Seating round tables????
How many people will a round table set comfortably at a reception??

Married: 10/12/2013
Posted On: May 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate0 likes

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2d Bride
Married: 10/06/2009
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May 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
How big is the round table? Here's a guide I found:

* 30" Round Tables Seat 2-3 People
* 36" Round Tables Seat 4 People
* 42" Round Tables Seat 5 People
* 48" Round Tables Seat 6 People
* 54" Round Tables Seat 7-8 People
* 60" Round Tables Seat 8 People
* 72" Round Tables Seat 10 People

Married: 06/16/2012
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May 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
yup, what second bride said.

My venue tried to tell me 6-8 people could sit at a 48" table. Um no!

Married: 10/12/2013
May 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
It's a 48" round table. Thank you so much for the guide

Married: 06/16/2012
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May 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Jasmine we have 48" tables at our venue too. My girlfriend has a 48" table on her deck. We did six place settings on it. Anymore than that was too much.

Married: 10/12/2013
May 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I sure was wonder what the limit was, so now I know. Thank you Labake

Married: 05/05/2012
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May 29, 2012 at 8:14 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Our venue had 48 inch round tables and 60 inch round tables.

Their guide was 6-8 people for the 48 inch ones and 8-10 people for the 60 inch.

Honestly, we fit in 11 at one 60" table because one piece of advice that we got from our caterer was "People would rather have a little less room and be squeezed in with people they know and are comfortable with, than moved to a table with strangers." Our table of 11 had no way of really breaking them up without separating people that wouldn't want to b separated or moving people to tables where they won't know anyone or having 2 half empty tables by splitting it in half.

We checked with our caterer if 11 could work, and they said that they have done it before and it's fine. Were they tight? Yes. But did they fit? Yes. and most importantly they were happy sitting with the people they were sitting with.

Here are some photos. Table 3 and 7 is a setup of 8 on a 60inch table. The last photo shows the table of 11 in the background.

Married: 06/30/2012
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May 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would also take your place setting into account, my coordinator said I could fit 8-10 comfortably at my tables but after doing a mock up with the charger plates we decided that anything over 8 would be too crowded and uncomfortable :-)
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