Amazing (Non-traditional) Wedding Reception Seating

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Recently we covered unique layouts and choices for ceremony seating, so why not receptions, too? It may seem impossible to shake up seating, especially when it comes to weddings with more than 200 guests, but don’t be scared to try something new. From new styles of chair to interesting table arrangements, today’s inspiration will provide plenty of ways to wow your guests.

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Long L
Delicate gold chairs at a never ending table create an amazing event space that hugs the venue and allows guests to chat easily. Photo: Lane Dittoe; Planning + Design: Thomas Bui Lifestyle

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Oval Tables
A shape somewhere between long rectangle and traditional round leaves you with dramatic tables, often with more room for centerpieces. Bold colour palettes will work very well with this shape. Photo: Collin Pierson; Photography Planning + Design: Michelle Durpetti

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Loveseat
A loveseat, vintage sofa or other charming vintage furniture instead of chairs can create intimacy … and gorgeous photos. Photo: Clayton Austin

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Square
Mixing square tables with rounds can completely change the look of your venue. Photo: Eternal Reflections

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Star-shaped
Make the focal point the head table in the center, with long tables radiating out. Not unlike an asterisk or star. Photo: Photography by Tay

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Roundback chairs
The versatile roundback chair gets new life with an open, airy space. We love this modern European look for wedding receptions. Photo: Rene Zadori; Event Design + Rentals: Glam Events

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Weaving through the forest, in and around trees, this single long table in an S-curve is jawdropping. Photo: Heather Waraksa, Planning: Heidzillas

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U-Shaped
Using a long but narrow space works well with a U-shape for guests to reach their seats easily while maintaining a grand feel. Photo: Marisa Holmes

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V-Shaped
This arrangement is achieved with a series of rustic picnic tables, creating an amazingly cool V-shape. Photo: Jenny Kim; Event design: Drew Bennet and  Sitting in a Tree

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X-Shaped
The criss-cross look is a stunning choice for dramatic and grand wedding venues, such as ballrooms or cathedrals. Photo: Milanés Photography; Planning + Design: Elly B Events

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Bar seating
Hightop tables or bar-style seating allows people who like to float about the reception to have a seat, without the formalness. Photo: Leah Lund and Megan Christine

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Upholstered
Elegant matching upholstered chairs take a romantic turn when used outside. So comfy! Photo: Daniel Kincaid, Furniture: Revelry Event Designers

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Mismatched 
Or, mix up the upholstery for a whimsical vintage-inspired look. Perfect for garden receptions. Photo: Michael and Anna Costa

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S-Shaped
For modern spaces with unusual shapes, use an unusual seating pattern to match. Chic shapes like this avant-garde S look amazing from above. Photo: Photography by Tay, Event Design: HMR Designs

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One long table
Guests sharing one incredible long table makes for a memorable reception and unstoppable conversations. Photo: Erich McVey

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Modern Ghost chairs are the perfect look when the background is so stunning, you don’t want to distract from it. Via: KT Merry Planning: Strawberry Milk Events

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