(Closed) How Many Guests at 72" Round Table?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We just had brunch seating 8 at a 72 inch table. I think 6 would look fine. We’re going to try to avoid sitting 10 adults at a 72 inch table – I think it would be a bit uncomfortable unless some of those 10 adults were smaller/petite.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think 10 would be pretty crowded especially with all the plates, utensils, cups, etc. 8 is perfect.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are doing 8 at the same size tables

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

72″ tables are pretty big. When I was a catering director, we would set them for 12 people, without chargers. 10 with. 6 might seem sparse, in my opinion.

60″ tables seat 8-10 comfortably. 6 would be fine on those.

Are you sure you have 72″? They aren’t as common as the 60″, in my experience.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had 10 people each at the 72 rounds at my wedding, and they all fit perfectly fine. There were also one or two tables that only had 7 or 8 people–and those looked fine too. Honestly, no one will notice or think about it. Seat people where they fit the best (with people they know) and don’t worry about it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are seating 8-10 people at 72″ rounds as well and I’ve seen it set up like that and it looks fine

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

8 is ideal, but you can squeeze 10. At my first wedding, we had rounds and some had 7, others had 10, but most had 8. It didn’t look strange. It isn’t obvious because each table has the seats set evenly around the table. It’s not like there will be big gaping holes at the table.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re doing 8-10 at each of our 72″ tables.  I preferred 8 to a table because it wouldn’t be as cramped, but the seating chart worked out better with 10 at a few tables.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had 10 people at our 72″ tables at my wedding, and they weren’t too crowded (chargers and all!)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If this problem persists, lower the table number to 8 and sit some people who want to be together at tables that are back to back with each other or right beside each other. That way, they can still lean over and talk. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have 72″ rounds and they can seat 10-11 with a charger althought it gets a bit tight so we are trying to seat no more that 10.

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