LINEN & TABLE SIZE GUIDE

Not sure what linen size fits on your table?  Below is a helpful guide to understanding table sizes, how many guests per table, and the size cloth to fit it.  There are many sizes of tables, however in the event industry, most specialty table linens are designed and made with industry standard table sizes in mind.

Please note that dining room tables and restaurant style tables are generally unique sizes that may not perfectly match to a size that event rental companies carry.  Our rental specialists will be happy to assist you in determining the best size cloth to fit unique table sizes and shapes.

Quick Tips:

Event Industry Standard Table Sizes

BISTRO, CABARET, HIGHBOY  TABLES

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Cabaret or bistro tables are small round table tops that you usually see in cafes.  They are 30″ tall and stand on one center leg with an x-shaped base. The diameter can vary depending on the purpose of the table.  See the diagram above for the maximum seats for each diameter.  If serving dinner at the above tables, It would be recommended to seat only 2 people at the 30" and 36", 24" would be uncomfortable.

  

Highboy tables or bar height tables, are the same table top with a taller center pole, making them 42″ tall.  These are the tables used for cocktail hour to allow guests to stand around with a cocktail or small plate of food. They are just the right height to put barstools around if you want optional seating.

24" Round  I  Great for smaller areas for cocktail hour, not ideal for dinner.
 

30" Round  I  Great for cocktail hour.  Can fit 3 stools/chairs, better with 2 for dinner.
 

36" Round  I  Great used as sweetheart or cake tables.  Can fit 4 chairs/stools, better with 2 for dinner.

Note: All seated tables are 30" from the table top to the floor, all highboy tables are 42" from the top of the table to the floor.

Scroll below for appropriate linen sizing.

ROUND GUEST SEATING

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Guest seating is best at larger tables designed to give guests their own personal space while also allowing for a larger center area to accommodate centerpieces and catering necessities.  The larger the table the more guests it can accommodate and the more room the center will have.

48" Round  I  Great for smaller gatherings and graduations.  Can seat 6-8 people depending on the type of event.
 

60" Round  I  Great for weddings.  Can seat 8 people comfortably, up to 10 for non-formal dinner service. 
 

72" Round  I  Great for weddings.  Can seat 10 people comfortably, up to 12 for non-formal dinner service. 
 

Note: If using chargers on the tables, guest capacity is 9 at 60" and 11 at 72".  All seated tables are 30" from the table top to the floor.

Scroll below for appropriate linen sizing.

BANQUET GUEST SEATING

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Banquet tables are a great seating option for areas that are narrow, have poles to work around or to create design interest in the event space.  While banquet tables do not offer much space for centerpieces or catering necessities, they do offer flexibility when trying to create unique table layouts or seating larger groups of guests.  A standard banquet table is 30" across.  A standard dinner plate is 10.5" in diameter.  Two plates across from each other will leave 9" of space without accounting for water glasses or any other items on the table. 

  

A great option for a head table is commonly called a Tuscan style table.  Typically the Tuscan table is double wide and can be created to fit any amount of people to accommodate larger bridal parties. The bride and groom typically sit at one end (the head of the table) and the bridal party sits on either side.  This make a for a beautiful statement table, using positioned in the center the room.  You can create the Tuscan style table by lining up 2 standard banquet tables with the long ends connected. (See the diagram above).  You can also rent a Tuscan style single table which is traditionally 48" wide by either 6' or 8' long.  

6' x 30" Banquet  I  Great for graduation parties and narrow event spaces.  Seats 3 people per long side, 1 per end.  (8 total)

8' x 30" Banquet  I  Great for graduation parties and narrow event spaces.  Seats 4 people per long side, 1 per end.  (10 total)

Note: If using for guest seating with chargers, guests cannot sit on ends due to the size of the chargers.  All seated tables are 30" from the table top to the floor.

6' x 48" Banquet  I  Great for head table and Tuscan style seating.  Seats 3 people per long side and 2 per end.  (10 total)
 

8' x 48" Banquet  I  Great for head table and Tuscan style seating.  Seats 4 people per long side and 2 per end.  (12 total)

Scroll below for appropriate linen sizing.

Quick Tips:

Event Industry Standard Linen Sizes

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Sizing for bistro style and highboy tables will depend on the diameter, the height and whether or not the table will be used outdoors.  Even on the sunniest of days, a gentle breeze can turn your tablecloth into a sail and pull the table over.  It is highly recommended that the table cloth be tied around the center pole when being used outdoors.  Ties can be anything able to wrap around and secure the linen.  Commonly used is ribbon or chair ties, but many people are getting creative and using greenery garlands and other decorative touches.

     24" Diameter

90" Round Tablecloth    I    
Seated
108" Round Tablecloth  I    Bar Height
120" Round Tablecloth  I    Bar Height Tied

     30" Diameter  (most standard size for cocktail hour)

90" Round Tablecloth    I    Seated

120" Round Tablecloth  I    Bar Height

132" Round Tablecloth  I    Bar Height Tied

     36" Diameter

 

96 or 108" Round Tablecloth   I    Seated

120" Round Tablecloth            I    Bar Height

Note: All seated tables are 30" from the table top to the floor, all highboy tables are 42" from the top of the table to the floor.

Have an unusual size?  Scroll below for instructions on measuring your table dimensions.

BISTRO TABLES

90" Round Tablecloth

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108" Round Tablecloth

48" Diameter Round Tables

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90" Round Tablecloth

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120" Round Tablecloth

60" Diameter Round Tables

90" Round Tablecloth

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108" Round Tablecloth

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120" Round Tablecloth

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132" Round Tablecloth

72" Diameter Round Tables

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Sizing for banquet tables will vary depending on how much of the table legs you want to show.  A lap length cloth or a full length cloth are both options for banquet table sizes.  Below is a quick guide to standard banquet table sizes.

     6' Long x 30" Wide

LAP LENGTH      I    54" x 120" Tablecloth

FULL LENGTH    I    90" x 132" Tablecloth

 

     8' Long x 30" Wide

LAP LENGTH      I    54" x 120" Tablecloth

FULL LENGTH    I    90" x 156" Tablecloth

     Other Rectangular Tables

 

48" W x 6' L      I      108" x 132" Tablecloth

48" W x 8' L      I      108" x 156" Tablecloth


18" W x 6' L      I      78" x 132" Tablecloth

18" W x 8' L      I      78" x 156" Tablecloth

4' L x 30" W      I      90" x 108" Tablecloth

Note: All seated tables are 30" from the table top to the floor, all highboy tables are 42" from the top of the table to the floor.

Have an unusual size?  Scroll below for instructions on measuring your table dimensions.

MEASURE YOUR OWN TABLE

Have a table in your kitchen, living or dining room you want to cover, but not sure what size cloth will fit?  No problem.  Here's the best way to measure and determine the best fit.  Please keep in mind, home furnishings are not standard event sizes and table cloths may not be a perfect fit.  

HOW TO MEASURE
A RECTANGULAR OR SQUARE TABLE:


HEIGHT + LENGTH + HEIGHT =

HEIGHT + WIDTH + HEIGHT =

EXAMPLE:
A 8' TABLE THAT IS 30" WIDE AND 30" TALL

30" T + 96" L + 30" T = 156"

30" T + 30" W + 30" T = 90"

To get a cloth that covers the table all the way to the floor you would need 156" x 90"

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HOW TO MEASURE
A ROUND TABLE:


HEIGHT + DIAMETER + HEIGHT =

EXAMPLE:
A 60" ROUND TABLE THAT IS  30" TALL

30" T + 60" D + 30" T = 120"

To get a cloth that covers the table all the way to the floor you would need 120" Round