29 Tall Centerpieces That Will Take Your Reception Tables to New Heights
Beautiful floral arrangements are always a major focal point during any wedding reception. If you want to ensure that your centerpieces make a lasting impression on your guests, it's best to go tall. While smaller compote centerpieces are gorgeous in their own right, vertical arrangements are unexpected additions to wedding tables and are a sure way to wow your attendees as soon as they walk into the room. And the best part about these lofty arrangements? They can suit any wedding style.
If you're throwing a traditional event, classic mixes of garden roses, hydrangeas, and peonies will stun in a large glass vase. Searching for the perfect contemporary arrangement? Ask your floral designer to place long-stemmed blooms in a structured, four-pillared vessel. This Il Giardino delle Fate masterpiece is the perfect example of a tall, contemporary centerpiece: Their team styled this high-low arrangement of garden roses and greenery and hung ornaments containing small tea lights for a dreamy feel.
If you're concerned that oversized wedding centerpieces will hinder guests' conversations, don't be. It all comes down to the vessel you choose—and with so many options readily available, you can choose a base that suits both your wedding theme and allows your loved ones to converse freely. From tall glass vases, to thin metal pedestals, attendees will enjoy the beauty of these arrangements and each other's company.
To help you find a tall arrangement style you love, consider some of our favorites from real weddings. Click through to discover how you can incorporate these larger-than-life centerpieces into your own reception décor.
Put an otherwise classic arrangement up on a pedestal for a contemporary twist. Peony Studio created this mix of traditional garden roses and anthurium.
Stems Floral Design made ruby and blush garden roses pop by placing the arrangement on a lofty four-pillared gold stand.
Classic and Thin
This oversized centerpiece was bursting with eucalyptus and white garden roses, but Cress Floral Decorations' vessel of choice—a thin gold stand—prevented the arrangement from hindering guests' conversations.
High and Low
Tall centerpieces lend themselves well to rooms with high ceilings. Here, Magnolia Belle Floral created high-and-low arrangements of garden roses and greenery to fill this airy reception space.
You'll want to play with height carefully when including extra-tall arrangements so you don't crowd tables with multiple centerpieces. We love how Dreams Riviera Cancun placed these identical arrangements, housed in long brass tubes, strategically, so they didn't overwhelm the tablescape.
This mix of blush protea and garden roses and burgundy peonies, arranged by Feisty Flowers, seemed to defy gravity after they were placed in a towering glass vessel.
This mix of garden roses, hydrangeas, and dahlias arranged by Decoration Inc. was right at home in this elegant venue thanks to a long, regal vessel.
To contrast this overflowing arrangement of greenery, B&B Designs added small vases containing one tulip in front of each place setting.
Just because your vessel is already tall doesn't mean you have to stop there. Luna Arrangements added even more height by working large blooms into this centerpiece.
Draw attention to a tall centerpiece by keeping place settings simple. This Robertson's Flowers arrangement of greenery makes a statement on a lightly decorated table.
Sea of Green
To ensure your centerpiece really makes a statement, ask the pros to keep the stems—or in this case leaves. Jardiniere Fine Flowers created this exotic mix of palm fronds and lush greenery.
Milwaukee Flower Co. created this dramatic cluster centerpiece by pairing a large mix of garden roses and greenery with two candelabras.
For this couple's greenery inspired wedding, Sinclair & Moore filled glass vases with fresh green leaves.
Lindsay Rae Designs sat small vessels of soft garden roses, ranunculus, and peonies next to dramatic vases full of vibrant greenery.
White with Pink Accents
Saipua paired this large all-white centerpiece with smaller vessels full of pink flowers.
To create the illusion of walking through a forest, Sinclair & Moore filled towering glass vases with fresh-cut branches.
Large green leaves, arranged by Cabo Flowers, towered over an ocean-inspired tablecloth at this couple's beach reception.
Large topiaries took the place of flowers in this set up by David Stark Design and Production.
A nontraditional tall centerpiece calls for an equally nontraditional vessel. Bare Root Flora housed white hydrangeas, peonies, clematis, lisianthus, and greenery in custom wood vases that referenced the venue's wood-paneled walls.
Create a statement table in your reception room by outfitting one table with a tall centerpiece. Amy Lynne Originals arranged garden and spray roses, hydrangea, stock, and eucalyptus into a glass vase that stood out among compote vessels.
Bridal Blooms of Fort Worth successfully showcased this couple's mint green and pink color palette in their arrangement—but it is the display's dried stems that really drew our attention.