Originally Posted by KaelaMcD
Just thought I'd add my experience with the tables at Blue Terrace since there are lots of questions about them (and believe me, I had lots of questions too when I was planning). We got married on October 14th, last year. We were close in size to most of you, we had 57 guests. I understand their maximum policy because with 57 guests, it would have been hard to fit another table of 8 people and still have a dance floor.
Yes, they line the tables of 8 basically around the perimeter of the restaurant, leaving a "dance floor" in the center of the room.
Yes, the tables are 3x3, but in my case they put four 3x3 tables together, forming a 6x6 square seating 8 people (confusing, I know!). At the head table, they put 6 3x3 tables to form a rectangle (3 people on each side, 2 on the end), but that was only at our table, and I believe they did that so that no one at our table would ever have their back to the dance floor.
All the other tables, though, were four 3x3 tables pushed together to make a square. Having been in the space, I would recommend that as opposed to the rectangle set-up to save space. Also, the tables are big (because one is normally for four people) so when/if you push six together, the table feels huge.
Azul Terrace is in a rectangle (or oval) shape itself, so our one long table (the 6 3x3 tables) was at one end, and the DJ with all his equipment was at the other end.
I posted my flickr account so you can see some more pics of Azul Terrace, and also posted my highlight wedding video where you can kinda see at the end the way the tables are arranged.
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any questions. Have so much fun planning!
hi girltravel - we are also having about 66 people in blue terrace for our reception next month - we are doing 7 tables of 8 and one of 10 -- my WC said that they will just push the 4-top tables together. so for 8 people it would be 3 tables pushed together (3 on each side, and 1 on each end), and four 10 people it would be 4 tables pushed together (4 on each side and one on each end) -- i've read about some weddings where they would push even more tables together (e.g., have six tables pushed together in a rectangle for 8 people and leaving one end with noone at it), but i think that only works with smaller guest counts. my WC also said that the tables are 3x3 (so for 8 people it would be a 9x3)
Originally Posted by Amanda Hammett
They recommend 12 top tables. I'm having 48 guests at blue terrace. I can send you the layout suggestions they sent to me via email
Wow ladies, thanks so much all this information! I love the idea of putting the tables in a square rather than a rectangle bc it seems easier to talk to eachother, but I'm not sure with my group if I'll be able to do that. Would it be hard to make several tables of 10 work? I was hoping we could maybe make 1 table of 6, 2 of 8 and 4 tables of 10 work. haha not very even, but then the groupings make sense and most people that know one another can sit together and have a good mix of singles seated together too. What do you think?
Amanda, I'd love to see the layout suggestions! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaela, congratulations on your wedding! Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I'll have to view the video when I get home, but I can't wait to see it!