Post # 1
I have been searching for months for a reception location that can hold 400+ guest. I finally found one but there is a huge problem. I went to look at the location and there is a huge mural on all the walls. It is everywhere I love the space but I need help with ideas on how to cover the walls so that this doesn’t ruin my wedding theme. My colors are black white and red any ideas. You can take a look at the hall at http://www.tadmorshrine.org/greathall.html
Post # 3
How about using some fabric to drape across the walls? Mrs. Emerald wrote a post about it: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/03/22/me-and-my-big-bad-dreams/
Post # 4
hehe when I clicked on the link the camera scans over the building with the columns, and I totally thought it was real! … until it continued.
Did you ask the venue if others have camouflaged the mural before? I think fabric draping might be the best way to go since screens will be too short. the biggest challenge will be where the mural surrounds doors and other spots. I’ll think on this one…
Post # 5
Wow. That IS a mural. At first I thought maybe you were a bit overly worried over a lil’ ol’ thing, but that is HUGE!
So, you could do the whole fabric draping thing, but that could very easily be well outside your budget. If it’s not be sure to do the ceiling, too, and you’d have an awesome tent-effect. For the doors, you would maybe just need to leave a seam in the fabric for the door and use curtain ties (or something like it) to hold the fabric back for an opening.
If all that fabric would be out side the budget, you may just need to live with the mural and have a middle-east themed wedding. It would certainly be one of a kind, and it could be beautiful. Just dim the lights a lot, and have lots of candlelight. Add sheer fabrics, some pillows, a belly dancer and you’ve got yourself a party.
Sorry, that’s all I got!
Post # 6
Another option which may be more budget friendly than pipes and drapes is wallpaper backdrop. You can see and example here: http://www.partycheap.com/Wallpaper_Backdrop_4ftx30ft_p/20210.htm
I would try local party supply stores.