20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You’ll Love

Kick off your wedding reception with a creative cocktail hour to get your guests geared up for the evening. The  gap of time  between your wedding ceremony and your reception is a great time to create a lasting impression. Treat your wedding guests with beautiful  hors d’oeuvres, creative signature cocktails and unique design elements  before they take their seats for dinner. Looking for some unique ideas?  We have rounded up 20 “pitcher perfect” creative cocktail hour ideas for your wedding.

Grab a cocktail, sit back and let the fun “be gin”!

A tropical cocktail hour in paradise? Yes, please.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by A Good AffairPhotography by Jessica Claire PhotographyVenue: Terranea Resort

We are all about the creativity and personalized touches that come with a signature cocktail.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love

Photography by Valorie Darling PhotographyEvent Design by Nicole Alexandra DesignsVenue: Malibu Rocky OaksCatered by Eco CatersFloral Design by Rebelle Fleurs

Chic and modern bar setup with art deco vibes.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by A. Dominick EventsPhotography by Abby Jiu Photography, Bar by Amaryllis Bar

Garnished with tiny flowers to make for the prettiest drink!

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Photography by SDK Photo & Design,  Cocktails by Matthew Biancaniello at Eat Your Drink

I’m sure the groomsmen were stoked about this personalized drink.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by Alchemy Event StudioPhotography by Rebecca Read Photography

The world is your oyster…and we are loving this hors d’oeuvres choice.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by Bridal BlissPhotography by Jessica Hill Photography
  2. We could hang out in this cocktail lounge area all night long!
    1. Event Design by Callista & Co.Photography by Rebecca Yale PhotographyFloral Design by Twig & TwineRentals by Found RentalsVenue: Fairmont Miramar

Pretty outdoor bar decorated with eucalyptus.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Photo via EDE By JacquelinePhotography by Cheers Babe PhotographyEvent Design by Love Detailed EventsFloral Design by Chloe & Mint

Here is a creative interactive idea to keep your guests busy during cocktail hour.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Flowers from FiftyFlowers.comPhotography by Annie Watts Photography

Cheers to tropical drinks and pretty stir sticks!

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Stir Sticks by Happily Ever EtchedPhotography by Plum & Oak PhotographyCatered by SweetLee Made

Sip, sip hooray for this adorable sign!

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by Infinite EventsPhotography by Danielle Lefebvre Photography

Mason jars and oak barrels for this rustic affair.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Photography by Jodee Debes PhotographyEvent Design by LVL WeddingsVenue: Walnut GroveRentals by Pretty Vintage RentalsCatered by CP Catering

We don’t know where to look first, the greenery-filled hedge bar or the checkered flooring!

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love, creative wedding cocktail ideas
  1. Floral Design by Lily Greenthumb’sPhotography by Laura Gordon PhotographyVenue: Carolina InnEvent Design by McLean EventsRentals by CE Rentals and Themeworks Creative

Now, this is a creative way to keep your drinks cold.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Photography by Love Me Do Photography

The coolest cocktail bar backdrop we ever did see.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Event Design by Moana EventsPhotography by Schyne Photography

Little touches and games that will keep the guests entertained.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love
  1. Photography by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Cascading greenery filled with blooms for this drink table!

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love

Event Design by Shi Shi EventsPhotography by Jenny Haas PhotographyFloral Design by Molly Taylor and Co.

This sparkling blackberry cocktail is absolute perfection.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love, creative wedding cocktail ideas

Wine Registry by ThirstyNestPhotography by Sanaz Photography

Such a cool bar setup with gold-rimmed glassware and copper mugs.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love, creative wedding cocktail ideas

Event Design by Tyler Speier EventsPhotography  David Mendoza III PhotographyRentals: The Tent Merchant

Monogrammed wine glasses for guests to enjoy.

20 Creative Cocktail Hour Ideas You'll Love, creative wedding cocktail ideas

Glasses by xowyo Paper and PressPhotography by Carrie Patterson Photography

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