20 Hanging Centerpieces to Spice Up Your Ceiling

Written by Hillary Hoffower
Photo: onelove photography

New flash: wedding reception centerpieces aren’t meant just for the table — they’re equally as stunning when suspended from the ceiling. This transformative dangling decor promises to make a statement over reception tables and dance floors while hiding any unsightly beams, rafters, or tent poles. Now, that’s what we call double duty! The most popular installations are comprised of flowers and greenery, but lanterns, streamers, and the like also become their own masterpiece.

From wreaths and overhangs to watering cans and terrariums, we’ve rounded up some stunning alternate chandeliers and hanging centerpieces to inspire your wedding.

A luscious bed of overflowing greenery brings contemporary elegance and a breath of life to a neutral minimalist setting.

A suspended floral wreath with springtime blooms is decadent in garden romance.

An overhang of richly hued wildflowers carries an autumnal rustic vibe.

Mini chandelier streamers burst with color, adding a dash of playful whimsy.

This wreath-style ceiling centerpiece by The Bloemist is all boho chic, adorned halfway with a delicate wrap of flora.

Woven and glass lanterns mix to make a statement, creating a modern feel over the reception table.

How adorable is this garden-inspired set-up? A rustic chandelier features hanging vintage watering cans stuffed with blooms for ultimate charm.

A lush overhang peppered with white and jewel-toned blooms mirrors the runner of greenery below it in a feast of flora.

Rattan spheres brimming with organics create a three-dimensional effect complete with ethereal rustic romance.

A trellis with gilded vintage ornaments creates a magical touch, bringing a hint of glitz and glam to a bucolic setting.

Who needs florals when an installation wreath dripping in greenery is just as spectacular? This one ties in perfectly with the relaxed, natural space.

This chandelier gets a seaworthy bend as a glittering nautical-inspired masterpiece.

A branch festooned in jewel tones looks like it came straight out of a magical woodland.

Desert meets garden with a mix of flowers and xerographica in vases suspended from a trellis dressed in botanics from LVL Weddings & Events and Petal Pusher.

This wooden plank adorned with fresh foliage and peachy blooms gives off sweet springtime feels.

An elongated rose installation is timeless and classic, the ideal complement to this elegantly romantic reception.

Open spherical lanterns surround a luscious chandelier centerpiece of flora and fauna, balancing modern and traditional looks.

moroccan lanterns

A lantern chandelier in natural tones pairs a Moroccan feel with bohemian vibes.

Magnolia leaves and fuchsia blooms make a vibrant statement with a tropical edge.

Wild branches, intertwining vines, and whimsical terrariums give this rustic ceiling centerpiece a botanical feel.