Tying the knot in a village setting has many advantages. If the ceremony is held where you live, you’ll be surrounded by familiar faces and local landmarks on your big day, keeping things low-key and personal. A rural village location can give a truly traditional feel to your nuptials and by holding a wedding reception in the village hall, you have all the facilities you need at a budget price. This means there will be enough in the budget to style your venue just the way you want it.
brighten up a blank canvas
Village halls usually contain everything you need for a great party: a kitchen for food preparation, toilets, car parking, and a large room for the celebrations. The most common issue with these village hall type venues is the lack of décor both inside and out, but someone’s boring interior is someone else’s blank canvas. With a bit of effort, you can turn an otherwise drab, plain wedding venue into exactly what you want.
• Give your village hall interior an instant makeover with customised wall hangings. All you need is some fabric draping; why not use white fabric to cover the entire interior and give the hall a marquee feel?
• How about some nice posters? You could enlarge some of your own photos and make some large poster prints, adding a personal touch to your venue.
• Where the walls are smooth but plain, a projector can brighten up your interior and keep your guests entertained with your family photos, or even photos from your wedding ceremony earlier that day. All you need is a digital projector and laptop, or appropriate services of a technically-minded and willing friend.
chairs and tables
Although your village hall is likely to have chairs and tables of its own, they probably don’t exude style and glamour. To create the perfect look for your wedding reception, hire some furniture instead. It’s amazing what a difference this will make to the look and feel of your venue; why not use your furniture to make separate areas so that your venue feels more like a wine bar or hotel? By creating cosy, comfortable seating areas with outdoor furniture hire, you will encourage mingling and chat, and make your guests feel more at home.
Want to create a place to kick back and relax at the reception? Use hired sofas and mirrored coffee tables to make a ‘chill out zone’. It’s a long way from the traditional village hall look, and will make your wedding memorable for all the right reasons.
No wedding party would be the same without those decorative touches. Strings of fairy lights, balloon structures, and table centrepieces are popular, but how about indoor trees, chandeliers, and co-ordinated scatter cushions?
Add extra light where needed with fake flame pits, or light-up marquee letters. Candles in glass lanterns are a simple but effective way of brightening up both indoor and outdoor areas.
Don’t ignore the area outside the village hall, as it can provide extra space and add an extra dimension to your party atmosphere. Blend the outdoors with the indoors by using sofas and chairs to create outdoor seating areas for your guests; perfect for a warm summer’s evening. Patio heaters can also extend your evening on a cooler night.
Need to prettify your outdoor area? Brighten it up with balloons, outdoor garden lights and bunting. Bamboo screening and carefully-positioned pot plants can be used to hide bins or unsightly views.
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