Your reception is going to be the longest part of your wedding. From the decor details to the furniture, how you choose to display your tablescape will have a huge impact on the tone of the evening. While long, communal tables have been used for lavish royal affairs throughout history, they provide a relaxed and flexible setting for today’s couples to work with. And that dreaded task of putting together the seating chart? Compared to smaller round tables, they are easier to arrange guests in a way so that everyone feels equally welcome. Basically, you wont be faced with the question, “Who are we going to put at the far corner table?”
When it comes to floral decor and styling, the long tablescape offers a myriad of creative possibilities. We combed through the Real BB Weddings archives to find our favorite designs. From show-stopping centerpieces that soar to flourishing garland trailing from end to end, here are fifteen beautiful long tablescape ideas to consider for your wedding reception.
Replacing traditional greenery, this display took shape in a bed of moss topped with small arrangements of purple, white, and green flowers set in silver mercury vases. Driftwood underscored the decor’s rustic beauty.
A series of elegant arrangements featuring peach and white colored roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, stock, and greenery set in gold mercury vases were used for this wedding at the Pierre Hotel. The soft palette and glistening accents complemented the iconic venue’s gilded interior.
Create a sense of surprising movement by incorporating a mirror runner into your design. At this Oheka Castle affair, lush, garden-inspired arrangements and glowing candles reflected off the the table surface to dazzling effect.
This unforgettable tablescape used harlow stands to create the illusion of a floating chandelier. Radiating moody romance, the florals included curly willow, cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, delphiniums, scabiosa, and various greenery accented by hanging glass teardrop votives.
To create this intimately sophisticated tablescape at the Bowery Hotel, forty ivory taper candles were juxtaposed with a lush floral and greenery garland of white roses and hydrangeas and seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.
A gorgeous garland of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, salal, and boxwood trimmed with amnesia and majolica spray roses and stock captured an elegant, organic ambiance at this bridal party table.
Whimsical with a modern twist, this eye-catching tablescape centers around a voluminous floral garland of various roses, hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, lisianthus, dahlias, stock, and dendrobium orchids in a vibrant orange, pink, yellow, purple, and white. Glass stemmed candles of various height and gold elements added a sense of lyrical movement to the scene.
This beach wedding reception at Gurney’s Montauk put a unique twist on the crisp white floral and greenery theme. A row of low and medium arrangements featuring voluminous hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, lisianthus, stock, and fresh greenery accentuated by floating candles brought texture and dimension to the tabletop.
Inspired by the beautiful grounds of the New York Botanical Garden that played venue host, this table setting presented a series of low centerpieces blossoming with robust greenery embellished with white dahlias, roses, hydrangeas, and stock.
Magnificent enchantment at the Jewish Heritage Museum. To create this spectacular display, a suspended arrangement of curly willow, moss, and dendrobium orchids hung over a blooming floral and greenery table runner. Cascading bubble votives and glass stemmed candles punctuated the magical ambiance.
Dreamy garden romanticism on the rooftop at the Hudson Hotel. Table decor focused on fresh garland of Italian ruscus, ivy, seeded and silver dollar eucaplyptus, and asparagus fern trimmed with blush peonies, and quicksand and vendela roses.
Proof that daring to venture outside the lines pays off. This beautiful tablescape featured curving garland of lemon leaf, olive greenery, Italian ruscus, and springeri accentuated by arrangements of roses and hydrangeas. Gold accents and undulating candlelight emphasized the display’s charming elegance.
The epitome of regal opulence, this mesmerizing reception at Gotham Hall paired towering high centerpieces of white hydrangeas, roses, and cascading Phalaenopsis orchids with petite arrangements. Sparkling crystal accents and floating candles highlighted the glamorous decor.
Natural allure set the tone for this head tablescape adorned with a sprawling garland composed of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, and lemon leaf embellished with white playa blanca, Tibet, and spray roses, and stock. Glowing votives and floating candles added warmth to presentation.
Can you believe that this reception is at the same venue as the image just above it? A row of high centerpieces featured sleek white vases giving way to a burst of rich greenery embellished with blush and white hydrangeas, roses, café au lait dahlias, parrot tulips, and Phalaenopsis orchids.
From elevated and grand to simply charming, the long tablescape offers endless possibilities for capturing the desired style and atmosphere of your reception. We hope these ideas inspire you to create the wedding celebration of your dreams.