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The Top 12 Wedding Lawn Games for Your Outdoor Celebration

There's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition.
Naoimh O'Hare
by Naoimh O'Hare
Updated Sep 18, 2020
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If you're planning an outdoor wedding (or even just an outdoor cocktail reception), you're probably brainstorming ideas for entertainment. Wedding games are a great way to break the ice, especially when there's a little competition involved. Take advantage of your surroundings and set up some super-fun wedding lawn games that'll make your celebration one to remember. Not sure where to start? That's where we come in. There are a few quick things to consider before you start picking teams.

First things first: Think about the size of your venue and guest list. If it's a small backyard wedding, you might want to avoid games that require a lot of open space (think: Kubb or bocce ball). Instead, set up a super-sized version of a childhood favorite, like four across or Jenga. On the flip side, if you have a larger venue with slightly more guests, team sports are the way to go. 

Ready to set up some awesome wedding yard games? Contact your local rental company to see if they have what you're looking for. If not, there are plenty of great options you can shop online. Whether you grew up playing cornhole with loved ones on the weekends or you're more of a ring toss kind of crew, we've got all the best outdoor wedding games right here.

1. Engraved Tumbling Tower

Engraved tumbling tower wedding lawn game

Bring this classic game to new heights on your special day. Each block is carefully engraved with your names and wedding date, making it a beautiful (and fun!) keepsake to hold onto afterward. Trust us, no one will forget the wedding with the giant tumbling tower.

Southpaw Paperie & Gifts engraved giant tumbling tower and case, from $245, Etsy.com

2. Light-Up Bocce Ball

Light-up bocce ball wedding lawn game

If you're dying to show your soon-to-be-spouse how it's done, get a little team sport going. This light-up bocce ball set will let you keep playing even after the sun goes down—so don't worry, there's plenty of time for a rematch. (Just don't get too competitive with your brand new in-laws!)

Trek Light Gear light up glow bocce ball set, from $74, TrekLightGear.com

3. Rustic Ring Toss

Fun ring toss wedding lawn game

This wedding ring toss game will be fun for guests of all ages. We especially love the vintage feel of this carnival classic!

Urban Home Gallery rustic ring toss wedding game, $98, Etsy.com

4. Personalized Four Across

Personalized four across wedding lawn game

Wedding lawn games don't have to be personalized, but it sure makes them feel extra special. This romantic take on the traditional game of four across is lovingly carved from maple wood and stands four feet tall. Even better, it can be customized with your names and the date of your nuptials. Just think of the photo ops

Kasey and Justin Pearson personalized four across lawn game, $250, UncommonGoods.com 

5. Giant Tic-Tac-Toe

Giant tic-tac-toe wedding lawn game

Upgrade your outdoor wedding with an extra-large tic-tac-toe set that's sure to stand out. Guests can take turns playing each other in between hitting the cocktail bar.

Terrain giant tic-tac-toe, $88, ShopTerrain.com 

6. Custom Cornhole

Personalized cornhole boards wedding lawn game

Cornhole is hands down one of the best outdoor wedding games you can play. Take it up a notch by having a set personalized with your names and the date. 

Wedding Woodworks Co olive branch wedding cornhole boards, $270, Etsy.com 

7. Jumbo Rolling Dice

Giant dice outdoor wedding game

With a set of giant dice on hand, there are tons of possibilities for fun outdoor wedding reception games. This chic collection comes with the instructions for four different ones to help get the ball (or dice) rolling. When it comes to wedding lawn games, bigger is definitely better. 

Jeremy Exley yard dice, $50, UncommonGoods.com

8. Giant Beer Pong

Giant beer pong wedding yard game

Not sold on any of the above? There are still lots more awesome wedding games you can play outside. Why not relive your college days with the wedding party and set up a super-sized game of beer pong? Just add a little something to weigh the buckets down (like sand or water) and you're good to go.   

Yard Games giant yard pong, $50, 2Modern.com

9. Hardwood Kubb Set

Kubb wedding lawn game set

If you want to go all in on lawn games as your wedding entertainment, we suggest this age-old option. Up to 12 people can take part at once! This stunning wooden set comes with everything you'll need to play, as well as a cute tote bag for convenient storage.

Country Kubb tournament Kubb set, from $100, Etsy.com

10. Colorful Bowling Pins

Bowling pins wedding yard game

Bowling pins are sure to be a crowd favorite at your outdoor celebration. It's a familiar classic that anyone can play.

Hey! Play! wooden red and grey bowling lawn game, $42, HomeDepot.com

11. Gigantic Dominoes 

Giant dominoes outdoor wedding game

There are so many options when it comes to giant garden games for weddings. If you've got your heart set on having something extra large but don't have a massive venue, we've got you. These giant dominoes will provide the wow factor you're looking for without taking up too much space.

Jeremy Exley yard dominoes, $60, UncommonGoods.com

12. Wooden Ladder Toss

Ladder toss wedding lawn game

No one said wedding garden games had to be easy. Challenge your guests with this campground favorite that requires a little more skill (and lots of good sportsmanship).

Yard Games wooden ladder toss, $70, 2Modern.com   

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