15 Wedding Lawn Games to Enjoy at Your Outdoor Reception
There is nothing like some friendly competition to get friends and family in a good mood. Here are our favorite suggestions for fun wedding lawn games!
Everyone loves a good game night. There is nothing like some friendly competition to get friends and family in a good mood. Why not use the idea of a game night at your reception with several wedding lawn games?
Having two or three lawn games is an easy way to help your wedding guests transition from the ceremony to the reception. These games are great for guests of all ages (not just for kids!) but can certainly keep the little ones entertained. Playing games is an easy way to keep the guests occupied while everyone is waiting for the food to officially be served.
An outdoor or backyard wedding is clearly ideal for some lawn games. Giant garden games are a great way to encourage mingling during cocktail hour! But these games could also work if your indoor venue boasts a nice lawn or outside area where guests socialize. Set up a drink station nearby for your guests to grab cocktails and get playing.
Having yard games is a great alternative form of entertainment for couples who aren’t keen on having a big dance party. Games provide additional activities beyond a photo booth, and allow for points of connection between your guests. The best lawn games can absolutely be enjoyed sans alcohol! Games instantly turn strangers into friends– everyone can be winners when you offer a variety of options to play.
Creative Lawn Games for Your Wedding
Below are some of our favorite fun game suggestions for your wedding day. Some of the options even offer personalization so you can match them to your wedding theme! There are tons of unique options to choose from beyond the standard bocce ball, ladder golf, or giant chess. Check out our finds below!
GoSports Store • $42.99
Take this classic yard game to the next level with regulation play pieces that will bring classic fun to your next outdoor event. There’s no better way to gather friends and family at your wedding! This set includes 4 horseshoes, 2 stakes, a carrying case, and plays just how you remember from the good ol’ days!
Giant Checkers Board Game
GiantFunGames • $98.30
This checkers game board is 5x5ft! You can fold the board for easy storage and is easily cleaned with warm water. Each game piece has been made of solid foam for lightweight gameplay and includes a wood storage crate for such a big game!
Store Giant Oversized Chess Set
MegaChess • $450
This is a little pricey but may be worth the splurge if you or your family are big chess players. The best part is that you can keep this forever, take amazing photos, and even recreate your favorite scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Colorful Croquet Set
QualityDominoes • $69.99
This complete croquet set with a carrying case lets you and your guests enjoy the outdoors! The set includes six wood mallets, six croquet balls, two wood stakes, and nine wickets for endless fun.
Custom Ring and Hook Game
BrokenBoardDesignCo • $80
This custom hook and ring toss game is sure to be a hit at your wedding or even just a regular Friday night at home! You can fully customize your piece by choosing the stain color and all wording or images you want to be engraved. A matching shot flight stand is also included with your order.
TheSportsBookie • $63.99
Take your favorite classic domino games outdoors in giant size for even more fun. This Victory Tailgate Yard Domino Set includes 28 pieces each measuring 3.5” x 7” x .5” and includes a convenient carrying case.
Custom Wedding Wordsearch
BAWSCreations • $45
An interactive crossword puzzle involves guests in your love story. Create a custom word search puzzle with 50 to 500 words. Use phrases, people, locations, favorite things, and more to tell your story in a fun and engaging way for your guests.
Personalized Large Tic-Tac-Toe
CreativeGamesDesigns • $68.98
This hand-crafted giant 14” board game is made with craftsmanship that’ll withstand hours of playtime at your wedding for all ages and makes a great gift or keepsake. You can customize your message and colors.
Lawn Game Signs
KeenaAlyceDesigns • $20
These signs are a fun and pretty way to let your guests know what outdoor wedding games are available to play! You can select stain options and the number of signs needed.
Custom Monogram Cornhole Boards
SkipsGarage • $297.14
Cornhole has become a classic game for outdoor fun. If you are looking for the perfect personalized cornhole set look no further than this set. It includes 8 beanbags and optional accessories like a carrying case, lights, customized bags, and more.
Bean Bag Toss Game
AndreStellaGames • $113.55
Tired of the traditional corn hole? Consider this bean bag toss game. The exciting, easy-to-play compact bean bag toss game set is great for all ages and perfect for your wedding.
Personalized Wood Block Game
YayDayDesigns • $299
These personalized wedding giant tumble blocks (basically Giant Jenga!) with a carrying crate will be a huge hit at your reception! Your guests will place blocks into a giant tumbling tower– the stakes are higher than with the regular-sized version. Customize it today with your name and wedding date or use it as a Wedding Guest Book.
Rustic Ring Toss
Jnjhandmade • $59.99
This is such a fun throwback outdoor game to have at your wedding reception and then take home to play with friends. This set comes with six standard-sized rings in two different colors. The wood is stained and the score numbers are painted on it.
Giant Yard Dice Set
SwoocGames • $79.99
Take the fun beyond the classic Yardzee and Farkle to new fan-favs like Pig, Bowling & Ship, Captain, and Crew. Never get bored with this large variety of games for all ages and skill levels. There’s something for everyone in this all-in-one set.
Giant Connect Four
ChromaFling • $199.99
This life-size childhood yard game is the perfect size to bring your party to life. With customizable options for the top and bottom of the set, you can weave in your wedding hashtag, wedding date, new last name, and more.
While many of these options are from Etsy, you could probably build your own DIY versions of many of these wedding reception games if that’s of interest to you. We’ve got a great cornhole board tutorial as well as bean bags if you’re into that sort of thing!
The great thing about investing in yard games for your outdoor reception is that you can easily reuse them for any backyard fun or future celebration. So consider incorporating one of these top notch games into your special day!
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