Is 12 People at a 72 in Round Table too Tight?

posted 3 years ago in June 2014
Post # 3
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes — typically those fit 10 people comfortably.  11 people make it squishy, and 12 people…ick.

Post # 4
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes, that is far too tight. That fits 10 average sized people comfortably. If you are fitting 12 people of all shapes and sizes at each table, that’s going to be tight. 

Post # 5
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, that will be uncomfortable.  I put 8 people at 72″ tables and 6 at 60″ tables so we’d have room for serving dishes and everyone was comfortable. 

Post # 6
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, way way way too tight.  Add in a few more tables, or scatter in some smaller ones if you are worried about too many big tables in too small of a room.  But do NOT try and squeeze in too many people at one table…your guests will hate you.  

Post # 7
4762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can do it if you don’t use chargers, but it’s pretty squished. We did 10 at ours with chargers and it was comfortable.

Post # 8
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Jenny_Loo_Davis:  Are you using chargers?

10-11 people with chargers works.  12 people with chargers does not.

12 people without chargers can be done.

Post # 11
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Jenny_Loo_Davis:  Chargers are larger plates that go under the plates you eat on – they’re just there to look fancy

Post # 13
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Jenny_Loo_Davis:  Our coordinator said we can do up to 12 at our 72 in tables, but 10 would be better. We’re planning on 10-11 per table. 

Post # 15
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

12 is very very tight but yes you “can” do it.  That doesn’t mean it is a good idea – it really kinda sucks.  I have been stuck in a table of 12 at a 72″ table and a table of 10 at a 60″ table.  Both times it super sucked and we were packed like sardines but the venue told them it was no problem.

Post # 16
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@Jenny_Loo_Davis:  EVERYONE on the bee told me 10 people at a 60″ was too tight and almost my whole wedding was 10 at a 60″ and no one complained. My parents complain about everything and they said it was fine! So I bet 12 at a 72 would be fine. People are only sitting and eating for a short while. 

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