Wrought Iron Candle Lanterns

Wrought iron candle lanterns can be a versatile decor piece for indoor or outdoor nuances. It’s a simple way to incorporate an antique touch into any space. While iron lanterns come in different styles, every cast iron lantern will share a few similarities. Another variation between various cast iron lanterns is the candle size and type they can hold. Next, we’ll demonstrate these five fantabulous wrought iron outdoor candle lanterns.

Double Set of Minimalistic Basic Metal Lanterns

Double Set of Minimalistic Basic Metal Lanterns

$44.99 $61.99

Double Set of Minimalistic Basic Metal Lanterns


$44.99 $61.99

This understated set of minimalistic lanterns has a water-resistant black finish on the 11.8” tall by 5.1” wide and deep black iron metal frames. Each lantern can hold a 3” x 4” flameless LED pillar candle.

Designer Advice:

Lantern sets are great for a cohesive outdoor look, especially when they have protection from the elements. But not all metal lanterns should have flame candles, which can cause dangers like accidental burns from the metal or glass heating up. Be sure you adhere to the appropriate light source to stay safe and keep your lanterns working.

Modern Clean Lined Wrought Iron Lantern

Modern Clean Lined Wrought Iron Lantern

Modern Clean Lined Wrought Iron Lantern

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This contemporary modern lantern has clean rectangular lines in bronze or rustic oil. The clear glass pane sides and hinged door protect a 3” x 4” candle. And a decorative hoop connects the 12” hipped roof cap.

Designer Advice:

Cast iron outdoor lanterns require a fully enclosed center to protect the flames on wax candles. Clear glass sides allow a full view of the light and block wind and water. A hipped roof cap gives protection from above and provides a classic farmhouse nuance. And the hoop on top allows for hanging the lantern securely and gives extra height.

Colored Glass Kalidoscope Candle Lantern

Colored Glass Kalidoscope Candle Lantern

Colored Glass Kalidoscope Candle Lantern

World Menagerie

This metal lantern combines vintage traditional touches with contemporary modern for a deluxe contrasting medley. Sturdy black iron metal makes up the intricate cutwork top and 3 ¾” deep by 4 ½” wide base that holds a votive tealight candle. The metal frame supports the four colored decorative glass inlays in four colors. A metal ring attaches to the lid to create a 10 ¼” height.

Designer Advice:

Wrought iron lanterns can come in various styles and influences. And as this lantern shows, it can also come with colored glass sides versus translucent clear panels. When you use lanterns with colored glass, you get a fascinating play of shaded shadows that create fun light displays as the light shines out of each colored side. 

Exotic Moroccan Hanging Metal Candle Lantern

Exotic Moroccan Hanging Metal Candle Lantern

Exotic Moroccan Hanging Metal Candle Lantern

Canora Grey

Rustic medieval wrought iron candle lanterns add an exotic romantic nuance as a wall sconce or a chandelier. The 13” tall by 5” wide and deep metal support textured glass sides. And inside, you can use any 3” wide pillar candle.

Designer Advice:

Just as you can use cast iron candle lanterns for indoor or outdoor aesthetics, you can also vary the type of lighting you use inside. A pillar wax candle gives you the authenticity of a vintage piece with a real flame. But you can also use flameless tealight, fairy, or LED lights in many styles of lanterns.

Elegant Country Rustic Iron Candle Lantern

Elegant Country Rustic Iron Candle Lantern

Elegant Country Rustic Iron Candle Lantern

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This traditional-style tabletop wrought iron candle lantern comes in two colors and three sizes. The clear glass panels and slim metal frame add an open, airy neutral silhouette that protects a 3” pillar or a flameless LED candle. 

Designer Advice:

Many metal candle lanterns have a round ring added to a decorative roof to create an elegant rustic country vibe. But these rings are only sometimes structurally sound enough to support the weight of the lantern if hung up. Designs like this tabletop lantern need a sturdy, flat surface to support the lantern base.

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Wrought Iron Candle Lanterns

Buying Guide

Wrought iron furnishing was very popular during the 18th and early 19th century. Nowadays, wrought iron is iconic with its "old world" vibe. It's one of the many reasons why it's making a comeback, and that is also why more and more homeowners are looking for beautiful wrought iron candle lanterns!

Since a wrought iron candle lantern is a furnishing that belongs to the distant past, not a lot of people know how to pick the best one. Don't worry as this article is going to be a buying guide for wrought iron candle lanterns.

Not a lot of people realize that the term "wrought iron" means two things. In the past, the term means an iron that is bent and hammered into shape. However, it could also mean a specific type of iron with a particular composition. Why is differentiating the two important?

The answer is so you can avoid overpaying. True wrought iron candle lanterns that are bent and hammered into shape take more time and skill. This also means that sellers can charge a higher premium as it's essentially a handcrafted item.

However, a wrought iron is also a specific iron composition, which can be cast and mass produced. Dishonest sellers may take advantage of charging higher prices as you may think it's a handcrafted item when it's not.

  • No two items should be exactly the same.
  • Look for slight imperfections.
  • If it's ultra-smooth, it may be mass produced.

