Our reception venue is essentially an indoor basketball court (no bleachers), with no windows.
Originally, I had thought about stringing Christmas lights & lanterns along the ceiling (in addition to centerpieces with candles) so we could have low light instead of annoying, harsh, florescent lights. There is no dimmer on the lights, and I don't want to use them, period. However, we went to check it out (hadn't seen it in years) and I vastly underestimated how high the darn ceilings are - which means my original idea probably won't work without some serious acrobatics. And 'd rather not do any serious acrobatics.
We're planning on making a light backdrop behind the guest table, and string lights under the tablecloths for the cake table, bar, punch table, etc. There will be votive candles on the tables, along with centerpieces that are vases w/floating candles. Maybe stringing a few horizontal lines of lights on the walls too.
Any thoughts on if that will be enough lighting, or are our poor guests going to be eating in the dark? The DJ will have some lights going as well, I expect. Or, some other creative light ideas you may have used before?