Wedding Venue Illustrations and How to Use Them

Wedding Venue Illustrations and How to Use Them

Looking for a wedding illustrator to help capture the beauty and charm of your venue? You’re in the right place… When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing the perfect venue is a crucial decision that sets the tone for the entire event. While photographs are great at capturing the beauty of your chosen location, there's something super special about commissioning a hand painted venue illustration.

Watercolour wedding venue illustrations

Whether you opt for an ink sketch or watercolour illustration, the artwork has a unique ability to capture your venue’s character, charm and interesting details. Plus, it’s a unique piece of artwork to celebrate your special day.

6 Creative Ways to Use a Wedding Illustration

Bespoke venue paintings offer a multitude of possibilities when it comes to ‘how and when’ to use them… 

1. Save the Date cards and Wedding Invitations with venue illustrations

These are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. The drawings can be the focal point of the main invitation or used in other design elements, such as within a border, on a favour tag, belly band or printed envelope liner. A venue portrait can also be printed onto guest information and RSVP cards.

wedding invitations with venue illustrations and custom wedding crest

2. Order of Service with Venue Illustration

These can visually be a little dull when they are filled with the text from hymns and readings. So why not brighten them up with a watercolour venue illustration and some pretty florals to match your colour scheme? The booklets then make great keepsakes for your wedding guests, to remind them of your special day.
wedding order of service with venue illustration

3. Wedding Signs with Venue Illustrations

Venue illustrations look fab printed on signage. From welcome signs and table plans to unplugged ceremony signs. Custom signs are the perfect way to dazzle your guests as they arrive at your venue and can be personalised to your theme and wedding colours. 
Wedding table plans with venue illustrations

4. Illustrated Wedding Guest Books

I have had couples print their venue illustrations on giant poster paper, leaving lots of space around the edge, for guests to write special messages and well wishes as they embark on the next chapter of their life together.

5. Wedding Menus with Venue Sketches 

Venue sketches can be incorporated into all elements of your wedding styling including on table numbers, menus and favour tags that form part of your table décor.

6. Thank You Cards with Venue Illustrations

These could be traditional folded greetings cards, or small postcards displaying the illustration as a heartfelt thank you to your guests.

Reasons to Get a Wedding Venue Illustration…

  • Wedding illustrations are deeply personal and meaningful, creating a sense of wonder, excitement, and romance - Whether it's a watercolour painting of a rustic barn, a secluded castle in Scotland, or a private garden that will host your celebration, venue illustrations bring to life the atmosphere and ambiance of the setting.

Barn wedding venue invitation with venue illustration

  • They take personalisation to the next level! One of the most appealing aspects of wedding venue illustrations is the opportunity to customise them with colours, florals and details that match your wedding theme. 
  • Wedding illustrations make timeless keepsakes which can be framed, displayed or passed down through generations. The sentimental value of a venue sketch makes it a unique and enduring memento that stands the test of time.
Wedding venue sketch on invitation with wax seal
wedding guest information card with venue sketch