Cozy wedding venue with deep blue walls, purple uplighting, and winter wedding centerpieces of bare branches and delicate pink blooms | PartySlate
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24 Winter Wedding Centerpieces That Will Make You Want an Off-Season Wedding

Cozy wedding venue with deep blue walls, purple uplighting, and winter wedding centerpieces of bare branches and delicate pink blooms | PartySlate

PartySlate’s marketing team may have spent the last couple months gushing about fall. However, we’re just as ready to start dreaming about hot cocoa by the fire, sledding on a favorite hills, and dazzling winter wedding centerpieces.

If you live in the Midwest like us, winter is not the most popular time of year for wedding celebrations. It’s true, sub-zero conditions can pose a challenge for everyone, from traveling guests to your photography team.

Of course, daring the elements has its own reward. Wintertide weddings wow with their brilliant winter wedding color palettes, cozy (or dramatic) lighting opportunities, and photo-worthy tablescapes.

Forget the endless Pinterest scrolling. PartySlate’s shortlist of winter wedding centerpieces will have you eager for the next snowfall — minus the shoveling.

Winter Wonderland Wedding Centerpieces

Is there anything more magical than that first snowfall? Winter weddings are the perfect opportunity to capture the magic of a winter wonderland. Think lavish white floral décor, glimmering candlelight, and moody uplighting in brilliant winter colorscapes. As you’ll see, these winter centerpieces are anything but bleak. 

Glamorous winter wedding with purple uplighting and tree branch winter wedding centerpieces at The Drake Hotel | PartySlate
photographer: Nakai Photography planner: Marquette Avenue Events design: Kehoe Designs venue: The Drake Hotel lighting & snowfall: BlackOak Technical Productions

Chicago, IL

Towering branches — with delicate white blooms — glisten like snow-covered treetops against a midnight blue sky.

Winter wonderland wedding with purple uplighting and frosted white branch wedding centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography coordinator: B. Elizabeth Events design & floral: S. Dulcio Florals & Design venue: The Venue Fort Lauderdale

Wilton Manors, FL

Frosted white branches evoke the serene quiet of an early morning snowfall — while violet uplighting and starlit projections contribute to the atmospheric glamour.

Modern winter wedding sweetheart table surrounded by white hydrangeas | PartySlate
photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography planner & floral: Exhilarate Experiential venue: The Club at Carlton Woods

Houston, TX

Imagine dining in the center of a glistening snowbank. This sweetheart table, surrounded by lavish hydrangeas and cascading white orchids, transports the newlyweds into their own winter dreamscape.

Winter wedding at The Langham, Chicago with white floral décor and centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Kent Drake Photography planner: The Langham, Chicago floral: HMR Designs venue: The Langham, Chicago entertainment: The Chicago Players

Chicago, IL

Elevated white florals and luxe feathery details — with the help of candles and twinkling fairy lights — recreate a starlit winter night. 

Moody & Romantic Winter Centerpieces

Fall isn’t the only season for dramatic landscapes. Whether it’s a crimson cardinal alighting on a frosted winter branch or a velvety evergreen forest pitched in shadow, winter scenes capture our imaginations with their bold tableaus. With this in mind, we invite you to evoke the season’s startling beauty with moody and romantic winter centerpieces. 

Cozy wedding venue with deep blue walls, purple uplighting, and winter wedding centerpieces of bare branches and delicate pink blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Sullivan & Sullivan Photography planner: Honey Bee Weddings and Events décor: Yanni Design Studio venue: Union League Club of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Add drama to bare branches with a touch of bright pink and rose floral décor. Suspended crystal beads and floating candlelight will also sparkle against a backdrop of bold violet lighting. 

Candlelit winter wedding table with roses and black tapered candles set against consecutive fireplaces | PartySlate
photographer: Sarah Anne Photography design & floral: Bixby + Pine venue: Mountain Haven linen: BBJ Linen

Roy, WA

Tapered black candles, crimson pomegranates, and clusters of roses show why “moody” is our favorite mood. A backdrop of consecutive fireplaces further illuminates this dramatic tablescape.

