lantern wedding centerpieces

20 Best Lantern Wedding Centerpieces to Transform Your Venue

In recent years, wedding decorations have changed, becoming a protagonist element for every self-respecting wedding. Because celebrating your wedding differently and originally will leave your guests speechless and with the desire to use various decorations for their wedding. In this gallery, you will see 20 best lantern wedding centerpieces and how to decorate the wedding with lanterns, brilliant ideas to give warmth to your event!

The lanterns convey calm, peace, tranquility, and the feeling of being at home, of closeness. They bring an ideal warm light to decorate the ceremony, religious or civil. If they are used in evening weddings, they create an astonishing atmosphere. To be more original, choose personalized lanterns, perhaps with your initials and the wedding date.
Don’t miss these magnificent ideas to make a warm and bright wedding.

What are the criteria to take into account when choosing wedding centerpieces?

1. A centerpiece in line with your theme

Yes, it is understandable that you like all the original decorations and wedding ideas, but you don’t need to combine them at the same time to give your tables that unique touch. That is why, before making a decision, you should refer to your style. Whether elegant, traditional, urban/industrial, rustic, thematic, trendy, shabby chic or bohemian or vintage. If it is a country or pastoral couple, the decorative elements of your lantern centerpieces must harmonize with the environment.

2. Space and light

If the reception is surrounded by nature, you will not need to add more green tones in your decorative elements, but suddenly if you find contrasting tones, like white, if it is elegant or pastel or more radical colors and brilliant, to match your style. If it is an enclosed space, it is preferable to observe the predominant color; your wedding centerpieces will serve to give it brightness, remember. Large environments admit protagonist centerpieces, but if it is a safe extension space, these will have to bow for minimalism, that is to say, the low ornaments.

3. Table shapes

In the bridal decoration, nothing is said, however, the beauty does not admit asymmetries, which are not justified. If your tables are oval or round, they will look like a centerpiece of the same shape. If you are thinking instead of large rectangular planks for your banquet, you will have to target the paths, which do not need to be straight. When these are quadrangular, you can consider ornaments for the marriage of angular profiles.

4. Size and height are important

The banquet is the moment reserved for friends and family to share not only the delicious menu prepared by the future spouses but also the ideal pretext for a pleasant reunion conversation while keeping a good overview of the environment. Therefore, it will be of vital importance that so many centerpieces and wedding ornaments that you decide to incorporate respect the vision of the guests among themselves, as their perspective towards the rest of the room, which should effortlessly reach out to the table of the bride and groom and the dance floor. Make sure they have the right height; this way, you will guarantee excellent visibility and sound photographic recording.

5. Trends: elements that speak of style

Wood, bamboo, wicker, jute, candle, or lace for rustic weddings. Buckets, chests, chests, metal chests of all kinds, books, lanterns, leaves, colored glass buttons for vintage wedding decoration, hipster, boho, or shabby chic. Glasses, glasses, containers of all sizes, candelabras, candles, tulles, and golden threads for the most classic and elegant ceremonies. Round fish bowls, boats, pebbles, sand, ribbons, torches for couples on the beach. Colored stones or gelatin, bottles, garlands of lights, trunks, and dry branches for urban/industrial weddings. Each style has its materials, and all combine well with fresh or dried flowers and floating or scented candles. The dominant colors are neutral. However, they can be tilted to pastel if it is a romantic wedding or even by a primary color like blue or red. The decoration rule admits up to three elements at a time.

6. Two-in-one centerpieces

The budget for local decoration for the wedding is generally demanding for some boyfriends. For them, we launched an idea that they do not suddenly know, but which, in recent years, has become a constant. The idea is to use the decorative elements they have used in the church, such as the decoration on the wedding fabrics that will also be beautiful for the reception or their virtual centerpiece. But it is not a deliberate action. It is planned with the florist the type of ornament which can be adapted to the two moments of the marriage, and it is generally the same supplier who takes care of moving them with the most excellent care at the reception. Although it may be the case to entrust this task to an entourage of close relatives of the future spouses.

