After you’ve decided on your number of guests for your big day, one of your next steps in wedding planning is to decide on your wedding breakfast table layout. Table layouts and seating plans can be one of the tricky planning stages of your wedding, and depending on your number of guests might depend on how you arrange your table layout.
At Huntsmill Farm we hold your wedding breakfast in our beautiful 18th century stone barn, and we provide circular or rustic tables – the choice is completely up to you which one you use depending on the style of your wedding day! Both of our table styles can be arranged to fit in different numbers of guests, and we’ve put together a guide for you to see how the different wedding breakfast table layouts could look like.
Photo thanks to Hannah Hall Photography
A classic wedding breakfast table layout is to use round tables. Our round tables can fit up to nine people per table, and if you have 100 guests we can fit eleven round tables in the barn – with the two tables closes to the bar being removed after your wedding breakfast to make room for your evening guests.
For table layouts of 50 or 70 people, you would have a couple of tables of eight guests, and tables of nine guests, and these would be left in place during your evening reception.
When it comes to our round tables, you can either have a long top table at the top end of the barn in the same place that it would be with our trestle table layout, or it can be placed in the middle on the left hand side of the barn if you’d prefer to be in the middle of your tables. Some of our couples chose to not use a long top table, and use one of the round tables instead – it’s completely up to you!
We’ve put together a gallery of different layouts we’ve had with our round tables below – you can click on each image to see a larger version.
Photo thanks to Emilie May Photography
During the 2020 lockdown, Henry kept himself busy with a project, and created our beautiful rustic trestle tables offering you another wedding breakfast table layout option. Since their creation they’ve been very popular with our couples, and can be used in a variety of ways.
Similar to our round tables, we can sit 55, 70 or 100 people with our trestle tables for your wedding breakfast table layout. Each of our tables can fit 3 people on each side, and another guest sat between the join of the two tables. If using the 100 guest table layout the trestle tables would come down longer on the side closest to the bar, and we could sit another 16 opposite the bar. We would then remove these tables opposite the bar, and the last two tables on the left hand side after your wedding breakfast ready for your evening guests to arrive.
For 55 or 70 guests, our trestle tables are arranged in a horseshoe layout and would be left this way during your evening reception.
We’ve put together a gallery of different layouts we’ve had with our trestle tables below – you can click on each image to see a larger version.
What if I’m having a smaller wedding?
Photo thanks to Cat Lane Weddings
Smaller weddings at Huntsmill Farm aren’t a problem! Our rustic trestle tables have been used for wedding breakfast table layouts for smaller guest numbers, we’ve previously arranged them for weddings of 30 or even 15 people. With a smaller wedding we usually place the trestle tables together for you to eat in a more banquet style, or alternatively you can have a smaller horseshoe layout for 30 people. It helps to give a smaller wedding a lovely cosy chilled out feeling – and it’s a great way to be able to sit and speak to all of your guests.
We’ve put together a gallery of different layouts we’ve had with our smaller setups below – you can click on each image to see a larger version.
Photo thanks to Emily Little Photography
If you have any other questions about our table layouts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re always happy to answer any questions!