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Fall-Inspired Centerpieces & Wedding Reception Tablescapes

A variety of autumn table concepts for this season ranging from simple to intricate.

Those pairs hoping to showcase the feeling of the season in their reception décor can incorporate rich hues, natural materials, and golden elements to add the warmth of the fall to their receptions.

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Photo: Figge Photography

It's officially autumn! Whether you're getting ready to say "I do" this season or you're planning a fall wedding a year or more from now, you may be looking for design ideas to bring either subtle or bold autumnal elements to your tablescape. Those pairs hoping to showcase the feeling of the season in their reception décor can incorporate rich hues, natural materials, and golden elements to add the warmth of the fall season to their receptions.

The key design element we see in most fall-inspired weddings is a darker wedding color palette featuring burgundy and crimson accents. Splashes of deeper hues on tablescapes are stunning, from heavy linens in rich tones to pops of darker blooms in centerpieces. By just focusing on adding moody, deep colors in lieu of the popular pastels and creams seen in many weddings, the overall feeling of fall will come alive.

Whether you’re planning an understated rustic wedding or an opulent ballroom soirée, your reception tablescapes will set the tone for your overall motif. Whether or not you choose to add darker shades, try incorporating natural browns, glimmering golds, fresh greenery, and raw woods to transport your loved ones into an autumnal dream that can work for an array of wedding styles and formalities.

Get inspiration for weddings featuring autumnal elegance by taking a look at the photos from real weddings featuring reception tables perfect for celebrations in September, October, and November. For more ideas, be sure to click the link below each photo to see the full celebration!

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Photo by Heather Kincaid; From Real Wedding: Jewish Ceremony + Romantic Fall Reception Décor in Ojai, California

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Photo by Sam & Sola Lee Photography; From Real Wedding: Modern Outdoor Ceremony & Tent Reception in Seattle on Puget Sound

Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington Events; From Real Wedding: Glamorous Outdoor Wedding with Rustic Rose Gold Details in Texas

wedding reception fall color palette burgundy flowers and chairs gold green accents
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: A Luxury Destination Wedding in Palm Beach with Almost 700 Guests

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Photo by Steve DePino; From Real Wedding: A Sophisticated Wedding at Historic Venues in Newport, Rhode Island

tent wedding reception fall color palette autumn table wood burgundy greenery
Photo by Grant Daniels Photography; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Ceremony & Tented Reception with Cozy Fall Color Palette

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Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; From Real Wedding: Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Alex Wood's Romantic Fall Wedding

neutral fall wedding tablescape idea magnolia leaf and greenery chandelier
Photo by Eric Kelley; From Real Wedding: Chapel Ceremony & Tented Reception in the South Carolina Lowcountry

fall wedding reception centerpiece idea burgundy flower gold accents
Photo by John Cain Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Key West, Florida

wedding reception fall theme color palette tall low centerpiece
Photo by Figge Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Outdoor Wedding at a Luxury Resort in the California Desert

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Photo by Joe Photo; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: The Unique & Intimate Wedding of Train's Bassist, Hector Maldonado

wedding reception fall theme autumn color palette wood chairs burgundy taper candle flowers
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Baroque Autumn Wedding with Deep Wine Tones in North Carolina

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Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; From Real Event: 50th Anniversary Party with Fall Foliage and Unique Performances

Wedding reception fall wedding flowers floral chandelier
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; From Real Wedding: Vibrant Alfresco Ceremony & Ballroom Reception in Newport Beach, California

wedding anniversary dinner party set up fall color palette inspired by still life paintings
Photo by Facibeni Fotografia; From Real Event: Anniversary Dinner in Florence Inspired by Still Life Paintings

Tall candles and fall color wedding flower reception centerpiece
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: A Colorful Fall Wedding with Modern Details in New York City

Sue the T Rex wedding reception venue with fall wedding colors
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: An Event Planner's Wedding at a Museum by Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Wedding fall ideas gold candleholders and fall colored wedding flowers runner
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; From Real Wedding: A Pro Tennis Player's Fall Wedding Featuring a Moody Color Palette

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Photo by Leppert Photography; From Real Wedding: Autumnal Alfresco Garden Ceremony & Tented Reception in Cincinnati

For more ideas, discover the pros and cons of having an autumn wedding, get more ideas for fall wedding décor, browse gorgeous fall wedding invitations, and view fall real weddings that took place in the autumn seasons.