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Guide to Reception Chairs

Which is the best reception chairs under 200$ for you? Find out here. Take a few seconds and easily compare several top rated reception chairs.

1) Alera ALEGE43FC40B Genaro Series Guest Chair | 2) Alera UT49CS10B Guest Chair, Leather-Like Caresoft | 3) Boss Mid Back Guest Chair Mahogany | 4) CorLiving WHL-400-C Bonded Leather Office Guest Chair | 5) Flash Furniture – Leather Executive Reception Chair with Mahogany Legs | 6) HON H4001.H.NT90.T Fixed Arms Center-Tilt Solutions Seating High-Back Chair | 7) Lorell LLR23101 Breathable Mesh Guest Chair | 8) Office Star Black Fabric Seat and Back Guest Chair | 9) Office Star Deluxe Guest Chair | 10) Flash Furniture Dark Brown Leather Lounge Chair | 11) Office Star Napa Full Cushion Black Guest Chair | 12) Office Star Visitors Chair with Espresso Finish Base | 13) OFM Big and Tall Upholstered Armless Guest / Reception Chair | 14) Office Star Star Matrex Mesh Back Guest Chair | 15) Regency Belcino Sled Base Side Chair with Arms | 16) OFM Big and Tall Upholstered Guest / Reception Chair | 17) Regency Ivy League Guest Chair | 18) Safco Products 3457CM Flaunt Guest Micro Fiber Chair | 19) Safco Products 6804BL Reve Guest Chair Sled Base | 20) Waiting Room Chairs or Office Guest Chairs |

If there is one component that can make or break your wedding decor aesthetic, it is the chairs you choose. Nothing is worse than having a beautifully dressed table surrounded by some ugly chairs. Fortunately, there are a variety of seating options and solutions available for rentals these days. Here are four of the more common ones with price points: (Price points are based on North Carolina market).

Padded Folding Chair

The wooden (or resin) padded folding chairs are a popular option for outdoor ceremonies and are usually the most cost-effective at about $2.50-$3.50 per chair, or $250-$350 per 100 guests. You can dress these chairs up with a chair tie or ribbon to better coordinate with overall event design. If you’re having a very formal event, these chairs may be too casual for a five-course meal in a ballroom.

The available colors for these chairs are white (most popular), black, natural wood, and walnut wood.

Banquet Chairs

Banquet chairs are most likely the standard that comes with your hotel and venue packages. They are usually not the most appealing due to the fabric design as well as the carpet design. If you are using banquet chairs, you can always opt to use chair covers to dress them up. I’ve seen some dreadful ones in my day. Chair covers can range from $3-$4, or $300 – $400 per 100 guests.

Chiavari Chairs

Chiavari chairs (pronounced shih-vahr-ee), are the classic, ever-present wedding chairs that many brides long for. They are a very popular option for wedding reception seating. Please note that Chiavari chairs are typically an upgrade and are not included with your venue’s wedding package.

If you’re shown photos of the venue and it features Chiavari chairs, you should definitely inquire if they are standard chairs or if you’ll need to pay more. Chiavari chairs come in many colors, such as black, gold, natural, silver, mahogany, and clear Chiavari ice. These chairs are on average $8-$10 or $800-$1000 per 100 guests.

Ghost Chairs

Bye Bye Chiavari and say hello to a new chair, The Louis Ghost Chairs, also known as the Mirage Chair. They are beautiful as they are completely clear and translucent. Ghost chairs are sleek, contemporary and perfect for a modern event. They have no cushions and there is only one color available… clear, hence the name “ghost”.

They don’t obstruct the line of view, and it draws maximum attention to the table and reception designs. I think it definitely brings a lot of glam to any event design. You can even put your monogram in the back of these. Ghost chairs are becoming more popular, and more and more rental companies are adding them to their inventories, however they are still not quite mainstream.

I will be honest, they are not the most comfortable chairs around but they do look pretty! The Louis Ghost Chairs average around $50 per chair, so be sure to budget about $5000 per 100 guests.

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