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Banquet Seating
Seating Capacities, Styles & Table Linens

Round
 • 30" seats 2-3
 • 36" seats 4
 • 42" seats 5
 • 48" seats 6
 • 54" seats 7-8
 • 60" seats 8
 • 66" seats 10
 • 72" seats 10

Rectangle
 • 18" x 72" seats 3 (1 side only)
 • 18" x 96" seats 4 (1 side only)
 • 30" x 48" seats 4
 • 30" x 72" seats 6
 • 30" x 96" seats 8 (capping the ends allows 10)
29"-30" is the standard table height.

18" for one-sided seating; 30" for seating on both sides of the table.


Banquet Style
Classroom Style
Seating capacity for a room set for meal functions, typically one seat per 12 square feet. This 1,000 square foot room handles 80 seats banquet style. Great for small group discussions or dinner! Seating capacity when chairs are set behind tables, typically one seat per 15 square feet. This 1,000 square foot room handles 70 seats classroom style. Good for large meetings & taking notes.
Conference Style
Hollow Square Style
Seating configuration with chairs placed around all sides of the table. In this illustration, the tables are double width; i.e. tables placed together allowing extra room in a boardroom style set-up. Seating configuration with tables arranged in a square with an open middle, chairs are only on the outside. This selection is ideal for sharing ideas in small groups of 20-40.
Theater Style
U-Shape Style
Seating capacity for a freestanding theater or when chairs are in rows without tables, typically one seat per 9 square feet. This 1,000 square foot room handles 100 seats theater style. Seating configuration of tables and chairs in a rectangular or semi-circular shape with one end left open toward a focal point.

Table Size
Mid-Length
Floor Length
Overlay
30" Round
60" Round
90" Round
48" x 48" or
60" Round
30" Cocktail (42" height)
60" Round or
90" Round
108" Round
48" x 48" or
72" x 72" or
90" Round
48" Round
90" Round
108" Round
60" x 60" or
60" Round or
72" x 72"
60" Round
90" Round or
108" Round or
72" x 72"
120" Round
72" x 72" or
90" Round
72" Round
108" Round
132" Round
90" x 90" or
108" Round
30" Square
60" x 60"
72" x 72"
48" x 48"
60" Square
90" x 90"
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72" x 72"
4' Rectangle
60" x 78"
90" x 108"
48" x 48"
6' Rectangle
60" x 120"
90" x 132"
48" x 48" or
60" x 60"
8' Rectangle
60" x 120"
90" x 156"
48" x 48" or
60" x 60" or
60" x 120"

Seating styles reprinted from TRIPinfo.com's 2008 Destination & Meetings Guide, updated 07/2011.
Capacity information compiled from Group R Products. Linen sizes compiled from Pacific Party Canopies.


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