Choosing the Right Banquet Chairs
Banquet chairs are used for many occasions, from business conventions to school events and more. One of the most common places to see a banquet chair is in a church. That’s because these chairs are stackable, making them easy to store and re-arrange for various church events. In this guide, we will explain how to choose the right banquet chairs for your church so you can enjoy them for years to come.
Plastic Chairs vs. Upholstered Banquet Chairs
Plastic banquet chairs are inexpensive and easy to clean. This makes them ideal for craft rooms, dining areas, or spaces where children congregate. However, plastic chairs are not nearly as comfortable as upholstered chairs. Fabric banquet chairs also look nicer than plastic ones, while still being stackable and practical. You may purchase upholstered stacking chairs for rooms where you hold weddings or formal church events. Then you could use plastic in other areas where function is more important than appearance.
What Color Should My Banquet Chairs Be?
We typically recommend neutral colors for banquet chairs and other decorative furniture pieces. Neutrals will stand the test of time, so they will work well even if you change the décor inside your church. With that in mind, you can use your banquet chairs to create a statement in the room. A bold, fun color would work well in a Sunday school room, while an elegant flora fabric would work well in a formal dining hall. As long as you envision the overall design of the space, you can get a color that fits your church.
Consider How Much Storage Space You Have Available
Banquet chairs stack on top of each other, but they still take up space. This is something to consider before you place an order. Chairs with thick upholstered bases will require much more space than thin plastic chairs. Some chairs are designed to be wider or taller than others. This also impacts the size when stacked. If space is a concerned, look for smaller chairs that you have adequate room for.
Order Separate Chairs for Children and Adults
Stacking chairs for children are much smaller than the chairs for adults. You will need to get a separate set of chairs for the children in your church, especially if you are buying for a classroom or clubhouse. Of course, you can buy adult size chairs for teenagers because they can sit comfortably in the larger seats. Think about your audience as you make your selection.
Do the Chairs Need to Fit around Tables?
If you are using the banquet chairs around tables, the table dimensions will influence the chair selection. For instance, if you get a set of wide-leg banquet chairs, you may only be able to fit 8 people around a round table as opposed to 10. The chairs should proportionally match the height of your tables as well. Shorter tables will require shorter chairs. If you contact one of our experts here at WR Hardware, we can help you decide which banquet chairs are ideal for your church.