Types of Wedding Chairs You Can Rent for Your Ceremony and Reception

September 16, 2021
Types of Wedding Chairs You Can Rent for Your Ceremony and Reception

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You’ve finalized your guest list and spent more time than you would like to admit on the seating arrangements, now comes the discussion about the actual chairs! Your guests will spend most of the ceremony and dinner in one, so we are here to tell you, your chairs do in fact matter. This important decor choice in furniture sets the tone for your entire ceremony and reception. Oh, and they will be in your wedding photos. Of course, the type of chair you chose will depend on your wedding style and overall aesthetic. Luckily, you’ve got options and many of them! So, pull up a chair and take a seat as we uncover everything you need to know about wedding chair styles for your dream ceremony and reception.

Wood Folding Chair

Wooden folding chairs are a traditional yet classic choice for seating at any style of wedding because of their appearance and versatility. Made from high quality solid oak hardwood, wood folding chairs are durable and feature a curved back for utmost comfort.

Photo by Root + Gather Events

Chiavari Chair

Chiavari chairs have become the most popular choice for elegant seating due to their use at large-scale formal events such as the Oscars and high-profile celebrity weddings. These days every bride wishes to seat her guests in this timeless sophisticated chair. Gold, silver, black, white and fruitwood are the basic colors that these chairs already come in.

Photo by Michele Beckwith Photography

Cross Back Chair

One of the hottest trends for ceremony and reception seating is the wooden Cross Back chair or X-Back chair as they’re commonly known. The cross back chair is a Hamptons and French Provincial classic making it suit a number of styles and aesthetics. Whether you’re a bride with a taste for rustic elegance or hosting your wedding in wine country, this chair will tie into the theme perfectly.

Photo by Lucy Bull Weddings

Gold Bertoia Chair

Dare to dine up a notch? Modern metallic wiring featuring a woven linear pattern this glamorous chair is easy on the eyes and plays beautifully against white and natural wood surfaces.

Infinity Chair

These high-fashion, luxury chairs have endless style, that includes an infinity design on the chair back. The Infinity chair is an elegant, refined option that fits in almost any theme, and is a unique option from the more standard chiavari.

Photo by Once Upon a Dream Weddings

Ghost Chair

We love how these chairs showcase a pared-down version of the classic King Louis chair for a sleek contemporary silhouette. Made from clear acrylic, giving them the iconic look of a ghost chair that complements an array of decors.

Photo by Haley Ringo Photography

Bentwood Chair

The Bentwood chair is a timeless, curvaceous classic. Rooted in 19th-century European cafe culture, the chair gets a contemporary update with clean lines and a natural or walnut finish.

Photo by Lance Nicoll

Dior Chair

Bask in vintage opulence with seating that will turn your reception room into one of graceful appeal. Drawing from French country inspiration, this upholstered chair is crafted of oak with carved details and a distressed finish, making it a simple and sophisticated choice while remaining true to its old fashioned roots.

Photo by Flora & Fauna Flower Co.

Rattan Chair

Woven and rattan wedding decor details are popping up all over Pinterest, and no, it doesn’t feel dated like your grandma’s old wicker set. If you’ve been digging the boho-femme trend, use rattan chairs for your sweetheart table or intimate dinner setting. Consider mixing rattan and white for a distinct soft, romantic look that still feels earthy, ethereal and exquisite.

Photo by Jen Rodriguez

Peacock Chair

Peacock chairs have been growing in popularity and we’re not mad about it! These beauties are the best of boho giving off cool and effortlessly stylish vintage vibes. Perfect for the power couple saying, “I Do”, be sure to take a minute to sit, breathe, and bask in the beautiful day that you’ve created.

Photo by Jessica Jones Photography

Bistro Chair

Fresh bistro chairs are a new must-have, and it’s easy to see why! These comfortable and lightweight chairs make an ideal seat for a spring or summer garden inspired wedding.

Photo by Calvin Elizabeth

Tolix Chair

Calling all modern chic brides! If you’ve booked an urban, industrial warehouse venue, this chair is a lovely clean pairing. We love seeing Tolix chairs along wooden farm-house tables for a warm touch and friendly inviting atmosphere.

Photo by Epoch Co Events

Chantilly Chair

Add a touch of charm and grace to your wedding with the irresistibly attractive design of the Chantilly chair. The perfect blend of mod style and old world glamour, this chair features luxurious velvet upholstery and shiny, brass brushed legs.

Photo by Stetten Wilson

Wooden Benches

For an outdoor wedding in the woods, mountains or at a barn use wooden benches facing the altar instead of chairs at the ceremony then repurpose them for the reception! A rustic farm bench goes great with farm tables and can comfortably sit a handful of guests depending on the size and length.

Photo by Jose Villa

Velvet Sofa

Are you velvet obsessed? From ring boxes to bridesmaid dresses to throw pillows and lounge seating, velvet is picture perfect for fall and winter celebrations. We say yes to this quintessential feminine velvety touch!

Photo by Kate Clark

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For more inspiration on ceremony and reception decor, check out our Pinterest Boards, here and here!

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