(Closed) How many people REALLY fit comfortably at the tables?

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t know what to do.  Can you go to the venue with your bridal party and do a mock up of a few different seating options to see how it looks and how it works?

Post # 18
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Wannabee

In case you are ever trying to figure out how many people you can fit around circular table, here is a quick guide!

– 3′ with a pedestal base seats 4
– 4′ with legs seats 4
– 5′ with a pedestal base seats 6
– 5′ with legs seats 4
– 6′ with pedestal base or legs seats 8
– 7′ with pedestal base or legs seats 9

And here is a guide for rectangular tables!

– 4′ long seats 4
– 5′-6′ long seats 6
– 7′ long seats 8
– 8′-9′ long seats 10
– 10′-11′ seats 12

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http://www.designmacs.com or Design Macs on Facebook

Post # 19
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2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@jezzybell:  Yes, 10 people at a 60″ table is too much. Eight is sooooooo much more comfortable. I mean, I love FH but when I’m at a table for 10, I get tired of feeling like we’re constantly touching. I need some space!

ETA: Just realized the normal banquet table is 72″. Yeah, even 8 may be waaaaaaaaaaaay too many for a 60″ table. Yikes.

Post # 20
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70 posts
Worker bee

We had too many Yes responses as well. We are going to have to put 11 at a couple tables but are going to try and do that at the few tables with small kids.

Post # 21
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892 posts
Busy bee

@Design_MACS:  Don’t know where this list came from but it is incorrect.  A round 6′ table is 72″ and will definitely hold 10 people.  A round 5′ table is 60″ and will hold eight.  These are the well known standards that venues use.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

@Sadiepoo:  I think it would depend on the size of the chairs (and people) and whether you are using charger plates.  Charger plates are quite large and it would be difficult to put more than ten on a 72″ table.  Without chargers and with small-ish chairs, it could be possible but I would only do that to guests that are good friends.  Strangers may be a little uncomfortable being that close.

Post # 24
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Worker bee

@pinkksnow:  thanks. We are going to have to put 11 at the 2 tables that have kids because they won’t have a charger. And probably the two family tables. We can be cozy! Our back up plan is telling people who RSVPed with a guest when they were invited as a single that they can’t bring them. If they get mad and don’t come so be it!!!

Post # 24
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Wannabee

I know this is an older post and the people asking the questions have already had their weddings, but other people are still reading this page, so I thought as a bride and a wedding planner, I could help those who are reading this for the first time. Here’s a site that shows some seating suggestions. I would never seat 10 people at a 60″ round table. People tend to wander from table to table anyway, after the food is served. So the seating won’t matter as much then. If you must seat certain people together, add a table and make it less than 8 per table. Everyone will be more comfortable.

 

http://www.banquettables.pro/banquet-table-setup-diagrams

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