and other accents didn’t clash too much. We decided to go with grey to keep things neutral.

You could actually do a lot with your venue—monitajb had lots of great suggestions. I think the best advice was to stay away from bright white.

Post # 12
53 posts
Worker bee

Very interesting! Unfortunately I don’t like the colors it came up with ๐Ÿ™‚ But at least it’s a starting point. Thanks for the suggestion!

Post # 14
1565 posts
Bumble bee

We considered changing our colors for the venue, but realized that each room has it’s own colors so we can’t match everything. I think for your space, a lot of combos would work – I would probably pick something pale (a champagne or light pink?) to contrast with the dark colors of the rooms. I think you shouldn’t choose multiple colors that contrast both with each other AND the room, otherwise I think anything you like will work.

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Post # 15
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had an idea of what we wanted (grey and yellow), but because the inside of our venue (both ceremony and reception) has grey stone walls, and is a heritage building we decided that the girls must definitely wear yellow dresses to avoid looking like floating heads.  I was excited about some gorgeous slate dresses though…heh oh well, yellow will look lovely in August ๐Ÿ™‚

I think champagne, blush pink, ivory and maybe a hit of gold(?) would look beautiful in those rooms…the place looks amazing btw.

Post # 16
1103 posts
Bumble bee

Lovely looking venue! I think sage green might be a nice addition? You could check snippet & ink, or style me pretty, etc, to see variations to your colour theme. Maybe see if you can find pics of other weddings at the same venue? I was originally wanting a deep purple theme (accented with other brights) but when we booked our venue (ceremony by the lake in the mountains) I decided it wouldn’t quite go, so ended up with navy and green which I’m very happy with. In an alternate universe I am having my purple wedding I’m sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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