I love the Mediterranean Room at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The painted sky on the ceiling truly makes for a unique ambiance. I have done many events and seen many events in this room; everything from ceremonies and wedding receptions to cocktail hours and bunches.
One way to make this room (or any ballroom for that matter) more unique is to install a ceiling treatment. It occupies the space above, sets the tone for the event and helps to tie in the other floral elements you have going on.
In this photo, you will see 3 different ceiling treatments:
1) hanging orchid garlands give a whimsical, airy look
2) fabric covered oversized light fixtures add texture and color
3) crystal chandeliers hanging at various heights add traditional glamour