Winter wedding at Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables with amber uplighting and cranberry tablescapes with glass candelabras | PartySlate
photographer: Ambrosio Photography planner: Melissa Davis Designs décor: Avant Gardens venue: Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables lighting: Event Factor linen: Nuage Designs

Miami, FL

Glass candelabras create an islands of illumination amidst dark cranberry tablescapes and soft amber uplighting.

Sweetheart table with foliage casting shadows on linen from floor-level candlelight | PartySlate
photographer: Anastasia Romanova Photography planner: The Wedding Plan & Company venue: Park Chateau Estate & Gardens

East Brunswick, NJ

Not only is floor-level candlelight a 2022 wedding trend, it allows your centerpiece foliage to cast intricate shadows on your tablescape linen. The result is pure enchantment.

Wedding table décor with pink flowers and evergreen velvet napkins | PartySlate
photographer: Yasmin Alesia Photography planner: Savvy Rose Events floral: Aysel Cristian Floral Atelier venue: Hotel Zachary linen: F&S Linens

Chicago, IL

A pop of magenta orchids with velvety evergreen linen perfects this inviting, jewel-toned tablescape. Make sure to see how the venue’s artwork perfectly complements the wedding reception table. 

Rustic Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Rustic weddings have gone from trending to a classic wedding style that’s always in vogue. Their laid-back elegance is perfect for the no-fuss couple. While rustic weddings are often associated with summer and autumn months, where couples can celebrate outdoors, winter weddings can also benefit from rustic vibes. Keep coziness at the forefront of your winter wedding with an inviting tablescape — and the right centerpieces.

Rustic winter wedding table with pink and red floral centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Britta Marie Photography planner: Blueprint Events and Invitations décor & floral: Kehoe Designs venue: Chez caterer: Limelight Catering

Chicago, IL

This rustic wooden tablescape gets a modern upgrade with ghost chair seating, white ethereal drapery, and dark and moody centerpieces. 

Industrial rustic winter wedding centerpieces with greenery and white orchids | PartySlate
photographer: Peter Gubernat planner: Storybook Weddings & Events décor: Yanni Design Studio venue: Gallery 1028 caterer: Calihan Catering cake: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

Chicago, IL

Rustic goes industrial with a suspended backdrop of exposed brick, while globed candlelight and amber uplighting create a cozy vibe that’s perfect on a winter night. 

Romantic winter wedding at Morgan Manufacturing with white table runners, candlelight, and greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Danielle Harris planner: Clementine Custom Events floral: Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor venue: Morgan Manufacturing

Chicago, IL

A simple white table runner adorned with loose greenery and tapered candlelight creates an elevated and cozy winter tablescape.

Festive Winter Centerpieces

However you celebrate, the holiday season is a time that’s ripe for cheer and connection. It’s also the perfect time of year to say, “I do.” These winter wedding centerpieces embrace the festive spirit of the season — while keeping elegance first in mind.

Winter wedding with garland décor and red and green floral centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Bojan Hohnjec Studio planner: Oh Niki Occasions floral: Stefan Floral Decor venue: Central Park Boathouse

New York, NY

Red rose centerpieces with starbursts of white orchids and crimson branches further brighten this cheerful scene filled with garland greenery and twinkling string lights. 

Wedding centerpieces with evergreen foliage and floating candles in glass pillar holders | PartySlate
photographer: Collin Pierson Photography planner: Michelle Durpetti Events design: Erin McDonald Co venue: University Club of Chicago

Chicago, IL

A bed of evergreen leaves — with sugarplum-like figs and pale roses — softens the tall crystal candle holders with pops of floating cranberries.

Blue, white, and gold wedding table | PartySlate
photographer: Maha Studios planner: Kesh Events venue: The Lakewood Chicago caterer: Paramount Events

Chicago, IL

Golden details amplify quiet candlelight at this bright blue and white tablescape. Click to see how a perfectly-curated blue and gold party favor accompanied each place setting. 

Three wedding reception tables with garlands of greenery and black bowtie place settings | PartySlate
photographer: Pen / Carlson planner: LOLA Event Productions décor: HMR Designs venue: Venue SIX10

Chicago, IL

Ring in the new Year with garlands of greenery and chic bowtie place settings before twirling the night away on a timepiece dance floor. Trust us. You have to see it to believe it.

