More Types Of Event Seating Arrangement and Layout

More Types Of Event Seating Arrangement and Layout

Last week we published our blog post called “Types of Event Seating Arrangement And Layout“. This week, we include more types of event layout and seating arrangements.


1. Horse-shoe


Horse-shoe layout.
Horse-shoe layout is in a rounded-U shape. There are only chairs placed in the horse-shoe shape with no tables. It is usually used for bigger groups.


2. Oval

Oval seating arrangement.
Oval style is just like the horse-shoe, where there are only chairs but it is arranged in the shape of an oval. 


3. V-Shape

V-shape layout.
This setting consists of two rows of tables, arranged in a V-like shape, if you are looking at it from the back of the room. There is a row of table on the left and a row of table on the right, with sufficient space for people to walk in between the two rows, to get to the front of the room. There is usually a speaker, presentation or program going on at the front of the room.


4. Herringbone

Herringbone layout.

Herringbone setting is rows of tables and chairs but inverted inwards in the middle of the room. Imagine fish bones but without the centre bone. It is like classroom style except the rows of tables and chairs are placed like arrow shape, if you are looking at it from the front of the room.

5. Theatre
Theatre-style layout.
Theatre style is where there are rows of chairs all facing towards the front of the room, where there is usually a stage area with speaker, presentation or performance going on. It is like the layout you see in the cinema or performance hall. There should be sufficient space for guests to slide in between the rows of chairs to get to their seat. There are walking spaces in between the columns containing rows of chairs. 

6. Cocktail
Cocktail layout.
Cocktail setting is where guests are all standing. Most of the time, cocktail tables (high tables) are placed at the event venue and sometimes, no tables and chairs at all. Guests can easily mingle and speak to other guests. Drinks are usually served and the type of food served for the guests’ convenience of eating would be cocktail-style food like finger food. It is advisable not to serve food that would require guests to use their fork and knife to cut as that would result in the rocking of the cocktail table.

7. Top table and sprigs
Top table and sprigs layout.
Top table and sprigs are commonly used in the western countries, especially in the United Kingdom. It is usually for more formal occassions. The table where it is referred to as “top table” is where the host and the important guests are seated. Sprig refers to the tables that are lined in front of the top table. The word ‘sprig’ means a small twig or stem with leaves or flowers on it. The line up of the tables and chairs resemble sprigs.
Some of the pictures on the seating arrangements above were created using AllSeated.com. There are many types of event layout that you can use for your event and you can even create your own layout. At the end of the day, what is important is that your layout allows your guests to move about and also be seated comfortably without getting blocked or knocked into. Imagine if you are standing and holding a drink while chatting with another guest at an event, then someone knocks into you because the tables were placed too close together and there is no place for guests to walk around. You would not like that.
Another example of layout not well thought of is tables and chairs placed too close together that when you are seated, the chair behind is touching your chair. Then when you want to get up and push your chair behind, you can knock the person sitting on the chair behind and have him cup his/her face into the soup bowl. Now, we would not want that to happen. So just use some common sense when it comes to creating your layout for your event.
Types of Event Seating Arrangement And Layout

Types of Event Seating Arrangement And Layout

When you are planning an event, you would need to consider the different types of layout for your tables and chairs. Here are some common types of settings for the event area or room layout.
1. Banquet
Banquet seating arrangement.

Round tables are commonly used with chairs placed all around the table. Usual number of chairs are 8, 10 or 12 chairs per table.

2. Cabaret
Cabaret style where the chairs are placed on one half of the table only so that all guests are facing the front of the room.
Round tables are used and the chairs are placed around half of the table where those who are seating on the chair will be facing the stage. This style is useful when you have a presentation or stage performance, so everyone seated can face the stage and watch.

 

3. Boardroom
Boardroom setting.

One rectangular shaped table is used for boardroom style meetings. Chairs are placed along both the longer sides of the table. The person chairing the meeting will usually sit on one end of the shorter part of the table. Sometimes there is another seat placed at the other end of the shorter part of the table. All the guests attending the boardroom meeting will be able to see each other at the table.

4. Hollow Square

Hollow square seating arrangement.
This square table setting has a hollow centre. It is usually set up using smaller square or rectangular tables, joined up together to form a square shape. Chairs are placed along the outer part of the square, with the guests seated facing towards the hollow part so that they can look at each other.

