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What are the top 5 types of dining tables?

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Learn more about the 5 most popular types of table hire for events across the UK, in today’s blog from the easyEventhire team!

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Tables are one of those items of equipment that is 100% completely necessary for a dining event, though which often don’t receive a huge amount of attention in advance. After all, a table is a table, right?

And, yes, to a certain extent you’d be right. Better still, the chances are that you’ll want to cover your table hire with a tablecloth anyway, so does it really matter?

Again, yes, you are right, but not in all cases. The event dining table hire market has moved on in recent times. Yes, it’s true to say that the wedding table hire market is still traditional in the folding tables they use along with white or ivory linen.

However, other dining occasions such as corporate events, hospitality lounges and others will probably be looking for something a bit more modern and contemporary, in keeping with the surroundings. Suffice to say that it’s definitely not the case that one style of table suits every event.

What options are out there? Well, a simple Google search for ‘table hire near me’ will no doubt provide you with some ideas and options, so when the time comes, you’ll be well-placed to make a decision for your upcoming event. In the meantime, though, let’s take a look at the top 5 types of dining tables for events.

Round banqueting tables

The mainstay of the events industry. Round tables are an essential part of any furniture hire company’s armoury. They are available in many different sizes, ranging from 3ft round through to 7ft or 8ft round tables, with the most popular being 6ft round tables which can seat around 8-10 people.

Used at weddings, society balls, award ceremonies, and almost every other dining event you can think of, event round tables have metal folding legs and 15 mm plywood tops, and – yes, you guessed it – are made for being covered with a tablecloth, so you can dress the tables stylishly with wedding table decorations hire such as cutlery, glassware and crockery, for instance. After all, you wouldn’t want to be seated at a plywood table, now, would you?

Trestle table hire

Almost as popular as round tables are trestle tables. A trestle table is a rectangular table which has folding legs, the same as their round table counterparts. The standard depth for a trestle table is 2ft 6in, with many different lengths available, usually starting at 4ft and going up to 8ft. Again, you’ll find that 6ft trestle tables are the most popular, and you’ll often find these being used as wedding top tables, along with a whole host of other event types.

Oval tables

We’ve spoken about trestle tables and round banqueting tables, so let’s complete the range with oval tables. Similarly, these have the plywood top and metal folding legs, and so are perfect for temporary events. You’ll also find oval tables being used at people’s homes around Christmas time, where their dining room cannot accommodate a round table, but can take the length of the oval table.

Bistro tables

And who is to say, of course, that all dining tables have to be the formal kind that we’ve outlined above, for a 3-course meal? There are plenty of dining events such as buffets, players lounges at big sporting events, hospitality and VIP areas, for instance, that need dining tables of a different kind.

Bistro tables are standard dining height, but smaller, usually made for 2 people at a time. They will have either round or square tabletops, with these tops being white, beech or black, as examples. They would usually not need a tablecloth, and so whilst the actual table will cost you more to hire than standard dining tables, you will save on the fact that you don’t need to hire cloths to go on top.

Outdoor table hire

And, finally, so far we’ve been talking about indoor dining events. Come the warmer summer months, the number of outdoor dining events, such as outdoor weddings and other, increases. So, why not check out different options when it comes to outdoor dining tables – there’s a huge range online.

So, these are the top 5 types of most popular dining tables for events that you’ll find in today’s market. When the time comes, of course, we’d like to think that you’ll pay us a visit right here online at easyEventhire, where our range is unrivalled and where we offer a nationwide service at affordable prices.

Don’t hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 – our team is on hand to provide you with a seamless hire experience from start to finish when it comes to table hire and much more, and will welcome the opportunity to work with you on your upcoming event or occasion. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Simon has a wealth of experience in the events industry having spent over 20+ years dealing with clients on major projects. With a particular interest in the sports and hospitality field, Simon is regularly asked to attend seminars, conferences, and other events to share his expertise and knowledge with others within the industry. Linkedin Profile