20 best lantern wedding centerpieces

01. Mini white lantern centerpieces

If you are into the vintage theme for your wedding, these retro mini white candle lanterns are something that should not be missed. These lanterns are made with high-grade material and equipped with 100 hours’ worth batteries. The exciting thing is these lamps are 5.1 inches tall and 2.7 inches wide and comes six pieces per set, making it a complete package.

Things we liked:

  • The unique and beautiful retro look
  • Multipurpose use- suitable as lantern wedding centerpieces, charismas decor and many more
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Comes with a hook on the top for ease of hanging

02. Large ivory color glass lantern wedding centerpieces

Wedding and ivory have very close relations forever. Adding this beautiful ivory wedding centerpiece will brighten your best day. Made with durable and curling vines, this lantern is 5 3/4″ diameter and 8″ in height. They have a vintage and old age vibe to add to your wedding. The handle on the top can be used to hang the lantern, or you can even use it on the table.

Things we liked:

  • The glass boards are easy to assemble
  • Great value for money and looks good too
  • It can be used nor only got a wedding but for home decor, gifts, etc.

03. Moroccan lantern centerpieces- wedding decorations

This one has a bit of middle eastern tone, which can make your wedding decoration more mystic. Rustic style lantern with the brushed surface (length 12 cm, width 5.5 cm) produces a soft and warm light. Excellent finishing and well constructed- thus, this wedding lantern is a perfect choice for your event.

Things we liked:

  • Beautiful accessory: fits any room,
  • Ideal in the home, office or garden as well as wedding
  • Materials: high-grade PVC
  • Ventilation at the top,
  • An unusual gift idea and unique decoration for your apartment.

04. Decorative lanterns with flameless led lighted candle

With a metal frame, this is a gray plastic lantern, shaped like a square which has a metal top with a round cut out in it, and a ring at the top for hanging. The interior is accessible via a latch, and the top is raised to insert a candle. It measures in 10″ high x 4″ x 4″ wide and has a very rustic and vintage look. The robust plastic is resistant to any weather, making it suitable for outdoor decoration.

Things we liked:

  • The auto timer of 5 hours to save energy
  • Vintage look
  • Easy to use with the hanging ring on the top
  • 12 decorative lanterns in a set

05. Vintage white distressed small candle lantern

The next lantern on our list is of the superb metal element, which will cause a sensation with your guests. It will go perfectly with your decoration and will allow you to create a zen and classy atmosphere. The vintage white look is perfect for any wedding ceremony decoration, as well as regular use.

Things we liked:

  • Rustic style lantern with the brushed surface (2. 5″ w x 4. 75″ h x 2. 5″ d).
  • With practical handles and ventilated lid
  • Side window opening, in real glass
  • Robust, high-quality artistry

06. Wedding decor Moroccan lantern

His rectangular lamp will be a decorative addition in itself, but it will also look perfectly good in conjunction with candles or led lights. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Its classic and elegant appearance and the color white makes it a universal complement to any interior decoration.

Things we liked:

  • Comes with a beautifully curved stand making it delightful
  • 4.9” x 3.35″ in size, so perfect as a centerpiece
  • Premium quality materials making it durable
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor

07. Bundle of 12 white mini-lanterns

The classic shape and elegant color make the presented lantern work in any interior, at any time of the year, not only your wedding as a centerpiece. It will adorn every living room, hallway, or dining room, and thanks to the weather-resistant materials, it can also be used outdoors. It measures 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 4.5″ in size and comes in a set of 12.

