(Closed) Layout for Square/Rectangle Tables

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My venue actually offers both rounds and rectangles. At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked it, but now I’m really excited at the idea.

I am doing different flower centerpieces. Some will have high, tall round centerpieces. And some will have low long centerpieces. I’m also angling the tables throughout the venue, so that you don’t walk in and see rows of tables. Picture the dance floor as a square in the middle of the room. My rectangle tables will sit off the dance floor at a 45 degree angle to mix things up a bit. And then further back they will be perpendicular and parallel to the dance floor. 

Post # 5
363 posts
Helper bee

Hmm…I don’t know how much room this would take up, but you could consider doing the rectangle tables in the form of an X in the center and then surround with the square tables. Obviously it wouldn’t have to be this big or grand, but it would be something different.


Post # 7
363 posts
Helper bee

You’re welcome!

Post # 8
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am looking at a hall that has rectangle tables too.  If we go with this hall I plan on scooting 2 rectangle tables together to make a large square table, and then distributing them around the room as you would with circle tables.

Though I have to admit I really love the pic that Laura27 posted.  That’s a really cool idea.  Also, I recently went to a wedding where they took the rectangel tables and made a giant square with space in the center.  


Post # 9
41 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have a long narrow space too, and I’m thinking of setting the tables up in 3 "lanes" running the length of the space, as follows:

Column/Lane A: 2 sets of 2 8′ rectangular tables end-to-end with space in the middle

Column/Lane B: 1 set of 3 8′ rectangular tables end-to-end, centered between the two outside columns

Column/Lane C: same as column A

Buffet at the rear end, band/dance floor at the front end. Also some cocktail tables around the dance floor. I was also afraid of the cafeteria-style feel, but breaking up the end-to-end tables on either side of the room helps! Try floorplanner.com to play with your layout for free. It also facilitates more flow since it doesn’t break up the room and force folks to walk all the way around long lanes of tables.

Post # 10
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can anyone send BeachBrideT‘s layout pictures?  I cannot open them.  Maybe too much time has passed?  Are others able to open them?

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