Centerpieces For a Theatre Wedding

It’s so fun to receive email from you guys – I love connecting with all of you, learning about your weddings, and seeing the amazing things that you have planned!

Rachael is having a wedding at the amazing Fillmore Theatre in Detroit and is having a difficult time choosing centerpieces.

“I am drawn to so many different elements that I am not sure which to use and how many are too many! I want centerpieces that are a bit different and unique but fit the venue. I feel like I don’t need anything huge because it may compete with the architecture.”



Rachael, your venue is gorgeous! I definitely understand the difficulty with the table set-ups, not only because of the gorgeous ceilings and the height of the room, but also because of the dark colors in the room.

I would choose centerpieces that are low and clustered, incorporating lots and lots of candles and dark gold and bronze candleholders, which would echo the light from the chandeliers and compliment beauty of the surroundings.  You could also bring in creamy white and amber-colored flowers to the mix.

Some ideas for you…

I love the look of estate tables in a larger room – it adds to the dramatics.  This beautiful row of candles and low hydrangea and rose centerpieces would be lovely in the theatre!

{Jennifer Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty}

These two images are from Molly’s wedding – Molly is a fabulous photographer in Milwaukee, and although the look and feel of her venue is very different from the Fillmore, you can see a similarity in the height of the building and the way that Molly’s decor doesn’t take away from the ambiance of the venue.

Estate Tables in Large BallroomClustered Candle Centerpieces
{photos by Heather Cook Elliot}

Another example of low centerpieces in a dramatic space…

{Cliff Brunk via The Bride’s Cafe}

Adding some mercury glass in gives a vintage vibe that would be perfect for the Fillmore!

{Michael Norwood, see more from these centerpieces here}

And here is a gorgeous centerpiece incorporating lots and lots of pillar candles:

{Corey Ann Photography}

Rachael, I can’t wait to see photos from your wedding, and hope this helped you and gave you some ideas for your centerpieces! Does anyone have other suggestions for Rachael?