Seating Styles: How to Seat Your Guests

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

If you are planning an upcoming event, one of the things you'll have to decide is how you want to seat your guests. There are so many options for styles of tables, chairs, and lounge furniture, and every venue allows for different types of layouts. Five or ten years ago, it would have been uncommon to find traditional seating for only some of your guests, but today the options are endless! We break down the 3 major styles of event seating below.

Floral table-scape and seating.

Styles of Seating


1. Cocktail

This set up requires little or no seating for your guests. You might provide high top tables (usually come in 24”, 30” or 36” diameter and are 42” high) with linens for guests to gather around, you may provide stools (backless or backed in woo