22 Unique Ideas for Your Wedding Dance Floor
Your reception space plays host to some of the most important dances of your life, from your meaningful first spin as newlyweds to the emotional twirls you'll share with your parents. In honor of these special moments, make the floor beneath your happy feet just as momentous.
When it comes to creating a memorable spot for dancing, you have a few different options to choose from. One way is to select a unique surface or customize a basic setting. Rental dance floors come in a range of materials (like wood and sheet vinyl) and a variety of colors. You can also have crests, monograms, and patterns printed as decals or painted onto whatever base you're working with. Alternatively, you can select a reception venue with a cool, existing dancing floor. Or, you can scout locations until you find a venue with a space (like an outdoor patio or pool—more on the latter in a bit) that can be transformed into one. Finally, you can focus less on what's below and more on what's overhead. Festive lights, signs, and floral installations, for example, can draw attention to your designated dance floor.
For a closer look at some of the plentiful possibilities, click through this roundup of dancing spaces from real weddings. The following ideas are fresh, pretty, and totally doable with the right team and tools. Get inspired to impress your guests with a notable dance floor—these ones are bound to stay on your guests' minds long after the last song has been played.
Starry Dance Floor
Revelers danced atop the couple's crest and below celestial lights at this event.
Checkered Dance Floor
This rustic-chic reception included a crystal chandelier that hung above the black-and-white checkered dance floor.
Tented Dance Floor
Beautifully-draped cloth and strung-up greenery like this will bring attendees' gazes to the center of your dancing space.
Floral Dance Floor
Emily Butler of Karson Butler Events dreamt up this floral masterpiece, but it took a whole team to make it a reality. Cheree Berry Paper, the couple's stationer, created the moody floral design for the couple's invitations. A high-resolution file was then sent to Revolution Event Design and Production, who made oversized appliqués for the dance floor.
Moss Dance Floor
These creative spouses covered the floor of their reception space with moss. Guests made the look even more magical by tossing petals as the couple busted their first moves.
Crest Dance floor
The colorful custom crest on this couple's dance floor was also displayed on their aisle and invitations.
Nautical Dance Floor
Go all out with your wedding theme and incorporate it into your dance floor—this couple chose an octopus design for their nautical celebration.
Punny Dance Floor
These two turned their last names (Shaiken and Assof) into a hilarious phrase ("Shaiken Our Assof"), which they put on their dance floor.
Round Dance Floor
Instead of bringing in a dance floor, these newlyweds turned an existing space into the perfect spot to twirl. They were surrounded by columns as they danced with guests outdoors.
Installation Dance Floor
An "inverted garden" of 24,000 tulips was installed above this epic dance floor.
Striped Dance Floor
Customized Dance Floor
This couple customized their dance floor with their initials, which were written in gold.
Acrylic Dance Floor
Acrylic flooring was placed on top of this venue's pool to create an awesome dancing area.
Geometric Dance Floor
We aren't sure what we love more—the rectangular pattern on this couple's dance floor, or the elegant, wreath-inspired chandelier above it.
Monogrammed Dance Floor
This couple swayed with their monogram beneath them.
Destination Dance Floor
Nod to your event's location with a dance floor, like this couple did. The surface read "California Love."
Lit-Up Dance Floor
The right lighting can transform your dancing space—we're big fans of crisscrossed bulb lights.
Poolside Dance Floor
These newlyweds began their first dance immediately after their ceremony, instead of waiting for the reception. They twirled beside their venue's pool.
Carpeted Dance Floor
These two used lots of green in their wedding, including on the dance floor.
Black-and-White Dance Floor
Swap black-and-white checkers with black-and-white stripes for a design that's even more original.
Desert Dance Floor
This small dance floor with a shiny surface resembled an oasis in its desert location, and the colors complemented the scenery.