Long tables look great in the Chase Court ballroom! This particular set-up was done for a 60-guest reception. Adding more length along the windows can bring it up to seating for 80 guests.
There is a lot of room for dancing with this set-up. Everyone can really see the action, which came in handy since the wedding party, led by a very enthusiastic bride and groom, did a surprise flash dance (you can see the video on our Facebook page). The tables can also be set so the long arms of the ‘U’ are closer together. That works nicely for Renaissance weddings.
Here’s a closer shot of the table setting. Some creativity goes a long way toward saving money. Nice-but-not-extravagant linens paired with a basic chair in a dark color (and with a rich-looking seat pad) look great. Add the contrasting napkin laid over the edge of the table and you get elegance. The menu cards add a nice touch, don’t you think?
Two of our favorite wedding professionals, both of whom are working on planning their own weddings, worked with the bride and groom to put this look together. The catering was coordinated by bride-to-be Melanie Brzozowski from Chef’s Expressions, and the flowers were done by bride-to-be Amy Epstein at Crimson & Clover Floral Design. —David