Choosing and Obtaining a Conference Table for Your Event

2nd December 2009

While some venues supply all of the furnishing that you

require for your special event, this isn’t always true. It is also a fact that

many venues will actually charge additional fees for the use of furnishings

during the event. The furnishings may not even be attractive or suitable. If

you need a conference table for your event, you need to be aware that there are

other options.

In most cases, you have the option of supplying your own

event furnishings. When you start looking at the possibilities, you will find

that you also have the option to rent or buy the furniture that you need. This

particular decision is easy to make – if you have numerous events, you will be

better off buying as much of the equipment and furnishings that you need, and

if you rarely have events, from a financial standpoint, it will be better to

rent or lease.

Whether you are renting or buying, you will find that when

you shop for a conference table, there are many choices available. These tables

are available in a variety of lengths and widths, as well as finish colors and

styles. Unique shapes are even available, such as figure eight’s. Common shapes

for these tables include round, oval, rectangular, and boat shaped.

The style that you choose is important, because you want the

furnishing to be a reflection of your businesses personality as a whole. For

example, if you need clients or potential clients to see your business in an

elegant light, you would want elegant furnishings to portray this. If your

business leans more towards the ‘fun’ side, you would want something like a

figure eight shaped table.

The finish color is also important. Obviously, if you want

the room to look tasteful the color of the finishing needs to match the rest of

the color scheme of the room – such as the drapes, the carpeting, and the wall

covering. No matter what the color scheme is, you can be certain that there are

furnishings already in existence that will match perfectly, or compliment the color


The length that you choose will depend on three factors: how

large the room is, how much space you need, and how many people will be sitting

at the table at one time.

Since you will also need chairs for your conference table,

you will want the chairs to match the table, and again, the style of the chairs

that you choose must reflect your businesses personality – but at the same

time, they must be comfortable for your clients or potential clients. This is

especially true if you expect the chairs to be used for numerous hours or

several days.


businesses that do not hold special events also require special furnishings,

and again, while buying is sometimes the better option, often leasing is a

better option for some businesses. Businesses that do not have the budget to

purchase furnishing outright, such as an expensive conference table, do have

the option of leasing this type of exhibition furniture for the long term, and your

clients will never know that the furniture is leased instead of owned.