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Style Showdown: Round or Rectangle?

Lynnie, on December 10, 2018 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception 0 72
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Final question!! How is your reception space shaping up? Do you like the look of classic round tables at the reception, or are you all-in on long rectangular tables? Which table style gets your vote?


Round?Style Showdown: Round or Rectangle? 1

Photo from Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby, BC

Or Rectangle?Style Showdown: Round or Rectangle? 2

Photo from Pineridge Hollow in Oakbank, Manitoba


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72 Comments

Latest activity by Rayanne, on September 2, 2019 at 14:51
  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    I absolutely love the long rectangular tables but our venue has the round ones that I think will be better for conversations anyway.

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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    Round tables for us!
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  • Donna Yeung
    Devoted August 2018 British Columbia
    Donna Yeung ·
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    I like round because everyone is able to talk to everyone at the table at ease. The other pros to going with a round is that if you have a last minute person you need to fit somewhere, it's easier to squeeze in an extra chair without it looking odd. We went with rounds for ours and were able to have 2 different round sized tables 6ft or 8ft to accommodate different amounts of groups. We had 2 people unexpectedly show up (one of my FIL's colleagues who thought they RSVP'd). So the rounds definitely helped with seating them.

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  • Erin
    Super May 2022 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    I feel like round tables work better for ease of conversation, passing food if it's a family style dinner. The head table though should be rectangular.
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  • Tiffany
    Frequent user August 2023 Ontario
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    Round..allows for easy flow of conversation between guests!

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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
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    Round! Much easier for the guests to talk to each other and easier to maneuver around I find
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  • Amanda
    Frequent user September 2021 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    I thought I would never like the rectangle look but it is kinda growing on me!

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  • Brenda
    Curious July 2019 Ontario
    Brenda ·
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    Round for sure! It gives me a relaxed atmosphere to go around the tables and talk!

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  • K
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Keri ·
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    I hear ya there with OCD. Much easier to plan with less stress.
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  • K
    Curious August 2019 Ontario
    Keri ·
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    Round for us. I like the idea of everyone getting a view of the room and people interact.
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  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Round tables for us
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  • Sharlene
    Expert August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene ·
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    I like round and as luck would have it they have round tables at our reception venue.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Round. I'm always stuck on the corner of a rectangular table, and it's just not the best for getting people to interact/socialize...

    Also round tables flow better in my OCD brain for floor plans Smiley laugh

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  • R
    Curious May 2023 Ontario
    Rayann ·
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    Round for intimacy talking to one another
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  • Reia
    Beginner March 2019 Ontario
    Reia ·
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    We want our guest to get interactive. It’s more fun when you can talk to everybody around the table. Definitely round for me.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Round. Better for interacting with the rest of the table.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Rectangle, we have round tables on the second floor balcony though.

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  • Cherry
    Devoted October 2019 Quebec
    Cherry ·
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    Our venue only has round tables. So we are good with that. Head table will be rectangular.

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  • Donna
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    Rectangle all around our Wedding Cake has a Round table.

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  • C
    Beginner August 2019 Alberta
    Charissa ·
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    We arent doing a traditional reception but if we were I'd go with round. You can see everyone at your table then. Better for socializing
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  • E
    Beginner September 2022 Ontario
    Ebony ·
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    I agree with Tyanna, rectangle for head table and round for the guests
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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
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    Round for guests but head table and gift/food will be on rectangle
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  • Allen
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Allen ·
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    Round for guests and rectangular for the head table! Round table cloths are easier to find
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  • Shla
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Shla ·
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    Round for sure.
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  • Amanda
    Beginner June 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Love the look of round tables!

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Round. Doesn't really matter which but since our venue has round then I'll just go with that
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    I always thought one want the rectangular tables but we just got our layout from our coordinator and I’m partial to the round ones.
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  • Marissa
    Beginner October 2019 Alberta
    Marissa ·
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    I prefer round but our venue only has rectangle. So we are putting them together to make squares. Happy medium? we will find out lol

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  • L
    Curious October 2020 Nova Scotia
    Linda ·
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    I totally agree.

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Round, less injuries, more efficient use of small spaces.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Round since it’s easier for guests to converse at a round table
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  • Queen B.
    Beginner March 2019 Alberta
    Queen B. ·
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    Round is simple and classic... it also ignites conversation amongst guests seated at the same table.
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