10 Impossibly Pretty Banquet-Style Tables

Traditionally, wedding reception seating has been organized around relatively small tables seating 8 to 10 people.

A growing trend in wedding reception seating involves relacing these smaller tables with one or more  long banquet-style tables, as we first posted in A Wedding Reception Trend We Love: Long, Banquet-Style Dinner Tables.
Today we present more fabulous long wedding reception tables with these 10 impossibly pretty banquet-style tables, from Colin Cowie Weddings:

One big wedding trend we’re seeing this year is banquet-style seating. Instead of small tables clustered together, brides are opting for one to three longer tables that can fit all of their guests. Banquet tables encourage everyone to mingle with one another and since guests will spend the majority of their time seated, tables should be a focal point of the event. From linens to arrangements, place settings to chairs, there are endless ways for banquet tables to be decorated. Check out some of our favorite ways to style your banquet tables.

1. A long banquet table, draped in a white textured tablecloth and bold red floral arrangements might just be prettier than the view!

Pretty Banquet-Style Table


Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

2. For the rustic bride, try using a runner instead of a tablecloth, and place a fern leaf at each place setting.Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Kurt Boomer

3. Taking a minimalist approach, use simple napkins and glassware, and arrange flowers across the table in an ombré scale from darkest to lightest.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Mango Studios; Floral by Stemz

4. A gold table runner and lush white blooms add a touch of glamour to this reception space. Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Adam Alex

5. Hanging votives bring a touch of whimsy to the white-on-white color palette of this banquet-style table, overflowing with fresh flowers.


Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

6. Consider using benches in place of chairs and wild flowers in place of formal arrangements for a more casual appeal.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Caroline Tran; Design by Lovely Jubilee

7. A long table is adorned with a living runner, accented by candlelight, creating a chic and sophisticated table guests are sure to love.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Bryce Covey; Floral by Joy Thigpen

8. Fluffy white bouquets lining the table mirror the vases hanging above, creating an immersive experience.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

9. For a cozy outdoor reception, a garland of greenery is draped over the edge of a farm table and intertwined with autumnal flowers.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Tec Petaja

10. The luxe metallic place settings paired with pink peony arrangements make for a romantic tablescape.

Pretty Banquet-Style Table

Photo by Mango Studios

– Aliana Heffernan