There are virtually unlimited options of table and chair styles that can complement your interior wedding venue décor and the overall first impression the venue makes on guests arriving at the reception, whether it’s an evening garden party or a morning wedding breakfast. Planning the reception with attention to detail (and plenty of time ahead) guarantees the attendees will be in awe.
Some of the wedding venues in Britain offer wedding furniture hire services included in their event space hire fee – however, only particular chair and table designs are made available. Certainly, if a historic venue is the only element of ‘old’ you want at your wedding, contrasting modern LED-lit furniture will most likely be off the table, unless you budget for hiring an external furniture hire company.
Classic Chiavari chairs (traditionally referred to as banqueting chairs) are most commonly present at wedding receptions and corporate events, as chiavari chairs are the design most event venues stock and provide for their clients on site, free of charge. Chiavari chairs come in an extensive selection of colours – from transparent through gold, black and white, to elegant hues of natural wood; more colours of the chair pads are available as well. They work great for both casual and more formal settings, outdoors and indoors; account for a chair cover and bow rental service as well.
Add some glamorous look to your reception by hiring ghost chairs – a certainly more modern design, but owning to its simplicity, versatile. The acrylic base can be completely crystalline or transparent with a tint like blue or pink.
Folding chairs are the most popular choice for outdoor garden weddings and marquee parties, however, when paired with satin chair covers, can acquire a more stylish look and more comfort, if you add seat cushions (enquire at your wedding supplier). Upmarket folding chairs will already feature seat pads. Natural wood folding chairs are durable, stable and easy to transport around the venue (or simply remain folded when no longer required, saving up space). Typical wooden folding chair colour range would include: natural, mahogany, white or fruitfood.
If your reception is to kick off with a cocktail hour, you can’t get past without the task of hiring bar stools, cube seats or Chesterfield armchairs to create a laid-back lounge area for the guests to mingle before you move to the main hall.
Rustic chairs – made with bamboo or rattan, rustic chairs are quite eye catching and are definitely a safe bet for any beach ceremony, or adding a tropical vibe to any outdoor summer wedding.
Bistro chairs (in the industry, also referred to as bentwood chairs) – accompanied by a coloured seat pad provide certainly more comfort than folding chairs.
Iron wedding chairs or French slotted chairs – versatile option with a slight antique vibe, they easily bring the feeling of a sunny afternoon in the south of France.