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 unique 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 have always dreamed of. These tips and venue suggestions come courtesy of Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. We strive to connect you with the perfect venue for all of your major events. And what’s more major than your wedding?! Exactly.

Ahead, we share gothic wedding theme tips as well as gothic wedding-worthy venues that will help bring the whole day together. Let’s get started!

Tip #1: Rent a gorgeous gothic wedding venue

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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. All Peerspaces are owned by local hosts who can lend a hand if you need help with aspects of your wedding planning.

So what types of gothic wedding-worthy venues can you rent on Peerspace? Here are a few of our favorite venues across the country for a gothic wedding theme:

Unforgettable views at a gothic farmhouse in New York

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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, a 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

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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. 

It’s so goth-perfect that Peerspace users even use it for professional photoshoots! Here’s a review to show you what we mean and what it can mean for your wedding: “This home was absolutely amazing and perfect for my client’s high glam photo shoot. The owners were very welcoming, it was easy to find, and the options for incredible shots were endless. We loved creating here and I can’t wait to come back! Highly recommended.”

Glimmering stained glass in a Kentucky church

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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 converted church in Newport, Kentucky! It boasts a grand piano, a stage, A/V equipment, a kitchen, and a dressing room to serve as a bridal suite.

A Peerspace reviewer shared: “The Sanctuary was a neatly setup and beautiful room! Annette was kind and provided great support. The tech was easy to set up and worked without issue throughout our event. Our group enjoyed the unique converted space!”

A gothic home in the woods in Crestline, CA

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For an intimate celebration, look for a gothic wedding venue brimming with ambiance. For smaller weddings, we love this gothic home in the woods in Crestline, CA! It’s a petite space with moody furnishings and eye-catching decor. The fact that it looks like a cottage hidden in a forest of a fairytale doesn’t hurt, either!

“This was the perfect location to shoot a couple of scenes for our indie sci-fi feature,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Very original facade and interior. The view is incredible too. We enjoyed working with the host, who is an artist herself and fully understood the needs of our production. Still can’t believe we found such a cool spot!”

Tip #2: Dark shades for wedding party dresses and suits

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Gothic wedding theme: conclusion

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We created these gothic wedding theme tips to help you fine-tune your wedding planning. Hopefully, by now, you not only have a few helpful suggestions in mind, but you’ve found the perfect gothic wedding venue on Peerspace!

Check out our platform to discover unique spaces for your wedding day and all the other events leading up to it, like your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and bachelor/bachelorette party spaces. With Peerspace, discovering unique spaces isn’t only easy — its also fun!

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