  • Candle Type. These days, candles come in many different forms. Some of the common ones include taper, pillar, votive, candle pot and tea light. Knowing the candle that you'll be using is very important. This is to ensure that you buy the right wrought iron candle lantern that can accommodate the type of candle that you are planning to use.
  • Fit. Another thing that is very important to assess is the fit of the candle. There are primarily two reasons why you'd want to do this. First is for aesthetic reasons. For example, if the tea light candle is too small for a votive, it will look awkward and out-of-place. The second reason is more important. If the candle does not fit snuggly into the holder, it may become a fire hazard. A simple bump could tumble down the candle, which can then start a fire.
  • Wax Issues. Most wrought iron candle lanterns out there will look attractive. However, before buying anything, you should try to anticipate where the wax will go when the candle starts burning. Does it have a receptacle for collecting the melted wax? Does the design allow easy cleaning? These are some of the few questions you should be asking to ensure that the wax won't be too much to deal with.

The primary challenge of finding the right wrought iron candle lanterns is navigating through the myriad of choices. The key points mentioned above should help you get started in weeding out most of the unnecessary option.

This depends on which part of the garden you wish to add a glow to:

  • Standing: the most practical, portable and versatile! They'll become the center of attention if you place them on a table, or create a virtual bubble around you and your guests when the sun goes down if you leave them around the seating area. If you haven't already got any permanent garden lights, you could use standing lanterns to illuminate the walk from the gate to your main door. They'll also allow you to get creative trying different combinations and layouts whenever you fancy a décor revamp;
  • Hanging: because they need to rely on some kind of hook, these outdoor lanterns are a bit more restrictive. However, they could still be a better choice if there's a specific spot in your garden or patio that should always be illuminated, especially if the lighting above your table and chairs isn't bright enough or, on the contrary, is so bright that it ruins the atmosphere: hanging lanterns will create the perfect balance!

The right atmosphere? It all comes down to the type of lighting. However, functionality should also be taken into account when choosing the power source:

  • Solar: this eco-friendly option is particularly practical if you don't always want to go around the garden lighting up each lantern. However, keep in mind that they'll light up every evening until dawn! This might not be the best choice if you're only planning on having them on whenever you have guests round, unless you keep them underneath your patio and bring them out to charge before special occasions;
  • Battery: usually including fake candles or simulated flames, theycombine tradition and modern luxuries. Not really looking forward to lighting up the candles manually every time? Choose battery-powered lanterns if that side of your garden doesn't receive enough sunlight to power their solar alternative, or you simply don't want them to be on every night.
  • Some designs even include a timer, so you can program them to switch on and off whenever it suits you. For an eco-friendlier choice, pick LED lights, which consume less energy and last longer than traditional bulbs, or rechargeable lanterns with USB cables;
  • Candles: when it comes to atmospheric lighting, you can't go wrong with candles! The everchanging pools of lights created by their flickering flames will leave your guests with a pleasant nostalgic feeling. If you enjoy spending time in the garden and don't mind having to light them up individually every time, they will be the perfect choice for your summer evenings.
  • However, there are some safety concerns that must be taken into account: have you got any crawling babies or particularly curious pets roaming around the garden? Then you should stick to solar or batteries to avoid unpleasant accidents;
  • Oil or gas: if you're an unapologetic vintage soul, you might want to experiment with these old-style lanterns, especially if you're planning on hanging them or placing them on a table;
  • Fairy lights: looking for something quirky? For the most Instagrammable garden, add a whimsical touch by filling your lanterns with battery-operated strings of fairy lights.

Garden lanterns are an opportunity to complement your outdoor décor and showcase your attention to detail, but… if you place a nautical oil lamp in an ultra-modern patio? It could easily backfire. Before choosing the style of your outdoor lanterns, consider the external décor of your house and the feeling that you want to convey.

The most popular styles for outdoor lanterns are:

  • Square – ideal for modern or minimalist décors;
  • Cylindrical – still a great fit for the previous styles, their jar-like appearance can add a reassuring homely feel that works well with mid-Century modern and more traditional designs;
  • Jar – for French-country inspiration or rustic cottages (and the best to experiment with fairy lights!);
  • Prism – for a Scandinavian feel;
  • Bohemian – colorful and meticulously decorated;
  • Hurricane – the iconic design of traditional oil or gas lanterns is a must for vintage looks;
  • Nautical or anchor – for a heartwarming old-style feel, or to complement your maritime wall décor;
  • Empire – for a retro or sophisticated atmosphere.

Since lanterns are usually made of heat-resistant materials like metal and glass panels, the most common finishes are black, white, steel, iron and copper. This means that their color can easily complement most palettes. 

However, if you have a brighter accent tone that stands out in your garden, why not look for outdoor lanterns in that color? They might be rarer to find, but the color match is guaranteed to ensure a rounded, cohesive look.

Let's go over the most important things to keep in mind in order to choose outdoor lanterns that complement your garden and create the most whimsical atmosphere:

  • Depending on where you want to place them, decide between standing or hanging lanterns;
  • Your main power source options are solar, battery-operated or candles, but you can also be original with oil, gas or fairy lights. As well as the atmosphere that you want to create, take practicality and safety into consideration;
  • Consider the existing décor and palette of the external part of your house in order to pick outdoor lanterns that fit its overall feel.

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It is a wrought iron hurricane candle holder that is made of 75-percent iron and 25-percent glass. It fits to any style and décor and is a perfect addition for indoor and outdoor area. You will be impressed.

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This amazing and stylish candle lantern would be a perfect decoration for every kind of house or courtyard. Check it out and enjoy an incredible look together with the highest quality and functionality.

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A vintage trio of beautiful lanterns for indoor use, hanging on a wall-mounted, wood base with three wrought iron hooks. Each lamp has also a wrought iron case, with X-shaped sides that are covered by clear glass.

Black Lantern Trio Hanging From Wrought

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Candle holders made of wrought iron and covered with glass. It is mounted on wooden strip. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It is very well appreciated by satisfied customers.

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