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20 Hanging Centerpieces to Spice Up Your Ceiling

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

hanging centerpiece

hanging centerpiece

Photo: onelove photography

News 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.

We’ve rounded up some stunning alternate chandeliers and hanging centerpieces to inspire your wedding.

greenery hanging centerpiece

Photo: AJ Dunlap Photography

A luscious bed of overflowing greenery by Petal and Oak brings contemporary elegance and a breath of life to The Cotton Room, a neutral and minimalist venue in Durham, North Carolina.

hanging floral chandelier

Photo: Michelle Lange Photography

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

fall hanging centerpieces

Photo: Judith Rae Photography

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

streamer chandeliers

Photo: Annamarie Akins Photography

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

hanging wreath

Photo: Wisteria Photography

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


Photo: Melissa Gidney Photography

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

garden hanging centerpieces

Photo: Emily Wren Photography

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

hanging runner

Photo: MorningWild Photography

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

rustic hanging decor

Photo: Ashley Cox Photography

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

glam vintage hanging chandeliers

Photo: Kelly Maughan Photography

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

hanging greenery

Photo: James Moes Photography

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

ship wedding centerpiece

Photo: Jose Villa Photography

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

colorful hanging centerpiece

Photo: Megan Saul Photography

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

colorful hanging flowers

Photo: Melissa Jill Photography

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.

hanging wooden greenery tablescape

Photo: Ryan Price Photography

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

classic hanging centerpiece

Photo: onelove photography

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

hanging decor indoors

Photo: Emily Wren Photography

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

moroccan lanterns

Photo: Shannon Rosan

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

tropical hanging centerpiece

Photo: John David Weddings

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

romantic hanging decor

Photo: ShoeBox Photography

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