Tall Flower Arrangements to Inspire Your Reception Centerpieces

These towering beauties will certainly wow your guests.

When it comes to choosing wedding reception centerpieces, most couples first decide if they want tall flower arrangements, short centerpieces, or a mix of high and low designs. While some pairs select low centerpieces to make it easier for guests to converse with one another throughout the dinner service, the decision to choose tall flower arrangements is one that will instantly transform the space. There's nothing like walking into a grand ballroom decorated with tables topped with towering floral centerpieces, and going this route will certainly wow your guests and make for gorgeous images in your wedding album.

To achieve height, most florists will begin with glass or crystal vases, gilt risers, or candelabra and top them with lush blooms including roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and orchids, or a mix of the couple's favorite wedding flowers. Additional options include stock, branches or curly willow, greenery, or even driftwood to add height and create a rustic, tree-like arrangement. Especially ideal for event spaces with high ceilings or those wedding receptions taking place in tents, tall flower arrangements help to create a cohesive look that breaks the barrier between low tables and high ceilings, drawing guests' eyes upward. Also, if you've always wanted an outdoor wedding, but the weather of the season doesn't permit an alfresco soirée, you can create a garden-inspired look indoors with tall, lush arrangements of flowers and foliage – even adding in trees to bring the outside in. No matter what the setting, tall floral arrangements and centerpieces create an opulent atmosphere.

Browse the images from real weddings below to inspire your own wedding reception centerpieces. Click each photo to see more from these beautiful events!

tall gold riser white rose hydrangea orchid flower arrangement tall centerpiece
Photo by Joe Buissink Photography; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black

tall white rose and greenery flower arrangement on table wedding ideas
Photo by Annette Navarro; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

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Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana

alternating high and low centerpiece tall white pink rose greenery flower ideas
Photo by Chard Photo; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina

tall centerpiece white rose hydrangea orchid tulip tall flower arrangement centerpiece ideas
Photo by Maya Myers Photography

rustic wedding centerpiece greenery pink dahlia white flower tall centerpiece
Photo by Vue Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

white orchid rose hydrangea crystal strand tall centerpiece wedding ideas
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

tall white pink rose hydrangea greenery wedding centerpiece ideas
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

tall gold stand white burgundy purple flowers rose amaranth centerpiece ideas
Photo by Hello Blue Photo; Planning & Design by Weddings by Susan Dunne

silver mercury glass stand white rose orchid hydrangea greenery flower arrangement tall centerpiece ideas
Photo by Joe Laurin Photography

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Photo by Triple Cord Photography

white rose and hydrangea flower centerpiece cascading orchid strands tall centerpiece ideas wedding
Photo by Studio This Is

tall centerpiece wedding ideas gold urn with pink flowers greenery candles
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Planning & Design by Nahid’s Global Events

tall glass vase with white dendrobium orchid flowers at the breakers centerpiece ideas
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

lucite glass vase with colorful flowers tall centerpiece next to taper candles wedding ideas
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

For more reception ideas, discover how to decorate your wedding bar, view remarkable ceiling installations over tables and the dance floor, and be inspired by these rustic-chic wedding centerpieces.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy