No Wedding Party Table at Reception

I am looking at venues for our reception and along with that table set ups. We prefer long tables. I have always loved the idea of not having a wedding party table and sitting amongst our guests. At this stage we are not having a formal wedding party just my nieces and nephews as flower girls and ring bearers. Does anyone have any examples of how couples have done this? Or advice for and against doing this?


Question Asked: 27/10/2023

Wedding Date: 14/03/2025

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Hellenic Museum

(0) · Melbourne

Posted: 9/11/2023

Hi there, 

Congratulations on your engagement. I am so happy for you. If you are still looking for a beautiful reception venue including complimentary long tables, our team would be delighted to look after you. 

Please feel to reach out to our team to book a complimentary tour. We can provide the long tables and do the set up for you. 

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Tiffany’s Maleny

(69) · Sunshine Coast

Posted: 31/10/2023

Hi there, 

Firstly, congratulations on your engagement!

Seating yourselves at your guests tables is a beautiful way to enjoy your evening more organically. It's a great way to feel closer to your guests. Most couples who choose to do this, will seat themselves in the middle of one side of a long table. Often leaving the two seats on the opposite side of them vacant so guests can always see the couple. Sometimes we have even had them reserve two seats at each table, and shift after each course, so they get to be amongst all their guests throughout the evening. It's a lovely inclusive way to enjoy your night. We would definitely recommend doing this :)

If you are in search of a stunning classic wedding venue, with fine dining menus, and breathtaking mountain views, please do check out Tiffany's Maleny. We would be thrilled to assist you and create the perfect day for you both! 


Tiffany's Maleny

Tuggeranong Homestead + Events

(36) · Sydney, Canberra & ACT Wide

Posted: 31/10/2023

Congratulations on your engagement! We are absolutely delighted to assist in making your dreams come true at Tuggeranong Homestead. Our spacious barn allows us to arrange long tables, providing you with the opportunity to be close to your beloved guests.

We have a wealth of creative ideas for you to be seated among your guests, ensuring an intimate and memorable experience here at Tuggeranong Homestead. In the past, our brides have enjoyed adding personal touches, such as ladder-like arrangements of flowers or other decorative elements to indicate their seats.

Additionally, you may want to explore the idea of a sweetheart table where you and your new husband can relish each other's company while still being part of the celebration.

Your engagement is a very special time, and we're excited to work with you to create the perfect setting for your wedding day." Warmest regards Gerry and Ann 0419 533 298

Alba Noosa

(0) · Sunshine Coast

Posted: 31/10/2023

Good Afternoon,

We have had our last few weddings actually do this, and join their guests in the middle of the long tables.

It worked well as they mingled with their guests and were not feeling separated from the rest of the wedding and fun.

At Alba, we area able to accommodate long dining tables.

Please let me know if you have any further questions we can assist you on.


Alba by Kuruvita - Noosa

07 52111 555

Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard

(20) · Brisbane

Posted: 31/10/2023

Good afternoon,

Congratualtions on your engagement and thank you for considering Clear Mountain Lodge, Spa and Vineyard for your wedding celebrations!

We can work with you and our suppliers to make your wedding come true for your table layout and styling. 

Couple of questions please;

How any guests:

Preferred Date:

Flexible date:

Your name:

Fiance Name:

We would love to send you our Wedding Packages and photos for your perusal, can we please have your email. 

I would be excited to show you around, we do have some availabilty over the next week from Monday to Friday, when would you like to come and view? or your welcome to do a self-guided tour. 

You can view some of our latest wedding and photos here on our Instagram. 

Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge (@mercureclearmountainlodge) • Instagram photos and videos

Have a wonderful day,


Madison O’Sullivan



Madison O’Sullivan / Events Coordinator



564 Clear Mountain Road, Clear Mountain
Brisbane, QLD 4500 Australia

Phone: (07) 3298 5100 

National Museum Of Australia

(10) · ACT

Posted: 31/10/2023

Such a beautiful idea. We've had couples do this, they simply placed themselves in the middle rows of their long tables so they were amongst their guests. It worked really well, the couple were very happy on the day. 

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