We got married in our church building which was formerly a school, but not the school only uses one section of the building. It's painted neutral beige and brown colors and carpeted brown, but even a carpeted gym is still a gym. The plus side is they have a nice lighting system in place, the basket ball hoops can be raised up mostly out of sight, and if you have a nice budget, you could do any kind of draping or string lights and it could be lovely. We had dim lighting with paper lanterns over half of the room and uplighting around the walls. We got married on the stage which was decorated with a chandelier and strings of silver shiny discs that hung from ceiling to floor. Not to mention the room can hold 500 people (not common). All in all it was lovely and we were thrilled to be able to use the building! :)
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