Decorating Your Dream Wedding Venue in South Jersey

The ceremony might be the most essential part of your wedding, but the reception is where the real fun happens! It’s also where memories are made, such as best man speeches, first dances and bouquet tosses. Since you’ll be spending all evening in this event space, it’s important that it matches your exquisite tastes.

Depending on the South Jersey venue you choose, you may not have to do much decorating. For example, The Grove at Centerton features an elegant rustic farmhouse design with vaulted ceilings, French doors, Chivari chairs, hardwood flooring, and chandelier lighting. Consider it simple yet elegant ambiance with a touch of tradition to accommodate your dream wedding style. As beautiful as it is, we understand that a few extra touches go a long way in making the space more personal and inviting.

Below are a few of our favorite tips for decorating your dream wedding venue in South Jersey.

Table Numbers

 Instead of standard holders, use frames that match the theme of the wedding. We’ve seen everything from wooden and rustic to nautical and beachy. Even a touch of gold adds an elegant sparkle to the table setting.

Purchase Throw Pillows 

If your banquet hall in South Jersey has an outdoor seating area, make it cozier and more inviting by adding throw pillows to the chairs and couches. Choose pillows that complement your wedding colors. If you can’t find them in the stores, purchase the pillowcases online and buy the inserts from your local craft store.

Personalized Favors

Perhaps the easiest way to personalize your wedding reception is through the wedding favors. If you’re a beach bum at heart, offer a sun kit or flip flops. Love camping? Offer s’mores kits. Moved by music? Offer custom flash drives with your digital wedding music. Traveling a passion? Offer a passport holder with a list of your favorite destinations. Your options are endless. 


Chalkboards are rustic, eye-catching and practical, which is why they are a common accessory for weddings. Place chalkboards throughout the wedding venue to let guests know where to find things such as the gift & card table, guestbook, or photobooth, to jazz up the cocktail bar, or to share inspirational quotes with guests.

If you picked your dream wedding venue, there shouldn’t be a need to go all out with decorating. But a few extra touches here and there can make the space feel like your own. For more information about booking a wedding at The Grove at Centerton, contact us today.