Things we liked:

  • White lantern centerpieces with coarse grain
  • Practical handle and ventilation cover
  • Side window that can be opened, with real glass, metal bottom
  • High quality and stable
  • Beautiful gift idea and unique apartment decoration

08. White lattice lantern wedding centerpieces

Opt for the trendy and modern design of this pretty metal lantern in white. This lantern is natural, sober, and elegant. Ideal for burning your candles throughout your wedding event. Not only that, but you can also set up a cozy and pampering atmosphere throughout the year. Practical, you can also hang it on your terrace during summer evenings with friends.

Things we liked:

  • Made with high-quality iron and glass
  • The soft white and crème creates a pure and warm atmosphere
  • 12”x5” in size, just a perfect size

09. Starlight candle lantern

A timeless and exceptionally decorative accessory that will add a touch of charm to any wedding event. Its galvanized iron surface is ideally suited to rustic and modern interiors. You can complement it with your favorite decorative accessories, candles, or led lights, thus creating a cozy and warm atmosphere in the room.

Things we liked:

  • Metal lantern
  • Matt white painted, subtle shimmering silver patina
  • Elaborate perforations, glass inserts, elegant ornaments decorate
  • 3.62″ x 3.62″ x 8″ (without candle)

10. Decorative gold lantern centerpieces with fairy lights

Fall for the elegant design of this fabulous gold lantern centerpieces ideal for placing on your wedding decoration or your terrace for a chic and trendy interior. Perfect for creating a subdued and cozy atmosphere, you can enjoy your sweet evenings solo, in a duet, or with your entourage. So what are you waiting for to crack? It has battery operated fairy lights inside with 6hours timer.

Things we liked:

  • Battery operated (included)
  • Beautiful golden color
  • Long-lasting metal material
  • Measure 8″, thus suitable for both hanging or placing on the table

11. Tall pillar candle holder wedding centerpiece

This tall and elegant lantern is a perfect accessory to add a sparkle to any wedding event. Made of shining metal and sparkling crystals, it pairs exceptionally well with any modern setting as well as retro theme wedding. Ideal to complement any living room daily.

Things we liked:

  • Unique candle stand
  • Combination of shiny metal and sparkling crystal
  • Long enough to attract guests (11.5″ tall, 4″ broad base,4″ diameter at the widest)
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor

12. White and gray wood lantern

Do you want to dress up your wedding venue, be it your inside or outside? We have the product you need with this charming wood lantern centerpieces! Its mixture of metal and wood makes it an original and trendy product that will go perfectly with neutral or colored tones. Just a perfect size with 8.75l x 8.75w x 24.75h in.

Things we liked:

  • Handcrafted with high-quality metal and wood
  • Safe and resistant to adverse weather
  • Suitable for indoor use
  • Timeless and elegant

13. Vintage metal tealight candle lanterns

Enough with the traditional white and golden lanterns, don’t you think? Let’s get something colorful. Thanks to our superb vintage metal tealight candle lanterns, you can decorate your interior with a soft and subdued turquoise. With their “vintage” design, these 12 lanterns can accommodate candles to illuminate your interior or simply to decorate!

Things we liked:

  • Turquoise color enhances the beauty
  • Each lantern measures 2.5” x 2.5” x 4.5” thus fits to everywhere
  • Mini handles for ease of hanging
  • Vintage look

14. Tall metal lantern candle holder

This timeless design lantern will be the essential decorative accessory in your wedding. Depending on the season, you can decorate it in different ways to create a unique decoration. The materials resistant to climatic conditions allow its use also outdoors. Measuring in 10″x5.25″, this lantern has a glass door that can be opened to put a candle in it.

Things we liked:

  • Available in three different colors- rose gold, silver, and gold
  • Long-lasting materials-glass stainless steel
  • Safe and environment friendly
  • Fine finish

15. Small antique zinc metal and twine candle lantern

Succumb to the charm of this magnificent lantern with jute & zink, which will be the most beautiful effect at your wedding! Inspired by bohemian chic, you can place it both inside your house and on a terrace or in your garden. Besides, its brown color makes it a timeless and timeless product that you will not be able to do without!

