You've found your dream venue and now you're ready to decorate! Read our top 5 styling tips to make a big impact and transform any space.


Hang chandeliers, lanterns or fairy lights. Hanging lights from above makes a space feel intimate, especially if your venue has lofty ceilings. The indirect light also creates great atmosphere.


Does your venues wallpaper or paint clash with your colour scheme? Create another world within the space, and a blank canvas, with clever drapes in classic white, grey or creme.

Create spaces

Large venues can feel 'empty'. Divvy up the space by creating different distinct zones. Instead of the typical dance floor and round tables set up, consider a lounge area, outdoor seating and a cocktail bar. Use screens, plants or statement furniture to separate the spaces.

Rental furniture

You don't always have to use what is there! Mix it up by renting unique chairs or mismatching tables.

Dress up the entry

Make a good first impression and set the mood for the rest of your night. Simple decor like lanterns or greenery create a visual welcome for guests.

Meet the team from Elegant Effect (pictured) at the Canberra Bridal Expo, and see their styling of our foyer and stage areas. 

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