15 Magical Tent Decor Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding

wedding tent decor ideas

Gone are the days when the dreaded drop of rain forces you to turn to Plan B: the plain white tent. (Whew!) Thankfully, taking cover has only created an entirely new opportunity to build a standout atmosphere no matter the weather. It’s possible to mimic an outdoor reception in the winter or rain, thanks to enclosed skylight tents. Or, take your guests on a journey and rent a safari-inspired setup. And you can’t deny there’s something oh-so-romantic about a candlelit dinner under draping white folds.

Here’s what we’re saying: the tent is a real option to create something beautiful from nothing. And below, we’re sharing 15 magical ideas to get you started.

Post up and let’s have a look!

1. Au Naturel

wedding tent reception ideas
photo: Jordan Voth // venue: Timber Cove Resort // event design: ROQUE Events // florals: Soulflower Design Studio

from this Greenery-Filled Sonoma Coast Wedding

2. Make an Entrance

floral wedding tent entrance
photo: Katie Stoops // florals: Floressence Flowers // planning: Toast Events // venue: Claxton Farm // tent draping: Classic Event Rental

3. Bare Winter Skylight Tent

clear top wedding tent reception
photo: Katherine Rose of Max & Friends // venue: The Manor House // event design: Bash, Please // florals: Moon Canyon Design

from this Ethereal Winter Wedding

4. Under Canvas

teepee tent wedding reception
photo: Bespoke Photography // teepee: TopKata // via Nouba

5. Glamp it Up

camp wedding tent reception
photo: Kindred Weddings // venue: Redgate Ranch // event design: Brown Paper Design // florals: Brown Paper Design

from this Multicultural Glamping Wedding

6. Glow-Up

boho wedding tent
photo: Lauren Ross // design: BASH PLEASE

7. Whimsical Wonder

whimsical wedding tent decor
photo: Kerry Bartlett // via Love My Dress

8. Boho Bombshell

amazing wedding tent ideasphoto: henry + mac // florals: Hana Floral Design // venue: Weekapug Inn // lighting: Ryan Designs // rentals: Peak Event Services

9. Refined Romance

floral wedding tent
photo: Pat Furey Photography // venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms // florals: A Garden Party

from this Secret Garden Wedding

10. Sophisticated Camp Vibes

glamping wedding tent
photo: AGP Collective // venue: Firelight Camps // event design: Clover Event Co.  // florals: Faye & Renee

11. Bare Minimal

foliage and festoon chandelier
photo: Benjamin and Elise // via Nouba

12. Organic Greenery

Organic Wedding Florals in a Tent
photo: Jen Huang // florals: Camilla Floral Design // planner: Davia Lee // tent: The Tent Merchant

13. Romantic Hanging Florals

tent wedding with fabric and flowers on the ceiling
photo: Valorie Darling Photography

14. Surfer Chic

earthy boho wedding tent
photo: Lilly Red Creative // venue: Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens // event design: Moana Events // florals: Mei Day

from this Surfer Chic Botanical Garden Wedding

15. Rustic + Relaxed

rustic tent wedding
photo: Ashley Cox Photography// event design: A. Noble Events and Design