Having a Rustic Wedding at a Non-Rustic Venue

May 30, 2017

Are you set on having a rustic wedding, but want to forgo the barn and outdoor wedding scene? Check out some tips on how you can host Pinterest-worthy, rustic ceremonies and receptions at a non rustic venue. As you’ll see, a rustic wedding isn’t made by a venue; it’s all in the little details!


You can’t escape the rustic wedding pins and primitive themes in bridal magazines! Set yourself up with a rustic vibe by selecting the right color combinations. While it’s common for rustic wedding colors to be made up of solely neutral colors like brown, tan, gray or taupe,  try including one or two vibrant colors, like an aqua, peach, or pink.

When touring a potential wedding venue, consider what color scheme would complement the venue. Most importantly,  consider what color scheme matches the look and feel you wish to convey on your wedding day.


Give your guests a sneak peak into the type of wedding they will be attending with your invitations.  Invites give the first impression to guests- let them know right off the bat that this will be a rustic day with whimsical charm.

Use elements such as twine, lace, burlap, colors like brown or white, and calligraphy to convey a rustic tone, regardless of the season. Whether you make your invitations yourself or purchase them from a website like Etsy, rustic invitations are the perfect way to set your tone.


You’ve set expectations with your invitation, and now is the time to follow through with decorations at your wedding venue. Decorate your tables with greenery and other rustic decorations. Check out this easy DIY burlap banner you can make for the head table.

Let your rustic theme be present at the sweetest table at the event, the dessert table. Try incorporating the twine, lace and burlap components from your invitations here. Include wooden details, flower arrangements and neutral colors.


Give your guests something to take home that’ll remind them of you and your special day. One of the most popular rustic wedding favors are drink Koozies. Drink Koozies are completely customizable and come with a variety of sayings and colors. Your guests will appreciate the Koozie at your wedding and many days to come after.

Making your wedding rustic and Pinterest-esque doesn’t require a barn or outdoor venue. The rustic vibe is entirely made from all the tiny little details.

If you are thinking about a rustic wedding in Northeast Ohio, contact our team of wedding specialists today! They can transform our Northeast Ohio wedding venue to the venue of your dreams.

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