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!
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.
Photo by Daniel Kincaid Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
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.
Photo by Kimberly Jarman Photography
Photo by Carasco Photography
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.
Photo by Caroline Tran
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.
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.
Photo by Marc Royce Photography; 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.
Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Planning & Design by Jordan Payne Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Cooper Carras Photography; Planning & Design by Levine Fox Events
Photo by Sarah Kate, Photographer; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Milanés Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs
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.
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Justine Ungaro; Lighting & Floral Design by Amaryllis, Inc.