5. U-Shape
U-shape layout.

Square or rectangle tables are joined together to form a squarish U-shape setting. It is like the hollow square except tables on one side of the hollow square are removed. This layout would be useful if there is presentation at the event and all the guests can look at the focal point. This layout also allows the speaker or presenter to easily approach everyone seated from inside the ‘U’.

6. Classroom
Classroom style setting.
Classroom layout is where tables are placed in rows with chairs so that people can sit on the chairs to use the table. Commonly it is set with a walking space in the middle of the room, with rows of tables and chairs on the left and right.

It’s an egg, it’s a rabbit… No, it’s our Threeasure Hunt Event

It’s an egg, it’s a rabbit… No, it’s our Threeasure Hunt Event

Myle Enterprise’s Threeasure Hunt event was held on 25 March 2016 (Friday) and 27 March 2016 (Sunday), where details on this event was written in our last blog post. This event is called Threeasure Hunt (pronounced “treasure hunt”) because Myle Enterprise is three years old, hence the event is called THREEasure Hunt. 27 March 2016, which is the second day of this event, was also Easter Day and according to German folklore, rabbits will be bringing eggs or hiding them as treasures for people to find.

 

Our event revolves around eggs, hunting and on our second day of our event, we even have our event crews dress up as bunnies to give out eggs-citing prizes. Some of our prizes were made out of edible eggs and they were created by Meus Gift, which creates gifts for events, for example door gifts.

 

Clockwise from lower left : Flower bouquet made out of eggs; Golden egg candy; Olympic-torch inspired egg holder with egg inside; Myle Enteprise cash vouchers with eggs in a basket; and eggs in a glass bowl decorated with a big ribbon.

 

Flower bouquet made out of edible eggs.

 

Edible eggs in silver decorated wrappers. Available exclusively from Meus Gift.

 

How this event worked was like this – we were at different venues in Penang island during different times on 25 March 2016 and 27 March 2016 (afternoon onwards). Before the event began on each day, we posted up hints on where the venue of this event will be in our Facebook event page and those who were at the correct venue where we were at, will just need to register as a participant, take a picture and they get to take home a prize. The participants were 18 years old and above.

 

Our first venue on the first day of event was at Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) and we were there from 4pm until 6pm.

 

 

The lucky participants from Event Day 1, Venue 1.

 

Our next venue was Bay Avenue and we were there for half an hour.
 

 

The lucky participants from Event Day 1, Venue 2.

 

Our last stop for the first day of this event was Bayan Bay and we were there for half an hour.
 

 

The lucky participants from Event Day 1, Venue 3.

 

Here is a picture of our event photographer and crew holding the prizes which were given out on the first day of our event.

 

Event photographer and event crew on our first day of event, holding some of the prizes to be given out to the participants. These 2 event crews were very dishonest as they stole the event uniform (the t-shirt) and didn’t return it to us. We won’t recommend to take their services or hire them for jobs.

 

On the second day of our event, our event crews dressed up in bunny-styled attires. The event was from 1pm until 8pm.
 

Our event crews in bunny-styled attires posing with our event photographer.

 

The first venue on our second day of our event was Karpal Singh Drive and we were there for an hour.
 

 

The lucky participants on our Event Day 2, Venue 1.

 

The second venue on the second day of this event was at Esplanade Penang (Padang Kota Lama). It was a sunny and hot day. There were tourists and locals seen at this venue. We were there for an hour.
 

 

The lucky participants on Event Day 2, Venue 2.

 

The third venue on our second day for this event was Batu Ferringhi. Penang is a paradise of sun, sand and beach. Many people were seen lounging on the sandy beach of Batu Ferringhi and some were swimming in the water. There were people playing water sports like jet skiing, parachuting and some were having their food at the stalls in Batu Ferringhi. We were there for an hour.
 

 

The lucky participants on Event Day 2, Venue 3.

 

After that, we traveled to our last venue for the second day of our event, which was Gurney Drive. Some were resting while enjoying the view of the sea while some were found jogging along the stretch by the seaside. Quite a number of people were walking around Gurney Drive, from the shopping malls to the hotels, the residences and eateries. We were there for one and a half hours.
 

 

The lucky participants from our Event Day 2, Venue 4.

 

More pictures on this event can be seen in our Facebook photo album on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MyleEnterprisePage.
It was nice to meet all the participants of this event and we look forward to hearing from you on future events. We thank all the participants for taking part in this event and thank you to the event team members as well as those who have helped us in one way or another to make Myle Enterprise’s Threeasure Hunt a success. See you at our next event.
 

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