10 Summer Picnic Wedding Ideas

There’s so much to love when it comes to the sweet simplicity of summer–especially when an outdoor wedding ceremony is followed by a reception under the stars on a warm summer’s night! From picnic baskets to outdoor games, these 10 picnic wedding ideas are sure to inspire you to have a fun summer soiree of your own!

Grab-n-Go Food Box

We adore the idea of packaging grab-n-go boxes in advance filled with picnic-inspired fare!

Photo: Eric Kelley

Printable Picnic Invitation

This free and printable “Let’s Picnic” invitation from Eat Drink Chic is a simple and fun way to invite guests to your big day!

Photo: Amy Moss

Breakfast Picnic Basket

Welcome guests with a pre-picnic basket filled with breakfast goodies and to set the mood for the day ahead.

Photo: A Bryan Photo

Summer Picnic Wedding Inspiration

Refreshing watermelon slices are the perfect appetizer to serve at any summer picnic!

Photo: Kristyn Hogan

Lemonade Drink Station

Create a drink station—how about a lemonade stand?—for guests to enjoy and rehydrate throughout the festivities.

Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz

Outdoor Picnic Table Reception

We can’t decide which idea we love more: seating guests around a picnic table like this pretty tablescape or providing blankets and pillows to let guests choose their spot!

Photo: Steve Steinhardt

Croquet Lawn Game

Entertain kids of all ages with a variety of games–croquet anyone?–to play throughout the reception.

Photo: Ruth Eileen Photography

Strawberry Shortcake Wedding Cake

Treat your guests to a summer-inspired dessert like a strawberry shortcake wedding cake!

Photo:Jamie Clayton

Stargazing Station

A movie on the lawn would be a fabulous way to end the night or set up a stargazing station and let guests see the stars in a new light.

Photo: Jose Villa

Cherry Wedding Favors

Send guests off with a sweet favor bag filled to the brim with your favorite seasonal fruit!

Photo: Anna Rose Photography