38 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Centerpieces That Are Anything But Basic

From rustic to moody, here's inspo for every autumn style.
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Maddy Sims
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Maddy Sims
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Updated Oct 12, 2023

There's a reason the most popular wedding dates happen during the fall. Between the pretty autumn leaves, the cozy bonfires and the pumpkin spice treats, the season provides a dream setting for your nuptials. To prove it, we found 38 fall wedding centerpieces that capture the beauty of autumn—and spoiler alert, you might have trouble choosing your favorite. Whether you're searching for rustic fall wedding centerpieces, elegant fall wedding centerpieces or something dark and spooky for your Halloween wedding, we've got fall wedding table decoration ideas for every kind of couple.

Our Favorite Fall Wedding Centerpieces:

Rustic | Romantic | Simple | Elegant

Plus: Fall Flowers for Wedding Centerpieces

Rustic Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Not all fall wedding centerpieces have to be rustic, but the season certainly lends itself to details like dried wheat stalks, pumpkins, wooden vases and autumnal foliage that all make sense for a cozy barn or country venue. We're sharing our top picks for rustic fall wedding centerpiece ideas below.

1. Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Pumpkins

We can't talk about fall wedding centerpiece ideas without mentioning pumpkins. If the usual orange ones aren't your style, add pumpkins to your centerpieces by filling a stone urn with white pumpkins for a chic way to pay homage to the season.

2. Metallic Compote Vase on Wood

Seasonal blooms in a metallic vase atop a tree bark base make a boho-yet-rustic centerpiece for a fall wedding.

3. Candles and Acorns on Wooden Stands

If you need fall wedding decorations aside from your table decor, create a seasonal setup with wooden stands, pillar candles and acorns. Use this combination to fill blank spaces throughout the venue, such as the welcome table, escort card display or entryway.

4. Wedding Centerpiece with Moss, Greenery and Fall Leaves

Not into flowers? Not a problem. Mix moss, greens and fall foliage for a seasonal, edgy centerpiece.

5. Rustic Lantern Wedding Centerpiece

lantern fall wedding centerpiece with candles and red roses
Photo: James Christianson,
Floral design: Designworks

If you're looking for fall lantern wedding centerpieces, we've got you covered. Pair a simple lantern with a wooden tree stump for a charming rustic look.

6. Red and White Fall Centerpiece

rustic fall wedding centerpiece
Photo: Bek & Addison Photography

7. Numbered Lanterns and Greenery Wedding Centerpiece

You can create beautiful centerpieces for a fall wedding by adding vintage hurricane lanterns or camping lamps. Case in point: this simple setting with a numbered lantern and greenery accents.

8. Dried Wheat Stalk Wedding Decor

dried wheat fall wedding centerpiece
Photo: Jo Johnson Photography,
Floral design: Willrett Flower Company

Embrace a rustic wedding theme by wrapping dried wheat stalks together with twine. It's a simple, DIY fall centerpiece that'll look stunning in wedding photos.

9. Birch Branch Fall Centerpiece

10. Wooden Vase Fall Centerpiece

Romantic Fall Wedding Centerpieces

You might love the fall season for the sense of nostalgia and enchantment that it brings, and if that's the case, you'll love these romantic fall wedding centerpiece ideas. Include details like glowing taper candles, airy table linens and glass vessels to create layered tablescapes worthy of a fairytale.

11. Mauve and Burgundy Wedding Centerpiece

Warm-toned hues like mauve, gold and burgundy will make your space feel chic and cozy.

12. Pastel Fall Centerpiece and Table Setting

Embrace the glowing fall sunshine with white flowers and dried palms.

13. Sweetheart Tablescape with Black Candles

Pay homage to spooky season with a chic, moody centerpiece for your sweetheart table. Mix black candles with oversized blooms and decorative greenery.

14. Acrylic and Wooden Table Numbers

Transform a simple, bright arrangement into an autumn wedding centerpiece by incorporating greens and dark accents (like black table numbers) into your tabletop design.

15. Monochrome Mauve Wedding Centerpiece

If red and pink are among your fall wedding colors, this mauve arrangement with dried palm fronds is an Insta-worthy centerpiece.

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16. Blush Taper Candle Wedding Centerpieces

Colored candles are a small way to make your wedding tables more dramatic and customized, versus standard white candles. This blush-hued setup with gold candle holders and cream accents would work for a transitional winter wedding as well.

17. Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Cloche Jar

Create a terrarium on each table by placing moss and flowers inside a glass container that serves as a unique display case. It's a creative autumn wedding centerpiece your guests will love.

18. Light Orange and Ivory Wedding Centerpiece

Make a classic blush arrangement more seasonal by adding dried flowers and dark blooms.

19. Greenery Table Runner Centerpiece

Simple Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Prefer to keep your table decor understated and fuss-free? We've got you. These simple fall wedding centerpieces won't require elaborate florals or lots of details.

20. Succulent Wedding Centerpiece

We love the idea of using succulents for your fall wedding centerpiece if you're going for an earthy, eco-friendly aesthetic. Plus, their muted green color scheme will let the fall foliage shine.

21. Eucalyptus Wedding Centerpiece with Glass Bottles

Calling all minimalist couples: Fill glass apothecary bottles or mason jars with eucalyptus branches and baby's breath for a simple, stunning centerpiece.

22. Emerald and Caramel Wedding Centerpiece

Emerald and caramel is a timeless color palette that will accent the fall foliage beautifully.

