Tables and chair rentals are two essential elements that go along with a tent rental from The Alleen Company. Knowing how many chairs you need for each table helps you to gauge the logistics of your outdoor event. You also get an idea of seating arrangements for your guests, especially for families and friends at a wedding. Today, The Alleen Company explains general seating rules when calculating chair rentals for your event.
Banquet Tables: 4’, 6’, or 8’
Seating for banquet tables varies by the length of the table. You can space children 18 inches apart, or 24 to 30 inches apart for adults.
For rectangular banquet tables:
- 4 feet long sits 4 people comfortably
- 6 feet long sits 6-8 comfortably
- 8 feet long sits 8 to 10 comfortably
- 9 and 10 feet long sit 10 people well
- 11 and 12 feet can sit up to 12 people comfortably or 14 with narrow chairs
When picking out rectangular tables, think of these specifications for chair rentals inside your tent.
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Round tables are a bit different than rectangular tables because they can fit more people based on the diameter of each table. However, round tables take up more space.
Specs for round tables:
- 36” (3’) round seats up to 4 people comfortably
- 42” round seats up to 4 comfortably
- 48” (4’) round round seats 6 to 8 people well
- 60” (5’) round for 8 to 10 people comfortably
- 72” (6’) round seats 10 to 12 comfortably
Chair rentals are a bit less cumbersome for round tables, but you need more space for round tables under your tent.
Formal Versus Informal
The number of chair rentals per table depends on whether you go for a formal or informal vibe. Formal seating for adults means 30 inches per person because you have extra dinnerware and glassware. Informal seating allows for 24 inches per person. You could get away with 18 inches per guest if you have narrow seats. Formal seating, at 30 inches per person, means you need more tables to seat the same amount of people. Informal or family-style seating allows for more chairs around a table.
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Chair Rentals From The Alleen Company
The Alleen Company has several types of distinct chairs to choose from in our rental catalog. We have X-back chairs that go with farm tables, sturdy metal folding chairs, folding garden chairs, and Chiavari chairs. Chair rentals have never been easier! Contact The Alleen Company or call toll-free 1-800-436-2057 for more information on our chair rentals.