You may not realise it, but choosing the right chair is critical to the success of your event. The right chair can make all the difference in the way your guests interact with each other and can even dictate the atmosphere generated in the room.
So no matter if you’re planning a wedding reception, private party or business conference, here are 5 tips for choosing the right chair for your next event.
1. Decide on A Layout First
To a large extent, the layout of your venue will be determined by the type of event you are holding, and the number of attendees expected. For example, a large business conference will require theatre seating facing a stage, while a wedding reception will need tables and chairs for people to sit down and eat along with space for a bar and dance floor.
There are many ways you can arrange seating from the more formal boardroom and theatre layouts to cabaret and cocktail tables. Each will require a different type of chair, so decide on the layout first – then choose the chair.
2. Think About What Features You Need
Once you have decided on a layout think about what features you need. For example, during a wedding reception, you may want the ability to clear chairs and tables away quickly to create space for a dance floor. In this case, you may prefer our Americana chairs which can be easily folded away when not in use.
Or you may want to create a fun and engaging environment for a children’s party. In which case you may want to look at our colourful bean bags which come in a range of colours and sizes.
3. Don’t Limit Your Event to A Single Chair Type
When choosing chairs for your event, don’t forget you are not limited to a single chair type. So, think about the wide range or chair types you are interested in, and play around with each selection. For example, if you have a bar area you may want to consider our Wire Bar Stool which can be paired with cocktail tables or lined up along the bar.
There is a whole world of options out there for you to choose from, so don’t limit yourself to the standard conference seating. Check out our inspiration page to get more ideas about the types of seating available.
4. Create Zones for People to Relax In
Business conferences can be intimidating environments if you don’t get the layout right. Creating different zones for people to move into will help attendees interact and create a more relaxed atmosphere. For example, you could create a lounge or bar area furnished with our funky Acapulco chairs which will help people chill-out in between speakers.
5. Get Creative
Finally, get creative! You don’t have to limit yourself to the same old boring chairs as everyone else. We have several exciting and fun chair hire options to choose from including our crate seats which are great for creating relaxed breakout areas. Or our range of colourful deck chairs which can be used to create a mock beachfront cafe scene.
If you would like more information about our range of chair and event furniture hire options, get in touch with Chillizone today. You can complete the contact form here or give our friendly team a call on 1300 88 48 96.