Solve your seating plan dilemmas

So, you’ve been planning for ages- you’ve got the dress, the venue, the photographer and most importantly, the catering but wait.. the seating plan!

Arguably one of the most crucial points of the whole day. The seating plan brings questions like; will everyone get on? what if nobody speaks to each other? should I go for sociability or a comfort blanket of sitting certain people together?

Here, we give you some useful tips:

Name your number:
Think about your venue and the space available. How many tables will you have and how many people at each? A round, even number for each table will be perfect. Just because Chloe has turned up alone doesn’t mean she wants to be a gooseberry at the couples table. Pair off your single guests with another singleton to play cupid or sit them with a friend to ensure they are comfortable.

Mix and match:
It’s easy to put couples together who know each other but if you’re looking to get everyone chatting and socialising rather than grouping off, why not mix it up? Split the table down the middle and seat couples with others that they’ve never met before and watch them interact. It’s the ideal opportunity to bring new people together.

Play games:
Your big day is all about you but during the meal and the reception, the guests have to join forces to have a good time, even if they already know each other. Throw some fun games on the table for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps the ever-competitive Top Trumps or getting each guest to tell the table a funny fact or story about themselves. It’s sure to create laughs and jokes all round.

Your wedding will be a magical day regardless of the dreaded seating arrangements so play around with different options and enjoy the planning!


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.