Time and time again we are told that organising the table plan is one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning! That's why we like to give you options and lots of them! We have tried and tested all of the layouts below so we know what works and how comfortable your guests will be.
First of all, here's just a little bit of general guidance to get you started...
Please ensure that your final numbers include all the children (even the smallest ones!) Babies in highchairs need to be given a space at the table and should there be any tiny ones in a buggy, we need to ensure there is space near the parents for the buggy to go - just ask us, we know exactly where to pop them!
Also remember to include yourself and your partner in your final numbers - you'd be surprised how easily you can forget yourselves!
We can cater for larger numbers of up to 120-150 for more informal daytime gatherings, with guests seated around the venue in the courtyard, Courtyard Barn and Catesby Barn.
Dodmoor House have also hosted lots of intimate weddings for around 20-40 guests.
Please contact us for further seating advice (including the best places for wheelchairs, young children, grandparents and taller guests, as well as those seats with slightly less leg room/space than others).
The mezzanine is the perfect place to pop a group of old friends or some louder work colleagues! They get the best view in the house for speeches and we are always told how much they loved sitting up there.
There are a few different layouts you can go for on the mezzanine - a round table seating up to 10 guests, a rectangle table between 12 and 14 guests or two straight tables each seating a maximum of eight guests. You can sometimes squeeze a couple of extra guests up there (especially smaller children) if you really need to!