Post # 1
We’re pushing 7 6-foot long banquet tables together into 1 42-foot looooooong table. Do people get 2 feet of space (so it would be 3 people at each 6-foot table), or 2.5 feet of space (so it would be only 2 people at each table)? Google is telling me one thing and my caterer is telling me another.
Do you think having 3 people on a side is too much of a squeeze? We save $1000 by having 3 people on a side (not chump change!).
Post # 3
I think 3 people is standard. Each person will be given 2ft of elbow room… yep, I would seat three.
Post # 4
I agree with maureen9004. 2 feet of space per person. We did the same thing as you. We put a bunch of long banquet tables together into 50-foot long table for us + our 48 guests and everyone had plenty of room to move around.
Post # 5
Thanks, gals! You just saved me 1000 buckaroos — way to go!
Post # 6
im a little late and i hate to be negative. i actually work in convention services and plan a lot of corporate meetings. we use 6 ft tables for classroom style seating and i like to do 2 per table instead of 3 so that it’s not so crowded. i think 3 per table is a little tight.
Post # 7
Thanks, Karissa. Actually, it wouldn’t be 2 per side, it would be allowing 2.5 ft of space per person. It’s not like it’s a few banquet tables, like at corporate meetings; it’s 1 very very long table. We’ve gone ahead and decided to do 3 per side for a few reasons:
–My Fiance and I spaced it out at a restaurant and it works fine.
–If we do 2.5 ft per person, someone would have to straddle the table legs, which is no fun.
–We’re doing assigned seating, so if someone needs a little more room, we’ll seat them next to someone who needs a little less room (a kid, perhaps). We do have some extra room to play with, so if this is the case, we can accommodate these people.
Thanks for the feedback though!
Post # 8
Figure 2 people on each side. You can cap the ends and then you’ll seat 6 people total – 2 on each side plus 1 on each end.
Here’s some more info: http://www.grouprprod.com/pages/banquet-table-sizes.html