Seating is one of the most essential things you need to consider in any large events. Insufficient tables and chairs to cater all guests can cause huge stress to the event planner, as well as the guests. It is very important to know that whatever the event is, making an effective seating arrangement is what you need. Whenever you know how many guest you’ll have start to map out a plan so you’ll be ready for the big and important gathering. Below are the things you need to consider:
You have to make use of the fundamentals utilized by the expert meeting planners known for putting attendee comfort, access and safety before all else during meetings and seminars. Use a sketchpad or a computer and software to layout different room configurations based on your dining area’s square footage to steer away from the tiring job of repeatedly moving furniture.
Arrange the dining area in a classroom style. Set long rows of rectangular tables that give between 17 and 20 square feet of space per person. Set places on either side of the long tables and use the end seats for those with ailments or folks involved with food preparation or overseeing food and beverage serving tasks.
Set up the tables and chairs in chevron style. Arrange multiple, staggered, short rows of rectangular tables reminiscent of the flight formation of migrating birds or crack air force performance teams. The chevron provides from 20 to 30 square feet of dedicated space per diner. These smaller rows of tables will always provide both affection, comfortable and space between the rows and provide servers to make up dishes and drinks efficiently.
Arrange your large meal table and chair configuration into a giant square if you’re looking to make the all-embracing room arrangement often seen at banquets and wedding rehearsal dinners. The large square provides all diners to see and converse with one another but it’s also inadequate because all of the space in the middle is lost. You have to save the table and chair set up for smaller crowds
Never forget to make it fun and memorable, especially if you dining area will fit several tables but not in long rows. Design a multiple dinner setups for four or six. While guests drink cocktails, assign table numbers. Serve the first course. You have to ask the guest to pick a different table number from a bag after the first course is cleared. Allocate new table assignments for dessert. Don’t be amazed and feel satisfied if your guest considers it as their most extraordinary dinner party they’ve come to light in years.