Things we liked:

  • The unique addition of jute twine
  • Has a size of 6.2″ x 5″ x 7.2″ and is perfect as a centerpiece
  • The rustic and robust look
  • Comes in both small and large size

16. Decorative hanging candle lanterns

With a natural structure in a square shape, the lantern adapts to many interior styles, providing a feeling of relaxation. The piece will be perfect not only as a wedding centerpiece but also for a living room, bedroom, or balcony, and it looks great on the floor, sideboard, or table. Handmade from wood and metal, it includes a smallholder as the hanger.

Things we liked:

  • The vintage white look adds glamour to the environment
  • Available in 2 sizes; 9.06″x 9.06″x28.74″ and 6.3″x6.3″x20.47″
  • Elegant and classy
  • You can hang it or place it on any surface

17. Natural wood candle holder lantern with rope handle

If you are planning on getting something entirely out of the box but elegant for your big day, we suggest you look at this. Made entirely with high-quality wood and rope, this unique lantern will add a modern and simple look to your wedding. They come in two sizes, 10 and 12 inches, allowing you to hang them or use them as a tabletop.

Things we liked:

  • Made up of only wood and jute, gives a natural and straightforward essence
  • Unique and different
  • Long-lasting and reusable
  • Suitable for indoor use, you can use it outdoor in any covered area

18. Ceramic lantern centerpiece

Do not miss this splendid ceramic lantern design, which will offer a bohemian chic look to your decor! You will just have to slip in the scented candle of your choice to embalm your living space. Besides, its grey color makes it timeless. The rustic and rugged look is something you will need.

Things we liked:

  • Candleholder – 7 x 9 x 21 cm
  • Ceramic, grey in color, rustic look
  • Lovingly worked with the decorative look and finer finish
  • Sturdy glass top, also ideal as a planter

19. Tall vintage decorative lantern with led pillar candle

Brighten up your evenings with the tall vintage decorative lantern with led pillar candle! A cozy atmosphere guaranteed. Its vintage design will recall the evenings of yesteryear while gently lighting a wedding event. This 14″ bronze made tall lantern is associated with glass walls to create a beautiful decorative piece.

Things we liked:

  • Battery operated (battery included)
  • Waterproof thus suitable for outside use
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • A led candle is built-in inside the lantern

20. Metal lantern candle holder with clear glass

Why not opting for something simple yet elegant? This metal lantern is a candle holder that can be used as a centerpiece of your wedding day also. This 12″ tall has 4 bars with a metal top and a glass inside which will hold the candle. This is one of the best gold lantern centerpieces.

Things we liked:

  • Emits a warm, soft light
  • A golden metal ring to hang
  • Eye-catching well finished built
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor

Which lanterns to choose?

On the market, the availability of lanterns is genuinely remarkable. If you love vintage, so much so that you are struggling with the test of vintage wedding dresses, you can indulge in the choice of retro-style models. If you are oriented towards a shabby chic wedding, and you are also looking for empire-style wedding dresses, pickled wooden lanterns will be right for you. Otherwise, materials such as metal, wicker, or wrought iron are other possible options. The variety of this accessory available today is genuinely wide and adapts to any type of taste! You just have to choose the lanterns based on the color and style you have selected for your wedding!

How to decorate your space with outdoor lanterns?

If your wedding is outdoors, the intriguing idea is to hang lanterns outside and to give a magical touch, hang them on the branches of some trees. You can also arrange them on the restaurant stairs together with flower petals, as well as distribute them in the garden. If then your location for the reception has a swimming pool, you can also have them by the pool!


As you can see, lanterns are versatile decorative elements and can be a precious ally if you want to create light points that catch the attention of your guests. Have fun creating compositions with lanterns, candles, flowers, shells, or other objects that are appropriate for you, looking for the most suitable combinations. However, do not neglect all the other preparations, such as make-up and wigs or wedding announcements!

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