Dimly Lit Ceremony & Reception Spaces to Inspire You

Indoor wedding venues in low lighting to inspire your own design concept.

Dimly Lit Ceremony & Reception Spaces to Inspire You

Photo: Carter Rose for f8studio

When many brides- and grooms-to-be hear the term “low lighting,” they typically shy away. Those words can spell out “disaster” when it comes to wedding photos – not to mention the connotation of darkness surrounding such a happy occasion. However, hosting a fabulous, dimly lit event is not as impossible as one may believe. Lighting is incredibly important during your big day, whether indoors or outdoors, and it’s imperative that you work closely with your lighting design team to create a concept that works with your motif, as well as the time of day and the season.

It isn’t out of the question to create an indoor space bathed in scattered light that will photograph well and add a particularly unique sense of romance to your nuptials. In fact, this style is gaining popularity for those weddings taking place in the fall and winter. If you believe this style might complement your vows, scroll through the photos below of varying ceremony and reception spaces in low lighting for ideas. For further inspiration, and to see the venues for varying angles, click each photo.

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Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Photo by Photography by Edmonson Weddings; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Photo by Joanna Toto for Ira Lippke Studios

Photo by KingenSmith; Consulting by Hope Weis Consulting

Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Bob Gail Special Events; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Photo by Photography by Edmonson Weddings; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas