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How many is too many to sit at one table?
How many people should at my tables?

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Posted On: Dec 30, 2008 at 2:33 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 05/15/2009
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Dec 31, 2008 at 5:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You just really need to ask your venue. Mine provides different sized tables. they can hold either 8, 10, or 12 people so it really depends on the table sizes they are providing. Send them an email or call them and find out what kind of tables they have

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Dec 30, 2008 at 2:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There are lots of styles & shapes of tables. But if you are talking round, I think the max SHOULD be NO MORE than 10. Leg room is soooo important! I have specail Software to do all my seating charts & space planning and I advise foranyone using round tables, not to go bigger than 10 people. Its important that everyone is as comfortable as you are. I'm sure "Aunt Suzie doesn't want to rub knees with Aunt Karla's new man all night." Stuff like that you DO need to consider. This would be for dinner hours, because in reality, not many people hold there seat for too long.
Hope this helped & Good Luck!

Married: 09/13/2008
Reviews: 5
Dec 31, 2008 at 6:15 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I had huge round tables of 12. There was no knee bumping the tables were properly sized for the number of people.

Married: 04/18/2009
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Dec 31, 2008 at 9:23 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
your venue should be able to assist with this. You will need to know the size of the tables first. I would say as a rule of more than 10 at a large round
Jan 01, 2009 at 10:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If it's a 72" round, I wouldn't put more than 8. A 96" round can hold 10 comfortably. Squares/rectangles depends, but if it's a standard 96" long by 30" wide rectangle, I wouldn't sit more than 3 per side. And I wouldn't try to cram anyone on the ends.


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Jan 02, 2009 at 11:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
tables are normally in these sizes

48 inch rounds sit 4 to 6 people
60 inch rounds sit 6 to 8 people
72 inch rounds sit 8 to 10 people

you should ask the venue what size are the tables and see how many tables they can fit into the room, most guests don't want to sit alone, for example you have 71 people attending and you do 11 tables of 72 inch rounds you have 1 person odd man out... so you want to set the tables evenly.

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