More and more couples are choosing to seat their guests in elegant, long tables, most often called banquet seating. Each guest is expected to interact with the guest directly opposite and guests to either side. It is often considered a more formal style of seating, reminiscent of a manor’s formal dinner affair.
Yes, this seating style looks terrific at very formal, glamorous affairs, but it looks equally pleasing in a more casual, rustic or outdoor settings. Picture stark white tablecloths on rows of long tables enhanced by towering grand floral centerpieces in a luxe, romantic ballroom, aglow in warm, flickering candlelight. And now imagine long tables with gauze or burlap runners garnished with a tablescape of wildflowers in mason jars under a white tent on a sunny, summer’s day. Both settings work fabulously when graced with long banquet tables.
Take a look at two wonderful examples of banquet seating from weddings we’ve filmed. Alicyn and Matt had a beautiful and traditional indoor wedding reception at Hillendale Country Club, where long banquet tables were named after golf courses in keeping with Matt’s favorite past time. Caitlin and Walter chose simple yet elegant banquet style seating at their gorgeous tented spring wedding. Two very different wedding styles, each with chic banquet seating that was perfect for the event!
July 3rd, 2014
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas