(Closed) What do you think of this venue?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

Well, what does “decorate this place properly” mean to you? What kind of reception are you thinking of having? For putting up strings of lights, my first thought is to use the command hooks that have the pull tabs to take them off the wall when you are done. 

The ceiling could be hidden with a large amount of balloons as a first thought though that may not be what you are going for. 

Have you asked them what they do allow for decorations or how it has been decorated for past events? This might give you some ideas of what you can do. 

Chairs can be covered in many ways with different types of fabric and bows, tables can be covered with tableclothes and runners, centerpeices, etc. but that’s all pretty standard. 

I didn’t do much decorating for my wedding or reception so that’s all the suggestions I have right now. 

Good luck, bee!

Post # 3
551 posts
Busy bee

I would suggest at least doing some uplighting On the walls. It is fairly cheap and may be offered by your DJ or rental company. 

Post # 5
2170 posts
Buzzing bee

The hooks are plastic and Command is the brand but there are probably others as well. They come with a thin foamlike peice that is sticky on both sides, one is for the wall and one is for the hook. I used them to put up a temporary curtain rod when we got married. I didn’t read the instructions though I think it says to clean the wall with rubbing alcohol which we didn’t do so we had issues with it falling down but it stayed up for the 15 mins we need it to. They come in a variety of sizes and I know you can get clear or white and maybe other colors. The foam sticky part has a curved side and a rectangle side, the curved side sticks down from where the hook is placed and this is what you pull on to remove them. I hope this all makes sense. In target they are usually found in the home decoration aisles. 

There are lots of battery powered candles on the market now, I even got some for a wedding gift that can be programmed to different colors and has a remote! If you are interested in that look. 

LIke, pp said uplighting can really change a whole space and be very dramatic. A lot of DJ companies offer this with packages so if you are interested I would look into that. 

I’m a fan of fake flowers and plants to help decorate, just because they can be cheaper/less to worry about as far as water and all that and you can buy them whenever fits your buget. 

Let us know how it all works out for you!!!

Post # 7
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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thesummerangel:  the hooks the pp is referring to are by 3M.


You can get them at most big box hardware stores. I have used them dozens of times. The key is to follow instructions wich usually state to put them up an hour before you hang anything from them.

For your ceiling if you want to hand things like paper lanterns or string lights, you could also use spring tension curtain rods between the beams.

I think this venue is great. It is fairly neutral and has no glaring negatives. The coffered ceiling is elegant.

I would first think about the mood you want to create. Have you settled on a theme or colors? That will help.

My instinct is to stay away from balloons which can say “birthday party” or “high school prom”


Post # 8
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I really don’t think that room needs much. It’s very tasteful! I would just keep your tables decorated and maybe do some kind of screen behind any focal points (like the cake and the head table)

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