23. Fall Fruit Wedding Centerpiece

We're here for incorporating fruit into your fall table centerpieces—it's a unique way to pay homage to the season (especially if you're looking for alternatives to fresh flowers). Use fruits like apples, pears, figs, pomegranates and cranberries in fall colors.

24. Bold, Bright Wedding Centerpiece with Fall Foliage

fall wedding centerpiece with orange and red leaves and yellow ranunculus
Photo: Anna Wu Photography
Floral design: Erica Rose Design

Since the colors of the season are so bright, even a small centerpiece can make a big statement. Place a few colorful leaves in a glass vase to achieve a stunning fall centerpiece without going overboard.

25. Pincushion Protea and Rose Wedding Centerpiece

Pull inspiration from the gorgeous autumn foliage and create an electric centerpiece for a fall wedding with orange, yellow and red flowers.

26. Greenery and Wildflower Wedding Centerpiece

Mix greens and wildflowers together for an edgy boho fall wedding centerpiece idea.

27. Autumn Wedding Centerpiece with Taper Candles

Orange candles and seasonal fruits create a unique festive centerpiece.

28. Wildflower Centerpiece with Glass Jars

Place small clusters of wildflowers in assorted ornate glass jars for an effortlessly cool boho-chic vibe. Our tip: Source the glass jars and bottles from your wedding florist, a thrift store or repurpose jars you've saved up at home throughout your engagement.

Elegant Fall Wedding Centerpieces

If you're having a formal wedding, lean into the elevated aesthetic with tabletop details like encased taper candles, hanging centerpieces and colorful glassware to match your floral arrangements. Use these elegant fall wedding centerpieces as inspiration.

29. White Mums Centerpiece with Candles

30. Peach-Colored Wedding Centerpiece in Ceramic Vase

A combination of light, bright hues (like peach and terracotta) instantly evoke a cheerful vibe, while a decorative vase adds a unique touch.

31. Dramatic Hanging Wedding Centerpiece

While rustic fall wedding centerpieces are popular, you can also create a glamorous setup. Sprinkle in darker flowers into a hanging floral installation and a matching table runner for a dreamy aesthetic.

32. Low Wedding Centerpiece with Leaves

Combine fresh flowers with greenery and colorful foliage, like these ombré burgundy leaves, for a whimsical and seasonal effect.

33. Modern Tropical Fall Wedding Centerpiece

A tropical theme might sound synonymous with summertime, but by adding a few burgundy floral accents, the vibe works for a seasonal autumn wedding centerpiece.

34. Pink, Cream and Orange Centerpiece in Metallic Vase

Place pink, cream and rust-colored florals together in a pretty copper vase.

35. Garden Rose Wedding Centerpiece with Dark Greenery

Surround a blush-colored arrangement with dark, leafy greens for an elegant fall wedding centerpiece that's stunning and romantic.

36. Amethyst Wedding Centerpiece

Jewel tones look absolutely stunning in the fall, which is why we love this ombré amethyst setting. The low, wide vessel means your guests' views won't be blocked by the lush floral centerpieces as they converse across the table.

37. Tall Wedding Centerpiece with Cascading Greenery

Tall wedding centerpieces undoubtedly make a statement, and they're ideal for filling larger spaces with high ceilings. Lean into your boho style with cascading greens and oversized, pillowy blooms like dahlias, garden roses and hydrangeas.

38. Dark and Moody Wedding Centerpiece

Tall fall wedding centerpiece with black vase and pampas grass
Photo: Ashley Kelemen Photography,
Event planning: Shi Shi Events

Here's another way to create a showstopping tall wedding centerpiece: Put orange and burgundy-colored blooms in a bronze vase, then accent with pampas grass.

Fall Flowers for Wedding Centerpieces

Since autumn is a transitional season, your options for fall wedding flowers are nearly endless. At the beginning of the season, you'll still be able to capitalize on some of the best summer wedding flowers, like zinnias, cosmos, hydrangeas and sunflowers. Once fall gets totally underway, you can really tap into the quintessential autumnal blooms and accents.

"I love using a mixture of colors to create a fall wedding centerpiece that doesn't look too Thanksgiving-ish," says Bukky Garcia, owner of Exquisite Events and Floral Design in Chicago, Illinois. "Fall centerpieces don't have to be all orange—play with maroon and soft colors like blush pink to give a modern twist to your fall centerpieces."

And the possibilities don't stop there. Light-colored flowers will bring contrast to the season's inherently earthy tones, while warm-colored flowers will add a sense of coziness to your wedding venue (perfect for those crisp fall evenings). If you're looking for something moody and sensual, consider a dark-hued floral arrangement. Greenery, such as eucalyptus or boxwood, is also a fool-proof choice, as it'll accent the colorful fall foliage and fill out the arrangements.

Selecting in-season wedding flowers is a budget-friendly way to achieve the decor of your dreams. In-season flowers tend to cost less because their supply is higher, which means less work (and cost upfront) for your florist when it comes to placing the order. So what are the best fall flowers for wedding centerpieces? Garcia says some of the most popular ones include:

  • Asiatic lilies
  • Aster
  • Calla lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Dahlias
  • Gerbera daisies
  • Gladiolus
  • Hydrangeas
  • Marigolds
  • Roses
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias

And as much as we love fresh flowers, the fall season is the perfect time of year to incorporate other details into your centerpieces too. Consider swapping traditional greenery for branches of colorful red and orange leaves, or add pine cones, gourds and dried grasses if you're going for something more rustic. Candles can work wonders for setting the mood at your wedding reception as the days grow shorter. Feeling stuck? A professional wedding florist or wedding planner can help you narrow down which centerpiece design is right for you.

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