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Make the Most of Your Venue: Floral Design that Works with Your Space

How to Incorporate Wedding Floral Design that Works with Your Venue's Features

It’s no secret: the venue sets the tone for your entire wedding day. Whether you embrace a modern-industrial look or opt for an airy white barn, the venue will lend a certain character to your celebration. Floral design is the next step in setting the scene: flowers will lend unique texture, color, and personality to the space, truly making the venue your own.

So how can you make the most of your venue? Use floral design that accentuates your venue space! Let the flowers draw attention to your venue’s unique features, bringing out a personality that truly suits your love story.

Floral design is a beautiful way to showcase distinctive architectural details around your venue. It’s definitely best to work with the venue architecture, not against it.

Starting with the existing character of your venue, build on unique features and expand their personality to match your own. You can’t go wrong with stunning florals that highlight your gorgeous space!


Does your venue have any of these unique features? We’ve paired our favorite floral ideas for each one! Take a peek:


  • Mantle or Fireplace: a venue mantle is just asking for gorgeous floral design! Use a lush garland, trailing greenery, or a few well-placed compote arrangements to draw attention to this unique architectural feature. Add a few candles for a romantic feel, and your venue fireplace has become a beautiful focal point!  |  Works well at: The Laurel, Hidden Pines Chapel

  • Staircase: turn a functional architectural element into a photo-worthy statement piece with abundant blooms and leafy greenery. Just imagine the photos with your sweetheart on this stunning stairway! All the heart-eyes.  |  Works well at: The White Sparrow, The Nest at Ruth Farms

  • Ceiling Trusses: if your venue has ceiling trusses, you’ll definitely want to consider a hanging installation piece. Draw guests’ eyes upward with a hanging wreath or garland over the head table (or, for a really impressive statement—over all the reception tables!)  |  Works well at: The Laurel, Hickory Street Annex

  • White or Brick Walls: Large blank walls can be found at many venues in the area… and they’re such a big opportunity for personalization! From floor installations to hanging wreaths or climbing greenery—if you give us a blank wall, we can do just about anything your heart can dream of.  |  Works well at: The White Sparrow, The Nest at Ruth Farms, The Grand Ivory, Brake and Clutch, The Cliff House, BRIK Event Venue


Showcasing the venue with floral design is an easy way to add personality to your celebration. We’d love to help you make the most of your space! Inquire with us to start chatting about your vision—we can’t wait to dream up some creative ideas that will transform your venue into a truly memorable place to say “I do.”


Sarah Erickson