GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Innovative Wedding Reception Decor Idea :: Parachute Ceiling

As you may know, we’re obesessed with Etsy– You can find ANYTHING there!  But now that we’ve been introduced to Pinterest, we’re equally obsessed.  If you haven’t been on Pinterest, you have to check it out.  (Oooh ooh, and you can follow us on Pinterest by clicking here!) But be warned- you will spend hours upon hours on there!  While doing some pinning, we came across this amazing idea of using a parachute for the ceiling of your reception.  SO COOL!  And the best part is that it only cost $35 to rent.  You heard us, $35!  But the bad news is that there isn’t necessarily a place that rents parachutes for things like this (At least not to our knowledge)…  It didn’t come from a party or event rental place.  The venue that the couple rented for their wedding owns the parachute and they rent out items a la carte style- such as the parachute.  If you want to find out more about this venue or this couple’s particular wedding- you can go to the bride’s blog (100 Days to plan a wedding).  She has some amazing tips and tricks to plan a budget friendly wedding. Oh, and here’s her suggestion for getting your hands on a parachute for your wedding or event in your area: “You might try and see if your local Armory or Air National Guard have “retired” parachutes in storage you could rent or borrow.  They hung the parachute with string on each line of the “chute” The venue was a gym before it was transformed into a wedding reception venue!”

Photography Credit: Matthew Michael Photo


Pin It


  1. Judy Skolnick says:

    WANT info on gold parachute—where can we find one? I am an event planner in
    CT. for over 30 years, and have never seen anything so perfect for one of my BRIDES!

    Please give me some details. Judy

  2. Hi Judy! Thanks for following GSS! Unfortunately we do not have any further information on finding a parachute. All the information that we know of is in the article. I’m sorry! Best luck!

  3. I’ve seen a similar effect using rolls of tobacco sheeting. You can get FREE rolls of it from your county extension office. Also great for draping tent poles and making bunting. Works great with strands of white lights. If you’re not familiar with tobacco sheeting, it comes on 3 or 4 foot wide bolts and is a whilte, airy, gauzy fabric. Farmers use it to cover the tobacco bedding plants.

  4. Rachel Kensinger says:

    I have been lookin to rent this exact parachute
    For months! It has been al
    Oat impossible to find this and my wedding is in 3 months! I would live some help
    Finding this if at all possible:) also, how much space on the ceiling will it cover?




  1. […] beautiful parachute for a wedding in Tennessee. Lets make it happen in other […]

  2. […] Pictures: Airplane Entrance to Dinner, Baker Hangar Event, Dinner with the Shuttle, Food Display with Shuttle, Hangar Dinner, Hangar Space with Band, Parachute Ceiling Decor […]

  3. […] and  to have an escape from the sun!  One idea for providing a shady environment is to rent a parachute (around $30-$40) and place your tables under it. You could  even add lights to jazz it up for an […]

Speak Your Mind