Try These Great Decorating Ideas for Your Garden Reception

Outdoor weddings can be a dream-like fantasy for everyone attending. They can be both whimsical and enchanting – a wonderful place to spend a summer night celebrating love. When you are planning a garden wedding, the possibilities are endless. So you may be asking your yourself, “Where do I start?” Well, are you more of a secret garden type, or are you trying to whisk your guests away to Tuscany? If you are in the process of planning your dream garden wedding, we have some amazing tips for you!

Work with Your Surroundings 

There is so much that you can do with a garden-themed wedding, and one great idea is to play around with the natural elements already at your venue. Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors at your venue. You will be surprised by what comes to mind.

Incorporate your Theme into your Menu

Are you going for a Mediterranean feel?  Then have that reflected in your catering menu if possible.  Also keep your garden-themed decor in mind when planning the space where your food will be stationed. You can also incorporate flowers into your cake display and even play around with variations of garden-themed drinks. 

String Lights

Add a whimsical touch to your venue with some twinkling string lights. These are the perfect addition to any outdoor wedding. If possible, string some over the dance floor – it will make for wonderful pictures as everyone dances the night away!

Floral Backdrops 

Flowers can make anything a bit more magical, and adding a beautiful floral backdrop to your alter is the perfect way to incorporate that magical feeling into the ceremony itself! You can also use this as a great place to pose for photos with family and friends after the ceremony. 


You can get creative with some fun floral centerpieces! Geometric spheres can be a fun and unique addition to your guest tables. Simply fill them with flowers or other greenery to give each table its own magical touch. You can even add a poem or your favorite quote inside for your guests to read. 

Blooms and Greenery 

Who wouldn’t love to walk down an aisle lined with blooms and greenery? Adding some of your favorite flowers is such a beautiful way to incorporate your theme. Make a grand entrance and feel like a garden goddess as you walk down the aisle! 

Looking for the perfect venue for your very own garden wedding? If so, The Oaks would love to be a part of your special day! We promise that you and your guests will be amazed by all that we have to offer! Contact us today!