Wedding Reception Tables: Non-Floral Centrepiece Ideas

A dozen non-floral centrepiece ideas for your wedding reception tables

Jars are the ultimate, affordable non-floral wedding centrepiece idea

Flowers have traditionally been a key part and focus of a wedding day; from the bridal bouquet to flowers in the ceremony, flowers at the reception and more. However, for couples wishing to step away from the floral norm when it comes to decorating their country house wedding venue reception tables, there are dozens of creative options to consider. 
Below, we have shared with you our top 12 non-floral wedding centrepiece ideas that are sure to get you feeling inspired…   

Go Glamourous with Non-Floral Table Centrepieces 

Elegantly Draped Candelabras 

Candelabras are a great alternative to a floral centrepiece. They come in all different shapes and sizes that are sure to match all colour schemes. 
With these grand candle lit centrepieces, why not try draping mirrored beads from them? As the light catches the beads, this will create an extremely glam look that is sure to WOW your guests. 

Fabulous Faux Feathers 

Feathers are a simple, affordable and easy way to glam up your table centrepieces. Place large coloured feathers in tall trumpet vases and surrounded the base of the vase with sparkly crystals for a finishing touch.     

Keep Your Non-Floral Reception Table Décor Simple

Glittery Jam Jars 

Glittery jam jars are an easy DIY job that will be sure to make your centrepieces shine. Consider a solid colour, or why not be on-trend with ombre tones. This idea is also a great excuse to get all the girls together for an arts and crafts evening ahead of the big day.  

Candles that are simple but effective 

If simple and easy is what you are looking for then candles are a perfect choice. Whether you opt for an open flame or a faux candle, the possibilities are endless when it comes to how you display them on your reception tables. 

Our favourite candle table centrepiece ideas are: tea lights in gorgeous glass holders, a selection of church-style candles sitting on glass mirrored trays, candles in hurricane lanterns or multiple candles floating on water. 

A Stunning Rustic Bird Cage 

Rustic centrepieces can be stunning, especially if you’ve booked a barn wedding venue. Consider filling a large shabby chic bird cage with LED style fairy lights placed on top of a round slice of wood. 

Top Tip: Shop for vintage birdcages at car boot sales, in local charity shops or see if you can hire them from a wedding stylist. 

Make your Reception Tables Quirky

Vintage Wine Bottle Candle Holders

Upcycle your old wine bottles by creating cool and quirky centrepieces that your guests will be amazed by. Imagine a gold-sprayed, magnum sized bottle in the centre of the table surrounded by a circle of standard size glitter-dipped bottles that are all finished with a tall lit candle.  

A Quirky Teapot Feature 

Teapots come in all different patterns and designs, so why not use one as a feature for your wedding table centrepiece? Perhaps surround teapots with teacups hanging from a from a quirky chandelier and when it comes to filling them, consider feathers, succulent plants, candles or even pretty painted twigs.

Be Unique 

A Love of Books 

Why not make your table centrepieces unique by adding a touch of personality? If you plan on naming each of your wedding reception tables after your favourite books, then consider stacking books along side vases as your wedding reception table centrepieces. 

Wine Themed Wedding

If you both enjoy a glass of wine then wine-themed table centrepieces could be possible idea to discuss. A wine bucket filled with different bottles for your guests to taste throughout your banquet could be fun. You could also name your tables after different grapes or wine regions across the world and a bottle stopper could make for the ultimate favour! 

Show-Stopping Wedding Reception Table Ideas

Board Games 

If you want that show stopping centrepiece to get your guests mingling, why not try a board game centrepiece? A stylish black and white chess board with large sized chess pieces can look quirky and glamorous at the same time.  

A Statement Hot Air Balloon 

What better way to get the conversations flowing than having a mini hot air balloon in the centre of your table. A helium balloon attached to a wicker basket that’s joined by ribbon is a really cool and unique idea that will defiantly be a centrepiece that your guests won’t forget!  

Incredible Table Trees 

For a fancy, show-stopping wedding reception table centrepiece idea to suit a woodland themed wedding, consider hiring trees. Decorate white-sprayed trees with hanging jewels or tea-light candles surrounded by glass baubles or, you may be able to source seasonal trees for your wedding, for example cherry blossom for spring or miniature Christmas trees for December   

If you are feeling inspired by our favourite collection of non-floral centrepiece ideas, why not have a look at our Pinterest page, with boards ranging from whimsical to elegant weddings. 

Reminder: Just because you choose to have a non-floral wedding table centrepiece doesn't stop you from incorporating wonderful wedding flowers throughout the rest of your special day. Be sure to order a fabulous bridal bouquet or consider a show-stopping floral backdrop for your wedding ceremony and photographic opportunities.