Choosing your dining table size

How many people will a table this big seat? I want to be able to seat...? I would like a table that can seat.... how big would that need to be?? Choosing the right sized table to seat all your guests comfortably is an important question. At Berrydesign we have been designing and making dining tables for over 15 years and specialise in extending dining tables of all shapes and sizes. This page will help you find out what table size you require for the amount of guests you wish to seat.

A good way to start your dining table planning is to decide what the ‘maximum’ number of guests it is that you would like to seat, as this will give you the largest dimension required and using the tables and illustrations below to find out what sized table you will require. Once you have this measurement you can check it against your room size using our ‘Room planner‘ page.

 


 

Rectangular Tables

Rectangular dining table seating guide
We have a range of different rectangular dining table designs, choose from central pedestal, 4 legged and inset leg. Each design has its own effect on seating, but as a general rule the grid below demonstrates what length and width is required for the displayed seating.

 

Extending rectangular dining table seating guide
Different sized table designs can fit different sizes and amounts of extensions, however for a general guide the rules below shows what minimum size is required:
Tables up to 160cm+ = 1 x 55cm
Tables from 180cm+ = 2 x 45/55cm
Tables from 220cm+ = 3 x 50cm (Entertainer table only)
Tables from 260cm+ = 3 x 50cm
Tables from 280cm+ = 2 x 70cm (Inset leg tables)

Using these illustrations you can deduct from your maximum size (bearing in mind the minimum table size rules above) to give you a non-extended table length.

Examples of rectangular table sizes and seating

Infinity dining table - 260x100cm + 3x50cm ext
Closed this table will seat 8-10 adding 2 guests per extension giving a total of 14-16 seated when fully extended.

Brunel dining table - 200x100cm + 2x55cm ext
Closed this table will seat 6-8 adding 2 guests per extension giving a total of 10-12 seated when fully extended.

 


 

Round Tables

Round dining table seating guide
Round dining tables are fantastic for gaining a relatively large amount of seating in a small area and without any corners the table allows movement around it in say kitchen/dining areas where people could be moving past. Below you will find a guideline seating amount for a range of different round table sizes.

Extending round dining table seating guide
The starting extension size for our extending round dining tables is 50cm however, on some of our designs that have a diameter of 150cm+ we can fit an extra large 70cm extension in for that extra comfort. Please see below for illustrations that show guide seating for a range of sizes and their extensions (50cm).

Examples of round table sizes and seating

Discus dining table - 130cm diametre fixed glass top
This fixed top table size and design will seat 4-5 people.

Circa II dining table - 150(200)x150cm + 1x50cm ext
Closed this table will seat 6-8 adding extending to seat 10 people

 


 

Square Tables

Square dining table seating guide
Square dining tables of smaller size are perfect for apartments where they can be placed against a wall to save space, up to large square dining tables which can created truly impressive centre pieces to a dining room. Our large central pedestal square dining tables allow you to seat guests around every part of the table with no legs to impede you.

 

Extending square dining table seating guide
The starting extension size on our square dining tables is 50cm and in most case’s extends from the centre. With our larger sizes (160cm+) we can fit a 70cm extension to give that extra space and comfort. Please see below for illustrations that show guide seating for a range of sizes and their extensions (50cm).

Examples of Square table sizes and seating

Regent dining table - 183x183cm fixed top
This fixed top table size and design can seat 10-12 people.

Middleton dining table - 170x170 + 1x70cm ext
Closed this table will seat 8-10 extending to seat 10-12.