7 Winter Wedding Reception Ideas

Winter might be the most romantic time of year to have your wedding and the perfect opportunity to put together an awesome reception that will knock those spring receptions out of the park. It might be cold out, but these ideas are anything but bitter. Here are some of our favorite winter wedding reception ideas.

1. Fairy Lights


There are a ton of neat ways to incorporate fairy lights into your winter reception decor. You can hang them from the ceiling to create a delicate ambiance, or place strings around your table decor to create a warm glow. The nice thing about fairy lights is that they are subtle; you can put them anywhere and not have to worry about overwhelming guests. 

2. Celebrate the Season


You probably chose to have your wedding in winter because you love the season, so why not decorate with seasonal items like cranberries, evergreen pines, and winter fauna? This can give the room a welcoming classic, comfortable look.

3. Velvet Decor

Velvet is having a huge moment right now, and we are here for it! Choosing to add luxurious velvet to your reception decor will bring texture and warmth to tables and chairs. You can also drape large panels of velvet from the ceiling to add drama. Choose winter jewel tones like maroon, forest green, and navy blue for an interesting, on-trend look.

4. Flowers in Ice


Forget the swan ice sculptures, a popular trend for winter weddings right now is frozen flowers. We don’t mean ice sculpted into flowers-although that is also a pretty cool idea also-we are talking real flowers frozen in ice. This can be a great addition to your bar area, and we can guarantee it is something very few of your guests have ever seen before!

5. Faux Fur


What kind of winter wedding list would this be without mentioning faux fur? Faux fur can, of course, be worn to keep you and your wedding party warm, but it can also be used as a base for your tables’ centerpieces or draped over chairs. You can also create a lounge area at your reception with faux fur rugs and pillows to give guests a comfortable place to chat.

6. Hot Chocolate Bar


Who doesn’t love a warm cup of hot chocolate in winter? Set up a hot chocolate bar for your guests. Keep hot chocolate warm in a crockpot and deck out the table with candy canes, cinnamon stirrers, marshmallows, Bailey’s liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and plenty of whipped cream!

7. S’mores Station


Setting up a s’mores station is a fun way to get guests to interact with one another. Make sure to pick up plenty of graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows. Make sure to place extra plates and napkins in this area. Click here and learn how to create a s’mores station at your reception.

For information on booking The Bowery for your wedding reception, contact us today!

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