Pretty Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Long Reception Tables

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Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography

If you have been following along, you know that we have already covered round and rectangular tables. The final installment in this blog series will explore floral decor options for long reception tables. Occasionally referred to as banquet style, this layout is created by pushing together rectangular tables to create a long table that seats ten or more guests. Wedding planners and floral designers alike love this setup because of how its clean lines and perfect proportions give the impression that all elements, from the flowers and place settings to the chairs, are lined up flawlessly.

It’s always exciting when a client comes to us wishing to have long tables incorporated into their reception. We’ve seen this plan executed beautifully in a brick and ivy-lined courtyard as well as the grand dining room of a castle estate. From flourishing, candlelit garlands to dazzling floral arrangements, here are pretty centerpiece ideas for long reception tables handpicked from the Real BB Weddings archives.

 

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography

Organic romance was the theme for this outdoor reception that took place in the courtyard of The Foundry. Guests sat down to banquet tables (see this post’s lead image for a full sense of the layout), which were adorned with greenery garlands of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, salal, and boxwood trimmed with dusty pink roses and white stock.

 

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Tablescape Centerpiece - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson Studio

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Tablescape Centerpiece – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson Studio

Pro Tip: Incorporating a mirror runner adds movement and dimension to a long tablescape design plan. This reception at Oheka Castle featured vibrant garden-inspired centerpieces accented with pillar candles and votives, which seemed to dance across table with lyrical delight.

 

Hayley and Zach Wedding - Tablescape Low Centerpiece Submerged Flowers - Box House Hotel - Gruber Photographers

Hayley and Zach Wedding – Tablescape Low Centerpiece Submerged Flowers – Box House Hotel – Gruber Photographers

This wedding used mirror elements to achieve a completely different effect than the one just mentioned. Long tables featured cluster arrangements of submerged white dendrobrium orchids and calla lilies in sleek cylinder vases set atop mirror chargers illuminated by floating candles and votives. The atmosphere was intimate yet dramatic, romantic with contemporary twist.

 

Lianne and Justin Wedding - Reception Tablescape - The Library Hotel - Liz Andolina Photography

Lianne and Justin Wedding – Reception Tablescape – The Library Hotel – Liz Andolina Photography

Put an organic spin on sophisticated florals by combining a neutral palette with abundant greenery. This long tablescape decorated with low centerpieces paired overflowing greenery with blush la perla roses, cream vendela roses, white stock, and Queen Anne’s lace accentuated with ivory pillar candles.

 

Courtney and Quinton Wedding - Long Tablescape Greenery Garland - The Bowery Hotel - Chad Cruz Photography

Courtney and Quinton Wedding – Long Tablescape Greenery Garland – The Bowery Hotel – Chad Cruz Photography

This captivating reception at The Bowery Hotel took shape in a series of 40-foot long tables. Underscoring the wedding’s romantic white and green theme, table decor featured verdant garlands of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus adorned with hydrangeas and roses under the glow of graceful taper candles.

 

Mairin & Seo Wedding - Flower Chandelier - Gramercy Park Hotel - Photo by STAK Studios

Mairin & Seo Wedding – Flower Chandelier – Gramercy Park Hotel – Photo by STAK Studios

Take a long tablescape to the next level by complementing decor with a jaw-dropping floral installation. For this modern reception at the Gramercy Park Hotel, tables were decorated with chic arrangements of crisp white roses and calla lilies set atop a mirror runner with a mesmerizing canopy of white blooms and hanging bubbles hanging overhead.

 

Raphaela & Neil Wedding - High Candelabra Centerpiece Eucalyptus Hydrangea Dendrobium Orchid Lemon Leaf Lisianthus Garden Rose Stock - Metropolitan Club - Hechler Photographers

Raphaela & Neil Wedding – High Candelabra Centerpiece Eucalyptus Hydrangea Dendrobium Orchid Lemon Leaf Lisianthus Garden Rose Stock – Metropolitan Club – Hechler Photographers

The luxurious allure that candelabras bring to a room is undeniable. Evoking an ambiance of a dinner in the royal garden, this reception at The Metropolitan Club presented long tables bedecked with crystal candelabra centerpieces topped with cascading arrangements of white roses, ranunculuses, calla lilies, hydrangeas, dendrobium orchids, and lisianthus with rich greenery.

 

Natalie and Mathew Wedding - Tablescape Reception Atmosphere - The Surf Lodge - Vik M Photo

Natalie and Mathew Wedding – Tablescape Reception Atmosphere – The Surf Lodge – Vik M Photo

Do all the wedding flower ideas on Instagram and Pinterest have you feeling overwhelmed when it comes to trying to pin down your own style and vision? Relax, take a deep breath, and look to your venue’s surroundings for inspiration. Channeling the serene beauty of Montauk, Real BB Weddings couple Natalie and Matt hosted guests to reception at The Surf Lodge featuring long tables dressed with clean, simple arrangements of white roses, ranunculuses, and hydrangeas.

 

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Centerpiece - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Centerpiece – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

An elegant garden picnic was the inspiration for this summer reception, which was laid out in long tables, each fitted with a white cloth runner and gilded chairs. Florals decor mixed various roses, dahlias, nigellas, wax flowers, and Queen Anne’s lace in shades of light pink, ivory, red, and white with fresh greenery in mercury gold julep vases.

 

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Head Table - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Head Table – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

With clean, graceful lines, harlow stands are an ideal decorative if you want high centerpieces, but want to leave the table top open to ensure conversation flows with ease. For their head table, Real BB Weddings couple Jean and Bryan seated their closest guests to an enchanted tablescape featuring a gorgeous mix of curly willow, blush cherry blossoms, white hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, delphiniums, burgundy scabiosas, brunia berries, and greenery arranged on tall metal stands. Accented by teardrop-shaped glass bubbles, the blooms gave the impression of a floral chandelier hanging above.

Eye-catching, versatile, and welcoming, long reception tables accommodate all wedding decor styles and work well in just about any type of venue. We hope these centerpiece ideas shed light on how an endless tablescape just may be the missing link needed to create the wedding of your dreams.

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