The luxury wedding aesthetic is all about thoughtful details and a flawless execution. Wedding reception tabletops are often at the heart of any wedding decoration scheme, lending themselves as a blank canvas for designers to style. To bring a client’s vision to life, wedding decoration details may involve strokes of color, varying textures, eye-popping patterns, and lush floral displays; and, in many ways, it’s the tabletop and reception décor that tells a story. Whether the theme revolves around a general idea such as “Autumn in New York,” a certain ambiance like “enchanted forest,” or even a specific book like “The Great Gatsby,” there’s always an intention behind each element of a well-designed event. Here are a dozen luxury tabletop ideas that take wedding décor to the next level.

Feasting tables add regality and drama.

Is there anything grander than a long feasting table? This feasting table, designed by Colin Cowie at a private estate in Malibu, stretches 112 feet in length and was designed to resemble a glowing jewelry box. Wedding decorations involve hanging crystals, and a blend of white and cream hydrangea, garden roses, and dusty miller. Complete with muted linens and a subtle pop of orange, this luxury tabletop perfectly complements the glowing candles as well as the sunset – a particularly good idea when a wedding reception is taking place outdoors.

Feasting tables also add clean lines and a minimalist aspect to wedding receptions, allowing the rest of the décor to pop. 

Lush flowers and foliage are always a winner.

Wedding flowers are the best opportunity for couples and their floral designers to create something truly unique and memorable. While timeless crowd-pleasers like roses and orchids will always be a winner, never underestimate the impact of unexpected color palettes and blooms. An ombre array of oversized blossoms strewn across a mirrored tabletop is beautifully whimsical.

Alternatively, some couples and designers may opt to make lush foliage and greenery the focal point of a table scape. This luxury tabletop, set at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, is decked in tall vases of greenery, with low floral arrangements of white calla lilies, roses, phalaenopsis orchids, peonies, and hydrangea.

Gleaming and gilded wedding receptions are the epitome of elegance.

An all-white wedding decoration palette always looks modern, elegant, and sophisticated. Planned by A Savvy Event, this California wedding reception contains luxury tabletops adorned with hydrangea, orchids, and a suspended chandelier with glass candle holders.

Not one to shy away from over-the-top glamour, White Lilac Inc. also designed this incredible reception space with mirrored tabletops, large-scale floral installations, and special details like hand-blown glass candelabras.

For a minimal color scheme with maximum impact, go with “the Midas touch” by implementing gold throughout the wedding reception. This private estate wedding in Beverly Hills was an exquisite celebration with mirrored tables, metallic painted wine bottles, and low boxes filled with gardenias. Gold-brushed manzanita branches were then accented with flowing eucalyptus leaves. (One can only imagine the intoxicating fragrance.)

Wedding decorations pop with a wash of jewel tones.

Orchids in a variety of vibrant jewel tones are simply stunning. Designed by Tantawan Bloom, this New York City wedding at Gotham Hall is a prime example of luxury tabletops and wedding décor at its finest. The sleek glass candelabras perfectly balance the lush textures and textures of the orchid arrangements.

Even if wedding decorations are muted in color, an all-white reception can set the ultimate stage for mood lighting. A wash of purple looks absolutely luxe and modern against a mirrored tabletop with white long-stemmed roses.

When using mood lighting, designers can also punctuate the reception space with bespoke wedding decoration pieces like a paper canopy with a laser-cut floral pattern. Installed above a black and white tabletop of Baccarat goblets and white blossoms, this wedding reception in Puerto Rico is as unique as it is stylish.

One wedding decoration detail that shouldn’t go overlooked is having a stylish lounge area. Whether the lounge space is designed to blend with the rest of the reception décor or meant to stand alone as its own separate entity, it’s still an opportunity to use gorgeous furniture pieces like mirrored coffee tables and hanging baubles filled with candles.

Guests will also appreciate plush seating to lounge in throughout the night – such as this blush lounge setting that mimics the luxury and glamour of a French chateau.

Location: Gotham Hall, New York, NY; Planner: Victoria Dubin; Floral and Event Design: Tantawan Bloom, New York, NY; Linens and Charger Rentals: The Finishing Touch, New York, NY; Table and Chair Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals & Décor, Brooklyn, NY; Lighting: Bentley Meeker, New York, NY; Draping: Swag Décor, New York, NY; Menu Card Design: RedBliss Design, Boston, MA; Photography: Fred Marcus Studio, New York, NY

Luxury tabletops and wedding decoration inspiration is limitless.

Wedding receptions are a designer’s playground for combining flowers, vases, linens, china, glassware, and silverware into a cohesive look. Tabletops set the tone. Uniform or individually styled, opulent or stark, posh or rustic – there’s no limit to what couples and designers can create when it comes to styling a memorable wedding reception.