Post # 1
I was wondering how many people should I seat per table? We’re hoping to have somewhere around 100 guests and we’ll be using round tables provided by our reception site. So I may not need that many tables. The only thing is that our reception area can hold up to 400 and I don’t want it to look too sparse. Any suggestions? Also, how many people are usually seated per table? Thanks!
Post # 3
Depends on the tables, but usually 6-8 for round tables… I wouldn’t worry about it looking too sparse! You could make a big gift table/guestbook signing area, have a nice big dance floor, perhaps make a cocktail/lounge area?
Post # 4
Normally you sit between 6 and 8. I think that’s what we’ll be doing. Maybe you could partition it off? I know that since we’re having ours in a gym that’s what we’ll probably do. One of the ladies who is helping us to decorate has some of the big tall plastic-y fence with lattice on top that can be decorated and used for it.
Post # 5
My venue has large tables that seat up to 10. However, I think that’s too crowded, so I’m trying to keep each table to 8.
Post # 6
Same, our large round tables fit 8 or 10. I want to keep it at 8, but then I consider the cost of each centerpiece and suddenly 10 sounds great….
Post # 7
Thanks for all the feedback. I’m probably leaning towrads having 8-10 per table. The tables are pretty big, and I’m sure that I can work something out so that the venue doesn’t look too empty. And saving money on centerpieces would be a nice bonus!