Winter may be cold, but these settings are hot
Winter weddings happen at a magical time of year, and that means magical options when it comes to your reception tablescapes. Moody florals, glittering tablecloths, gilded cutlery, and pinecone accents all send us into a dreamy tizzy.
To start, you can always consider a holiday color scheme. We, of course, love a classic red and green for some yuletide cheer, but the trick to preventing it from becoming a theme is to subtly incorporate the colors (for example, do a runner of evergreens for that emerald touch or crystal ruby goblets next to shimmering gold candles). But if that’s not your style, there are so many ways to think outside the box.
For more of a Gothic look, opt for black accents, burgundy roses, and antique candelabras to create a romantic ambiance, or pull in cooler tones like icy blue, hushed grays, or snow-white for a feel that’s more wonderland than festive. Also, don’t be afraid to consider a modern minimalist or rustic look! The former can make a monochromatic statement that mirrors the simplicity of winter’s muted colors, while the latter can take inspiration from a forest of evergreens (paired with berry accents or wood stump plate chargers).
Looking for a more glamorous look? Gold or silver details elevate any tablescape, whether they appear as silk linens, tapered candles, or foil accents on menus. Metallics especially make a statement in textures that sparkle or glitter, while ornate china and flatware can also promise to add some sophistication. We also love the idea of throwing faux fur blankets over the seating to add warmth and lavish touch no matter your wedding style.
Keep reading to see 25 tablescapes in a variety of styles, from elegant to industrial, that are sure to inspire your winter wedding décor.
We love how this table setting complements winter white with various shades of one of the season’s key colors: red! A blush runner boasting a long centerpiece of red, pink, and burgundy florals evoke both the cool and warm tones of winter. Acrylic chairs sit subtly off to the side, allowing the table to shine.
This tablescape effortlessly pulls in all the classic winter staples without looking gimmicky. Red and white goblets pair with a runner of greenery for a traditional Christmas color scheme, while pinecones add the final festive touch.
A Luxe Look
Evergreen colors get a luxe treatment with gilded plateware, white roses, and a stylish white and gold tablecloth that screams winter sophistication. A menu featuring a subtle gold foil evergreen tree print ties the look into the paper goods.
Give winter blue a twist by opting for a teal shade and pairing it with copper elements. This setting takes on a bohemian vibe with wildflower centerpieces and seating draped in faux fur.
A husky palette of rose, grays, white, and black take on winter’s hushed tones. This tablescape has mastered the art of blending different styles, from lavish faux fur throws on the seats to a stunning pampas grass centerpiece. The result is indoor desert elegance with a winter spin.
Sometimes, less is more. A modern minimalist setting takes on wintery elegance with grey linens and popping berry accents. Simplistic flatware and a watercolor name card complete the modern look.
Color isn’t a requirement for a festive winter tablescape. Take inspiration from the naked woods with a neutral, earthen palette and a bare table. A juxtaposed canopy of evergreens and industrial light bulbs add the final touch.
When we think winter, we think rich hues, and that’s exactly what this tablescape serves up. Dark, shimmering linens and deep, red florals create a moody ambiance.
A Red Update
Forget green and pair red with black for an unexpected, sleek look instead. It’s both daring and sophisticated and particularly pops on snowy white linens.
Give your tablescape a contemporary feel with a monochromatic palette. This one plays with black-and-white patterned chairs and striped napkins, while wooden accents and bramble centerpieces add a wintery touch.
Let the classic nativity scene inspire a barnyard reception. Polished tables flaunting tapered candles and a luscious centerpiece combine for an elevated rustic setting. But our favorite part is the straw-covered floor it sits upon.
Pine and Gold
This setting is a classic winter masterpiece. A garland runner of pine and eucalyptus, glittering golden candles, and pinecone accents emit subtle holiday vibes.
Not all winter tablescapes need to be rich in color—cool tones work just as well for the season as they do in spring. Here, pastel centerpieces pair with snow-covered pine cone name cardholders for a soft, wintery feel.
This reception area is like walking into a fairytale, thanks to glittering trees and magical tablescapes. Vivid hued accents, gilded candelabras, and rich greenery combine for an air of opulence.
Flickering candles and warm hues set against a wall of greenery make this romantic tablescape inviting and cozy.
You don’t need to have a wedding in a cold climate to pull off winter reception tables. This Florida wedding created its own winter wonderland with a lush evergreen runner and white accents.
This reception tent is like stepping into a winter wonderland. Towering tree centerpieces steal the show in the tablescapes thanks to white flowers that lend them a snowy look and floating candles that create a bit of magic.
We are beyond obsessed with these silver leaf accents! Coupled with a gauzy white runner, the effect is completely angelic. A bare table and simple menu design balance out the glam with a bit of rustic.
A palette of whites, soft grays, and greens combine together for an elegant industrial look. The bride and groom are Anglophiles and drew inspiration from London to create a bespoke winter wedding.
Glitz and Glam
A plum color scheme sets the tone for old world romance, while sequin linens and gold touches in the form of cutlery, silk, and plates bring the glitz and glam.
Pops of Berry
Berry tones in various shades are woven through this table setting to put a fresh spin on a holiday wedding. A neutral ivory linen serves as the perfect backdrop for the retro velvet chairs to complement the centerpieces.
This table setting plays up winter’s blue hues with a pale blue tablecloth and cerulean napkins. A centerpiece of ruscus garlands and silver candelabras keep the look intimate and charming.
We’re not sure a tablescape could look more inviting. Gold and silver accents combine with warm centerpieces of pampas grass for an elegantly bohemian vibe, while candles elicit a dancing light that creates a romantic ambiance.
Winter gets a gothic feel with dark banquet tables and a rich runner of greenery that pops with snow-colored roses and tapered candles.
Cozy in Plaid
Both seasonal and cozy, a plaid tablecloth brings an unexpected look to the table. Mercury candle holders and a showstopping centerpiece of fresh, pale blooms and leaves amp up the sophistication.