How-To: Set Up a Popcorn Bar for Fall Weddings!

Ideas for setting up a popcorn bar at weddings

Popcorn is a hugely popular snack all year round. But there’s just something about serving it at a fall event that seems so right! Maybe because it’s such a well-loved comfort snack and autumn is such a cozy, heartwarming type of season? Whatever the reason, a Popcorn Bar at a fall wedding is a perfect option for couples wanting a snack station that’s delicious, easy, budget-friendly and sure to be a hit! Here are our tips, then, for setting up your own popcorn bar—inspired by some really amazing examples we found.

Tips for Popcorn Bar Containers and Accessories

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Popcorn itself is pretty basic. It’s what you choose to serve it in, display it on, and combine it with that really makes the difference!


A rustic theme, of course, seems to provide the perfect setting for a popcorn bar. So quaint, country-style containers like bushel baskets (1, 7), berry-picking baskets (1), barnyard buckets (5) and even a wooden crate (6) would be ideal display choices.

For a vintage-themed wedding, clear glass candy jars in fancy stemmed shapes with lids (3) would show off the popcorn so prettily. While if you’ll have a modern reception, consider sleek glass cylinders (4) for the popcorn, and martini glasses and shot glasses (6) to present the flavorings and garnishes in style!


When it comes to popcorn bar signage, chalkboard signs and labels (1, 2, 5, 6, 7) suit the crafty, rustic vibe just so! While fabric bows (1), ribbon accents (3) and paper bag liners (5) provide the decorative touches, depending on your theme.

Oh, and don’t overlook the serving scoops! These could be retro-style ice cream scoops (1) or fancy silver or stainless steel spoons (3)—for guests to pile the popcorn into paper bags, paper cups, or even waffle cones (2).

Credits: 1 – Bella Wedding Rentals / 2 – Loveridge Photography, via Chic Vintage Brides / 3 – Charmed Events Group, via Style Me Pretty / 4 – Poptions Popcorn / 5 – Pen N’ Paper Flowers / 6 – Anders Ruff / 7 – Chantal Benoit Photography, via The Knot

Styling Inspiration for Your Wedding Popcorn Bar

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As we mentioned, rustic or country is the tailor-made theme for a popcorn bar. Just look at the absolutely charming examples from Gourmet Popcorn Bar (1) and Pen N’ Paper Flowers (3), recreating a classic popcorn cart in table form! Love the use of burlap, kraft paper, iron tubs and that signature wagon wheel!

If shabby chic is more your style, see how a real wedding from Gemma Gaskins Photography, via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings (2) transformed a graceful sideboard into a flower-decked popcorn station! Complete with a fancily framed chalkboard sign and sweet pastel colors.

Finally, Wedding Favors Unlimited (4) shows how to go with a modern-look popcorn bar. Cheery golden yellow is the dominant color, as cardboard takeout boxes match the popcorn on display! Vintage suitcases serve as pedestals for steel tubs, while kraft-board letters and a chalkboard sign provide a handmade touch.

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