These days, wedding trends can change in an instant. One day it’s all about the pastel colours, and the next day everyone’s talking about the industrial chic look. With trends changing like the wind, it can be hard to keep up!
However, one trend that seems to be staying around for a while—and is giving us all the feels—is the magnificent tented wedding trend.
Tented wedding venues are timeless. They seamlessly marry the open, airy feel of an outdoor wedding with the protection from the elements that you only get from indoor venues. Plus, there are so many options when it comes to decorating your tented wedding venue in Ontario.
Below are some of our favourite tented wedding trends that should be on your radar.
Fabulous Fairytale Tents
Who doesn’t want to feel like a modern-day Cinderella on their wedding day? More and more traditional indoor venues are moving towards fabulous fairytale tents—and for a good reason.
With luxurious blush and cream floral arrangements, gold accents, soft draping, and stunning crystal chandeliers, you can create an opulent atmosphere worthy of a princess with a tented wedding venue.
Chandeliers are a popular lighting choice for fairytale tented weddings. They can be a conversation piece for your guests, and they draw the eye upward to the beautiful peaks and draping in the tent.
The rustic chic look has been on-trend for a few years now. The best part about this trend is that it works perfectly for outdoor venues, whether it’s a barn or a tent.
Some of the best rustic tented wedding venues in Ontario can be decorated to feature an array of lighting, from candles and bistro lights, to lanterns and Edison string lighting adorning the canopy of the tent, all emitting a soft glow.
For an extra special touch, make sure to add touches of greenery and wood accents. For instance, instead of the traditional crystal chandelier, you can opt for a natural chandelier that’s made from driftwood and draped with eucalyptus leaves and a garland.
Tented Enchanted Forests
This tented wedding trend is a Pinterest dream come true. Complete with lush greenery, wood accents, and tall trees (real or faux), couples can emulate the look and feel of dining under a canopy of trees.
Most tents have metal poles to support the weight of the tent, which can be a bit of an eyesore. Many couples are opting to cover the tent poles with faux trees or vines/garland. Hang string lights or paper lanterns from the trees and, voilà, you have an enchanted forest—indoors.
To complete the ambiance, incorporate candlelight or romantic fairy lights for whimsy. And, instead of traditional floral centerpieces, you can use leafy greenery…or actual trees!
Tents That Don’t Look Like Tents
When people think of tented wedding venues, the picture of a bland white tent often comes to mind. But modern-day tented weddings are far more than that.
These days, tents look less like tents than they do stunning event spaces. Tents can be draped with fabric to resemble an indoor space. They can feature a lounge area near the bar, complete with couches and tables, so guests have a place to relax during the celebrations.
In terms of lighting, LED lights are growing in popularity for tented weddings and provide couples with endless possibilities. You can opt for vibrant colours, spotlighting, and even movement.
Another tented wedding trend is to have a custom dance floor installed. Most guests won’t want to dance on grass (and some venues might not allow it for safety reasons), so couples are opting to have a traditional wood dance floor added in the center of their reception space. To up the wow-factor, you can even go for a one-of-a-kind monogrammed floor with the couple’s initials.
Book the Perfect Tented Wedding Venue in Caledon, Ontario
If you’re looking for a beautiful location to celebrate your wedding day, Cadogan Farm Estate delivers. As a premium wedding event venue situated on a 200-acre horse farm estate in Caledon, we cater to couples looking for a unique and elegant country or tented wedding venue to host their special day. For more information and to book an appointment to visit the venue, call us at (905) 584-0955 or send us an e-mail
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This post was written by Gina