For event planners, catering professionals and hotel managers, banquet tables are must-have furniture items that help facilitate the formation of any large event, whether it is a wedding, a birthday party or a business meeting or conference. Banquet tables are folding tables that are properly sized for seating diners at a banquet or for creating a buffet table that these diners can enjoy. Often, round tables are used to seat guests, while the rectangular models are used for providing buffet items, displaying information near the entrance or for seating those at the head table, such as the wedding party or birthday party.
When choosing a banquet table, consider its use. Sixty inch and seventy inch round banquet tables are popular choices for seating guests throughout the banquet hall or event room. The round shape allows guests to easily communicate with each other across the table. However, rectangular tables are popular choices for seating guests at more casual events, and can be fitted with festive plastic tablecloths to help liven the party and quicken the clean-up. The best thing about rectangular banquet tables is that they can help to save space, since they can be lined up end-to-end for cafeteria-style seating. However, keep in mind that this does tend to crowd the room and also creates a more informal dining atmosphere.