22 Beach Themed Wedding Centerpieces For Your Coastal Vibe

A beach-themed wedding might seem like a summer celebration, but with the right decor, you can bring the beach to any season, rain or shine!

From sand and seashells to surfboards and driftwood, you can find table centerpieces that suit laid-back beach days, classy seaside retreats, or ethereal coastal nuptials. 

Here are some of the best beach wedding centerpieces, sure to impress the bride, groom, guests, and even the most avid of beach lovers!

Best Sand Structure: Sandcastle Centerpiece

Nothing says beach wedding decor quite like a 13-inch artificial sandcastle!

The color looks like natural sand, but it won’t wash away if a guest spills a drink. Cheers to that!

Best for Evening Events: Sand and Seashells Candle Holder

This candle holder evokes the vibe of a late day at the beach or an evening watching the waves. Decorative sand, starfish, sand dollar, driftwood, and various shells are included. 

The glass bowl is 7 x 5 inches with a 6-inch opening. Your choices of rim detail are natural, jute rope, or faux pearls.

Best for Greenery: Moss and Orchid Tray

Emphasize nature and color with the moss and orchid tray.

Preserved moss, succulent clusters, and faux orchids are arranged in a ceramic tray etched to resemble coral. Each tray is 14.5 inches long x 4 inches wide x 5.5 inches high.

Best Mason Jar: Floating Candle with Seashells Mason Jar

Mason jars are standard at crafty weddings and this floating candle mason jar is a unique spin for a beach wedding theme. 

Crushed seashells rest in the bottom of a 64 oz mason jar while twine is wrapped around the mouth and tied with a bow. The three candles are included.

Best Driftwood Candle Holder: Driftwood Tea Light Candle Holder

The driftwood tea light candle holder uses real driftwood carved to hold three tea lights.

The holder section perches on a stand made of driftwood, giving it a structured yet natural appearance; perfect for couples having a rustic coastal wedding. 

As the driftwood is genuine, the dimensions and colors make each piece unique. The holders are generally 17 x 6 x 4 inches.

Best Lantern: Seashell Lantern

For table decorations you can take outside, a seashell lantern is a lovely option.

The design showcases shells and starfish patterns and is painted matte white. The ceramic lantern is 8.25 inches tall x 6 inches wide.

Best Candelabra: Driftwood Candelabra Centerpiece

Using driftwood from the Aegean sea, thin driftwood branches form a three-pronged candelabra (plus a few other arms for decoration).

The bleached cream-colored driftwood creates a 29.13-inch x 10.6-inch candle holder.

Best Silver: Vintage Silver Shell Bowl

Ready to bring vintage silver to the beach for some extra shine and charm? This vintage silver shell bowl adds a beautiful touch of class to the table. 

Leave it closed or open it up to fill with other nautical decorative elements. The bowl is 6 inches long x 5 inches wide by 2 inches tall (closed).

Best Bouquet: Seashell Flowers Bouquet

While these might look like flowers, the artist arranged shells to look like blooms!

Combinations include coquinas, kittens’ paws, and other beach-themed findings. The uniquely made bouquets use natural shells, so each arrangement is one of a kind.

Best China: White China Clamshell

The white china clamshell is handmade and cured with a glossy finish. Each delicate piece has a matching top and bottom between 5-8 inches long, 3-6 inches wide, and 3-5 inches tall.

It’s notably safe to place in water, making it beautiful on land or part of a water feature.

Best for Height: Seashell-Filled Bubble Vase

The seashell-filled bubble vase is 24 inches tall with a floral arrangement adding 2 feet for a total of 4 and a half feet!

The combination of shells with string lights makes this centerpiece dramatic for all the right reasons! Just imagine it in your wedding photos! 

Best Oyster Accents: Oyster Votive Candle Holder Ring

While plenty of shells makes this list; oysters are undeniably a unique choice.

The oyster candle ring fits a votive candle, forming an unmistakably nautical wreath of layers. 

Color and oyster shape can vary, but the ring width is 7.5 inches.

Best Detailed: Nautical Lantern Centerpieces

While simple is one way to go, sometimes detailed and fully brings life to wedding decor. 

These nautical lantern centerpieces feature two lanterns (two heights), silk flowers, seashells, starfish, fishnet, and candles (battery-operated).

Although the flowers can add some height, the centerpieces are 18 x 12 x 22 inches.

Best Conch Shell: Mother of Pearl and Conch Shell Centerpiece

The conch shell and mother of pearl centerpiece emphasize the softer side of the beach-themed wedding. 

It features a collection of beach treasures with a string of mother of pearl, metallic gold starfish, and pink felt roses delicately pouring out of a white ceramic conch shell.

If you like the romantic, beachy look, the artist also makes matching gold starfish napkin rings for your guests’ place settings. 

Best Candle Set: Driftwood Starfish Candle Holder

Looking like a weathered pier post, the driftwood starfish candle holder set fits votive candles.

There are two block-shaped holders, one tall (8 x 3 ½ inches) and one short (5 ½ x 3 ½ inches). The driftwood is painted aqua, with variations creating a rustic, weathered appearance.

Best Pillar Candle Holder: Wood and Seashell Candle Holder

The charm of this candle holder lies in the layers of shells around the wood base. Three rings of shells line the bottom with coral and other features. 

The holder is 5.5 inches wide x 10 inches tall and fits a 3×3 inch pillar candle. All decorative elements are natural.

Best Candle Ring: Blooming Seashell Candle Holder

Resembling the petals of a white rose, the blooming seashell candle holder uses layers of white ark shells.

Elegant yet simple, the base is flat and fits a votive candle shape. The holder is 5 x 5 x 2 inches.

Best Mermaid Display: Mermaid Glass Terrarium

Adding a fantastical element to a beach-themed wedding is this mermaid glass-domed terrarium.

The blue-finned mermaid figurine wears seaweed in her hair while floating above decorative shells, probably wishing she could dance at your wedding.

The dome and base total 11 inches in height and 5 inches wide. 

Best Wreath: Shell Wreath with Lights

A diverse mix of shells, starfish and other beach treasures are attached to a 13-inch metal frame to form the seashell wreath. Battery-operated lights glow from inside dispersed shells. 

Each handmade wreath is unique, which means you can request more conch, cone, or scallop!

Best Placeholder: Faux Coral Placeholder

The faux coral placeholder is a cute way to keep labels on your guest tables or anything that needs a touch of nautical organization.

Keep your centerpiece simple with faux white coral, or add an overlay of other beach-themed decors, like strings of pearls or shells.

Best Diorama: Surfboard Beach Diorama

Bring a snapshot of beach life to your tables with the surfboard beach diorama.

The scene, made with repurposed wood, features a painted surfboard leaned against a wooden pier where a seagull stretches its wings. 

Sand and artful clumps of greenery also decorate the miniature. The piece is 9 x 14 x 4 inches.

Best Bottles: Embossed Vintage Cobalt Bottles

These striking cobalt blue vintage bottles are embossed with a pattern of seashells.

The glass bottles are 8 ½ inches tall x 6 inches wide x 2 ⅝ inches deep. 

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