One of the great benefits of having a marquee wedding is that you can be in complete control over the
look and design of your reception venue. From floor to ceiling, you call all the shots for a unique venue
that reflects your personalities and taste. One surprisingly important part of this is choosing the shape of
the tables at your reception. Each shape of table offers its own range of benefits, and depending on
what type of wedding reception you want, some may work better than others.
Here at Wings Events, we’ve worked with hundreds of happy couples to plan their wedding marquees,
including tables and we know there’s no single right answer.
If you want a timeless feel to your wedding reception, round tables are the classic choice. Provided you
choose centrepieces that aren’t too tall or wide, round tables are excellent for ensuring that your guests
can easily talk each other across the table, as well as the people immediately next to them.
If you like the idea of round tables, but want to get away from the traditional feel, you can choose to
have a selection of larger and smaller tables for your guests. As well as providing the atmosphere you
want, it means that you don’t have to perfectly divide your guest list into groups of 10, and gives you
more control ensuring your guests are sat with people they know and feel comfortable around.
The one downside to round tables is that they take up a lot of room compared to other options,
meaning that you’ll most likely need to book a bigger marquee. Either way, your marquee company
should happily work with you to ensure you have plenty of space, regardless of your table shapes.
Rectangular trestle tables offer a more modern feel to your wedding marquee, although they’re also
popular for whimsical, vintage and retro wedding themes as well. By joining trestle tables for a banquet-
style layout, you can create a very regal and majestic look, especially with a series of low-height
centrepieces running down the length of the tables. Trestle tables are a great option if you’d like to save
space, as you can fit more guests around the tables, making them the ideal solution if you’re working
with a smaller budget.
The one downside to rectangular tables, especially if you do decide to arrange them in a banquet style,
is that your guests can only really talk to the people either side of them and opposite them. This means
you’d probably have to consider your seating plan carefully to ensure that everyone can have a good
conversation over dinner.
Here at Wings Events, we have a wide range of round and trestle tables for you to choose from and our
professional and friendly team will work with you to help you choose the best type of table for your
wedding reception. However you decide to design your marquee, you can relax know the team at Wings
Events is here to help.
For more information about the types of table you can hire for your wedding reception, call us today on
01604 217 827 or contact us online.