Styling Party Venues with Bespoke Draping

Following on from our Event Design: Transforming Spaces blog post last month, we take a closer look at event venue draping – one of the most powerful and dramatic party venue styling options.

Private Party Venue Styling: Dramatic Draping

With the help of your personal party planner you’ve secured a blank canvas; a venue or marquee where you can bring in your own catering, entertainment and style to create an unforgettable party. Your first step for styling is to consider your theme, including colour scheme. 

A professional draper on site at a party marquee

Professional venue draping, alongside the right furniture, lighting and flooring has the potential to deliver the most stunning impact. 

Pleated, swagged or flat wall drapes, voile gathered panels and ceiling canopies are your essential go to options for dressing your venue. Drop curtains soften and help to enclose large cold spaces. String curtains and unusual fabrics can add depth and enhance a party theme.

For inspiration on high-end bespoke party and event venue draping, take a look at these exquisite examples;

Professional Draping for the Minimalist Look

Stylish, sharp draping with clean, minimalist lines is achieved through tightly pleated wall and ceiling panels, delivering cathedral-like impact. The design is lead by the clients choice of colour palette as well as structural considerations.

This luxury high-end boutique London hotel look is achieved in a back garden marquee.

Draping Marquee Interior After Photo

Private Party Marquee Interior Before Styling PhotoGarden party marquee interior before and after photos. See more photos from this contemporary marquee party.

Bespoke Draping for Beautiful and Opulent Party Styling

Private Party Marquee with Star cloth ceiling, dance floor and mirrored bar

Star cloth is stunning over dance floors. See more photos from this marquee based wedding.

Private Party Marquee with Dance Floor, Stage and Draping

Black and taupe draping creates intimate spaces to the side of the dance floor. Voile curtains with a black edging complement the stage and dance floor. Black and taupe are a combination that hits the right note and takes the party atmosphere from day to night. See more photos from this birthday party.

Oxfordshire barn interior table setting with drapes and lighting

Custom voile drapes with satin edging soften the interior environment of this farmhouse in Oxfordshire. See more photos from this surprise birthday party

Bespoke Draping for Dramatic Venue Transformation

The Worx London Private PartyDJ Private Party

Don’t forget your stage – lattice effect backdrop with up lights delivers impressive impact. See more photos of venue transformation at this west London venue.

Draping for Styling a Party Theme

Havana Club Themed Private Party StageRed camouflage fabric ceiling at Havana Nights themed party. Havana Nights Themed Private Party Marquee

For those who love colour, draping delivers in spades. 

Havana Nights Party Entrance with Colourful Draping

Colourful fabric entranceway with lighting, floristry and flooring. See more photos from the Havana Nights themed party.

Professional Event Design and Bespoke Venue Styling

A professional party planner will understand the structural considerations for your venue or marquee, like rigging points and load bearing capacity. This is especially important if you want to achieve height and scale of draping for dramatic effect. Consider not just the ceiling of your event space but also the walls and open spaces. A professional draper who’s onsite during party set-up is essential for any party where high-end style matters.

Planning a Party?

Mirage provide a personalised full party planning service, including event design, production and management.

We manage the entire party planning process from venue, technical production, styling and lighting to entertainment and catering leaving you free to enjoy your guests and your party. Do get in touch. Call 01883 740400 or email

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