Are stools & poseur tables a better furniture solution than tables and chairs?
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There is a world of choice when it comes to event furniture hire for hospitality events, and sometimes it’s a case of where do you start?

The thought process for the majority of event planners is to consider the available space, the type of event and the number of guests they are expecting. This will then help to define a number of factors such as the catering, the entertainment, bar, dance floor and also the type of furniture that they should choose.

And when it comes to furniture, there is often a dilemma whether to choose stools and poseur tables, or tables and chairs. In this article, therefore, we will look at which is the better option.


Space is an important consideration for any event planner, and if space is tight, then stools and poseur tables may well be the best option. This type of furniture will lend itself to more informal dining events rather than formal, sit-down dinners. And you certainly need less space to house the same number of guests for an informal event than formal tables and chairs.

Type of event

The type of event will determine which is the ‘better’ furniture combo for you. A gala dinner, society ball or awards ceremony will usually call for tables and banqueting chairs for hire. Stools and poseur tables will not really be suitable. So, in this case, the ‘better’ option for you is the tables and chairs.

The look

Ultimately, in today’s modern events world, the furniture you choose will help you define the look you are trying to achieve. There is nothing to say, of course, that you have to exclusively use tables and chairs or stools and poseur tables – why not have a mix of both, in separate areas or zones within your event space. Why not?

The answer to the question of which is better – tables and chairs or stools and poseur tables, therefore, is not as straight forward as you might think The reality is that it very much depends upon the space you have, the type of event you are planning, and the look you are trying to achieve. Only when you have ascertained the above will you be able to decide which furniture hire combination is going to work best for you.

When the time comes for you to hire event furniture, don’t hesitate to browse our range here online at Spaceworks and drop us a quote request via our website. One of our team will be delighted to discuss your specific big event requirements in more detail, so we very much look forward to hearing from you soon.