Post # 1
My venue provides 60″ tables. I know that they comfortably seat 8 and can squeeze 10.. Has anyone tried fitting 10?
My options are to either squeeze a larger number of tables in the ballroom (it will get tight!) or squeeze people around a table…
Post # 3
10 will be tight. Think about it- that means each of your guests gets a 6 inch spot around the edge of the table. That’s not really enough, when you consider the size of an average dinner plate, plus glasses, purses, elbows, flatware etc etc.
Post # 4
A 60″ table will be fine for 10 people, as long as your guests are average size.
Post # 5
I worked at a restaurant for 3 years. I think it will be a VERY tight fit.
Post # 6
Halls do it all the time around here… we are having tables of 10 with 60″ tables, and doing charger plates!!!!
Post # 7
I was going to do 8 bc I thought 10 would be tight, but my caterer told me that 10 fits just fine.
Post # 8
I’m putting 12 around a 72″ so I think that would be fine.
Post # 9
My venue offers the sixty inch tables too but since I am trying to fit more guest in, I rented seventy_two inch tables from a rental place in hopes of using fewer tables. Maybe you can rent some larger tables.
Post # 10
Wow! we have 72″ rounds and it comfortably fits 8!
Post # 11
We only put 8 chairs around our 60″ round. I think 10 would be been too tight (our caterer didn’t even give us the option–she asked if we wanted 6 or 8).
Post # 12
10 is the maximum guests at a 60″ table, 12 for a 72″ table.
Depending on the set up of the tables and how much china is involved, it should be fine.
I’ve been a wedding coordinator for years, and you should be fine with tables averaging 8-10 guests.
Do think about your guest list though – if you have any guests who are considerably larger or have canes/walkers/wheelchairs try to put a little less at those tables.
Generally, unless your venue room is HUGE, it’s better to have full tables but less of them to keep an open feel to things.
Post # 13
Ah! Thanks for all of the help, ladies! Do any of you have pictures of 10 at a 60″ table?
I am renting Chiavari chairs, which I know are smaller. My venue’s were pretty awful…
Post # 14
10 is the MAX for a 60″ table, but it is not comfortable for your guests – they will bump elbows. I used 60″ rounds and I had 8 seats at most tables. Some went down to 7 and some went up to 9, but I did not want to go up to 10 because I find it extremely crowded myself. Here’s a picture with 8 settings.
Post # 15
Ability to fit and comfort are two different things. My venue told me the 60″ could fit up to 9 and the 72′ can fit up to 11. I think you also have to take into consideration all of the stuff on the table- centerpieces, plates, water glasses, drink glasses, etc. Because people are eating they need some elbow room. I would stick with the 8 per table if you can.
Post # 16
My venue has 60 inch tables – several of our tables had 10 people and it was fine, maybe a little cozy, but not uncomfortable. In fact, my husband and I sat at a 10 person table. I think it’s a lot more important to have like groups of friends/family sitting together, rather than having the same # of people at each table, so we had tables of 10, 8, even some with 6 or 7. If I have 5 couples who are good friends, I would not split them up just so they have some more elbow room. As a guest, I want to sit with my friends that I don’t get to see very often!
Our centerpieces were not huge and there was not a lot of “extra” stuff at each table, no chargers or favors or anything to take up extra space.