(Closed) Seating- Rounds or Viking?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not a fan of viking seating because you can really only hear/talk to the person to  your left, right and in front of you…and if the person you’re sitting next to is talking to the person next to them, they have their back to you.  I just think that it’s awkward.  Does the venue have smaller rounds that would allow you to do rounds of 6 if you’re looking to have more tables?  Otherwise, if you’re looking at rounds of 8…I would say that 5 or 6 tables would be fine as long as the room isn’t huge and you’re getting swallowed up by it!  🙂

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had 32 people (including us) seated at one long table and it was wonderful. It worked well because we had a good mix of people and personalities, and because we spent many hours working on the perfect seating arrangement. It really helped with the elegant, intimate dinner party feel that we were going for. Here is a photo of our table being set for dinner service.

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I find it very hard to talk over round tables so I’d go with viking, but only if the table isn’t super wide. The photo above looks perfect.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i personally hate viking as the conversation is often awkward and people can be more left out.  I think small tables (6 per table is fine) is a better idea.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went to two weddings this winter, one with standard rounds, one with 12-person rectangles.

At the wedding with viking six of us were able to talk to each other with no problem because the table was a normal width.

At the wedding wit the round I was only able to talk to the people on either side of me, with some shouting to the rest of the table because of the room noise and large centerpiece.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@redband:  I am debating the same thing for my wedding.  I too have about 50 guests and can’t decide between one long table, two tables of 25 people or a few small tables.  How did it work out for you?

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If I had my choice as a guest I would pick round.

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