Event Design For A Greek-themed Wedding Reception

hall of sculptureThe following is an event design for a wedding reception. The wedding is to be held in the Hall Of Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum Of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The Hall of Sculpture is modeled after the Greek Parthenon and fits the Greek-themed reception perfectly. The floral arrangements, color scheme, table settings, and other décor elements are described. Any issues with setup and breakdown are also addressed along with who is responsible for setup and delivery of the needed design elements.

The wedding reception which is to be designed with a Greek-inspired theme will be held in the Hall of Sculpture of the Carnegie Museum of Art. The venue is located in the Oakland borough of Pittsburgh PA at 4400 Forbes Avenue. This venue is well-suited for the theme of the reception. It is modeled aft her inner sanctuary of Greece’s Parthenon. Even the dazzling white marble used to construct the hall originates from the same quarries that was used to build the Parthenon. Below the skylight is a replica of the frieze that is located on the exterior of the Parthenon’s inner sanctuary. The second floor balcony is surrounded by a decorative iron railing and holds art pieces from periods between the 18th and 20th centuries. Some of the pieces are examples from those housed in the Parthenon itself adding to the feel of the room and its air of antiquity. The venue’s capacity is 120 for a wedding reception and is rented at a rate of $2500 for 3 hours and $850 for each additional hour. (Hall Of Sculpture, n.d.).

The décor for the reception will be elegant, opulent, divine, ethereal, and will enhance the Greek theme of the reception. The colors would be chosen based on the Greek flag and those associated with the Greek gods: white, blue, and gold. The pillars in the hall will be decorated with a draping of white sheer fabric, an olive leaf garland, and floral arrangements of olive branches painted gold, bay, garden roses, hyacinth, anemone, lavender, annabelle hydrangea, and rosemary. Golden lamps with candles will also adorn each pillar. White rose petals will cover the floor from the entrance to the tables. There will be draped fabrics across the ceiling with opulent custom-created lighting over each table consisting of chandeliers of thousands of flowers and crystal threads. Each table would be named after a Greek god or goddess and would be covered with a white lush, satiny fabric with a blue table runner. Gold napkin holders, utensils, and chargers will also be used. The dinnerware would be of fine china rimmed with gold and the wine glasses and goblets would be rimmed with gold as well. The centerpieces for the table would consist of dramatic candelabra of clear glass with candles surrounded by orchids extending from the tops. Smaller arrangements would surround the base of the candelabra. These would be eclectic small stone and iron containers filled with moss, olive branches painted gold, bay, garden roses, hyacinth, anemone, lavender, annabelle hydrangea, and rosemary. The chairs will be covered in white with golden sashes and adorned with smaller matching floral arrangements. (Newman, 2013.). (Freeman, 2014.). (Tinks269, 2010.). (Finer Event, 2013.).

The event would be fairly easy to design, setup, and dismantle as the venue fits the theme well and not much is needed. The ceiling fabric and chandeliers would be the most difficult to assemble and dismantle. These would need to be very carefully installed as they would be custom pieces and could not be easily replaced. Installation would be best done by the company who designed the pieces. All floral arrangements would be done by a luxury florist to ensure the quality. These would also be delivered and setup by the florist to ensure that each piece remains intact and in perfect condition for the event. The rest of the décor, such as table and chair coverings, rose petals for the floor, décor for the pillars (except the floral pieces), etc., could be setup by the design company once all pieces are delivered by the suppliers and vendors.


Finer Events. (2013, August 28). Plato, Greek Mythology and Wedding Decor. Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.finerevents.com/plato-greek-mythology-wedding-decor/

Freeman, S. (2014, August 12). How to Decorate for a Greek Goddess Wedding. Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.ehow.com/how_8171730_decorate-greek-goddess-wedding.html

Hall Of Sculpture. (n.d.). Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/carnegie/events/sculpturehall.html

Hall Of Sculpture. (n.d.). Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.cmoa.org/hall-of-sculpture/

Newman, E. (2013, May 6). Intimate Greek Garden Inspired Wedding. Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings/elegant-olive-grove-wedding/

Tinks269. (2010, January 26). Ideas for a Greek themed wedding reception please! Retrieved November 30, 2014, from http://www.hitched.co.uk/chat/forums/t/187930.aspx


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