Ask Colin: Lifestyle


How much seating do I need for an informal gathering?

The question often comes up, “How much seating do I need for my guests?” If you aren’t doing a sit down-meal, then you don’t have to make sure every guest has a seat.  At an informal gathering such as an open house, a good rule of thumb is to have seating for 25 percent of the expected guests. The most important thing is the flow of the party and allowing guests to mingle and mix.