Champagne Walls: How to Pull Off This Trend That Isn’t Fizzing Out

modern champagne wall with neon sign
photog: Jackie Rangel Photography | planning + design: Something Blue Productions | floral + production: Floral Luxe Co

What’s better than a wall of beverages just primed for a cheers at one of the most important celebrations of your life? Champagne walls have been trending here on GWS for a while — and they aren’t going away any time soon.

What is a champagne wall?

A champagne wall is an installation that holds glasses of champagne or beverages for guests to grab at weddings or events. That’s a champagne wall in its simplest terms, but they’re much more than just a drink station. They can also double as art pieces, photo backdrops, and even escort displays.

Why should I have a champagne wall?

One of our best pieces of advice when it comes to planning your wedding decor will forever be this: plan one one show-stopping piece that can do double duty. Sometimes it’s a wedding backdrop that doubles an alter and sweetheart table decor. Sometimes it’s a floral installation that can move from ceremony to reception. In the case of a champagne wall, this piece can serve for several show-stopping moments.

As we mentioned above, in its simplest state, a champagne wall serves champagne! But beyond that, it’s a centerpiece to the reception. Guests will no doubt take photos in front of the wall, acting as a meeting place and a backdrop. Attach tags with names and tables and you’ve got yourself an escort display. Roll out the cake in front and it’s the perfect backdrop.

Whatever the case, you can’t go wrong with a champagne wall. The only question — how will you make it yours?Let’s have a look at how some couples incorporated the trend into their big day. From design ideas to DIYs to where to find a champagne wall near you — let’s pop the cork!

Champagne Wall Ideas + Inspiration

the most beautiful champagne walls for your event or wedding
photo: Grace Jicha | champagne wall design: Designs by Laconic | planning: Bloom and Grow Events | flowers: Flower Child Florist

Any good event begins with an idea. It could be a color, a phrase, a flower, or a place. Whatever theme that takes hold for your wedding, it can truly come to fruition with your champagne wall! Be it romantic, boho, or modern — your wall should follow suit. We love this one for it’s bright pops of orange and the offset of the florals. And that joyful “Pop! Fizz! Clink!” brings a playful tone to this stunning centerpiece!

champagne wall
photo: Peyton Rainey Photography | from this Texas Hill Country Wedding

If modern and minimalist is more your vibe, you can really make a statement with a monochrome design. Add a simple flower install if it needs that little something. We love how these florals add a chic boho feel to the overall design!

Champagne Wall DIY

champagne wall with neon sign wedding
photo: Kristen Starke | custom neon sign: Vintage Roots | champagne wall: bride and groom

Can you DIY a champagne wall? Absolutely! Of course, you’re going to need some skills and a plan but if you’re the DIY type, it can definitely be done. This couple kept it simple with a painted wooden board and glass holders then brought in the custom neon sign by Vintage Roots to really put it over the edge! If you’re looking to DIY, Amazon is a great place to find drink holders and champagne flutes in bulk!

More Champagne Wall Ideas

champagne wall with greenery outdoor wedding cocktail hour
planning + design: The Graceful Host | photographer: Erin McCall Photography | featured in this post

Boxwood panels are a popular design element to beverage walls. Especially if your event is inside, faux greenery is a great way to bring the outside elements in! You can shop grass wall panels from Etsy and Amazon, too.

champagne wall with balloons
champagne wall: Illuminate STL

Of course, if you don’t want to build it yourself there are other options! The first place to begin is by having a conversation with your wedding planner or designer. Often they’ll know of rental options or vendors who can build it for you. You might even find local vendors who specialize in building champagne walls, like this one by Illuminate STL!

photo by Bethany Small + wine by Chloe Wine from Caitlin Covington’s of Southern Curls and Pearls Wedding

Ready to incorporate a champagne wall into your big day? As French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac famously quoted, “Great love affairs start with champagne…” and great, parties, too. We’ll cheers to that!