(Closed) Family Style at a Round Table?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

By “family style” do you mean each table will have it’s own sides available on the actual table?

If so were you thinking of using centerpieces? Because I feel like if my logic for the meaning of “family style” is correct there might not be room on the table for anything other than food and your guest’s plates…

Post # 5
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you could do it… i do think you would have to have enough servings to have everything at each table though…  sharing between tables would be difficult/annoying.  

Post # 6
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

we are doing family style at round tables.. I dont think it would be to difficult for anyone simply bc they are closer together. When you think of long tables thats a longer way for the food to be passed etc. 

Post # 8
5656 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t see why not! My family had a round table when I was a kid and serving food like that worked fine 🙂

Post # 9
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it will work. We are doing family style with the same size round tables. I don’t have pics but my venue does it all the time with no problems.

Post # 10
16 posts

Depending on how many dishes, family style can be easier with round tables.


Post # 11
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree. . .we’re also doing family style with round tables.  This is pretty much the only way my venue does it and it’s always worked out just fine.  I’ve been to a few other weddings at the same venue and didn’t notice any issues.

Post # 12
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did family style at round tables.  And we had decent size centerpieces on each table.  We had no problems at all.  🙂

Post # 12
13 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

Bump! I have the same concern and would really appreciate any photos of family style dinners at round tables!!

Post # 13
4037 posts
Honey bee

Some venues recommend seating 10 guests, at a 5′ table. Our florist said try for closer to 8. So thankful he said that. Between the place settings, centerpiece and candles, there was just enough room for purses.

I did 2 showers this past year, both family style; for the first one, 9 guests per 5′ table was too squashed – I had to get rid of the potted plants I had bought for centerpieces. For the 2nd I had 10 guests at each 6′ table, with smaller potted plants – much better.

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