Example: a 10metre by 10 metre room has an area of 100 metres squared and will hold an approximate maximum of 200 standing guests, 140 guests seated at rectangular tables, 100 guests seated at circular tables, and 176 guests seated in rows.
The spacing of circular tables
A good number of seats for a circular table is 10. If you have more than this, not all the guests at a table will be able to see each other or converse. If you have less than this, you may have problems fitting all the tables into the venue. The figures below give an idea of the number of guests that can be placed at a circular table:
Recommended circular table seating capacities based on 1.9 ft and 1.6 ft of circumferences per guest for ideal and maximum respectively; guests in wheelchairs may need additional space.
Recommended minimum table spacing
Make sure the tables are placed so that the serving staff has easy access. Don’t place a table blocking a door, especially a fire escape. If you have a large venue for the number of guests, you may want to put all the tables in one corner to avoid the venue feeling empty. The figures below give you an idea of the number of guests you can at a rectangular table: