Bees who had/will have long tables at their wedding

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m considering using long tables for my reception, our venue provides them.  it’s a winery,  have you looked at barns of farms?  they might have long tables you could use, and would fit your theme.

Post # 5
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hmm our venue was a small summer camp in the midle of the woods, and all of their tables are rectangular so of course thats what we used. Just look around, I’m sure you can find a place that will let you have what you want!

Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My venue provides them.

Post # 7
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


I’m in Canada too, and I’m not sure where you are looking but we had the same problem with reception sites. Some were even “scared” of the long tables.

We want long too, so if we picked a venue with only rounds, we were going to rent rectangular to make it what we wanted.

We ended up with a venue that provides nothing… but again, its almost free. So we’re bringing it our own tables and doing a mix of both! 

Post # 8
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our venue provided the long tables, in fact if wanted round tables we would had to provide our own.  

Post # 9
7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My venue (a hotel) offered us kings/royal tables at $75 a table.

ETA: if you are having a formal wedding, you need kings tables for long tables. Make sure they aren’t standard rectangular plastic picnic tables. You cannot fit 4 people on each side and two on each end at one of those, especially not with full place settings and flowers.

Post # 10
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My venue had a couple 8 ft tables that I requested to use. They r typically used for buffet style food, but we had a plated dinner so they weren’t being used. Had I needed more, I would have had to rent from an independent rental place and pay delivery, setup, and pickup charges on top of the regular venue rental that included tables and seating (mainly round tables). We used a private garden villa/plantation estate.

Post # 12
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I had long tables for a recent party my husband and I threw. The cost for the tables wasn’t all that much. About $7 a table. But delivery/pick up was around $60 (but that was for everything, tables, glasses, plates, etc.)

I really like having a long tables, because no one had their backs to one another.

Post # 13
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Our venue was a bed and breakfast with an attached restaurant. They had square tables for the restaurant, so we had them push the tables together into one very long table.


Post # 14
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@geekychinchilla:  this isnt my table settings but this is our venue with the table layout that we had! our venue was converted barns! i LOVED our long tables!

Post # 15
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

We had a long King Arthur seating style table for the bridal party and their dates, and round tables for everyone else. Seating arrangements was a bit of a headache for me, since I also wanted long tables for EVERYONE, but there was a small pond in the middle of the eating area and it was awkward looking. The mix-and-match worked beautifully!! 


Post # 16
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

The first image is beatiful! I’ve had no luck finding the king tables here in central California.  🙁

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