Let the wedding games begin: 18 wedding lawn games + prize ideas

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Wedding lawn games for outdoor wedding fun as seen on @offbeatbride #lawngames
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Wedding games are the ultimate way to keep kids and kids-at-heart busy at an outdoor reception, so let's talk lawn games. You know who else loves wedding games? The bride or groom who want to skip the dance floor and have a no dancing wedding reception. Take advantage of a good season and some outdoor space for badminton, ring toss, corn hole, and giant versions of your favorite nostalgic games like Jenga and 4-to-Score. Plus, it'll get your indoor gaming guests out into familiar territory.

Let's get to the wedding games and turn your wedding guests into winners!

Let's start with games for outdoor weddings

Rustic wooden cornhole make a great ice breaker

Wedding lawn games for outdoor wedding fun as seen on @offbeatbride #lawngames
Hand-made cornhole boards by Etsy seller JTBsWoodWorks

You can even get JTBsWoodWorks to add custom logos, cupholders, and scoreboards! (Our own editor Megan is using these for her wedding lawn games.) Or you can even add LED lights to your rustic wooden cornhole boards…

LED cornhole(!)

Wedding lawn games for outdoor wedding fun as seen on @offbeatbride #lawngames
LED corhole boards by JTBsWoodWorks

Comes in four colors (blue, red, green, or white)! Nighttime receptions will look so rad. You can even get cornhole bags in custom colors to match your theme.

Giant Jenga (with custom names!) is really fun for the newlyweds and their wedding party to play

Ring Toss Game

Giant 4-to-Score

Bocce Ball

Lawn bowling

Giant Inflatable Bowling Set

Or how about inflatables that look like real bowling pins?

Lawn Yahtzee

Giant Dice Game

More dice, less problems, I always say.

Yazoo Disc Toss Game

In Yazoo, players attempt to knock bottles or cans from perches on vertical poles. Watch for heads!


This game was a Shark Tank darling. The object is to bounce a ball onto a trampoline-style net. Probably won't hold people… fair warning.


If you're feeling fancy!


The object is to knock over wooden blocks, known as kubbs, by throwing wooden batons at them, known as “haselsticks.” Like bowling meets horseshoes!


The players use a wooden pin (also called “mölkky”) to try to knock over wooden pins (also called “skittles”) of almost similar dimensions with the throwing pin, which are marked with numbers from 1 to 12.

Lawn Darts

The MUCH safer version from the ones that were banned when we were kids.

Rubber horseshoes

Air Scoop Ball

And a custom sign to get everyone to the outdoor wedding game area! This seems like it could be an easy one to DIY if you wanted to:

Want fun wedding games for indoor receptions?

  • Classic games are super fun at indoor receptions — we especially love seeing board games as a wedding centerpiece
  • You can use a photo booth with fun props or use disposable cameras and send guests on a photo scavenger hunt
  • Have a piñata full of wedding favors!
  • Have trivia questions for guests at their reception tables

For more wedding reception games like the wedding shoe game to mad libs to hula hoops to table games, we've your wedding day gaming needs all set, so that you have the happiest wedding guests EVER on your big day:

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