Circle of friends

Exchange your vows literally surrounded by your family and friends.

By A Brit & A Blonde
Driftwood logs

Whether you're by the sea or in the forest, rows of logs provide the perfect seating solution.

By Tell Weddings
Jelger + Tanja Photography
Bales of hay

Hay bales draped in blankets are a natural choice for a farm or ranch wedding.

By Jelger + Tanja Photography
Ariana Tennyson Photography
Loft with lights

Dress up a loft space with white Chiavari chairs and strings of lights for a festive feeling.

By Ariana Tennyson Photography

For a rustic wedding, benches will work in all kinds of settings.

By knorthphotography
Bake Photography
Sunken seating

Use the architectural elements of your venue to give your guests a good vantage point.

By Bake Photography
Eleanor Dobbins Photography
Lakeside bleachers

A cozy and friendly option for a cottage, park or summer camp wedding.

By Eleanor Dobbins Photography
Zsuzsi Pal Photography
Restaurant patio

Rearrange existing patio chairs for an outdoor ceremony at a restaurant venue.

By Zsuzsi Pal Photography
Century Barn Weddings
Barn backdrop

Set up your ceremony adjacent to a barn venue to set the right tone and provide some shelter.

By Century Barn Weddings
La Chic Soirée
Great outdoors

Use old doors to create an intimate entrance to an outdoor ceremony set up with an arbor altar dressed in flowers.

By La Chic Soirée
Fusion Events
Rectangular rooftop

Give all your guests a good view with chairs wrapping around your chuppah or altar.

By Fusion Events
Mango Studios
Couches and chairs

Your reception chairs and lounge furniture can do double duty for your ceremony with a mix-and-match set up.

By Mango Studios
La Chic Soirée
Room with a view

An elevated aisle and altar makes certain that everyone can see you say 'I do'.

By La Chic Soirée
The Bailey Theatre
Theatre seating

Stage your ceremony at a theatre or amphitheatre for comfortable seating and a dramatic effect.

By The Bailey Theatre
Ten·2·Ten Photography
Restaurant tables

For an intimate restaurant wedding, you can seat guests at their tables and use an archtectural detail as a focal point for your exchange of vows.

By Ten·2·Ten Photography

If you're not hosting your ceremony at a house of worship, you'll need to create an environment for the most important moment of your big day. This doesn't have to be costly. A creative and clever approach to ceremony seating can create a warm welcome and set just the right tone for your guests to witness your union. Whether your saying your "I dos" outdoors or using the same venue as your reception, these are some of our favourite ideas for seating your guests while elevating the space to be worthy of the exchange of marriage vows.

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