Elegant Banquet Tables: The Perfect Wedding Seating Addition - CTC Event Furniture
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You’ve got the perfect vision for your reception. Guests will gasp when they walk in and see how beautifully the venue is decorated. You’ve carefully selected the perfect chairs to complement your theme, but what about the tables? Your banquet tables are an integral part of your decor as guests will be seated at them for a few hours during the meal and speeches. They serve as a vessel for presenting your centerpieces. But there are quite a few decisions to make when it comes to your tables like shape, size, layout, and decor. If you’re ready to make a decision on what types of banquet tables and layout will match your chairs and theme, borrow one of these ideas:
There’s something so elegant about round tables at a wedding. They’re traditional and are probably why the reason the term ‘centerpiece’ was coined. There are plenty of reasons why couples choose round tables over other shapes and styles. For one, your chairs will be visible from all angles. And round tables also allow your guests to see all their tablemates without needing to move around much. We’re loving these round tables which feature patterned linens, allowing the simple elegance of the chiavari chairs to make a statement.
Rectangular banquet tables are becoming more and more popular at weddings. They allow you to fit your guests into a small space and can help you focus your seating around a specific area like the dance floor or head table. You can seat more guests at rectangular tables which means you’ll save on the cost of your centerpieces and linens!
Pro tip: Having an outdoor wedding? Opt for laminate banquet tables to withstand any wind or rain (but that won’t happen on your big day, right?!).
U-shaped table layouts using rectangular tables are perfect for square venue spaces or outdoor areas with a focal point. Centering your tables around the dance floor is a great way to encourage your guests to get up and bust a move! This layout is also great for smaller weddings with fewer guests.
This creative banquet table layout totally has potential to be elegant. We love how the example below features larger centrepieces at the intersection of the zig zags, giving guests the room to place their camera, phone, or purse on their table. The open space in between the tables would be great for small dance parties for those who need some liquid courage to publicly boogie on the dance floor!
Personalized Table Layout
Add a unique touch to your wedding tables with a customized layout. For example, arrange the tables in the letter of your new last name! In the example below, the tables are setup in an ‘E’ shape which could also be interpreted as a ‘W’.
Family-style table layouts are great for narrow venues. Sitting across from one another at rectangular tables also creates a sense of intimacy. Your guests will love the casual vibe that mimics their own family dinners. Wood chiavari chairs with family-style tables will make your guests feel right at home.
Mix It Up!
Who says uniform tables are best for an elegant wedding theme? Make the best use of floor space by mixing up your table shapes and sizes. Whether you’re strategic about which guests sit at which table or not, you’ll add some visual appeal to your decor.
The style of banquet table you choose for your wedding will ultimately depend on your venue, theme, guest count, whether you’ll be offering buffet/plated service, and budget. Explore the different table options available and chat with us to help you select the best banquet tables!