When organizing the aesthetic of your reception space, couples often keep a few staple details in mind: color scheme, centerpieces, and the dance floor. However, in these modern times, many engaged pairs are electing to include an entirely new concept for added comfort: the lounge area. Usually, this small space includes cushioned chaises and couches for attendees to relax and mingle – away from the formality of the dining tables.
The motif of these additional zones typically mirrors the overarching design of the event – if the celebration is taking place outside in a field, the lounge area may have a picnic or tea-party feel. If the reception happens to be in a grand ballroom with opulent details, this space could embody a more refined evening soirée concept that will allow guests to put their feet up – so to speak – while still observing the heightened decorum of the nuptials.
No matter the style of your wedding, you’re bound to find a lounge set-up that matches your design. For inspiration from a variety of motifs, view the pictures below from some of our real weddings.
Gather inspiration from this alfresco, Moroccan-inspired lounge space. Photo by James Johnson Photography; Consulting by Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Incorporate a lounge area with a bar patio feel for a relaxed vibe. Photo by Heather Kincaid; Consulting by Alex Events Inc.
Life's a beach with this seaside set-up. Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Consulting by SoCo Events
An elegant rooftop lounge area complete with a throne fit for a king is ideal for an opulent celebration. Photo by Yvette Roman Photography; Consulting by Alex Events Inc.