How many people per table at your venue? (VENDORS WELCOME)
My venue is kind of "forcing" (for lack of a better word) us to place 10 people per table. In our wedding package, the phrase "customizable room layout" is used, but in the contract it says "ten guests per table." I think that for only having 80ish people at a wedding for a venue built for 300 people, 8 people a table could help fill the room more and would make it more comfortable, not to mention easier to seat people. I think that, once you get past 8 per table, you're starting to split groups and make it uncomfortable. Opinions?

Married: 09/26/2010
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Posted On: Sep 15, 2010 at 11:08 AM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Brian Cesario Photography, LLC
Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ten people per table is the norm.

T&J
Married: 11/06/2010
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
8 for ours, i would hate to cram 10 people at a table to eat dinner.

Married: 11/13/2010
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with you totally! By putting a little less per table you can add more tables and make it look like the room is more full. Talk to the coordinator there and tell him/her what your concerns are and ask specifically why the rule is 10 per table (it might be some sort of safety issue, there's always some sort of method to the madness.) Because your group is so small they probably are more willing to make a bend to the rule for you. Make sure it doesn't change the price of the venue ("inconvenience" charge LOL) Good Luck! Let us know how it turns out

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
10 can fit at a 5' round but I'm doing 8 because I don't want people bumpin' elbows :-)

Married: 09/24/2011
Sep 15, 2010 at 11:14 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
8 ppl per table... all three venues i looked at listed their larger round tables as "seating 8 comfortably"...i woulda put up a fit if they told me i had to seat 10 per table..too crowded IMO

Married: 02/05/2011
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The venue could be saying 10 to a table because they may only have 72" rounds which is the accurate size for seating 10, without bumping elbows, lol.
We are having 200 people so 10 per table is perfect. Since you are having 80 I have to agree that tables of 8 are a better look than tables of 10.

Married: 09/24/2011
Sep 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
even if u only sat 8per table tho, youre only adding 2 tables for a total of 10.... so in a room set up for 300, idk that adding two tables will really make the FULL look youre going for...just a thought if u end up battling it out with the venue, it may not be worth the fighting for

FMS, the barefoot wife!
Married: 2+ years ago
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
we seated 8 per 5ft round. Anything more would of been too squished
Sep 15, 2010 at 11:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
That's interesting, I've never heard of a venue "forcing" a client into adding more people to a table unless there were some space challenges. Sometimes venues (banquet managers) get very comfortable with what's "easy" or common. If your preference is a setting for 8 guests then by all means speak with your venue's event/catering manager and make the change. Especially if your wedding's just a couple weeks away, there will be some notable changes that you would have to make (i.e. table numbers/seating cards, additional centerpieces, linens, etc.)

Good Luck!

Married: 11/06/2010
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
My venue has 5 foot and 6 foot round tables. Most use 5 foot rounds and seat 8 people comfortably (some people stuff 10 on them). I am using the 6 foot rounds to seat 10 people so I can save on centerpieces and such.

Nik_McAwesomepants
Married: 10/21/2011
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:32 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Now that Shay mentions it, it may not give you that full look. See if you have other table options besides rounds like maybe long ones that can help fill the space a bit more. I have the same guest count as you do and that was a concern for me and FS as well.


1. Long tables
2. Oversized square tables. Never saw this setup before I went to a bridal expo and fell in love with it. I might try to do it at my wedding. There are ones that seat even less people but that's the general layout of it


Mrs.
Married: 2+ years ago
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Sep 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
My venue says the tables seat 8 but she recommends I seat 6 per table since we're only have 50-60 people. I may do customized numbers of people at each table depending on the groups so I don't split people up.

STB Mrs Van Blargan
Married: 2+ years ago
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Sep 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
14 ppl per table, the tables hold 18 ppl though. They are long rectangle tables.

Private User
Married: 2+ years ago
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Sep 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
we have really big tables, they're round but can seat 15, so I'm going to try to keep it at 12-14 depending on if it's all adults or there are some kids in the miz

Private User
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Sep 15, 2010 at 12:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
*mix*

Married: 09/10/2011
Sep 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We will be putting 8 people to a table.

The Blissful Bride Weddings & Events
Sep 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Perhaps they are suggesting the 10 per table because adding an extra table, would mean adding extra servers to serve the tables. 10 people at a table is usually the norm, providing the table is large enough to fit 10 comfortably. Have you seen a setup of one of their tables for 10?

Married: 09/24/2011
Sep 15, 2010 at 1:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
would they need extra servers? I mean the amount of people being served would stay the same regardless of how many there are per table

Asian~Wife
Married: 09/25/2010
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Sep 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The tables can hold a maximum of 10, but the venue recommends 8 per table. And that is what we're doing!

Mrs. Jacques
Married: 07/10/2010
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Sep 15, 2010 at 1:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
10 is the norm, but our venue let us do 8 per table.
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