Keep guests comfortable and your reception looking cool with a chic — and cozy! — lounge area.

It doesn't matter if you hired the best DJ ever, you're bound to have a handful of wedding guests that want to enjoy the festivities as far away from the dance floor as possible. Whether it's an elderly relative that's looking for a place to relax or a guest that doesn't particularly love to dance, offering comfortable lounge areas for loved ones to gather is a great way to add style to your big day.

With lounge areas becoming more popular, couples have dreamed up seating that feels inventive, fun, and a perfect match for their wedding aesthetic. Creating these lounge areas can be a great way to drive home your wedding theme and break up large spaces. We particularly love them for expansive venues, including outdoor lawns, tented bashes, beach weddings, and ballrooms. But even if you're not getting married in one of these types of venues, you can certainly create a seating area for guests to enjoy!

You can bring in a look that feels much like a living room, complete with cushy couches and pretty armchairs, or go for something a bit more unique, like the teepee lounge area. From vintage-inspired décor to all-white seating on a sandy beach, there's no shortage of creative ways to create your own lounge area. Here, we share 16 of our favorite set-ups to help inspire your own big day!

PHOTO: A rustic-chic lounge area with couches, benches, and geometric chandeliers.

Photo: Braedon Flynn Photography

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