If you’re looking for wedding ceiling decor ideas to dress up your ceremony and reception venues, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant to budget-friendly, we’ve gathered up wow-worthy installations, hanging floral arrangements, draped ceiling styles and lighting techniques to give all types of wedding venues that extra oomph! Take inspiration from these Canadian wedding designers and florists and start pinning your faves!
Here are 26 stunning wedding ceiling decor ideas to wow your guests.
Decorate a wooden palette, ladder or other barnboard structure with flora, fauna and lights, and voila, you've got an awesome conversation piece hanging overhead.
Box of greens
Here’s another rustic wedding table decoration idea: a suspended wooden frame stuffed with greenery. Just a few of these will add a pop of colour to a wood-heavy space.
These festive multi-tiered ceiling decorations above the newlywed’s stage definitely celebrate their VIP status and will most certainly wow wedding guests, too.
Add drama and warmth to an industrial-chic wedding by suspending yards and yards of fabric from the ceiling to the floor. This wedding ceiling decor idea doubles as a stunning backdrop to your head table or sweetheart table.
Create a tented effect with lengths of fabric draped from the middle of the ceiling to the outer walls. Finish it off with a gorgeous light fixture in the centre.
Dressed wooden beams
For a shabby chic look in a barn or loft wedding venue, drape old wooden beams with soft swags of fabric.
Hanging wedding florals
Traditionally, ceremony arrangements adorn either side of the wedding altar, but why not exchange your vows under one large hanging arrangement. This is ideal if you’re opting for a circular ceremony seating setup.
Hanging flowers upside down
How gorgeous is this wedding ceiling decor idea? A wire mesh grid holds single stems of fresh blooms cascading downwards.
We love the idea of elevating your floral wedding centerpieces, too! This allows you to create a stunning look with large arrangements while keeping your reception tables clear for other items.
A more budget-friendly ceiling decoration idea for a wedding reception is to suspend a few large arrangments of greenery. These look especially great hung in the centre of a vaulted ceiling.
Wreaths made from florals or greenery are a classic wedding ceiling decor idea, especially popular as wedding tent ceiling decor.
For a luxury look, rent and install a silk wisteria canopy to really dress up the stage for the bride and groom.
Strings of fairy lights
For a magical effect, hanging multiple strings of fairy lights will wrap you and your guests in a twinkling glow. This looks especially gorgeous adorning the ceiling of a clear wedding tent style.
If you’re looking for a vintage or rustic vibe, strings of Edison bulbs will create a warm glow.
Custom light fixtures
For a more custom look, light up your venue with unique light fixtures. We love these woven shades for a boho-chic vibe.
Uplighting is an effective way to decorate your venue ceiling without a big expense. It’s easy to set up and take down too!
Lengths of ribbon
Ribbon decorations are colourful and festive. You can hang lengths from wreaths, create swags (as shown here) or even make wedding bunting out of ribbon. For a budget-friendly alternative to ribbon, use paper streamers instead.
Make your venue a little cozier with some green garlands elevated about your reception tables.
Hang tassels in your wedding colours to add a fun and festive element to your ceiling decor.
Paper lanterns in multiple sizes, either all-white or in your wedding colours packs quite the punch in any style of wedding venue.
For something a little different, we love these paper pompoms. You can even DIY them with your wedding party.
Custom balloon decorations are a popular wedding decor trend, and it's easy to understand why. Balloons are versatile, put smiles on guests’ faces and scream “let’s party”.
For the dance lovers out there, how about hanging multiple disco balls throughout your reception space. In tandem with lighting, you can create a dazzling effect.