The Gadsden House
The Gadsden House

A fireplace brings charm and character to any space. If your wedding venue has one, you might be wondering how to decorate it to match your style or theme, and luckily, you have a lot of options. We're sharing all types of wedding fireplace decor ideas you can choose from, whether you're into greenery garlands, fringe hoops, rows of candles, or even framed photos. Love this look but bummed that your wedding venue doesn't have a built-in fireplace? Most wedding decor rental companies have antique mantels in their inventory, so you can still achieve a similar effect! 

Check out our favorite wedding fireplace decor ideas below.

Event Bliss
Event Bliss

Initial sign

Show off your initial if you're sharing a last name, or use the letters from both of your first names. Add candles in different heights and voilà! 

Everybody Loves Flowers
Everybody Loves Flowers

Vintage frames

For an Anthropologie-inspired vibe, add empty vintage picture frames in different sizes to a floral-covered mantel. 

Oakland Farm
Oakland Farm

Greenery hoops

Thin gold hoops + white flowers + greenery = instant style. Add an oversized flower arrangement to the mantel to boost the overall effect. 

Garey House
Garey House

Family photos

Pay homage to your parents and relatives by displaying their wedding photos (or other meaningful portraits) along a mantel at your reception venue. This wedding fireplace decor idea is also a conversation starter—guests will be stopping by to check out the display throughout the night. 

Placid Planner
Placid Planner

Greenery arch

If the fireplace at your wedding venue is already decorated, highlight it by framing the fireplace with a greenery arch to showcase the existing details. This birch branch arch is perfect for a winter wedding. 

The Booking House
The Booking House

Mirrored sign

Hire a wedding calligrapher to write a love quote or a welcoming phrase on a framed mirror to display atop the mantel. It's a beautiful option with or without added florals. 

The LedgeCrest Reserve
The LedgeCrest Reserve

Topiaries 

This oh-so-chic idea will give your venue a Parisian or garden-inspired feel. Add two miniature topiaries to either side of the mantel, or place bigger ones on the floor in front of the fireplace. 

Robbins Paradise Ranch
Robbins Paradise Ranch

Dried grasses

Dried grasses and flowers (like pampass grass) are still hugely popular, and your wedding fireplace decor is a gorgeous place to experiment with the trend. Add wooden lanterns, antlers, and evergreens for a woodsy, forest-inspired aesthetic. 

The Heirloom Table
The Heirloom Table

Bursts of color

If the fireplace at your wedding venue is made of lighter stone or brick, it's the perfect backdrop for colorful flowers and foliage, like coral charm peonies. 

The Booking House
The Booking House

Curtains

Frame a fireplace by adding curtains, candles, and a hanging flower arrangement to create a stunning ceremony backdrop. 

romantic indoor wedding venue with fireplace mantel decorated with flowers and greenery garland with candles
The Gadsden House

Asymmetrical floral garland

Brighten up a cluster of greenery by adding white and pastel flowers on top of the mantel like a giant centerpiece. Leave the greenery hanging off to one side and add a gold frame mirror to complete this vintage chic look.

stone fireplace decorated with boho fringe hoops at indoor wedding venue
Barn at Edgewood

Fringe hoops

Adapt the floral hoop trend for your own fireplace mantel by displaying bohemian fringed hoops as a whimsical accent.

stone fireplace decorated with greenery at indoor ceremony wedding venue, candles and greenery line the long aisle
Sweet Lilacs

Lush greenery

Sometimes, greenery is all you need. Adorn an elegant stone fireplace with oversized greenery garlands for a look that's simple yet so good. You can add a few candles for good measure, but there's no need to go overboard. Use greenery with larger leaves, such as silver dollar eucalyptus, for the biggest wow factor.

beautiful stone and wood fireplace mantel decorated with clusters of white hydrangeas and candles
Stone Crest Venue

Flowers on flowers

On the flipside, you can't go wrong with classic, traditional flowers when it comes to your wedding fireplace decor. We're obsessed with this all-white arrangement featuring stacks of hydrangeas.

modern wedding lounge area in front of a stone fireplace decorated with greenery garland and white taper candles
Pearl Events Austin

Lounge area

Use the fireplace as a backdrop for a swanky wedding lounge at your reception (learn how to create the perfect one here). Personalize the mantel with different candles, vases, or garlands to match the rental furniture and other accents you picked out.

dark wood vintage fireplace mantel decorated with draper white fabric + blush flowers with greenery and candles
With This Ring

Draped fabric

Go for an Old World romance vibe by draping sheer fabric around the edges of your mantel. Add candles, a few floral arrangements, and voilà.

bride and groom kiss at elegant indoor wedding venue in front of white brick fireplace and mantel decorated with tall taper candles
Laurel Hall

Taper candles

Go traditional with your wedding fireplace decor using a row of tall taper candles. Pair them with gold candlesticks for a combination that's timeless and regal.

stone fireplace mantel at romantic wedding venue decorated with greenery garland and love quote sign
Canyonwood Ridge

Love quote sign

Love quotes, candles, and greenery...is there a more romantic combination? Use your fireplace mantel to set the mood with a sign featuring your favorite love quote or song lyric (use these ideas for starters).

wedding venue with outdoor stone fireplace decorated with blush fabric streamers and gold monogram letters
Abbey Lunt Photography

Ribbons

Something as simple as ribbon transforms into a full-blown decorative installation when paired with gold initial letters and signage atop your mantel. This setup would be so cute at a shabby chic wedding!

Dark wood fireplace mantel decorated with evergreen garland and greenery wreath with white candles
Gather Together

Wreath

Don't stop at just the mantel — utilize the space above it to display a beautiful wreath that ties everything together.

Stone fireplace mantel decorated with turquoise glass vintage bottles and baby
Barn at Edgewood

Vintage finds

This collection of vintage bottles and baby's breath is straight out of a rustic wedding dream. Create a similar look with other vintage knick knacks, like picture frames or stacks of books.