Hello all! We are planning a wedding here in quick time (my father has terminal cancer and I want him to be there) so we are planning for March! In North Dakota obviously it has to be inside since we have 2 feet of snow, so we have chosen one of two venues available in town (very small community) for the reception. They do have quite a few rules as far as decorating, and I'm a little stumped on how to make it work! I have attached two photos of the rooms (the wall breaks down between them) so you can see where we will eat, and the dance floor area.
They do not allow anything to be attached to the walls, even with command strips. The only thing they have is eye hooks around the outside walls, and inside the dropped ceiling above the dance floor. The manager had mentioned people had used magnets to affix decorations to the ceiling previously, and a friend had mentioned using fishing line to string to the ceiling as well, but I'm just a bit lost on what to do for decor, and on a budget. We are also hoping to have a freestanding photo area in one corner, so that guests can have a nice background to take photos. We'd like to be able to hang things from the ceiling to make it look a little less like a hotel event room, and maybe even find some cheap christmas lights this time of year (white ones) to hang above the dance floor. Colors are looking like they'll be mostly a deep purple with turquoise and white accents. We will also need some sort of a backdrop behind the head table, but again, can't even command strip a banner to the walls.
Thoughts or suggestions? It's not that big of a space, but it's what's available in a small town. Thank you!!