After you have your venue and date selected along with your guest list established, you enter the phase of planning the details and designing your event layout.

The best approach to take when planning an event is to be organized and methodical with your planning while considering each detail separately.

First, find out what types of tables are available at the venue.

It’s important to know the types of tables (in terms of shape and size) that will be available to you from the venue when designing your event layout. The size and shape of the tables will help you to determine how many people will be seated per table. It will also help you to design the furniture layout in your AllSeated account.

If your venue has multiple table options, consider mixing shapes of tables to create a unique look.

There’s no need to only use one type of table if you have options! Get creative and mix up your seating styles.

Consider the sight lines of your event layout.

Will you be having guest speakers or entertainment? If so, you want to be sure to position the tables so that all guests can view where the presentations and performances will take place.

Think about food and beverage serving styles.

It’s important to note how the food will be served at your event when designing your event layout. Will you be having buffet tables? Cocktail stations? Where will the bars be placed in the room? All of these elements are important when designing your floorplan because you will need to factor them into your layout.

Dance Floor

If you are having a dance floor at your event, you will need to consider the dance floor space in your event layout. The dance floor is a crucial piece to the floorplan as you will want to arrange your tables and the rest of your furniture around it.

Designing your event layout can be simple if you break things down by what you will need.