Wedding Seating: Which is Best For Me?

Wedding Seating: Which is Best For Me?

Choosing the seating for your wedding may seem a trivial task, but it’s vital to consider your options carefully, as your seating will affect serval aspects of the special day, including the comfort of you and your guests, venue space and the overall aesthetics and theme you’d like to portray. There are serval options for your reception seating that you may be considering, so we’ve broken them down into sections to help you make an informed decision.

Banquet Style Seating: This seating arrangement generally includes long tables set up parallel to each other, with guests seated on both sides. Banquet-style seating is great for creating a family-style atmosphere, and it's also ideal for micro weddings, as it offers a more intimate feel. We recommend our Rustic Oak Table (6.6ft x 33in), which comfortably seats six people and can be combined to achieve a longer length. Another advantage of this style of table is that it pairs well with bench-style seating, such as our Rustic Wooden Bench with Foldable Legs for a relaxed feel. If you’d prefer to opt for individual seating, look no further than the Bentwood Rustic Oak Chair, complete with an oak finish and a curved back, perfect for completing your rustic theme!

Round Table Seating: This seating arrangement features round tables that seat anywhere from 6 to 10 guests. Round table seating is ideal for creating a more intimate and social atmosphere, where guests can easily converse with each other. We recommend our 5ft Round Table (Folding), which comfortably seats 8 people. This style of table is also ideal if you have a large number of guests, as it’s generally easier for people to move around the venue space and interact with other guests without having to navigate around rectangular table. Our round tables pair beautifully with our selection of popular Chiavari Chairs, including the bestselling Chiavari Chair Limewash, a classic and elegant option for your special day. Choose from interchangeable seats pad colours which include ivory, green, burgundy, and cocoa brown.

Lounge Seating: This seating arrangement involves creating cosy lounge areas with sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables, where guests can relax and socialize. Lounge Seating is perfect for creating a more informal, relaxed vibe, and our Alaska 3 Seater Sofa - White is the perfect spot for your guests to catch up and enjoy the big day!

Drinks Reception Seating/Cocktail Tables: Our range of Pod, Cocktail and High Tables are ideal for drinks receptions as they promote socializing, are versatile and efficient in terms of space, and create a casual and relaxed atmosphere. They are also easy to decorate and provide guests with a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your special day. There’s no need for your guests to stand at the table, as we offer a selection of chairs to match, including our widely popular Chiavari Bar Stool - Limewash.

And there you have it! What will you opt for, for your special day? If you need help deciding, contact our dedicated team at 01 294 3111 or, where our team will with any queries you may have. CaterHire: Ireland’s leading Event & Party Hire Specialist.

17th Feb 2023

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