Here are some guidelines for working out how many guests to seat at your tables. The lower guest number is comfortable, whereas the higher is a little more of a squeeze.

Table Size Number of Guests Per Table
91 centimetres (3 feet round) Cake table or a sweetheart table for two
1.52 metres (5 feet round) 8–10 guests
1.68 metres (5 feet 6 inches round) 9–11 guests
1.83 metres (6 feet round) 10–12 guests
1.83 metres x 76 centimetres (6 feet x 2 feet 6 inches trestle table) used in a long line Four guests using sides only