(Closed) Round reception tables – 12 people per table…too many ?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
606 posts
Busy bee

If the tables are 60″ rounds, 12 will be very tight. I attended a banquet last weekend with 10 to a table and we were cramped. No way could we have fit 2 more people at the table and have been able to eat comfortably. 

Post # 4
3064 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

TanyaLeigh050414:  We have those round tables &  9 fits comfortably, 8 perfectly and 10 would be tight, so def not 12.

Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes. I was at a wedding last summer and we were 12 to a table. It was not very comfortable.

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Allerton Mansion

I work at a wedding venue but catering deals with seating.  If they use 6′ rounds they set either 8 or 10 to a table.   8 is great,  10 is tight.   12 would be very cramped! 

Post # 6
4041 posts
Honey bee

If it’s a 6 foot table, some venues recommend 12. For my 1st daughter’s we had 8 or 9, on the 5 foot tables, and 10 on the 6s. We should have done some with 11, but our guests were primarily couples.  For the 2nd, they only have 6 footers and set-up for 10. Their banquet chairs are a good size;’ I’m guessing you could fit 11 easier with smaller chairs (chiavari?).

Post # 7
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

What size round is it? 54″ 60″? Or 72″. We have 60″ and we are doing 8 per table. Even the venue said do not try and squeeze 10 in there. They recommend 10 for a 72″ table. 

Post # 8
2895 posts
Sugar bee

TanyaLeigh050414:  It depends on the dimensions. Our tables are custom-made by the venue owner, they’re oval instead of round (to facilitate discussions) and they fit 10 to 12 people, although 12 would be a bit tight. They were thinking about kids’ chairs but they usually sit 10 adults comfortably at the table. 

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