Are you looking for the best wedding lawn games for your guests to play? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up the best wedding lawn games 2020 has to offer so YOUR wedding is the fun one that guests remember. Whether you want to entertain adults or kids at your reception, these wedding party games will definitely do the job! We’ll show you where to buy the best lawn games for weddings and get them delivered to your door so you can… ya know, practice a little bit before the games begin. :) Many of these are those giant wedding games you’ve been seeing or hearing about, like jumbo-sized tumble towers and chess — we haven’t missed a thing in this list.
Most of these are suitable for outdoor receptions along with a few indoor wedding games (provided it is in a separate room with ample space). These aren’t just the best wedding games: they’re the top-voted lawn games for BBQs, too! Whether you’re picking out the best wedding lawn games for your big day or for your big bash in the backyard, you’ll find the top picks on this list.
P.S. Most of these are wedding lawn games Etsy sellers are making + shipping. So, not only will your wedding be the coolest — guests never forget fun lawn games, especially at a wedding! — but you’ll also be supporting small businesses, which is a serious win-win. :)
But first, here are two important things to remember before you set up a game at your reception.
1. Have ample space to play.
Don’t place the game somewhere where a guest could inadvertently get hit by a bean bag, or have to duck to avoid a horseshoe. ;) Instead, place it somewhere with enough room to play, but not so far that guests totally miss it.
2. Use a wedding lawn games sign.
You know we love creative signage around here! Make sure your wedding games stand out with a proper sign placed nearby. These cute lawn signs are the best ones we’ve seen yet! They are handmade by The Common Sign.
Top Wedding Lawn Games for 2020
Here are the fun outdoor and indoor wedding games your guests are hoping you’ll have at your reception. Enjoy!
1. Rustic Ring Toss
Who doesn’t love an easy game of ring toss? This is considered one of the best wedding lawn games, since everyone already knows it and it’s something you can play without really breaking a sweat in your dress or suit. :) By JNJHandmade.
We also love this fun bottle design by DutchGoldfinch.
2. Jumbo Lawn Dice / Yardzee
Throw the dice on your lawn with oversized wood dice for ‘Yardzee’, one of the most popular wedding lawn games right now. These colorful dice are fun to play and look great at your wedding; the bright colors practically invite guests to come along and play. The scorecards make it easy to keep track of rolls and find out who wins — and maybe who has to go get another round of beverages at the bar for the other team. :) By JLWoodCreations.
3. Yard Pong / Pipe Ball
This game is known as yard pong or pipe ball and is a very fun game to play for a large lawn party. You can get yours custom-made in your favorite colors by EspeciallyCreatedForYou. There are great reviews on it, too!
4. Floating Pong Game
OK, this is one of the most specific in the list of best wedding lawn games, but it works great for pool parties and BBQs, too! It’s called MashBall and it is basically beer pong that floats. (Or pop pong/water pong, whatever floats your boat.) This is such a cool gift idea for a couple who likes to play pong, goes to the beach a lot, or is planning a backyard wedding with a pool. So yes, a bit specific, but a pretty fun idea, isn’t it? The way the box folds up is brilliant, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. Great for a beach bachelorette party, too. By MashBall.
5. Golfing Cornhole Boards
You’ve probably heard of wedding cornhole boards, but this is a board with a twist for golfers: “fore boards”! The boards feature putting green material and players putt instead of tossing cornhole bags. This makes a great wedding theme game for your golf themed wedding or for couples who like to golf. The boards are completely handmade and can be customized in your colors, your sayings, etc. We recommend giving golf balls as favors so guests can use them right away! By ForeBoardsDesigns.
6. Lawn Tic Tac Toe
Who doesn’t love a classic game of tic tac toe? This one takes it one level higher: it’s jumbo-sized, so it’s easy to play on lawn and the letters can be personalized with the couple’s initials, too, instead of the standard “X” and “O” — if you prefer. By Dutch Goldfinch.
7. Giant Four-in-a-Row Game
This lawn style four-in-a-row game can be played outdoors or indoors! We love this one because you can even customize the game pieces with your initials and wedding date, as well as colors. One of the best wedding lawn games for 2020! (We HIGHLY recommend the extension to make it taller if you’re having mostly adults playing this game, so they won’t have to bend down as much!) By WeddingWoodworksCo.
8. Giant Tile Word Game
This giant letter / word game from Pleasant View Design Co. is the larger-than-life version of your favorite word board game. You can lay these out in a separate area of your reception on the floor, or out on the lawn for guests to make their own word boards. This is one of our favorite low key wedding lawn games or picnic games over the summer.
