The Venue Design Pitfall

Selecting your wedding venue is always top of the list for brides-to-be and rightly so as many book up a year in advance. But when making this important step in the wedding planning process you must think ahead to your wedding décor. Many brides leave this overwhelming but exciting element until last as they either have too many inspirations to pick just one, they don’t know where to start or they’re seeing what their budget allows after all their other vendors are booked.

Where brides run into issues is when they’ve chosen a venue with décor that couldn’t be farther from their desired wedding look. The below photo is an example of wedding décor selected to compliment the ballroom décor. The centrepieces couldn’t tie into the baroque carpeting more perfectly. The linens are neutral and there is an overall warmth to the space despite the LED votives.


I’ve had brides select this exact ballroom, red and green carpeting and all. In contrast, their desired wedding look was a punchy mix of navy and white striped table runners with ombré coral peony centrepieces and gold accents. While the table décor design was fun and contemporary the overall space was slightly less coordinated due to the Tom Thompson reproductions bolted to the walls and autumn colour palette.

Simply put, before committing to a wedding venue consider your dream wedding décor and how it will fit with the existing interior design of the space. Otherwise you’ll give yourself a headache and end up spending a small fortune to cover up what you’re already paying to use.

Have you found the perfect Muskoka venue neutral enough for any wedding look? If so please share!

Cheers xx