How to style a Hamptons wedding reception!
When it comes to wedding decor, a ‘Hamptons style’ setup is a popular request from many of our brides - and it’s not hard to see why. After all, what could be better than transporting your guests to a luxurious weekend at the Hamptons for your wedding reception!
We love the fresh and modern concept of Hamptons styling, and our beautiful coastal location on the East Coast makes our venues the perfect blank canvas to bring this look to life. Hamptons style weddings are all about creating a relaxed and contemporary garden-party feel, with natural textures, subtle nautical influences, and of course LOTS of white!
So if you’re dreaming of an elegant Hamptons style wedding reception but need some assistance to pull a cohesive look together, check out our top tips below and some visual inspiration to get you started.
1. Keep your colour palette fresh and refined
Crisp whites and fresh greenery work perfectly together for a Hampton style wedding. We recommend using these colours as the base of your design, and complementing them with accents of dove grey, navy blues and even a hint of silver or gold to add a luxe feel to your setting.
For a cocktail-style wedding, we love white dry bars paired with white stools, and summer-inspired lounge packages topped with colourful cushions. White market umbrellas are another great way to freshen up your space and create that ‘garden party’ vibe.
For a sit-down setting, pair timber tables with white dining chairs and dress your tables with plenty of lush white and green arrangements (fluffy white and blue hydrangeas are one of our top picks!). For a pop of colour, navy napkins, patterned plates and blue glassware can be a subtle and effective way to add a touch of the Hamptons into your place settings - it’s all about the detail here.
2. Incorporate nautical influences and natural textures
Let yourself be inspired by nautical influences and natural textures when it comes to choosing furniture and decor for your big day! We love seeing beautiful Hampton weddings styled with decor pieces like clam shells, driftwood, basket lighting or even rope details.
When it comes to your furniture selections, think about natural textures like bamboo or wicker lounges, rattan charger plates, and potted plants in wicker baskets. And of course, you can never go wrong with navy and white stripes for an authentic nautical feel - why not include these textiles through your stationery, signage or even your cushions?
Image 1 via Sarah Kate Photo / Image 2 via Oscar de la Renta Home
3. Choose an appropriate venue
It goes without saying that creating a Hampton style wedding is going to be tricky if you’re working with a rustic barn as your venue! Take some time to find a venue that will naturally complement your Hampton theme, like a garden estate or a beachfront establishment. We have some great venue suggestions for Byron Bay and the Gold Coast to help with the venue hunt!
Or, if you’re working with a private property as your venue, don’t fret - a marquee is another great way to create a stylish Hampton-inspired setting. We love seeing clear marquees decked out with fresh white decor to create a modern and contemporary Hamptons look!
A Hampton style wedding is a truly timeless look that will never become outdated, perfect for the chic and sophisticated bride. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite furniture and decor pieces below to help you pull together a seamless Hampton style celebration for your own big day.