GEHC Sample Room Layouts

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Designing your layout can be challenging, but remember you want your guests to mingle, have conversations, and have fun. Below are some tips to keep in mind when planning your layout:

Tables: The type of table used depends on the room(s) you have rented and your headcount. Tables should also work well with the shape of the room. Placing too many guests at a single table can be uncomfortable for your guests.

COMMON LINEN SIZES

Table Size
Seating
Floor Length
Lap Length
Overlay
6 ft
30” x 72”
6
90” x 132”
54” x 120”
54” x 54”
60” Round
8
120” Round
90” or 96” Round
72” x 72”
42” Round
4
108” Round
72” x 72”
N/A
Highboy Cocktail
N/A
132” Round
N/A
N/A

Visibility: Key spaces for reception events (i.e. entrance, first dance, cake cutting, toasts) need to be clearly visible from all points of the room.

Walkway: Make sure guests have enough room to walk between tables and allow an easy flow to restrooms, buffets, beverage stations, and dance floor. We recommend having at least 2 feet between the back of chairs to avoid guest’s chairs being bumped and a minimum of 4-6 feet wide buffet walkway.

Couples: Guests who attend the wedding as a couple should be seated together— this includes members of the bridal party. Guests should also be seated with individuals they will be comfortable with (i.e. similar ages, hobbies, interests, careers etc.).

Ease of Finding the Table: Create a way for guests to easily find their seats. Place cards are popular or create a table diagram and place it at the entrance of the room.

Table Decoration: Centerpieces and décor should not interfere with conversation or restrict guest’s personal space.