Winter wedding with red and green Christmas-style décor | PartySlate
photographer: Harwell Photography planner & designer: Suzanne Reinhard Events venue & caterer: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee entertainment: EastCoast Entertainment

Greensboro, GA

Multiple centerpiece styles — from fireworks of festive crimson and greenery to low clusters of deep-red florals — are the perfect foreshadowing to the seasonal entertainment that awaited guests at this winter wedding. Click to see.

Blush winter wedding table with greenery and gold ornaments | PartySlate
photographer: Logan Cole floral: Flowers for Dreams venue: Room 1520 entertainment: Bluewater Kings Band

Chicago, IL

A greenery table runner and golden ornaments bring an elevated festivity to this blush winter tablescape aglow with candlelight.

Winter wedding tablescape with icy blue-green linen and white florals | PartySlate
photographer: Abby Jiu Photography planner: Evoke Design & Creative décor & floral: Amaryllis venue: The LINE Hotel DC

Washington, D.C.

A cool-toned tablescape, with pale wintry centerpieces and icy-blue linen, captures the glacial vibes of the most magical time of year.

Whimsical Winter Centerpieces

Think of that snowy field (or empty tablescape) as a blank canvas — ripe for the most imaginative ideas. It’s time to indulge in winter whimsy with playful and creative centerpieces. From Ikebana-inspired designs to elvish-like décor, these winter centerpieces have us thinking outside-the-box.

Elegant wedding at Kohl Mansion with whimsical, Ikebana-inspired centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Russ Levi Photography planner: Amazae Events floral: Nicole Ha Floral Design venue: Kohl Mansion entertainment: Lucky Devils Band

Burlingame, CA

Curling branches with delicate burgundy orchids bring a bit of whimsy to the understated elegance of this winter wedding.

Moody winter tablescape with feather and branch centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Chi-Chi Ari Love design: Color Pop Events floral: Mimosa Floral Design venue: Union Park invitations: Alpine Creative Group

New York, NY

Bare branches with single buds, feathery details, and black tapered candles create a moody vibe with just the right amount of whimsy.

Winter wedding with cloche jar centerpiece filled with twinkling lights and surrounded by pale flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Ambrosio Photography planner: Melissa Davis Designs décor: Fiction Events venue: The Miami Beach Edition linen: Nuage Designs

Miami, FL

Twinkling cloche jars surrounded by a ring of icy blooms transport us to an enchanted, elvish garden between spins on the dance floor.

Bright & Blue Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Sparkling snowfall and endless blue skies are our favorite types of winter days. Add a touch of blue to your winter wedding centerpieces for a bright and merry aesthetic. Trust us, your photographer will thank you. 

White floral and chinoiserie winter wedding centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: The Drakes planning, design & caterer: Caviar & Banana Events floral: Cali & Bloom venue: A Thousand Oaks Events & Retreats

Houston, TX

Deep blue glassware, delicate white and blue chinoiserie, and a lush array of all-white blooms captures the brightness of a crystal-clear winter day.

Wooden sweetheart table with red and blue flowers and golden candles | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & caterer: Amazing Edibles Catering rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals

Chicago, IL

This sweetheart table is ultra romantic and cheerful with an abundance of red and blue florals accented by elevated candlelight.

People Also Ask

What flowers are in season for a winter wedding?

Despite its reputation as a barren season, winter has many in-season flowers for your wedding centerpieces. Whether your aesthetic is bright and bold or dreamy and romantic, your options are plentiful. 

For local options, make sure to check your region’s plant hardiness zone. Otherwise, speak to your wedding florist for help procuring the blooms of your choice. You can also discover some of our favorite winter flowers below:

Winter wedding flowers: Amarylis, Camelia, Star of Bethlehem, Gardenia, Helibore, and Hypericum Berry | PartySlate
Winter wedding flowers: Poinsettia, Anemone, Moth Orchid, Rose, Ranuculus, Holly | PartySlate

Where can I find a florist to design my winter centerpieces?

Head to PartySlate’s curated directory to find an available wedding florist near you. Use the filters to narrow your search by location, services, and more. Moreover, make sure to click on the vendor’s profile to see examples of their work from real wedding celebrations.

Where can I find more wedding ideas and inspiration?

PartySlate is here to connect you with the best wedding ideas and inspiration. Click on the following to discover the latest trends as well as classic ideas: