How To Decorate A Wedding Hall With A Garden Theme

Posted on: 25 January 2017

Whether you're holding your wedding in the spring or summer and want a colorful theme full of lush elements, or it's in the dead of winter and you crave a fresh, floral-inspired affair, a garden decor theme will work well. You can transform even the most uninspired wedding hall into a fun, flirty space with the right decor details.

The good news is that you don't have to break your wedding-planning budget to give the hall a complete, spring-inspired makeover. You can use a mix of vintage, luxe, and dollar store finds to make the space your own. If you're crafty or know someone who is, you can even make some of your own decor pieces for a customized look.

Here are some ideas to consider when planning a garden-themed wedding reception:


Of course no garden-inspired decor theme would be complete without a bevy of blooms. If you're only going to put the flowers in one place, make it the table centerpieces. The centerpieces will become the focal points of the hall, drawing the guests' eyes to the fresh, fragrant blooms.

Vibrant bouquets of tulips, daisies, roses, lilac or hydrangeas, or a combination of all the flowers, will instantly add a pop of color to neutral-hued linens. Simply display the flowers in a glass vase, or get more creative with Mason jars or empty wine bottles. 

If you can't afford to use real flowers, you can find realistic-looking faux blooms for a fraction of the cost. While they may not be fragrant, they will still give the hall a fresh, garden-inspired touch.

As another idea, place single flower stems in small vases and set one next to each guests' place setting. They will act as table decor during the reception, and guests can also take them home as favors.

Lighting Elements 

The best way to set the mood of the reception is with the right lighting elements. To give the hall the feel of a warm summer night garden party, hang rustic glass and wrought iron lanterns filled with small LED lights throughout the venue. You can also use glowing paper lanterns for a whimsical look.

You can also place small glass candle holders filled with twinkling tea lights randomly over the dinner tables to add a soft, warm glow. 


Give the bride and groom table, the cake table, and the guests' tables a breezy, garden-inspired look with softly draping, airy white tablecloths. Avoid heavy fabrics such as stiff cotton, and choose white- or pastel-hued chair covers to match.

Hold white linen napkins together with colorful butterfly- or flower-accented rings. You can also tie them together with string or twine, and stick small stems of real or faux flowers under it. 

For more tips on how to decorate a wedding hall, contact different venues in the area, like Deer Tail Lodge, LLC