How Many People Fit At a Banquet Table?

Are you worried that your guests might feel cramped at your banquet hall, buffet, or catered event? Wondering how many people each size restaurant table can comfortably seat? To create a comfortable and welcoming environment, check out our banquet table seating guide that matches banquet table sizes with how many people they can seat below.

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What Is a Banquet Table?

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Banquet tables are tables used at special events, like wedding receptions, catered galas, outdoor company picnics, and luncheons. They are usually folding tables that can be easily moved to create different seating arrangements in a room and quickly stored away at the end of an event.

How Big Is a Banquet Table?

The most popular average banquet table size is a 60" round table. The standard table sizes for events are 30" round tables, 24" x 24" square tables, 36" round tables, 42" round tables, 48" round tables, 54" round tables, 30" x 72" rectangular tables, 60" round tables, 30" x 96" rectangular tables, 72" round tables.

Banquet Table Sizes and Seating

Whether you work in catering or event planning, seating capacity is a common question that comes up when trying to decide the layout of a room. The following list includes the average seating capacity of the most common banquet table size.

Use this list as a guide for seating guests at round tables:

  • 24" Round Table - seats 2-3 guests
  • 30" Round Table - seats 3-4 guests
  • 36" Round Table - seats 4 guests
  • 42" Round Table - seats 4-5 guests
  • 48" Round Table - seats 5-6 guests
  • 54" Round Table - seats 6-7 guests
  • 60" Round Table - seats 8 guests
  • 72" Round Table - seats 10 guests

Use this list as a guide for seating guests at square and rectangular tables:

  • 24" x 24" Square Table - seats 2 guests
  • 30" x 72" Rectangular Table - seats 6-8 guests
  • 30" x 96" Rectangular Table - seats 8-10 guests

Seating Capacity Chart

We’ve created an easy-to-read seating chart to help you quickly navigate the seating capacity by banquet table dimensions:

Table Dimensions # of Seats
24" x 24" Square 2
24" Round 2-3
30" Round 3-4
36" Round 4
42" Round 4-5
48" Round 5-6
54" Round 6-7
30" x 72" Rectangular 6-8
60" Round 8
30" x 96" Rectangular 8-10
72" Round 10

These suggested sizes are accepted industry-wide, but your specific needs may differ. For example, if you are serving a complex, multi-course meal, you may want to choose the next largest size table.

Banquet Table Seating FAQs

We answer the most frequently asked folding table sizing and seating questions below:

How Many People Can Sit at a 60 Inch Round Table?

You can fit 8 seats at a 5 foot round table (60 inches round).

How Many People Can Sit at a 6 Foot Table?

If you have a 6 foot round table (72 inches), you can seat 8-10 people at the table. If it is a 30 inch by 72 inch rectangular table, 6-8 seats will fit around the table, with 3 chairs on either side and 1 chair at either end.

How Many People Can Sit at a 8 Foot Table?

For an 8 foot, or 30 inch by 96 inch rectangular table, you can comfortably sit 8-10 people, with 4 chairs on either side and 1 chair at either end.

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