(Closed) Seating for an hors d’oeuve reception?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
6 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

hmm, i’d probably aim for at least enough seats for 80% of the guests attending.  i know people that have attended receptions where there weren’t enough seats and the girls especially hated it.  mainly because they are on heels ALL day, have their coats/bags/other miscellaneous items to carry with no place to put them, etc. 

Post # 4
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree, when I’ve done this before you end up "sharing" a table with groups and as long as no more than 2 people can’t sit at a time its OK.  More than that and its awkward. So I’d guess 80% – 10 at a table (2 without chairs)

Post # 5
2 posts

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Post # 6
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

80% is typical for events that don’t have assigned seating.  You can also do less than 80% actual seating and then have cocktail tables–these are standing room only, but they allow people to set down a drink and/or food and then stand and chat with free hands.  I work at a museum that hosts cocktail parties 4-5 nights a week and this is what they usually do in terms of set up.  It also adds visual interest to a room and can save money because you can’t do large flower arrangements on cocktail tables (e.g. they often do large rose arrangements on the 8-10 seater tables and then a votive and flower petals on the cocktail tables).

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