Planning A Gothic Wedding Theme: Tips For The Perfect Day
As the big day approaches, those fun wedding ideas start to get more concrete! Your gothic wedding theme is a go, and now you need to make sure your venue, decorations, and plan all match your wedding theme perfectly!
Here are a few tips to make sure your wedding day is as stunningly beautiful and gothic as you had always dreamed of.
Tip #1: Rent a gorgeous gothic wedding venue
The theme’s been chosen, now onto the next super important decision — your wedding venue! A gothic-themed wedding venue should be spacious, slightly mysterious, genderless, and maybe even cavernous. But where do you find just such a space?
On Peerspace, of course! Peerspace is the largest online marketplace of online event venues and offers a variety of stunning gothic wedding-themed spaces.
Here are a few of our favorite venues across the country for a gothic wedding theme:
Gothic castle vibes in a Connecticut mansion
What better place for a gothic-themed wedding than at a magical gothic castle! This beautiful venue in Woodstock, Connecticut is surrounded by water and stunning gardens. Inside, you’ll find exotic woods from around the world and a variety of beautiful antiques. See all the photos and book this venue for your own big day on Peerspace!
Unforgettable views at a gothic farmhouse in New York
Mix in some farmhouse vibes with your gothic look at a venue like this one in New York! This 1850s Gothic Victorian home includes a variety of timeless features including original hardwood floors, transom windows, a stone fire pit, clawfoot tub, and much more.
And the outdoor views are sure to take your breath away. The property rental includes two acres of rolling hills, river and mountain views, lush forests, and beautiful flowering hedges.
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Plenty of beautiful decor in a Tennessee home
A gothic wedding theme wouldn’t feel complete without gorgeous decor lining the walls! This gothic medieval-inspired home in Tennessee feels like a time capsule as soon as you enter with beautiful vignettes throughout the house.
The space mixes together a few different themes, as well as just a gothic theme. Its “speakeasy” bar gives off 1920s vibes, the upstairs arcade is all about retro vibes, and the 1+ acre backyard is all about the modern lifestyle, with a brand new in-ground pool with a waterfall, outdoor kitchen, and firepit.
Glimmering stained glass in a Maryland church
Stained glass is at the heart of gothic architecture and would be such a beautiful backdrop to have behind your gothic wedding-themed ceremony. To find the right look, search for American Gothic Revival churches on Peerspace.
You’ll find options like this stunning church in Baltimore, Maryland! “One of the coolest spaces I’ve ever booked,” said one Peerspace reviewer about this space. “If you are looking for a gothic-styled location with plenty of character, you cannot go wrong here,” said another. Read more reviews of this gorgeous venue on the host’s Peerspace page!
A spacious main hall in a New York City venue
For a large gothic wedding, look for a space with a massive main hall — like this elegant venue in New York City! This Peerspace was built in 1897 and re-imagined in 2017, and the parish is one of the grandest yet intimate spaces in NYC. The space has three floors, including a 2,800 square foot basement, 4,500 square foot 1st floor, and a 1,260 square foot mezzanine with 60-foot ceilings.
Tip #2: Dark shades for wedding party dresses and suits
Dark shades are a great choice for gothic wedding theme attire and at a gothic wedding — black definitely shouldn’t be off the table! Grays, dark reds, and dark blue hues are also fabulous options for your wedding day. Just make sure you let the guests know the theme ahead of time so they can dress in the appropriate colors!
Tip #3: Feast on medieval cuisine
Medieval cuisine is absolutely perfect for a gothic wedding theme! On such a beautiful occasion, medieval royalty would have been feasting on game meat, cod, or domestic fowl (like chicken or duck). Potatoes, rice, and fava beans would also have been common food items for just about anyone living during the time period.
During medieval times, drinking water would have been rare, but every goblet would be full of wine or cider!
Speaking of medieval times, you’re sure to love our medieval wedding theme ideas, too!
Tip #4: Cover your venue in beautiful gothic decorations
A venue lit by chandeliers, draped in tapestries, and covered with stained wood floors can be made even more magical with a few extra gothic-themed decorations!
For example, the table centerpieces could include candles and dark red roses or even mini-white pumpkins. A red velvet cake, red with ‘dripping’ black icing can be delicious but also act as a fun decor item before it’s cut!
Tip #5: Find more inspiration on Peerspace and from your favorite celebs
If you are looking for more inspiration, look to Peerspace and your favorite celebs! For example, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker had a gothic-themed bachelor party that you could draw inspiration from.
You also can browse venues across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K on Peerspace for additional ideas. Even if a venue is too far away to book, that doesn’t mean you can’t use their Peerspace photos for inspiration or read the reviews to see what other guests like best about their own gothic-themed events!