Developing Your Reception Floor Plan

 In Reception Venues


Creating a design or floor plan for your wedding reception is an essential step to achieving the look and feel that you desire. Most wedding reception venues provide the tables and chairs that you will utilize, so it is of utmost importance to see what types of tables and chairs they offer. You can also ask what they have for inventory of such items. Stereotypically, most venues offer round tables of either 60 inches in diameter or 72 inches in diameter. The standard maximum set for 60 inch tables is 8 people, and if working with the 72 inch tables you can set up to 10 people per table and still have a comfortable amount of space for your guests. The round tables have always worked wonderfully, making it easy for guests to enjoy each other’s company and conversation. Wouldn’t it be sensational if you could also have some options for table shapes beyond rounds? Especially since you are planning something as significant as your wedding reception, you want it to be impeccable, personalized, and memorable! Here at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, we have a number of options for the bride and groom to choose from in regards to tables. We offer the larger 72 inch round tables as well as 6 foot and 8 foot rectangular tables. A few of the wedding receptions that we host (at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown) take advantage of this ability to customize and go with alternating tables in the room rounds and squares. One of my personal favorites is to go with a larger variation of the rectangle table, we call it the King’s table, made by taking rectangular tables and pushing them together, to basically give you a longer shaped rectangle table (seating more of the bridal party than a typical straight table on risers). This is a fabulous way to not only change up the whole look of the room, but also offer larger tables for families or groups of friends who are attending and all want to sit together. Mixing it up with non-traditional patterns by setting the longer tables at an angle or alternating them horizontally and vertically can create an even more unique atmosphere! Please give me a call today at 605-444- 4703, and I would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you and n design a custom setup exclusively for your event at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls!

Maddy Westra
Director of Catering
201 E 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605 444 4703     D
605 553 3209     M

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