Top Tips for Dressing Your Venue for a Stylish Wedding

Posted on 29/11/2016. Written by Jana Svalbe.

So the plans for your wedding are well underway and you’ve chosen a venue you like, picked your dress and chosen a theme that you like, so what’s next? Well in this article we’ll talk you through how you can dress your venue to create the stylish wedding of your dreams.


One of the easiest ways to dress your venue is by choosing the right lighting to create a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. From tea lights in mason jars to pillar candles and candelabras, using candles on the table will create a soft and warm mood. Another way to add lighting to a table is with a simple table lamp paired with a nice shade.

For outdoor lighting what about swapping fairy lights for festoon lights which give a soft, warm glow that is perfect for an outdoor wedding. Make sure your top table is well lit as all your guests will want to be able to see you.


It’s not just your tables that can benefit from floral arrangements, make the most of any features in your venue and add a touch of elegance with some beautiful flowers. Dramatic flowers don’t need to be limited to large centrepieces for your table, how about adding flowers to chandeliers, along beams or even up columns to give that added wow factor.

Flowers can help dramatically transform your venue and bring it to life and a good florist will be able to help inspire you and give you a range of options to suit your budget.


In recent years the humble bunting has seen a huge resurgence in popularity and needn’t be the sole preserve of vintage themed or country weddings. For a more modern style why not look at metallic style bunting and team this with helium filled round balloons that will float stylishly above your tables.

Table linen

Don’t be afraid to stray away from standard white table linens and look at collars such as taupe which will help to bring warmth to your tables. If you fancy a brighter colour then it’s best to either use white flowers on the table or match your flowers to your linen to bring your decorations together.


Drapery can be used to add a splash of colour to a boring room and can help brighten up anything from the ceiling of a marquee to ugly walls. You’d be amazed at how much difference it can make by simply adding some drapery to transform a boring room into a colourful dream venue. And with low rental costs, this option won’t break the bank.

Bring in the outdoors 

No matter what time of year you’re getting married you can always bring a touch of the outdoors inside to create an outdoor feel to your wedding. From a country themed wedding set in a barn with rustic hay bales and wooden bar to elegant fruit trees covered in flowers lining your aisle. Adding some plants is a great way to bring style and sophistication to your wedding and help create a unique atmosphere that everyone will remember.

Make the most of features 

If your venue has big windows and stunning open fireplaces make sure to accentuate these features and draw attention to them. From using up lift lighting and adding fairy lights to floral archways around fireplaces, there are plenty of things that you can do to help show off the beauty of your venue to create your dream wedding setting.

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Jana Svalbe
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