How Tufted Furniture Can Give Your Wedding a Glam Look

Adding some upholstered rentals can provide your reception with that luxe style you're looking for.

One of our favorite wedding trends that definitely has some staying power is the reception lounge area. Many event rental companies specialize in providing a variety of comfortable sofas, armchairs, poufs, and other furniture to create residential-inspired spaces for guests to relax during the celebration. To create a luxurious, glam style for your wedding, choose upholstered lounge furniture with a chic, tufted look to instantly make guests feel at home.

Comfortably decorated lounge areas at cocktail hour give loved ones a place to relax and mingle prior to the reception, while reception lounges offer an area for guests to rest inbetween dances. Another wedding trend popular amongst many Inside Weddings couples is to host an after-party for loved ones who want to celebrate all night long. These types of parties definitely call for plush lounge areas, as guests will need a stylish and comfortable space to kick up their heels following a night of revelry. 

Whether you're looking to furnish your reception space, cocktail hour, or after-party lounge, tufted rental furniture can add a glamorous look to any sort of space. Take a look at the inspiring images from real weddings below. To see more from the celebrations, click on your favorite photos!

Reception Seating
In lieu of standard event chairs, many couples choose alternative forms of seating for guests. Tufted high-back chairs add a luxurious element to a wedding reception, while a tufted bench on one side of the table offers a unique spin on a family-style seating arrangement. 
Brittney Palmer wedding reception tufted chairs
Photo by Daniel Kincaid Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Tufted bench at outdoor wedding reception
Photo by EDLT Photo

tufted lounge wedding reception furniture chairs around mirror crystal table
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral Design by The Hidden GardenRentals by Revelry Event Designers

Sweetheart Tables
If you choose to seat wedding guests at traditional event chairs, make sure the seating at your sweetheart table stands out! Select a tufted settee or two classic tufted armchairs to ensure everyone knows where the bride and groom are seated.
Tufted high back bench with crowns at wedding
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography

Tufted arm chair at sweetheart table
Photo by Carasco Photography

tufted wedding lounge furniture sweetheart table
Photo by Katie Shuler Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Outdoor Cocktail Lounge on Lawn
If your cocktail hour takes place on a grassy lawn, add a glamorous element by implementing tufted lounge furniture. Choose a white tufted sofa to complement a neutral color palette or antique-style furniture in rosy hues for a vintage look.
Pink tufted lounge furniture on wedding lawn
Photo by Caroline Tran

White tufted sofa on wedding lawn
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

Outdoor Cocktail Lounge on Stone
Tufted lounge furniture also looks lovely when placed in an outdoor event space featuring stone flooring. Bricks and darker stones can be either be emphasized or hidden with event rental furniture, depending on your preferences. 
Wedding lounge at The Resort at Pelican Hill
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.

Gold tufted wedding lounge furniture
Photo by Marc Royce Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

outdoor cocktail hour lounge area for wedding reception lounge area tufted furniture
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden
Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Indoor Reception Lounge
If you're having a tent wedding or a celebration in a large ballroom, section off an area of the event space to be dedicated to tufted lounge furniture. Your guests will appreciate having a place to rest following dinner and dancing.
Tufted wedding furniture at Texas reception
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Planning & Design by Jordan Payne CompanyRentals by Revelry Event Designers

Winter wedding tufted lounge furniture
Photo by Cooper Carras Photography; Planning & Design by Levine Fox Events

indoor reception lounge area tufted furniture
Photo by Sarah Kate, Photographer; 
Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

tufted furniture lounge area armchair sofa reception ideas
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; 
Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party ConsultantsRentals by Revelry Event Designers

wedding reception ballroom tufted circular wedding furniture
Photo by Milanés Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

tufted classic lounge area wedding reception cocktail hour ideas
Photo by Studio This Is

Indoor After-Party Lounge
A stylish after-party space calls for a glamorous lounge area filled with tufted furniture, ambient lighting, and plenty of throw pillows. The tufted look provides a club-like atmosphere for your loved ones to enjoy the celebration all night long.
Purple lighting at tufted lounge area
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party ConsultantsRentals by Revelry Event Designers

Tufted sofas at wedding lounge
Photo by Justine Ungaro; Lighting & Floral Design by Amaryllis, Inc.

after party tufted lounge furniture wedding reception ideas vibrant pillows
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; 
Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party ConsultantsRentals by Revelry Event Designers

For more reception décor ideas, visit our photo galleries to see hundreds of images from real weddings. Or follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest or Instagram for wedding inspiration at your fingertips!

Authored by: Kelcy Christy