One of the most important and essential components to your wedding planning will be the chairs. If you are renting a venue; much like with tables, they will have an option for you as a part of your rental package.
Depending on the size of your party, they may only be able to provide chairs for a portion of your guests. Not to worry! Park Avenue Parties is in constant contact with our local venues in order to be able to help you with reserving additional chairs for your event.
If you are planning an outdoor event, you will need to rent all of your chairs. This prompts some questions you will want to answer during your planning process. For example, do you want to rent enough chairs to provide seating at both the ceremony and reception site? Or are you planning on having guests move their chairs? Both are reasonable options depending on the feel for your party.
There are so many stunning chairs shown in wedding pictures these days. How do you know what style of chair works best for you? Remember, if you are renting, there can be extra costs for your chair of choice. If you are renting a stationary chair such as a Chiavari, may have an optional cushion for extra padding. Delivery and set up of your chairs will also result in additional charges.
We exclusively offer folding chairs as they are easier to transport and set up. While we love all of the amazing chairs available, we curate our chair options to help keep those additional charges at a minimum. We offer 6 different chair options, and 3 price tiers, so you are able to customize your chair choice to your style and your budget.
For outdoor weddings in our beautiful region of Colorado, we are very partial to our dark fruitwood chairs with padded seats. They pair fantastically with our farm tables. We also offer wooden chairs in a natural wood tone, and in a stunning black lacquer.
Speaking of chairs, did you know that Park Avenue has other awesome chairs to help accent your party? From Adirondack chairs in a rainbow of colors, to sectional lounge chairs for the perfect comfortable cocktail hour, we’ve got you covered.
Come to our showroom where you can try our chairs, as well as set them up at a table with your linen choice so you can get a feel for the whole experience your party guests will have. We’ll see you soon!
Out of all of the decisions you have to make for your reception or special event, the size and shape of your tables may seem to be one of the easiest. Many venues even offer tables as a part of the rental package, but many only have one size and shape.
Why are different sizes and shapes of tables important to consider? First, depending on how much space you have and the number of people you anticipate, you want to make sure that each guest has room to sit and eat comfortably.
The amount of space available can also play a part in table selection. Round tables will use just a bit more space than a rectangular table. It may not make a lot of difference for a smaller party, but as the guest count grows, table shape can start to have an impact on the flow of the event.
We usually estimate about 2 feet per person on a rectangular table and if the table is less than 27 inches deep, only using the ends for extra seating as needed, or if it isn’t going to be used for dining. This means a 6-foot table can seat up to six people, and an 8-foot table can seat up to 8. For round tables, we use the same spacing. At a 60-inch round you can seat up to 8 people for a seated meal. With the round tables, you can also think about seating up to 10, but only if it isn’t being used as a dining table.
Our rectangular tables come in wood-topped, as well as poly-topped. We have 4 different lengths of poly-topped table to choose from, and different options such as our 6 foot by 18-inch conference table/back bar. The poly tables can be a huge asset if you are going to be picking up at our showroom as they are more lightweight and durable than the standard wood tables.
Another awesome poly offering is the chill-n-fill table. With a sunken surface and a drain, the chill-n-fill is a great way to keep all of your cold foods cold for your next back-yard gathering. Simply add ice, then fill with your favorite cold-loving dishes and drinks!
Park Avenue has a variety of round tables including 36-inch, 48-inch, and 60-inch; as well as 3 different styles of cocktail table, and 30-inch diameter bistro height tables. The smaller round tables are fantastic for a sweetheart table and cake table.
When space allows, another way to create dynamic family dinner style seating, you can place 2 rectangular tables together to make a large square table. This will seat 10 people at a 6-foot square, or 12 people at an 8-foot square. This allows for room to put shared food items in the middle of the table, and also to use smaller linens and still obtain a full-length look.
Another hugely popular look is the farm table. Ours feature stunning dark wood, and are just over 8 feet long, and 34 inches deep, making them perfect to seat up to 10 people with plenty of room! Plus, our farm tables are so lovely, no linen is needed. Pair them with our fruitwood chairs for a beautiful, upscale rustic or bohemian look.
No matter what kind of seating plan or design you have in mind, we’ve got you covered with a diverse range of table styles and shapes to meet your taste and needs!
You’ve both said “yes”, and you’ve selected the venue of your dreams. The venue has tables and chairs for you, but no table linens! Park Avenue Parties has got your tables covered – we feature black, white, and ivory linens in stock year-round in a variety of lengths. Imagining something with more pizzaz? Just tell us about the look you want to achieve and we will find the table linens to suit your theme.
Speaking of length, how does one begin to think about the length of the hem of the table linen? Are there different styles or shapes of linen? The classic will always be the full-length linen, which for a 60-inch round table, would be a 120-inch round table linen; or a formidable 90x156 inch linen for an 8-foot rectangular table.
On the Western Slope of Colorado, full length linens can sometimes throw off the look of your party when you are outdoors. Dirt can easily mar the hems of white and ivory linens. That is why we offer so many different sizes! You can simply select a smaller size round or rectangular linen, or you can utilize a square table linen on a round table for a handkerchief effect. An easy way to consider your table linen length, is to think about how formal or casual you would like your party to feel. The more formal you want it to be, the longer the length of the table linen should be.
Another variable to consider is the color for your service tables. White and ivory linens are beautiful, but when a guest at the front of the buffet line accidentally drops a meatball, everyone else in line will be staring at the spot. That is one of the reasons why we recommend using black linens for your service tables.
Table linen trivia time: Did you know that a tall cocktail table and a 60-inch round dining table use the same size table linen to achieve a full-length look?
Last but not least, a frequently over-looked option for linen rental, are our fantastic napkins! Tough enough to stand up to an entire dining experience; they come pressed and ready to place at your table-settings. And as with the rest of our table linen collections, just pop them in the provided laundry bag after your party.
Renting table linens is also an easy way to avoid purchasing single use items, and can dramatically elevate the look and feel of your party.
Connect with our event coordinators today to find out more about our vast inventory of table linens and other table-top necessities.
The Park Avenue Team and other guest writers are happy to bring you the information you need to plan an amazing event!