If you're having a large wedding reception full of all of your friends and family members, consider renting a hall. A typical reception hall will be big enough to comfortably accommodate all of your guests, allowing them to mix, mingle, and even dance with plenty of space to move.
One of the downsides of a reception hall is that it can feel impersonal and cavernous because of its size. Although it can be hard to imagine when it's empty, a reception hall can easily look warm and inviting with the right decor pieces.
You can give a hall your own personal stamp, as well as a soft, welcoming glow, using candles. Not only are candles budget-friendly, they will infuse the event space with a romantic vibe. You don't have to worry about having open flames in the reception hall as many candles are illuminated via LED lights, which you can easily turn on and off.
Here are some ways that you can give your large event space a cozy, romantic feel using candles:
1. Table Centerpieces
The simplest way that you can incorporate candles into your reception hall decor scheme is through table centerpieces. The options are endless, so pick a candle-lit centerpiece that coordinates with your overall theme.
For a tropical beach-inspired venue, fill the bottoms of tall glass vases with sand and nestle pillar candles in vibrant shades of coral, lime green, and banana yellow in it. You can also sprinkle seashells over the sand to complete the look.
To use your wedding colors as centerpiece inspiration, fill the bottom of the vases with glass gems in the appropriate hues. Pour water into the vases and then set floating candles on top to create creative, eye-catching table decor.
2. Guest Place Settings
Another way to bring soft illumination to the dinner tables is by placing small LED-lit tealights by each guests' place setting. Set in the candles in decorative heart, seashell, or any other shape holder, and have your guests bring them home as party favors.
3. Glowing Walkways
One charming and romantic way to welcome guests to the reception hall is by lining the pathway to the door with glowing LED candles. As a rustic touch, place the candles in brown paper bags or tin cans that have been perforated with heart, star or any other shapes.
Other candle holder options include country-inspired wrought iron lanterns or canning jars, elegant white vases, and small terra cotta plant pots filled with moss. For more information or assistance, contact local wedding venues, such as Deer Tail Lodge, LLC.