Classic banquet style table placement consist of long rows of rectangle banquet tables with seats on both sides.
This setup will allow for the most seats in a room.
The setup allows for a head table to be placed at the front of the room, like shown in the illustration.
Conference style is great for critical thinking discussions.
This is the most productive setup when decisions need to be made.
Hollow square setup is much like conference style, except the inside of the square is hollow.
U Shaped Setup
The U shaped setup works well for presentations where there will be interaction between the guests, and the speaker. The speaker can walk up and down the hollow box inside the “U” interacting with the guests. This style setup can be used for meetings, dinners, or watching films.
When setting up “U” shaped, you may place a video projector etc. at the front of the hollow part of the “U”.
Theatre Style Setup
Theatre style banquet setup is the most space saving design. If your event is a speech or lecture, this is the setup for you.
You may administer this setup for watching films, or performances. Banquet chairs are faced towards the head table in front of the room
Classroom Style Setup
The classroom style setup is great for orientations or any other presentation when the guest will need to be writing.
V shaped setup is much like classroom style, except for the tables are tilted toward the speaker.
Auditorium Style Setup
Auditorium style setup is very similar to theatre style. The chairs in the outer area are angled toward the speaker more so than the inner.
Herringbone “Fishbone” Style
Herringbone style setup is for dinners that will involve a speaker. The alignment of the tables allows for most guests to be comfortable while facing the speaker. The tables are turned at an angle toward the head/speaker’s table. Chairs are placed on both sides of the tables.