How to choose the perfect chair for your wedding reception!

How to choose the perfect wedding chair / Hampton Event Hire - Wedding and Event Hire / www.hamptoneventhire.com / Photo by Figtree Pictures

We've said it before, and we'll say it again - beautiful chairs are honestly one of the best investments you can make when it comes to a sit-down wedding reception! 

The right chair can completely transform an entire space, add depth and detail, and most importantly bring your dream wedding to life. For a sit-down reception, your chairs will be one of the first elements your guests notice when they enter the space. They can truly lift the entire ambience of your venue and set the tone for the rest of the night. 

Whether your styling vision is high-end glam, industrial chic or earthy and organic - your choice of chairs can help you achieve your desired look in a super simple and very effective way!

But with such a variety of wedding chair styles available these days, how do you know which chair style is the right one to align with your vision? We first blogged about this topic back in 2015 (!!) but with a growing inventory, changing trends and some beautiful new pieces we thought it was time for an updated version ;)

So if you're stuck trying to choose the perfect chair for your wedding reception, read on for our helpful tips and some inspiration to get you started!
 

WHITE WIRE SOHO CHAIRS


Our white wire Soho chairs are perfectly suited for the modern bride. This streamlined and sophisticated chair creates a look that is fresh, clean and very contemporary. We love seeing these chairs used in clear marquees, light-filled halls and industrial spaces. Offset the crisp white with lush greenery or a bright and bold colour palette, and choose modern table decor to complete the look.

Pair with: White Soho wire backdrop / White hairpin dry bars / White Soho wire stools / Timber feasting tables

Photo by  Figtree Pictures
Photo by  Figtree Pictures

GOLD WIRE SOHO CHAIRS


Now this chair is what we like to call a showstopper! These beauties add a serious touch of luxe to any space. Dramatic and elegant, but with a slight industrial edge. If you already know that you want to incorporate gold into your big day but don't know how to go about it, our gold wire Soho chairs are the perfect solution to make a lasting statement that your guests won't be forgetting anytime soon. 

Pair with: Gold cutlery / White Soho dry bars / Gold Soho stools / White and gold regal bar

BLACK BENTWOOD CHAIRS

We are huge fans of using black to create modern and timeless weddings, so can you blame us for introducing these beautiful black Bentwood chairs into our range?! Monochrome is a trend we are loving at the moment and these chairs create a look that is seriously sophisticated and unique. Perfect for couples wanting to steer away from the more traditional "wedding" look! We love them used with timber tables and black tableware for an urban kind of look.

Pair with: Wooden feasting tables / Silver cutlery / Matte black dinner plates / Black sofa package

Photo by  Figtree Pictures

WHITE BENTWOOD CHAIRS

There's a reason why these chairs book out nearly every weekend! Our white Bentwood chairs are SO versatile, incredibly beautiful and can freshen up any space. These genuine European timber chairs create a look that is soft, organic and romantic. They work especially well for garden-style or Hampton's themed weddings.

Pair with: Rattan charger plates / White linen napkins /White hairpin dry bars /White bentwood stools

Photo by  Figtree Pictures
Photo by Heart and Colour

Photo by Heart and Colour

WALNUT BENTWOOD CHAIRS

Our walnut Bentwood chairs are the perfect way to achieve an earthy, organic and boho-inspired setting that still has a contemporary feel. These dark timber chairs help to create a warm and relaxed ambience, especially when paired with plenty of glowing candles. Don't forget to balance out the darker timber with some lighter elements on your tablescape like coloured glassware!

Pair with: Amber glassware / Stone linen napkins / Black hairpin dry bars / Walnut bentwood stools

Photo by  White Images

Photo by White Images

Photo by  White Images

Photo by White Images

TIFFANY CHAIRS

For a more elegant affair, our stylish Tiffany chairs are designed to add a little bit of glam to any event. Our Tiffany chairs work especially well for marquee receptions or any space that has a more refined tone. Pair with strings of fairy lights and beautiful crystal glassware for a super sophisticated look. Available in white, walnut and bamboo to suit your chosen colour palette.

Pair with: Crystal glassware / Gold cutlery / French sofa ottoman package / Clear glass beaded charger plates

How to choose the perfect wedding chair / Hampton Event Hire - Wedding and Event Hire / www.hamptoneventhire.com

TIMBER BENCH SEATS

Timber bench seats are perfect for an informal and slightly bohemian wedding reception. Let your guests gather picnic style with this relaxed seating option. For a truly unique look, go half-half with another chair style. like our walnut Bentwoods. Complete the look with some eclectic tableware to tie it all in together!

Pair with: Coloured glassware / Gold cutlery / Peacock chairs

Photo by Figtree Pictures

Photo by Figtree Pictures

FRENCH BISTRO CHAIRS

The humble French bistro chair has served us well over the years, helping to create many rustic style weddings! We love these chairs for country-style weddings, in farmhouses and barns, or for a relaxed approach to ceremony seating. Best used with an earthy colour palette of fresh greenery and timber.

Pair with: Wooden dining tables / Wine barrel dry bars / French sofa armchair package

How to choose the perfect wedding chair / Hampton Event Hire - Wedding and Event Hire / www.hamptoneventhire.com
Photo by Heart and Colour

Photo by Heart and Colour

So which chair resonates with you? From sleek wire to rustic timber, whatever chair you found yourself drawn to, that's your pick! And be sure to choose the perfect wedding chair first before you move forward with the rest of your decor. It will make the process much clearer and easier now that you have a distinctive style to work with. 

Still stuck? You can get in touch with our friendly team at any time! Happy Planning x