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A Fail-Proof Guide to Choosing the Right Chairs for Your Event

Posted by Veronica Morozova on

Chairs are an integral part to virtually every event: whether you're organising a large-scale wedding or a small-scale conference, you need to ensure you've got the right type of chair for the occasion. But with dozens of options available, how do you go about making the right choice that works best for your type of event?

Consideration #1: The Decor and Style

First thing's first, you need to determine what aesthetic 'feel' you're going for. Usually, this is partly determined by the venue itself and partly determined by the purpose of the event. You can split the styles into the following categories:

1. Rustic and Traditional

These types of chairs are organic to virtually any event, aside from perhaps conferences. Wooden folding chairs have a rustic, traditional, 'shabby chic' appeal and work well with trestle tables. You can also hire a range of colourful seat pads for added comfort. An extra benefit of wooden folding chairs is that they work well in outdoor event settings, too. 

2. Functional


Functional chairs work best at business and conference-style events, where your attendees are likely to spend a long time sitting down. They have a professional appeal and work best in boardrooms, meeting spaces and conference halls. 

3. High-End

Add a touch of luxury to any event with a classy, high-end chair. Depending on the type and style of your event, you can choose from the classic Chiavari chair or the trendy, contemporary 'Ghost' style chairs (that come in a range of shapes). Chiavari chairs, on the other hand, have their roots in Italy, where they were first created in 1807 by a local woodmaker. Fast forward to the 21st Century, and these chairs still have an enduring appeal, and our range has all the beauty and style offered by those first models to hit the market.

Consideration #2: Indoor or Outdoor Event? 

For outdoor events, it's usually the safest bet to go with a bistro-style chair (unless of course, you are organising a wedding or a similar high-end event). With a wooden seat with slats and a chrome frame, bistro style chairs are effortlessly elegant while being highly functional at the same time. For an informal occasion, plastic patio chairs work well and are cost-effective to boot - these patio chairs are lightweight and stackable and so are easily transportable. Alternatively, you can opt for the popular Tolix stacking chair: they are both weatherproof and stylish. Tolix chairs can be stacked up to 10 high when not in use and the heavy duty galvanised steel frames are both sturdy and easy to clean.

Consideration #3: How Much Space Will You Have?

It's important you don't overcrowd your venue with tables and chairs. If your event space is small, it might be worth considering hiring chairs that are foldable or stackable - this will allow for more flexibility in case you need to free up some space in the venue. 

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