12 Dazzling Ways to Decorate Reception Ceilings

Get inspired by these beautiful ceiling treatments.

12 Dazzling Ways to Decorate Reception Ceilings

Photo: Rachel Havel Photography

Reception décor is more than just a selection of flowers and furniture – it’s a reflection of your personal style and the opportunity to transform a space into your dream setting. Couples are covering walls, overlaying carpets, installing temporary flooring, and investing in professional lighting, but one of the most dramatic prospects for transformation is often overlooked: the ceiling treatment.

A vast blank canvas for creativity, the ceiling of your reception space can be lit, adorned, draped, beribboned, and more, and the ceiling can make a dazzling impact on guests when proper attention is paid to it. Few decorating ideas for wedding receptions are truly unexpected, and by seizing the opportunity to put your personal stamp on the space overhead with a ceiling treatment, you’re preparing to make an indelible mark in terms of making your celebration memorable.

Take a look at the ceiling treatments we’ve selected from some of our most unforgettable real weddings, and see how much impact creativity can have. For more details on each celebration, simply click on the photos to access the full gallery of real wedding images.

Chandelier ceiling treatment rain at wedding reception

Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events

New York Public Library wedding with purple lighting

Photo by Gruber Photographers

Pink lighting on chandelier ceiling treatment

Photo by KingenSmith; Floral Design by HMR Designs

Ribbon ceiling treatment at Washington DC wedding

Photo by Justine Ungaro; Consulting by SoCo Events

Wedding dance floor over pool with flowers on ceiling

Photo by Chrisman Studios

Chandeliers at tent destination wedding

Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events

Rain ceiling treatment at Texas wedding

Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Floral & Event Design by Jordan Payne Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Ortiz NFL wedding ceiling treatment

Photo by McLellan Style

Christmas theme wedding with ceiling treatments

Photo by Robyn Rachel Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs

For more exceptional design ideas, browse our photo galleries filled with inspiring images of ceremony décor, reception décor, and rehearsal dinners.