Post # 1
So my Fi and I selected a venue for our wedding/reception combined. Our ceremony will take place outside in a little garden behind the hall and the reception will be inside. The main room can only hold 8 round tables (due to fire regulations) and we have about 85 people invited (not total count waiting on rsvp’s). Did anyone put 10 ppl to a round table? And how did it look? And would it be rude to put the head table in another room off the main room to make more space would you be offended?
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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
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.
Post # 6
Thanks I was thinking that it would be rude also.