(Closed) seating advice

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check with your venue on the table size.  A 5 ft table normally maxes out at 10 people, a 6 ft at 12 people.  They may have elaborate place settings or something that could lower that.

I would not place your head table in a different room if that was the only thing missing from the main reception room. 

You may be fine based on how many rsvps you get back though.

Good luck!

Post # 4
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would not put the head table in a separate room, if you can help it. Would it be possible to have something else set up in a separate room (gifts/bar?) or could the head table be a long thin table instead of a round?

Post # 5
673 posts
Busy bee

The size of your rounds depends on how many you can fit. I know a venue I work with on a charity banquet does 10 people at 72″ rounds.

I’m another vote for not putting the head table in another room. It basically sends a message to your guests that you don’t really want to see them or spend time with them. If I attended a reception like that, I actually would be pretty offended and it would make me wonder if they only invited guests in order to get gifts rather than to actually celebrate with the crowd.

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