Rustic decor in a hotel ballroom?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it will look lovely. I don’t think that the venue necessarily needs to restrict the choice of decor.

Post # 5
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

OP, maybe check out Hobby Lobby Halloween section.  I was actually looking to incorporate burlap into my ballroom too, but it just wont fit right.  However, I found really thin, brown, sparkly,*almost* burlap table runners that will work great.  Still gives us the rustic/fall feel, but it’s jazzed up/dressier.

Post # 7
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

if you have it in the budget, I suggest getting the folding wood chairs that are any where and everywhere, the chair covers and the white are what make it look maybe not so rustic. Deffinately if you can get a linene scheme that will compliment the theme like laces, and burlap, or greens and browns, even a lace or burlap circle about 2ft round in the center with your wood and mason jar center pieces would make the white more sublte.

Post # 8
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think if you would change your chairs into dark brown chivari chairs then it would work. Otherwise, I wouldn’t use it. Great ideas but it doesn’t go with that room at all. 

Post # 11
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The ballroom does not say “rustic” to me. I don’t think that is the right word to describe the setting.When I hear rustic I think more woods, and fields and farms. However I think you can pull out a beautiful nature inspired theme in the ballroom.

Post # 12
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Maybe instead of wooden centerpiece stands use something like vintage dessert stands you would find in an antique store.  I agree with a PP and somehow don’t see “rustic” in a ballroom but I defintely see “vintage”. I think something like this would look good.  I think it has the look your going for without looking out of place:

Post # 12
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

im in the same predicament! we are having our ceremony in a ballroom but i want wood slabs for centerpieces, ivory and blust confetti with old script on it, burlap and lace everything! im going for it! my only issue is the chair covers, like yours dont tie in at all! oh well my wedding my way :p go for it.

Post # 13
4040 posts
Honey bee

I think your plans are fine, but you’ll be putting considerable effort, and probably money, into making a room look completely different than what it is. Try amber uplighting and dimmed overhead lighting, and lots of candlelight, I think you’ll get a whole different mood, than how it looks, in your sample photo. 

Post # 14
1 posts

hi did you end up going through with it?? if so, do you have pictures?? im in the same boat :/ would love some ideas!

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