9. Giant Tumble Tower
Don’t let the tower fall over! This classic lawn game is one of the best for weddings: guests love it and it’s always a little frightening when the tower starts to move. This giant tumbling tower is one of the top wedding lawn games guests are always talking about; I love playing it myself! By MyGiantWoodGames.
If you have wedding guests under the age of 12 playing along, check out this oversized tower from Dutch Goldfinch. It is a safer option (and easier to play) for young children playing.
Rollors is a hybrid of familiar lawn games like horseshoes, bocce ball and bowling; this is one of the best wedding lawn games for people of all ages! Great for outdoor BBQ lawn games, too. By Rollors.
11. Wedding Cornhole Boards
The classic bean bag toss game gets a giant upgrade with these custom boards. Choose from your choice of wood finish and get a custom decal for the board itself. Great as a wedding gift for your favorite couple, or to play at your reception (and for patio parties forever after!) By MissDesignBerry.
If you’d like, you can have guests sign the boards and turn it into your own guest book alternative!
Wedding Lawn Games + Guest Book in One!
If you want different style options, here are additional cornhole wedding lawn games we found by WeddingWoodworksCo.
And these wedding cornhole boards make perfect lawn games for guests to play! By Skip’s Garage. These are completely custom and made-to-order.
You can even get your city painted onto the board, like this one for a Cleveland themed wedding!
Or this style by WilzCreations:
Protect Your Lawn Games
If you’re going to buy custom wedding lawn games, we highly recommend using a carrying case to keep yours from getting damaged in rain and wind! For cornhole boards, you can get this carrying case exclusively available from Wedding Woodworks Co.
Wedding Lawn Games at Night
If you’re planning to keep the fun going all night long, here are the best wedding lawn games to play in the dark.
Add these LED cornhole board lights to make your lawn game to see, even in the dark! By TailorSpot.
Playing yard dice? This is another great option: these dice glow-in-the-dark! By GuilfordWoodworkers.
And last but not least, these glow-in-the-dark bocce balls are a fun idea! Buy here.
12. Left Right Center
Take this fun game from the tabletop to the new-and-improved jumbo size and play on the lawn! By SticksandStones.
13. Giant Lawn Dominoes
Play this family favorite that will soon become the wedding lawn game your guests wait in line to play! It’s classic dominoes, jumbo-sized. By OnceUponATileGifts.
14, 15, 16, 17, 18: Classic Lawn Games: Bocce Ball, Croquet, Horseshoes, Ladder Toss, and Giant Chess
These are the only three games where we COULDN’T find handmade sellers, so here’s where to buy wedding lawn games Amazon offers right now.
– BOCCE BALL | Get an all-weather boccee ball set by Franklin Sports at a great price and with the proper sized balls. They are great for playing on lawn, sand, or dirt.
– HORSESHOES | No lawn game list is complete without classic horseshoes! Skip the plastic set; they’re just not the same. Opt for a real steel or metal set, like this one we found from St. Pierre. It comes in this awesome wood box, it is made in the USA, and it features a weather-resistant coating that makes it less corrosive and more weatherproof. Buy yours here.
– LADDER TOSS | This is one of the fun lawn games that makes its rounds at weddings, parties, and bbqs all year long. I love playing this combination of toss + golf. Well, you’re tossing a golf ball, so that’s sort of where the golf part comes in. :) By YardGamesStore.
– GIANT CHESS | Why play regular chess when you can play JUMBO chess?! These giant pieces make it fun to play at weddings and more. By MegaChess.
Wedding Lawn Games Signs
If you want custom signs made for other games mentioned in this list, get them made here.
P.S. Here are a few card games for guests to play at the table, just in case they don’t dance!
Wedding Lawn Games for Sale
To buy wedding lawn games for your reception, click on the photo of the game or the link directly underneath it to shop.
So, what do you think of our list of best wedding lawn games? Do you have another favorite to add that we missed? Let us know in the comments section! Also, feel free to voice any questions you have about setting up lawn games at your celebration — we’re here to help.
P.S. Here’s a helpful tip: if you buy the game and keep it in good condition, you can use it as a wedding lawn games rental for local couples getting married. They can pay a rental fee to you to use it for the wedding and bring it back! This works great as a rental for BBQ parties, too. Or just to be nice and bring it along to a friend’s party to make it even more fun. Hey, everyone loves a game!