5 Tips To Build A Champagne Tower And 18 Examples

Are you looking for a simple but stunning idea for your reception? Try a glamorous Champagne tower! It’s a gorgeous idea not only for a New Year’s Eve wedding but for art deco and many other weddings, too, and it’s sure to impress your guests. If your caterer can’t make a champagne tower or you don’t have caterers at all, you may still build a champagne tower yourself. Here is a step by step tutorial!

Coupe Glasses

As much as we love a beautiful Champagne flute and even just plain old white wine glasses, neither should be used in the construction of your tower. The coupe glass, an essential of any champagne tower, was designed specifically for sparkling wine and champagne in England in 1663. Legend has it that the shape of the coupe was modelled on the breast of Marie Antoinette. Also, it’s important that all the glasses be identical. Many party supply companies have these glasses available to rent if you don’t want to have leftover coupe glasses lying around after completing your epic tower display.

building your own champagne tower isn't that difficult, just train a bit

building your own champagne tower isn’t that difficult, just train a bit

serve a champagne tower at a your cocktail hours as well, add some appetizers and voila

serve a champagne tower at a your cocktail hours as well, add some appetizers and voila

a classic champagne tower is amazing for a formal, fine art, art deco or many other weddings

a classic champagne tower is amazing for a formal, fine art, art deco or many other weddings

a large champagne tower is sure to impress every guest, and sun beams will play on the glass edges

a large champagne tower is sure to impress every guest, and sun beams will play on the glass edges

a mini rose champagne tower is great not only for small weddings but also for engagement parties

a mini rose champagne tower is great not only for small weddings but also for engagement parties

a perfectly built champagne tower is amazing for New Year's Eve weddings, it's classics

a perfectly built champagne tower is amazing for New Year’s Eve weddings, it’s classics

A Super Solid Base

This is essential. A large, heavy table is ideal and a spillage tray will avoid excess mess as there will be unavoidable spillage unfortunately! A flimsy card table covered with a tablecloth just won’t do – unless you want Champagne and broken glass all over the floor.

a tower of crystal champagne glasses waits to be filled on a low table decorated with leaves

a tower of crystal champagne glasses waits to be filled on a low table decorated with leaves

a vintage and refined bar cart with a champagne tower that is accented with a refined metal decoration

a vintage and refined bar cart with a champagne tower that is accented with a refined metal decoration

an art deco wedding champagne tower with some glasses highlighted with chandelier earrings for a sparkling touch

an art deco wedding champagne tower with some glasses highlighted with chandelier earrings for a sparkling touch

an elegant champagne tower with pink champagne is an amazing glam and sparkling idea

an elegant champagne tower with pink champagne is an amazing glam and sparkling idea

a very large champagne tower is a gorgeous idea for any wedding, your guests will love it

a very large champagne tower is a gorgeous idea for any wedding, your guests will love it

Tower Construction

The tower is built by creating squares that get successively smaller as the tower rises. Try four glasses by four glasses, the next level is three by three, then two by two and finally one glass sits at the top. If you’d like to go bigger, perhaps by starting with a base that is ten glasses by ten glasses, then your next layer would be nine by nine, then eight by eight and so on. As you build the tower make sure each glass is snuggly touching the other glasses. If you do this correctly, four glasses touching will create a diamond shape in the middle.

Here are the number of glasses required for each size champagne tower: 4-tier / 30 glasses, 5-tier / 55 glasses, 6-tier / 91 glasses, 7-tier / 140 glasses, 8-tier / 204 glasses, 9-tier / 285 glasses, 10-tier / 385 glasses.

rock colored champagne glasses to make the tower cooler and bolder, for example, try pink glasses

rock colored champagne glasses to make the tower cooler and bolder, for example, try pink glasses

many types of sparkling wine will work with a champagne tower, not only champagne itself

many types of sparkling wine will work with a champagne tower, not only champagne itself

pour the champagne carefully to avoid splashes and champagne on the floor

pour the champagne carefully to avoid splashes and champagne on the floor

Pouring

Now it’s time to pour your Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and even sparkling Cider – they will all work here. Slowly begin pouring the chilled Champagne into the glass at the top of the tower, allowing the Champagne to overflow. The overflowing Champagne will then trickle into the glasses on the level below, filling until they overflow and fill the glasses below them and so on. Simply continue pouring Champagne into the top glass until all the other glasses are filled.

put some berries inside each glass to spurce up your champagne with a refreshing taste

put some berries inside each glass to spurce up your champagne with a refreshing taste

remember that all the glasses should be identical otherwise your tower can fall

remember that all the glasses should be identical otherwise your tower can fall

if you fail building your own tower, think of getting such a stand for serving the glasses

if you fail building your own tower, think of getting such a stand for serving the glasses

if you need a giant champagne tower but can't build it, look for a proper stand or stands for the glasses

if you need a giant champagne tower but can’t build it, look for a proper stand or stands for the glasses

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