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25 Stunning Wedding Arbor Ideas

There's an arbor for that will fit every size and style of wedding. Take some inspiration from our favorites to find the perfect style for you.
Jen Leahy
by Jen Leahy
Updated Apr 25, 2020

If you're choosing to get married outdoors, it's probably because you love the scenery at your venue. Still, most couples want to put their own personal style stamp on their wedding site to truly make it their own. A wedding arbor is an easy way to personalize an outdoor wedding and define the ceremony site within the open space. But don't think there's just one way to make a wedding arbor. Now is the time to think outside the box. Whether you're looking for ideas for a chuppah or a decorated archway to frame your nuptials, there are so many ways to personalize a wedding arbor and make it special. 

Pull inspiration from your color palette, theme or season—there are no rules. You could even get creative with different fabrics, florals and textures. Just make sure your wedding arbor fits the vibe of your ceremony, reception and décor. Whether you're going whimsical, classic or totally homespun, there's a style and design that's right for you. 

Pro tip: Use what's around you! Incorporating florals and greenery or wood and fiber is an organic way to blend your décor with the natural setting without overpowering it. Look below for some wedding arbor ideas to inspire you.

1. Natural Wood Ceremony Wedding Arbor

Rustic natural wood and greenery wedding arch
Justin Wright Photography

From: A Country Rustic Wedding at Cactus Creek Barn in Dickson, Tennessee

2. Wedding Arbor Using a Rustic Wood Door With a Lavender Wreath

A rustic painted wooden door wedding arch with lavender wreath
Chloe Giancola Photography

From: A Rustic, Vintage Wedding at Mountain Laurel Farms in Cleveland, Georgia

3. Romantic Heart-Shaped Wedding Arbor With Fairy Lights

Romantic outdoor wedding arch with fairy lights
Ruth Marie Photography

From: A Shabby-Chic Outdoor Wedding at a Private Residence in Brawley, California

4. DIY Ribbon Curtain Wedding Arbor

DIY chevron and polka-dot ribbon backdrop
Chris McLaughlin Photography

From: A Colorful, Rustic Wedding at Osborn Farm in Loveland, Colorado

5. Birchwood Wedding Arbor With Rustic Chandelier

Romantic birchwood and leaf garland arch with a chandelier
Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

From: A Romantic Wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado

6. Simple Draped Ivory Fabric Wedding Arbor

Simple draped ivory fabric arch for an outdoor wedding
Best Photography

From: A Natural, Fall Wedding at Lange Farm in Dade City, Florida

7. Rustic Wood Wedding Arbor With Greenery

A simple, rustic wood and greenery arch for an outdoor wedding
Jesse Leake Photography

From: A Natural, Rustic-Chic Wedding at Dawn Ranch Lodge in Guerneville, California

8. Rustic Double-Door Wedding Arbor Ceremony Entrance

A rustic double door wooden outdoor wedding entrance
Stephanie Dawn Photography

From: A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Creekwood Gardens in Rogers, Arkansas

9. Gazebo Entrance Made Into a Floral Wedding Arbor

Romantic outdoor wedding space with a gazebo-decorated arch
Brett Charles Rose Photography

From: A Classic, Elegant Wedding at Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate in San Marcos, California

10. Boho Wood Wedding Arbor With Dream Catchers

Simple wood arch with dream catcher decorations for an outdoor wedding
Paige Winn Photo

From: A Farm-To-Table Wedding at Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

11. Beach Wedding Arbor With Bamboo and Sheer Draped Fabric

A simple bamboo and sheer fabric arch, perfect for a beach wedding
Kristy & Vic Photography

From: A Romantic Beach Wedding at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria Island, Florida

12. Hydrangea- and Rose-Covered Wedding Arbor

Beautiful hydrangea and rose floral arbor for an outdoor wedding
Jose Villa Photography

From: A Sophisticated Southern Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia

13. Bright Orange and Pink Tulle-Draped Wedding Arbor

A bright orange and pink tulle wedding arch for an outdoor wedding
Trish Barker Photography

From: A Tropical Destination Wedding at Sky Dweller Estate in Maui, Hawaii

14. Moss-Draped Birchwood Wedding Arbor Wrapped in Vines

A rustic moss draped birchwood arch wrapped in vines for an outdoor wedding
Cly by Matthew

From: A Romantic Art Deco Wedding at NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York

15. Simple Wedding Arbor With Draped White Curtains and Garlands

A white curtain arch with simple draped garland
Kate Belle Photography

From: A Modern, Chic Wedding at High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia

16. Simple Draped Fabric Wedding Arbor With Purple Orchids

Draped white fabric arch with berry-colored flowers
XSIGHT Productions

From: An Outdoor Animal Inspired Wedding at Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens in Santa Barbara, California

17. Willow Branch Chuppah Wedding Arbor With White Orchids

A natural orchid and willow branch decorated chuppah for an outdoor wedding
Neoart Photography

From: A White Wedding at Coral Gables Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida

18. Draped Linen Curtain Wedding Arbor

A white draped linen curtain arch
Brienne Michelle Photography

From: An Elegant, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, California

19. Natural Tree Trunk Wedding Arbor With Fabric Draping

A natural tree trunk arbor draped in a white fabric
Star Noir Studio

From: A DIY Vintage Mountain Wedding at Smoky Mountain Haven in Sevierville, Tennessee

20. Circular Wedding Arbor

21. Simple Graphic Geometric Wedding Arbor

22. Found Object Driftwood and Sea Glass Wedding Arbor

23. Crocheted Macrame Wedding Arbor

24. Upcycled Wedding Arbor With Vintage Windows

25. Handmade Origami Paper Wedding Arbor

See one you like? Whether you're a crafty couple and opt to make your own wedding arbor, or just need wedding arbor ideas to inspire your venue designs and bring to your florist, there are tons of ways to make one that represents you and is uniquely yours. You can even recruit friends and family to help so that your wedding arbor has special significance. 

No matter what kind of outdoor wedding arbor you decide on, enjoy the process, get creative with your materials and let your venue and outdoor scenery inspire you. 

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