8 Decadent Dessert Bar Ideas!

For a sweet finale at your reception, think beyond the cake. Whether you're adding a little local flavor or serving up a secret family recipe, a dessert bar can add a totally personal touch to your wedding. Check out a few of our mouthwatering favorites below. This calls for a taste test!
by jamie miles
Kristin Spencer Photography
  1. Gelato Dessert Bar

    gelato dessert bar
    Kristin Spencer Photography

    This gelato bar allowed guests to sample homemade flavors like chocolate-mint and lemon. This idea is perfect for a warm-weather wedding.

  2. Vintage Dessert Bar

    vintage dessert bar
    Jules Bianchi Photography

    Get creative with not only the dessert offerings but the display! This vintage wagon was converted into a dessert bar and decorated with candlesticks and lanterns to maintain the vintage feel.

  3. Pie Dessert Table

    pie dessert table at wedding
    Peacock Photography

    An assortment of tarts and pies rested on charming pedestals made from stacked logs to compliment this ranch-themed wedding.

  4. Soda & Candy Dessert Bar

    soda and candy dessert bar
    Kara Purtell Photography

    Doesn't get much sweeter than this! Vintage soda bottles and colorful candies gave guests a sugar boost during the night's dancing.

  5. Black & White Dessert Bar

    black and white candy bar
    Nickel Weddings Photography

    This black and white treat table displayed candies in tall jars as if in a candy shop. From nonpareils to chocolate-covered pretzels, there was something for everyone's sweet tooth.

  6. Cupcake Dessert Bar

    cupcake wedding dessert bar
    Summer & Boyd

    Several wood cheeseboards were stacked with cupcakes to create a fun dessert bar that guests could help themselves to!

  7. Gourmet Popcorn Bar

    Kernel Coladas Gourmet Popcorn

    Popcorn is a creative dessert alternative to offer your guests. An array of colors makes for a fun display and guests can easily take home bags as favors!

  8. Rustic Dessert Bar

    Dawn Sparks Photography

    Vintage frames and candles decorated three different tables full of chocolate-dipped pretzels, cookies and brownies. Handcrafted frames made of tree bark completed the theme.

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