Round Vs. Long Tables for Your Event
Choosing between round tables and long tables is a decision couples struggle with during the wedding planning. So, when it comes to planning a sit-down wedding reception, which table layout works best?
The perfect table layout for your own big day will depend on several different factors such as your venue layout and capacity, your guest-list and styling vision.
Whether you're planning your wedding reception in a function venue, in a marquee or out in an alfresco outdoor setting, it's important to weigh up the pros and cons of both options before settling on a decision
- More Cost effective: On round tables you are able to fit more people, meaning less tables and less table centrepieces.
- High guest counts: Round tables can “interlock” in a floor plan, which means you can seat more guests per square foot
- More intimate for your guests: your guests are able to see everyone sitting on the table and have more intimate conversations
- Traditional: not as hip and modern as long tables
- Does not photograph as well as long tables
- More trendy and versatile option for decorating.
- Dinner party feeling: Long tables feel like a big family dinner parts
- Photographs better than round tables
- More Costly: You'll need more tables for the same number of guests as round tables
- Can't fit large events: large guest counts won't fit at all rectangle tables in smaller venue
Rounds and Rectangles
- Best of both worlds: Some guests seated at long tables, like the bridal party, and your guests at round tables.
- Variety: Gives the reception space a lot of visual variety
- Technical: You'll need knowledge of floor plans and flow to make this work. Your planner or caterer can best advise you on how to set up the room with a mix of tables.