I am going to make this blog post vey quick, simple and to the point! Here is your cheat cheat on how many people can fit at each size of tables comfortably and what size linen (floor length) to get for each table size!
Seating at Banquet Tables
There are traditionally three sizes for banquet tables. A four foot banquet table is often used as a sweetheart table. A six foot banquet table is not only used for guest tables but also your welcome table, gifts and cards table, dessert table, escort card table, and DJ table. Eight foot banquet tables are mainly used as guest tables.
4′ = 4 people
6′ = 6 people
8′ = 8 people
Linens for Banquet Tables (floor length)
Important – don’t forget linens for all the ‘extra’ tables like your welcome table, gifts and cards table, dessert table, escort card table, and DJ table.
4′ = 90X108″
6′ = 90X132″
8′ = 90X156″
Seating at Round Tables
Rounds are better used when you have a larger guest count, they take up less room than banquet tables.
48″ = 6 people
60″ = 8 people
72″ = 10 people
Linens for Round Tables (floor length)
48″ = 108″
60″ = 120″
72″ = 132″
Important – don’t forget banquet tables and linens for all the ‘extra’ tables like your welcome table, gifts and cards table, dessert table, escort card table, and DJ table. You need these even if all your guest tables are rounds.
Please keep in mind you don’t need to have the exact same number of people at each table, this is actually very unlikely. Also, it’s fun to miss match banquet tables and rounds allowing different center pieces and adding lots of texture to the space.
My favorite layout planning software is AllSeated, ask your venue if they have their dimensions in the program and go from there!