At EventStable, you ask and we answer. Many of our prospective customers are either starting new event rental companies or event facilities. Being new to the business, they find themselves searching for the best banquet tables for their events. Updated August 2019 with video!
That said, we aim to answer a common question: What's The Average Size of a Banquet Table?
The answer isn't so simple. The term "banquet table" can mean different things to different people. To some, a banquet table is any table used for special events. For others, a banquet table is specifically a rectangular table, usually six or eight feet long.
Banquet Table Length
I'd say most commonly, folding tables are considered banquet tables when they are of rectangular shape, and anywhere from four feet to 8 feet long.
Standard banquet tables are 30'' wide. This width allows for intimate conversation, and for place settings to exist on both sides of the table. The convenient 30’’ width also allows you to place the tables end-to-end to create long rows,a commonly used practice.
If you’re looking outfit your venue with this type of setup, expect to sit 4 guests on each side of the 8 foot banquet table and 3 guests per side on a 6 foot table. If you’re not setting tables end-to-end, you can sit an additional guest on the ends of each table for more casual affairs.