The Great Gatsby, one of the most iconic American novels of all time takes place during the Roaring Twenties, and its themes of excess, money, and status have created a uniqueness that has been loved by popular culture ever since its publication.
A Great Gatsby-themed wedding is one of those classic ideas that never go out of style. Not only are there a variety of things you can do to make sure it’s truly memorable. But choosing just the right venue with a Great Gatsby feel to it (like the Society Room of Hartford) will create a truly authentic experience for guests that they’ll be talking about for years to come.
Great Gatsby Themed Décor
When it comes to decorating, there are so many options that can bring the event to life. The 1920s were the most glamorous decade in history. It was a time of excess, decadence, and indulgence. Combined with our gilded furniture, crystal chandeliers, and gold accents there’s no better way to set the mood and have guests feel like they were transported back to the 1920s in New York City and like they are one of the many wealthy socialites described in the book itself.
If you want to create an atmosphere of opulence, try decorating with gold and silver touches. Have your tables set with sparkling gold linens and use candles on top for an elegant ambiance. Or, if you want something more modern-looking you can put a fun twist on the decorations with champagne bottle-themed items or sparklers that look like fireworks going off. You can also have the bridal party dressed in flapper dresses with feature headpieces.
More Gatsby-inspired Ideas
Pull up to your city wedding in Hartford in a vintage car or limo and make an impression. Set the tone of the night’s theme before even walking in the door. Your guests will get right into the spirit of the theme—and won’t want the night to end!
Inspire wonder as you descend the grand staircase down to the ballroom floor to take your place with grace and ease.
Set up an area with era-specific games like croquet if possible; and encourage guests to enjoy themselves like never before.
There are also lots of great spaces for photos such as the popular old bank vault and a small lounge area as well as a bar that continues with the lavish theme of the roaring 20s.
When you’re hosting a Great Gatsby party, look no further than Hartford Society Room. Our nearly 100-year-old, meticulously renovated structure is one of the most unique venues in Connecticut. You, and your guests, will be treated like royalty as you all experience an explosion of elegance in every area of this unique space.