(Closed) Alternatives to large banquet tables at backyard reception?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You could do that.  Place some benches around.  Get the high cocktail tables so people can stand and mingle and have a place for their drinks.  You’ll still want some places for people to sit traditionally at a table (especially for the younger and older guests).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Oooo, I like the bench idea!  I think you’re fine with some cocktail lows and highs, and then maybe a bench area — sorta a spoof on the sofa lounge area at some receptions?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you should traditional table seating for at least half of your guests. They don’t have to be long banquet tables – small rounds would work, or even picnic tables! But some place they can truly sit and eat, because many guests will want to do that at some point. Then you can do smaller cocktail tables and some other seating, like clusters of chairs or benches. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would recommend benches (something a little more comfortable) or cocktail table so people can stand with their food.  Sitting in a chair can be a little tricky when eating.  Great ideas!

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