3 quick and easy ways to transform a blank canvas wedding venue


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By Go Ask eve

We know couples have great expectations when it comes to choosing the perfect venue for their wedding day.   Gravitating towards venues that are ‘wedding ready’ for ease of planning.

But there are plenty of blank canvas wedding venues out there just waiting to be discovered and not all of them need full-on theming, some just need a touch of magic to set the scene.

Take Prince Philip House, for example, we’re a Grade I listed Georgian Townhouse, with the most stunning Stucco exterior you will ever see. When you arrive at the front door, you’ll feel like you are stepping into a scene of your favourite period drama. It’s the perfect backdrop for those all-important photos.

Once you step over the threshold, the impressive ceiling height, and the clean and contemporary interior scream elegance. Putting our pride and prejudice aside, we know you need to add a little ‘something’, to go from great to glorious.

So, before you reject the idea of a blank canvas venue for your wedding, here’s a few reasons we think they are the perfect option for a wedding and some easy décor ideas, that can get you the best results, with little planning stress.

  • If there’s one thing a neutral venue is perfect for, it’s that you have greater creative control. There’s nothing worse than having your dream wedding colours in mind, but the walls in your ideal venue don’t match your colour concept. At least you won’t have to compromise your dream colour concept in a blank canvas wedding venue.
  • When you book a blank canvas venue, it’s highly unlikely any other couple will ever have the exact same wedding as you. So, if exclusivity is important to you, then this is the way to go.
  • We know it’s hard when it comes to pleasing everyone involved in the wedding planning. Using a blank canvas venue just makes sense, and we have reached a time where people treasure the sensibility of classic style. It’s a win-win.
  • There’s no need to go overboard with décor, think less is more. This way you can control your budget a lot easier.

If we could choose just three simple but effective upgrades for a wedding at Prince Philip House and any other blank canvas venue it would have to be:


Focus on the lighting as it’s the one thing that can totally transform a blank space. Especially if you want to create a different atmosphere from day to night or ceremony to party.

Top tip – Make sure you have an AV technician on hand for the big day to control all your lighting and create the desired mood for you and your guests. Not all venues include this.

Upgraded chairs

Not all venues have pretty chairs for weddings and chairs really do make a difference to the look and feel of the set up. There are so many types of chairs available for hire, from classic banqueting style to modern Perspex ghost chairs.  A word of advice, ditch the chair covers, they are so last century.

Top tip – to save you money, use the chairs from the ceremony for your wedding breakfast. You might need to wait a little longer for the rooms to be turned around, but it will save you some pennies.

Table centrepieces

No wedding breakfast is complete without table centres. Traditionally flowers are used, but flowers can take up a chunk of your budget.  If you don’t have a huge budget for flowers, then you could consider using table lamps, lanterns and candelabras, potted plants that can be used as wedding favours or bespoke sculptures.

Top tip – Don’t forget to consider the height and width of the centrepieces, you need to take into consideration all the other items that need to go onto the table and you want guests to be able to see each other. So, check the size of your venue’s tables first.

How’s that for some persuasion? Are you ready to book a blank canvas venue now?

We hope this post highlights the benefits of a blank canvas venue (wink, wink Prince Philip House) and some stress-free ways to instantly add some glam to neutral rooms.