Fall-Inspired Wedding Reception Tablescapes

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

Autumn is in full swing! 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 to their receptions.

The key design element we see in most fall-inspired weddings is a darker 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 typical pastels and creams seen in many weddings, the overall feeling of fall will come alive. Whether you’re planning an understated rustic fête 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 each photo to see the full celebration!

indoor wedding reception fall autumn color palette exposed wood table
Photo by Heather Kincaid

wedding reception tent chameleon chair collection gold chairs autumn fall color palette centerpiece
Photo by Sam & Sola Lee Photography; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection; Planning & Design by Callista & Comany

Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington Events

wedding reception fall color palette burgundy flowers and chairs gold green accents
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

wedding reception tall ceilings fall autumn centerpieces low flowers burgundy
Photo by Steve DePino

tent wedding reception fall color palette autumn table wood burgundy greenery
Photo by Grant Daniels Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas; Planning & Design by Diamond Affairs Weddings and Special Events

head table at alex wood la dodgers baseball player wedding reception fall autumn color palette
Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; Floral & Event Design by Jackson Durham Events
Linens by Nüage Designs

neutral fall wedding tablescape idea magnolia leaf and greenery chandelier
Photo by Eric Kelley; Planning & Design by Kelli Corn Weddings & Events

fall wedding reception centerpiece idea burgundy flower gold accents
Photo by John Cain Photography; Planning & Design by Emily Clarke Events

wedding reception fall theme color palette tall low centerpiece
Photo by Figge Photography; Venue: La Quinta Resort & Club

train bassist hector maldonado wedding reception fall autumn color theme palette
Photo by Joe Photo; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

wedding reception fall theme autumn color palette wood chairs burgundy taper candle flowers
Photo by Vue Photography

wedding anniversary dinner party fall theme autumn foliage leaves arches
Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

Wedding reception fall wedding flowers floral chandelier
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

wedding anniversary dinner party set up fall color palette inspired by still life paintings
Photo by Facibeni Fotografia; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

Tall candles and fall color wedding flower reception centerpiece
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

Sue the T Rex wedding reception venue with fall wedding colors
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Wedding fall ideas gold candleholders and fall colored wedding flowers runner
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

wedding reception head table and lounge autumn wedding fall color palette
Photo by Leppert Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

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

Authored by: Kelcy Christy