Revolution Mill Courtyard Ceremony Inspiration


We're so excited you've chosen to celebrate your wedding with us at The Colonnade! Have you started thinking about the decor details you’d like to weave into your ceremony to tell your love story? Maybe you want to reflect a classic romance, modern or boho feel. No matter your wedding style, The Courtyard is a beautifully versatile backdrop for saying I do!

Now that you’re ready to start planning, we want to give you decor inspiration and answer some frequently asked questions about ceremonies in our Courtyard.


Your wedding decor is one of the best ways to let your personality shine on your special day! The Courtyard contains a lot of natural charm and has decorative features such as columns, an accent brick wall, a fountain and lush greenery. Think about how your decor can highlight the features that you fell in love with on your tour. Consider these ideas:

  • Drape the columns with fabric

  • Add flower and greenery garlands to the columns

  • Hang a chandelier or decorative object between the columns

  • Hang a wreath, cross, or decorative piece on the accent brick wall

  • Add standing decor like an arbor or moon gate

  • Frame the columns with large floral arrangements

  • Utilize string lights, ribbons, balloons

  • Line the aisle with flower petals, lanterns or vintage rugs

  • Dress up the chairs with flowers or greenery

  • Mix things up with different chairs

  • Display personalized wedding signage


  • Are we allowed to bring in decor?
    Absolutely - you are welcome to bring your own unique event decor! Decor must be installed and removed during your rental period. Please refer to the Wedding Guide or ask the Venue Manager to ensure all elements are approved. We are happy to advise on what sort of decor works well in our space.

  • What else should I know about decor?

    • The columns are approximately 9 ½ feet tall and have an expanse of 8 feet between each column.

    • There is a screw mounted in the brick accent wall.

    • Please use only fresh petals for decor or tossing.

    • Considering adding enhancements like draping, outdoor lighting, heaters or fans? We can help, just ask for a quote!

  • How many guests can we seat?
    We can seat up to 200 guests within the Courtyard ceremony location. 100 seats fit on the top platform.

  • Do we need a microphone for courtyard ceremonies?
    It is recommended to have a microphone for outdoor ceremonies. Your DJ or live musicians can provide sound equipment for this purpose. There are several power outlets available.

  • Do you allow pets for ceremonies?
    Yes - we love your furry family too!

  • Is there a weather backup plan for outdoor ceremonies?
    We will discuss an inclement weather plan during your planning meeting for all outdoor ceremonies. If inclement weather is approaching, we will be in touch the week of the wedding to finalize a decision. While we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your wishes, we have learned it is best to decide as early as possible to alleviate the uncertainty and added stress. Please keep in mind DJs and musicians cannot use their equipment in any rain. We will provide one complimentary reset to accommodate moving inside due to bad weather. Each event will be considered on an individual basis. Management reserves the right to make a final decision on ceremony location based upon weather conditions and safety.

Some couples choose to highlight the natural surroundings by keeping the decor very simple. Other couples like to embellish the space with more elaborate decor. The choice is yours! We are excited to help you plan a memorable wedding day!

Jaime Gilliam