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20 Creative Ideas for Your Ceremony Seating

Take your ceremony up a notch by transforming your seating into a meaninful part of the décor. From creative arrangements to unique chairs, here are some of our favorite ideas we've seen.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Spiral

    Spiral

    Give each of your guests a front row seat for your walk down the aisle and create an intimate feel by creating a spiral. 

  • Logs

    Logs

    For a wedding in the woods, what could be more perfect than using logs as your seating? 

  • Couches

    Couches

    Make comfort a priority by renting plush couches and chairs for your guests.

    Photo: Ryan Ray

  • Monochrome

    Monochrome

    Keep it monochromatic without being matchy-matchy by gathering an assortment of couches, chairs, and benches in a neutral color palette.

  • Bales of Hay

    Bales of Hay

    For a farm wedding, nothing could be more fitting than hay seating. Make it more comfortable by tossing blankets over the bales.

    Photo: Kununurra Weddings

  • Benches on Hay

    Benches on Hay

    You can also get the look of hay without the mess by laying wood planks on top of the bales,

  • Blankets & Pillows

    Blankets & Pillows

    Keep it low-key while optimizing comfort by laying out plenty of blankets and throw pillows.

  • Stools

    Stools

    Simple stools that mirror the color of the sand provide a whimsical choice for your ceremony.

  • Colorful Chairs

    Colorful Chairs

    Turn your ceremony seats into décor by adding a pop of color on each chair.

  • Ottomans

    Ottomans

    By using a combination of ottomans, benches, and traditional chairs, you'll ensure comfort for all of your guests.

  • Surrounding the Couple

    Surrounding the Couple

    Make your ceremony spot more distinct by surrounding it with tall columns and colorful fabric drapimg.

    Photo: Sherman Chu

  • Surrounding the Couple

    Surrounding the Couple

    Creative seating isn't limited to small weddings! Just make sure to work multiple aisles into your design. 

  • Mix and Match Chairs

    Mix and Match Chairs

    Instead of expensive rentals, borrow chairs from friends and family members to create an eclectic mix.

  • Pillows

    Pillows

    Bring the zen with floor seating on plush pillows.

    Photo: Serena & Jason Photography

  • Reception Tables

    Reception Tables

    Are you hosting your ceremony and reception in the same spot? Eliminate the turnaround time by seating your guests at their reception tables during the ceremony as well. 

    Photo: Haim Afriat

  • Surrounding the Couple

    Surrounding the Couple

    Encircle yourselves with the love of your guests by arranging your seats in a round.

    Photo: Epic Imagery

  • Under a Tent

    Under a Tent

    Make a large ballroom feel more intimate by arranging your seating underneath a tent.

  • Pews

    Pews

    Bring the indoors out by arranging simple pews in rows.

  • Snowy Benches

    Snowy Benches

    "Snow"-covered benches fit perfectly with a winter wedding.

  • Bright & Cheerful

    Bright & Cheerful

    Don't let your location define your décor; we love the juxtaposition of a garden vibe against a cityscape. 

20 Creative Ideas for Your Ceremony Seating

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