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A Guide to Selecting Tables for Your Event

When it comes to organising a memorable event, the layout of your reception space plays a pivotal role, both in terms of practicality and aesthetics. If you’re in the midst of planning an event that requires table and chair rentals, choosing the right tables is a decision that merits careful consideration.

Step 1: Determine Your Seating Needs

The first question that warrants an answer is how many guests you’ll be accommodating at your event. This number will dictate how many tables you need to hire. If you’re envisioning a gathering of 60 or more people, especially for a meal or banquet-style event, long trestle tables arranged in a row offer an appealing solution. This setup not only maximises your use of space but also creates an organised seating arrangement while preserving ample floor space within a single area.

Step 2: Matching Tables to Your Event Style

Your choice of tables will significantly influence the seating style and overall ambiance of your event. Therefore, it’s important to contemplate how you want your guests to be grouped and the mood you aim to create. Here are a few options to consider:

Round Banquet Tables:These are an excellent choice for social events where you want to encourage guest interaction. Round banquet tables are a popular selection for corporate functions and special social occasions like weddings and birthdays, as they foster a warm and sociable atmosphere.

Long Table Seating: If you’re seeking a more formal and focused setting where guests face a specific direction, long table seating is ideal. It’s also a charming choice for smaller gatherings, where a single long table can create an intimate and cohesive ambiance throughout the room.

Cocktail Tables: Don’t underestimate the importance of table rentals for cocktail events. Even if your guests will mostly be standing, providing tall bar tables is essential for a few key reasons:

    – Guests appreciate having a convenient place to rest their glass or plate.

    – Avoid the sight of empty glasses scattered around or used as impromptu decorations in potted plants.

    – Cocktail tables create natural gathering spots where guests can socialise and alleviate any discomfort that might arise from standing for extended periods.

Step 3: Accessorise and Personalise

Once you’ve chosen the appropriate table rentals, the next step is to consider how you want to decorate them. Before you start shopping for ornaments or centrepieces, be sure to select your table linen and decor to ensure everything harmonises seamlessly with your chosen tables.

As you move forward with your table arrangements and event planning, the next consideration on your checklist will be choosing the ideal chairs to complement your table selections.

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