Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568
A few factors really... Of the available reception spaces at my resort, we really liked the terrace that overlooked the ocean which is a long linear space that promotes the use of the banquet style tables. We could have used round tables but because of the layout we thought there would be too much separation. If I could set the round tables up in a pyramid configuration than it might be a different story. But the long table just gives our wedding group a bit more of an intimate feel. Also, we never liked the idea of sitting by ourselves at a head/sweetheart table, again, it just didnâ€™t fit with our goal to have an intimate wedding and thought that we would be the ones missing out on the fun and great conversation. We considered sitting at the head of the long banquet table, but preferred the idea of being in the middle. We thought that sitting at the head would create this weird hierarchy of who we were closest to and liked the most which we wanted to avoid.
I should note that we have 22 confirmed guests and donâ€™t anticipate any more than 28 people to attend. If we had any more than 35 guests I probably wouldnâ€™t do the long banquet table setup.
Choco- I am jealous of how well you speak (type).
Basically "what she said"
My reception area is also on a Terrace overlooking the ocean (long linear space)