Post # 1
Hi bees, I thought maybe some of you would have some good ideas for making my venue look good for my reception. I included some pictures below- the room has pretty low ceilings and ugly light fixtures, as well as ugly brass chairs. As you can see, the walls/doors have a lot of mirrors. I just can’t shake the feeling that my reception will look “ugly.” I do like the wood paneling and floor. I already want to get chaircovers, but I can’t really think of any other ways to make the best of this room. My wedding will have a fall theme, probably with pumpkin/mixed squash centerpieces, if that helps. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Bump. No ideas? This is disheartening, lol.
Post # 4
It’s already a beautiful venue. I think a lot of your decor for your particular space should come from the centerpieces and linens, you know, playing with your wedding colors. I don’t think you need to add too much to the walls, it might detract. I would focus on spicing up the cake table, head table(s), and guestbook table, and just really tying it all in together. Good luck!
ETA: You could also play with colored lights on those ficas (spelling?) trees along the walls. Mirrors are a good thing because they give the illusion of space. Also, if the lights are dimmed, the low ceilings won’t be as noticeable.
Post # 5
I agree on the table focus & really with your theme I think your venue will tie in beautifully.
You should see my venue.. it’s terrible enough that I didn’t even try and take pics to get suggestions lol.. 1 large room, pea soup green tin walls, and no windows. LOL
Post # 6
It looks nice as is just use colored runners, or overlays min height centerpieces, and well decorated guest book, cake and sweetheart table with candles, mirrors, and blooms in different height vases. Pick colors that work with those chairs they are nice and they will save you $$.
Post # 7
I agree with PPs… that venue is so pretty you wouldn’t need much other than centerpieces on the tables. Do you have any idea what you might like to use for those??
ETA, I just saw that you would be using pumpkin/squash centerpieces… do you have an inspiration picture?
Post # 8
yeah, i agree with most here, i dont think u need to do much. do you plan to have centerpieces? i think if you go with something not too tall (or else the room might shrink lol), with your wedding colors (flowers, sand, pomanders, etc), it’ll tie it all together real well.
Post # 9
I agree with the others and think it looks great – I would love to have that space to decorate. I don’t think you need to do much either, and I actually really like the chairs. Are the cushions attached? If so, I would just make your wedding colors something that won’t clash – I wouldn’t mess with chair covers.
Post # 10
I actually really like the venue as is, but to ease your concerns you can always do some lighting wrapped around the poles that have the morrors on them…it will hide them then but add alot of romance as the light will reflect in them.
The colour of the walls and floors will match perfectly with your decor, and to be honest I think even the chairs do ( I personally wouldnt cover them)
I also think keeping the main linens a cream will keep the room more “open” and brighter which will take away from the low ceiling effect. Are there no windows? I can only see the one side which looks like mirrored doors. If so, light light light, you want to give the feel that its open and a lot of light can do that. As someone suggested maybe even some uplighting infront of thos doors will add the effect of more space?
I personally think you have a GREAT space, and once you have all your friends and fmaily in there and your centerpieces etc. it will look devine. I would probably think less is more for this kind of room though 🙂
Hope this helps.
Post # 11
@Baileyh: I love the first photo you posted! That’s definitely what I’ll be going for. I think I will stick with white linens. Unfortunately, the room does not have any windows. Also, the chairs really look a lot less offensive in the pictures, lol. In real life they are a very shiny brass and weird pink color that will clash horribly with my autumn decor. The cushions aren’t removable, either. Thanks for the kind words, I liked the room at first but the more I think about it the uglier it gets in my head, haha.
Post # 12
@Floridagirl2010: Glad i could help! Good luck and i cant wait to see some pictures! Im sure it will look fantastic!
Post # 13
My go-to solution (as always) is fairy lights and candles. It looks like there are two different light fittings there. If you can dim some or leave one kind off, the light fottings should fade into the background. Make up extea light with candles on the tables, fairy lights around the edges of the room or on poles or trees as Baileyh suggested.
I’m not having chair covers. The ones at our venue are pretty nice anyway. On top of that I figure most of the guys will throw their jackets over the back, and some of the girls might have shawls or jackets too. Once eveyone is sitting down, nobody will notice the chairs.