Post # 1
Fi and I went to our reception location last night to shuffle some tables around, trying to figure out how we were going to arrainge our tables. This isnt a banquet hall, so while they often hold weddings, there isnt a coordinator there or anyone like that. One idea we came up with is below: Placing two 8 foot banquet tables back to back, making essentially a large rectangular table.. then duplicating that 6 times. Below is how it looks on one side of the room. Thoughs?
Post # 3
I only wonder if that makes it hard to have a conversation with the people across from you because they are so far away. What about connecting them on the short ends and making 16ft. tables? I really love the look of long banquet tables.
Post # 4
We tried long tables as well.. I just didnt think it looked as nice.
Here is a closeup of a squared table.
Post # 5
I think that looks fine and I agree, its better than the really long tables.
Post # 6
Have you calculated how many seats you will have with that arrangement? You are gong to lose a lot of seats by putting the long edges of the tables together. But I definitely like the look of it.
Post # 7
Attached are a few photos of a friends wedding where I did the exact same thing! Everyone loved it! It was a day time wedding so I put fabric over the windows and the dance floor was in the middle of the room. I did half and half for seating reasons. You do lose alot of seating with the square tables. But in this case it worked out great. Go for it!
Post # 8
I like the square tables but they look way too smushed together; people won’t be able to move between them. Can you separate them apart a little?
Otherwise I’d vote for the long look, I think it looks good in your hall too and then people will have more room to get up and move between the tables.
Post # 9
I think it’s looks good. This may be crazy bride brain, but I would just double check that if you’re planning on renting table cloths that they come in a size that fits large square tables. I’m sure they’re available somewhere, but you may end up paying a premium if it’s an unusual or “custom” size.
Post # 10
@gotitang: What size tablecloths were used? I love the idea of creating square tables
Post # 11
I’ve seen both. I used to work at a senior center where they had long banquet tables that they would mix up occasionally. The square tables are easier to get in and out of (and walk around) as well as being the easiest of the two to hold a conversation with everyone at the table. Long tables are very difficult to get in an out of and it is impossible to have a conversation with anyone except those to your immediate left or right or directly across from you. However, you do need more space between the tables so people can get in and out easily, which is why the long line of tables doesn’t work the majority of the time.
Post # 12
I vote for the long! To me, it looks nicer. Plus it’s much easier to have conversation.
Post # 13
This is more or less conference style see HERE at the bottom of the page.
Post # 14
@kzsnyder: Can I ask the location of your reception ?