16 Unexpected Reception Seating Ideas

by Bridget Clegg

Make your reception instantly inspiring with a unique table arrangement. Table layouts depend on the design of the reception space: weave them in between trees if you're in a rustic setting, group them in Xs and Os if you're inside a banquet hall or stretch them out in one long banquet if you're on a dock. Can you imagine the wow factor when guests took their seats at these tables?

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Photo: Rock The House

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Photo: Julie Mikos

From the album: A Woodland Fairy Tale Wedding in Hopland, CA

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Photo: Justine Ungaro

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photo by Photo: Elizabeth Messina Photography

Photo: Elizabeth Messina Photography

From the album: A Traditional Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA

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photo by Photo: Brian Dorsey Studios

Photo: Brian Dorsey Studios

From the album: A Jazz-Inspired Wedding in New York, NY

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Photo: KT Merry

Photo: TK // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Roey Yohai Photography

Photo: Roey Yohai Photography

From the album: A Modern Jewish Wedding in New York, NY

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Photo: Stone Crandall Photography

Photo: Nancy Ray Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
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Photo: Nancy Ray Photography

From the album: A Romantic outdoor Wedding in Wilmington, NC

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Photo: Diana M. Lott Photography

From the album: A Vintage Wedding in Austin, TX

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photo by Photo: Leah Lund Photography; Megan Christine Photography

Photo: Leah Lund Photography; Megan Christine Photography

From the album: A Backyard Wedding in Lincoln, NE

Photo: Stephen Karlisch // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Stephen Karlisch

Photo: Stephen Karlisch

Photo: Boutwell Studio // Featured: The Knot Blog
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Photo: Boutwell Studio

From the album: A Destination Wedding in Vanua Levu, Fiji

Photo: Photography By Vanessa // Featured: The Knot Blog
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Photo: Photography By Vanessa

From the album: An Outdoor Album in Austin, TX

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