What's The Difference Between Wood and Resin Chiavari Chairs?

What's The Difference Between Wood and Resin Chiavari Chairs?
September 3, 2019 1143 view(s)
What's The Difference Between Wood and Resin Chiavari Chairs?

Chiavari chairs are timeless, but there’s much more to them than meets the eye.

Not only are they the most popular style of wedding chairs (and that’s not likely to change any time soon, based on their history as well as trend forecasting), Chiavaris also come in a variety of materials, colors and prices. That means no matter what you’re looking for, Chiavari chairs can fulfill your needs.

But how are you supposed to pick between the different versions? For instance, do you know the difference between Chiavaris made of resin vs. wood? Which one is more affordable? What colors are available in either? Which ones are going to be the best fit for your inventory?

Wonder no more. Here’s everything you need to know about wood and resin Chiavari chairs and how to pick between them.


The Differences Between Wood & Resin Chiavari Chairs

Clear resin Chiavari chairs continue to dominate new chair sales from EventStable


This is often the first question that party rental companies and venues ask, and rightly so. Making sure that you stay within budget and maximize your ROI is paramount to most people.

However, it shouldn’t be the only thing you take into consideration.

Wood Chiavari Chairs start at just $58.49 wholesale per chair, making them an affordable option for anyone looking to get a lot of great chairs for an equally great price.

Plus, these wooden stacking chairs offer a natural warmth you simply can’t find with other materials.

Resin Chiavari Chairs command a slightly higher wholesale price point (starting at $72.49), but they also come in children’s sizes for added versatility.

Again, price should never be the only factor in your decision. But it’s undoubtedly going to be one of the most important ones.


That warmth that Wood Chiavari chairs offer? It comes from the material itself. Colors like fruitwood or the lighter natural woods simply can’t be duplicated in metal or resin Chiavari chairs.

Plus, real wood looks, smells, and feels like just that — real. For guests who want that natural, classic appearance, wooden Chiavaris are a great investment.

However, there’s plenty to love about Resin Chiavari chairs.

This versatile material makes every event an elegant affair with options like crystal or blue tint.

Resin Chiavaris are also available in wood shades like mahogany, so they’re a fantastic option for anyone who is okay spending a little more up front for a lot more throughout the years.


The way that Chiavari chairs are built absolutely affects their lifetime durability. While all EventStable chairs are party-tested, certain materials simply last longer than others.

For instance, Wooden Chiavari chairs are constructed using a hardwood called Acacia wood, which is milled and ultimately shaped into the classic Chiavari pattern we all know and love.

The different shades of wood are then separated and eventually built for longevity with extra supports before being painted or stained (depending on the final color shade). The finishing touch is a few coats of clear polyurethane for extra protection.

Resin Chiavari chairs are newer than wood, so there are a few durability improvements that you’ll want to be aware of.

Darker tinted Resin Chiavaris often come with a steel frame for extra support, and our core line is molded into single-piece Chiavaris so there are no weak joints to worry about. Each Resin Chair from EventStable are guaranteed to last for years with our commercial-grade promise.

Plus, our polycarbonate resin is scratch-resistant — unlike wood, which will need occasional touch-ups even with regular use.


EventStable is the leading provider of high-quality party rental furniture, and we ensure complete satisfaction by offering a variety of different shipping and quantity specials for many of our lines.

For instance, on orders of 50 or more Wood or Resin Chiavaris, you’ll get free shipping.

That's not all. You'll also receive free shipping when you combine your wedding chairs with folding banquet tables on orders that total over $5k. 

Looking for even more savings? Our Chiavari Chair Packages offer even more quantity discounts and free shipping in a on stop-stop-shop style, convenient bundle that feature chiavari chairs, covers and dollies in a single click.

What These Chiavari Chairs Have In Common

Now that you know the differences between resin and wood, what are some of the things they have in common?

For starters, when you buy a Chiavari chair — no matter what material it comes in — you’re getting a Chiavari chair.

This iconic style has reigned for years as the go-to option for weddings and other events, and that means it’s a solid investment.

Also, both wood and resin Chiavari chairs are stackable and come in a variety of colors to choose from.

No matter which material you pick, you’re sure to improve your bottom line and please guests.

Come and see why EventStable is the go-to source for all things Chiavari. Click the link below to view the entire collection of Chiavaris or give us a call today at 866-360-4642 to speak with an event rental expert.

Author: Will Murphy

Will is one of the owners here at EventStable. He lives in Florida with three amazing ladies and a boxer named Frank. A former party rental operator, he cannot resist the urge to turn over a chair out in public to see who made it. "Dad, you love folding chairs", is the common response. 

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