Planning A Red Wedding Theme: Tips & Tricks For The Perfect Day

Planning a red wedding theme but need a few tips to pull it off seamlessly? We get it. As a color, red represents life, health, vigor, and love — making it an outstanding color and symbol to use for your wedding!

As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we at Peerspace know all about throwing an epic theme wedding. Couples across the globe throw their own weddings in our venues all the time. We’d like to share some of our expertise (and a few on-theme wedding venues with you) ahead. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your red wedding theme everything you dreamed of and more,

Tip #1: Find the perfect red wedding venue on Peerspace

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A beautiful red wedding theme requires a beautiful red wedding venue! Finding a venue that matches your specific color palette is made easy with Peerspace.

Simply go to, type in your wedding event and location, and then click “search”. From there, you’ll be met with a variety of beautiful wedding venues in your area.

Pare down your search by typing in keywords like “red” into the search bar at the top of the screen. You can also use the ‘more filters” function to select specific space types and amenities or even search venues by capacity and price.

Here are a few amazing red wedding theme venues throughout the U.S. that you can find on Peerspace.

A little behind on the planning? Never worry; just check out our last-minute wedding ideas!

A classic red barn

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One of our favorite red wedding venue ideas is the classic red barn! For example, can you imagine a more gorgeous rural wedding than a ceremony and reception held at a two-acre farm like this one in Ramona, CA?

This venue not only comes with a luxurious 2,200-square-foot bright red barn, but the property also includes a corral, a courtyard, a fire pit, and two gardens. Check out all the pictures of this beautiful red barn and property or find other barn venues closer to you on Peerspace!

An all-red reception

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Go all out with your theme in an all red venue, like this vintage record store and dive bar in Los Angeles, CA! The fun lighting in this huge, retro space lights the whole space up in red, which you can even choose to keep off for the ceremony and then turn on to get the party started during the reception.

This venue can hold up to 98 guests and includes an outdoor space, tables, chairs, speakers, a projector, and a stage.

“We absolutely enjoyed our experience at the most perfect dive bar,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “It’s truly a gem! Lance was so kind and extremely helpful throughout our production day and he handled the booking process so smoothly and truly cared for our creative idea! We look forward to booking again! I’d also like to mention the bar staff were also extremely attentive and had the place extremely clean and made it so easy to wrap up!”

Red like royalty

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Feel like a king or queen on your wedding day with a royal wedding theme full of reds, purples and greens! This magical wonderland space in Dallas, Texas includes beautiful red thrones, fun red carpets, bright red walls, and more! 

According to a Peerspace reviewer: “The place is really magical, Eric was always attentive to everything, we were able to use the lights and accommodate everything to our liking.. The experience was very good, we would definitely rent again 🙌🏻”

A sexy red-lit bar in New York City

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An ultra-plush and vibey lounge space is a fun option for a red wedding! It’s set in the heart of NYC in Greenwich Village, putting it steps away from ceremony spaces and the world’s greatest catering options. It has space for 120 guests across its two floors, with a sound system, projector, screen, mic, and a stage perfect for toasts and live entertainment.

The host is happy to have you bring in catering from any venue you like. And as a bonus, they can, of course, provide delicious drinks on-site!

“My experience with MadameX was absolutely lovely,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Not only was it a nice place but the staff was ever so helpful and available on que to help us with whatever was needed. Would definitely book this location again and highly recommend it to others.”

A red desert ranch in Joshua Tree

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Want to host your wedding in a space most wouldn’t associate with a red wedding theme? Then how about in the middle of the Joshua Tree Desert? This SkyHouse private villa is a gorgeous red building set on eight private acres. The villa has a 1,800-square-foot outdoor deck for your guests to gather as you exchange your vows. There’s also a pool and a fire pit, both adding to the ambiance of this stunning space.

“Dale was an amazing host,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “I told him about the event we were interesting in doing, and he was completely accommodating and helpful. SkyHouse is breathtaking!”

Tip #2: Roses aren’t your only red floral option

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Roses are a beautiful flower you can use to compliment your red wedding theme. However, they aren’t the only option! Consider using other beautiful red flowers, such as Poinsettias for a winter wedding or tulips for a spring wedding, as part of your wedding decor.

Carry them down the aisle during your ceremony and use them as your table centerpieces during your reception.

Tip #3: Red, red wine

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Red wine is more than just a wonderful drink option for your wedding. In fact, it can provide wonderful decor inspiration for your theme! Consider using red wine barrels as small tables, hiring a sommelier to do wine tastings with guests, or even hosting your wedding at a vineyard, like this one!

It’s a Santa Ynez, CA vineyard set on 10 acres with a fire pit, sports courts, a pergola, and row after row of gorgeous grapevines.

Take this idea even further by incorporating our winery wedding tips and tricks!

Tip #4: Hire a photographer with impressive red rapport

Hire a photographer who’s a proven star at making red themed weddings shine! For example, check out the gorgeous red photos taken by North Carolina photographer Porshia Hernandez Photography in this article. We love her ability to capture both the happiness and bright colors at this wedding!

Tip #5: Add unique red decor items

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Spruce up your red wedding theme with some truly unique red decor items. For example, look at the fabulous red tractor included with this horse farm rental in Shelton, WA!

Other fun red decor items include red retro neon lights, red musical instruments (like a red baby grand piano), and a red photo wall.

Tip #6: Embrace natural reds with fall colors

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Red is an especially fun wedding theme color for a fall wedding since it’s a color already abundant in nature that time of year! We love the idea of having yours on an aspen-laden property in the brisk, autumn air, surrounded by beautiful falling leaves.

A venue like this one in Connecticut would be just perfect for this type of wedding!

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