Another category of chair that is available is the banquet or conference chair. Banquet chairs offer a more professional and polished look for meetings, award ceremonies, conventions, and weddings. These chairs have sturdy metal frames in numerous shapes and sizes, with many different fabric and vinyl seat/back colors. The reasons why many venues choose metal banquet seating is their ability to resist damage, their stylish appearance, and that they can be easily stacked when needed to be stored away.
The Chiavari chair is a classic choice for weddings, galas, and other special events. They make an excellent addition to most wedding themes and look stunning by themselves, as well as with sashes or covers. They are available in many different stains, paint shades, and even clear acrylic. A pad can be added for extra comfort for guests and come in a variety of colors to match the theme. Chiavari chairs come in wood, resin, or metal and can be easily stacked for storage.
Three other styles that are not widely known are the Napoleon, cross back, and ghost chairs. These styles are all elegant and can be used in a wide range of settings. Like the Chiavari chairs, they are beautiful on their own, but can have sashes, covers, and pads added for a personalized look.
This decision can seem overwhelming, however, there are some basic rules you should consider as you begin organizing. Mahogany or natural wood chairs look great with rustic and vintage weddings, while ghost chairs go well with contemporary and trendy. The Chiavari, Napoleon, and cross back can be mixed with almost any event type from beach weddings to backyard receptions and garden parties. Banquet chairs are best for indoor functions such as corporate meetings, anniversary celebrations, and seating for reception venues. Choosing the right chair will take your event from ordinary to exceptional.