(Closed) How many people at a 60″ table??

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: 10 per table...
    With chiavari chairs, it is totally okay : (9 votes)
    19 %
    Pony up for the extra tables and just put 8 per table : (22 votes)
    47 %
    I have no idea, but I like voting for things. And I like ice cream. : (16 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The venue we’re considering has 60″ rounds and they told us we can seat 8-10 people per table. So I think it’s probably fine.

    In the interest of full disclosure, we’ll go with 8 per table but that’s only because we’re having a smaller wedding and we don’t want the space to look too empty.

    Post # 4
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are seating 8 per table – but my table decor costs are minimal.  I don’t know how much you are spending per table, so I didn’t feel right telling you to buck up and spend more!

    Post # 5
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    our venue said the same thing about 60″ round tables — 8 to 10 per table.  we did a tasting where we had 8 seats set up and there was a lot of space for each person.  i’m going with 10 per a table though, because although each person gets less elbow room, it’s not so cramped that it would be uncomfortable. 

    Post # 6
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My venue doesnt have thoes “fancy” chairs but with 60″ rounds they said 8-10 8 being best.

    Post # 7
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What about doing 9? Does that fit the budget better? WHen we did our table assignments, the social groups broke down best into 8’s and 9’s. Maybe playing around with that would help you make your decision?

    Post # 8
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    *also, I might add, with your wedding so far away, your final numbers may surprise you, and you may end up with fewer tables than you expected. 8 might not be such a burden once your numbers come back!

    Post # 10
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are doing 10 people for 66″ tables.  I think our tent rental person told us that a 60″ table would only seat 8.

    Post # 11
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    They told us that our 60″ rounds would hold 8-10 people. We have some 8’s, 9’s and 10’s.

    Post # 12
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve definitely heard of people putting 10 at a 60″ table, so I think you’ll probably be fine. They probably only do 8 normally because the chairs are too wide. 🙂

    Post # 13
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i just attended a wedding yesterday with chivari chairs and 60 inch tables. they had 10 per table and it was fine. i have also been to weddings with regular chairs that also had 10 per table

    Post # 14
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My venue told me the 60 inch rounds they have fit 8 max. And that anything more would be too squished.

    Post # 15
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I used to be an event planner, and hotels always sat 8 people at 60″ tables and 10 people at 72″ tables. That being said, we sat 10 at our 60″ tables to save on space and it worked just fine.

    Post # 16
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I really don’t know anything about Chivari chairs making a difference, but we sat 8 at each of our 60″ tables, with the head table squeezing in 10, and I wouldn’t have wanted every table to be as tight as the head table was. (We were cool with it since, you know, we all heart each other.) 🙂 If it’s fine by your budget, I’d spring for a few more tables to ensure that your guests are comfortable.

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