(Closed) # of Guests vs. # of Tables?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@csteen85:  I think it’ll depend on the venue. Most weddings I’ve been to have only sat 8 at a table, any more would have been uncomfortable (they were rectangular) however if you hve the larger round ones I could see how you could fit 12. I would talk to your venue and see what table options you have! 

Post # 4
890 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have 10 tables with 100 guests 🙂  They are huge circles lol

Post # 5
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had 150 guests and 18 tables.  All our round tables fit 10 comfortably but for some tables it was just logistically not possible to find 10 people to seat there.  So we had tables ranging from 7 to 10 people.  

Our venue didn’t have any say in how many tables we had or how many people sat at the tables. They just told us the tables they had for our use and we chose the amount of tables and the room layout ourselves.

Post # 6
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Most venues let you choose how many you want at each table, but they’ll recommend a maximum number.  Although some tables can squeeeze in more people, it may not necessarily be comfortable or enjoyable.  I’d ask you venue what the ideal amount of people per table is, and go with that, even if it means you’ll have to get an extra centerpiece or two.  It’s always nice to take into consideration the comfort of your guests.  It’s kinda pointless at this point to guesstimate how many tables, because you really really can’t know how many people you’re going to have until the rsvps are in,  and even then there’s always changes in the last few weeks.

Post # 7
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have 230 guests (including bridal party and my and FI) and 27 tables for all of us.  The tables are oval and seat up to 10.  But we definitely don’t have 10 at each table. As PP pointed out, you might be able to fit  x number of people at each table, but once you start doing a seating chart, you’ll find out that, logistically, 10 at each table isn’t always ideal.  You’ll have random single guests or parties of 3 or 5 and you end up with tables of 7, 8, 9, and 10 (which is what we had).  We told our venue how many tables we wanted and they provided them for us.  They just had to make sure they could to the floor plan and that all the tables would fit.  So it’s probably going to be up to you; as long as there is space and tables available, you can have as many or as few as you want.

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Our venue has 8 person round tables. Less tables is better, but only if I can get the seating plan to work out perfect. No doubt we will have some tables of 6 or 7 with empty chairs. 

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