How to Choose Your Dining Tables and Dining Chairs | Wedding Furniture Hire



Dining tables and chairs can literally transform your entire wedding reception – but with so many beautiful options out there, how do you choose the best table and chair combo for your wedding?

If you’re currently planning a sit-down wedding reception, keep reading as we take you through the different options available in our hire range, along with some styling tips and inspiration for each one!


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Wedding Table Hire Options

Let’s talk first about your wedding dining tables. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since plastic trestles! These days, your dining tables can become a statement piece in themselves.

Here at HEH, we have 3 dining table options: our long wooden dining tables, timber feasting tables, and black timber feasting tables.

To help you choose the perfect tables for your event, think first about the logistics of your dinner service. Are you planning a feasting-style menu, or alternate drop/buffet? Both of our feasting table options are ideal for shared menus (giving you plenty of room for food platters and tableware), while our long wooden dining tables (86cm wide) would be better suited for alternate drop service or buffets. Read all about our top tips for figuring out your table layouts here!

Once the logistics have been considered, you’ll also want to think about the overall look and feel you want to create. When it comes to styling, our timber table options provide a natural, earthy and organic base, and can be easily paired with pretty much any colour scheme or chair style. They are incredibly versatile, and can be dressed up or down to provide either a rustic or modern setting.


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Our black feasting tables work perfectly for a more sleek and dramatic look. These tables can be styled with neutral tones for a monochromatic vibe, or contrasted with bold pops of colour and luxe metallics. We think these tables work best with a black, white or gold chair style.


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Wedding Chair Hire Options

Now let’s talk chairs! You’d be amazed at how much of an impact your dining chairs will have on the overall atmosphere of your venue. They’re essentially the first things your guests will notice, and can totally transform a space.

If you’re hosting a sit-down wedding reception, dining chairs will be one of your key styling pieces to help you bring your wedding vision to life. Not sure which dining chair will best suit your styling concept? Keep scrolling for our guide to the different dining chairs available here at HEH:

Indie Dining Chairs

Our beautiful Indie dining chairs are designed with a woven rattan seat and curved metal legs. These unique chairs are perfect for adding some texture, depth and detail into your reception styling! With two colour options available, our natural Indie dining chairs work well for an earthy, bohemian-inspired reception and can help to “lighten up” a space, while our black Indie dining chairs will create a more refined and contemporary look.


Soho Wire Dining Chairs

Our Soho wire dining chairs in white and gold are the epitome of modern luxury, with a streamlined wire frame creating a clean, sophisticated and polished feel. We think these chairs look particularly stunning in clear marquees, light-filled halls and industrial spaces. The elegant wire design works perfectly with luxe tableware (think gold cutlery, crystal glassware and statement crockery) and will instantly elevate your styling to create a high-end, glamorous vibe.


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Oak Cross Back Chairs

Our oak cross back chairs are one of our most popular chair styles, with a light timber tone providing the perfect neutral foundation for your reception. This classic cross-back design works beautifully for organic, rustic or Tuscan-inspired settings, and looks especially beautiful at garden wedding venues. We love these chairs paired with our timber feasting tables for a seamless look, and styled with lots of textural foliage, pastel tones and elegant table details.


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Bentwood Chairs

Our European bentwood chairs are a timeless chair option if you’re wanting to create a romantic, classic look – these beauties simply never go out of style! With a curved back and embossed seat, our bentwoods are available in white, walnut and black to suit your desired look. Our white bentwoods are perfect for a crisp, romantic feel, our walnut bentwoods work perfectly for an earthy bohemian look, while our black bentwoods will give you a modern, sophisticated or even industrial vibe.


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Havana Chairs

Our new Havana chairs are a fresh, modern design that provides endless styling possibilities! Add a pop of tropical colour with our Sky Blue and Papaya seat cushions, or use them without cushions for a clean and streamlined wire look.



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Tiffany Chairs

Our Tiffany chairs are ideal for simple yet elegant reception styling. Just like our bentwoods, these timber chairs come in both white and walnut to suit your colour scheme. We think these dining chairs work well with our long wooden dining tables, or even paired with floor-length linens for a timeless setting.


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Timber Bench Seats

Our timber bench seats are perfect for a more low-key and informal wedding reception. Timber bench seats will give you a relaxed, picnic-style feel, and work great for Tipi or outdoor weddings. For a more unique look, you can also go half-half with another chair style, like our bentwoods. Complete your setting with some eclectic tableware and native florals to tie it all in together!


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French Bistro Chairs

Our French bistro chairs are our most casual chair style, and work best for a rustic look. These timber chairs look great in garden settings or barn-style venues, and can be customised with a padded seat cushion for extra comfort.


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No matter which dining table and chair combination you choose, we do recommend securing them early as they can book out quickly! Check out our furniture hire timeline for our tips on when to consider hiring furniture for your wedding, or get in touch with our friendly team here to receive a quote.

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