Outdoor Wedding Reception – Banquet Style

Outdoor wedding reception picture

An outdoor wedding reception set up banquet style, with a series of long rectangular tables placed in rows.

We love that the tables and chairs match, and are complimentary to the outdoor setting, made of study wood with a deep dark burgandy-brown stain. Almost like high-end picnic tables, they combine an outdoorsy feel with a certain level of elegance.  Just imagine how different this wedding reception would look and feel if ordinary banquet tables from a party rental supply had been used in place of the ones here. HUGE difference.

The strings of small-ish globe lights strung over the outdoor reception area lend a festive feel to the setting. Its not even dark yet, and already the lights bring forth the mood – who says lighting like this can only be turned on at night?

Notice, too, that the reception table decorations are kept to a bare minimum – a menu card with a tiny shot of color sits on top of the dinner plate at each place setting. Votive candles in clear glass holders light up the center of each table, running from one end of the table straight through to the other end. Simple arrangements of cut flowers in small vases are also placed up the center of each table every couple of place settings apart.

In a relaxed, casual and colorful style, the vases are of varying heights, and an assortment of different flowers are used from one vase to the next, though staying within the same color families.

When you have an outdoor reception, the natural setting really lends itself to the decor, so you really don’t need to go heavy on wedding decor.

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