Post # 1
I’m looking for venues, and I would looove to have long tables at my rustic-chic wedding. However, most of the venues I’m looking at are not very flexible on seating arrangements, and they only have round tables. So far I’ve mostly looked at hotels and golf clubs, since those are common in my area.
For those who did manage to have long tables, how did you do it? Did you find a venue that was providing long tables, or did you have to provide the tables yourself? Please let me know which type of venue it was so that I can search for the right thing 🙂
and any other advice regarding long tables is welcome 🙂
Post # 3
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 # 4
Thank you! Great idea, I’ll start looking that up right now 🙂
Post # 5
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 # 7
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
Our venue provided the long tables, in fact if wanted round tables we would had to provide our own.
Post # 9
- 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
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 # 11
Thank you everyone for all your help 🙂
Post # 12
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
- 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
- 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
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
The first image is beatiful! I’ve had no luck finding the king tables here in central California. 🙁