10 Reception Spaces That Took Our Breath Away


Your reception is the ultimate celebration when you and your new spouse dance, drink, and eat the night away.  From amazing architecture, stunning scenery, and one-of-a-kind decor, your reception space should include a wow factor. We've found 10 jaw-dropping receptions to inspire you.

1. Outdoor Affair

outdoor affair

Photo by KT Merry Photography

Talk about a gorgeous arrangement. Guests are seated around a reflecting pool on an outdoor terrace. The greenery and stunning views of the lake make this an ideal place to celebrate. 


2. Elegant Barn

rustic barn

Photo by June Lion Photography

These gorgeous linens and floral centerpieces lend an elegant flair to an otherwise rustic venue. Dress up your barn with monogrammed letters and draping like the ones above. 


3. Vineyard View

vineyard view

Photo by Shelly Kroeger Photography

With a view like this what's not to celebrate? The round tables arranged on the patio offer guests a wonderful view of the vineyard, which is gorgeous all lit up. 


4. Glass Ceiling 

glass ceiling

Photo by Jonathan Young Weddings 

What a beautiful way to let natural beauty into a reception space. We're loving the crystal clear view of the lush greenery outside and the blossoming centerpieces. 


5. Indoor Intimacy 

indoor intimacy

Photos by Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Between the slate stone floors, ceiling twig decor, and long wooden tables, there are so many details to love. We can't get enough of what this couple did with such an intimate space. 


6, White Wedding

white wedding

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios

The elegant white draping and hanging star decor create a dreamlike setting for this wedding reception. We're in heaven with this all-white look. 


7. Cozy Seaside Dinner

cozy beachside dinner

Photo by Twah Dougherty 

We're loving how private, yet stunning this reception space is. Just a long table, a chandelier, and a beautiful view is all you need to celebrate a lifelong commitment. 


8. Romantically Rustic

romantically rustic

Photo by Onelove Photography

This pale pink draping and hanging chandelier adds an element of romantic elegance to the rustic chairs and string lights.


9.  Pink Party Tent

pink party tent

Photos by Rachel Robertson Photography

Between the bright pink table linens and the clear tent, this reception space is the epitome of a fun summer wedding. A clear tent will make your guests feel less enclosed, and it's perfect for any unexpected weather. 


10. Backyard Gathering

backyard gathering

Photo by Deidre Lynn Photography

We're loving the communal feel of this backyard reception. The long banquet tables and hanging tree lights definitely lend a cozy and intimate vibe. 

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