Does Deity provide tables & chairs?
Deity provides all tables and chairs, depending on your type of dinner service and your final guest count.
All events include:
mahogany folding chairs , silver velvet covered bar stools, 30” round cocktail height tables for Cocktail Hour/Receptions, 30” round hi-top tables for the dancing portion of the Wedding, various sized long tables for cake tables and dessert bars
For all seated, family-style dinners in the Loft or Cellar spaces for guest counts of 65-132:
60” round dining tables that seat up to 11 guests
A small 2’ x 4’ long sweetheart table
A head table of up to 10 facing out (three 6’ x 30” long tables)
For all seated, family-style dinners in the Lounge for guest counts of 65 or less:
Eight 6’ x 30” long tables for up to 8 guests
For all seated, family-style dinners in the Loft or Cellar for guests counts of 135-150:
6’ x 30” long tables for up to 6 guests on each
Does Deity provide real china & flatware?
Yes we do, free of charge. We offer white, square china plates & platters with regency style flatware.
Does Deity provide their own linens?
We provide satin pintuck ivory tablecloths and white linen napkins as part of your wedding package. These are available for use on our dining tables, cocktail tables, hi-top tables, and cake/dessert tables. Custom colors and patterns are available through our coordination team for additional rental and steaming fees.
For more information about what is included with your Deity in-house decor package, please visit the Decor & Flowers section
How does Deity handle outside linens or runners?
You are more than welcome to bring in tablecloths or runners, know that these items generally come with fold marks. We want your Wedding to look as beautiful as possible, so a steaming fee of $300 may incur. Please discuss what you plan on doing with your day-of coordinator during your planning meeting to make sure you get the right amount and sizes.
Do we need to have a seating plan for our dinner?
Not necessarily, some couples choose to keep their tables open to all their guests. However, if you would like to have assigned tables, our coordination team will provide you with a floor plan designed specifically for your Wedding. You will be provided this only when an exact final head count is given. This occurs usually about 2 weeks before your Wedding.
We do not allow assigned seating with place cards, it creates too much of a bottleneck at dinner time and interferes with our dinner service.
We do not provide you with your escort cards or charts. We can offer advice on these items, but this is something that you will have to provide for yourselves.
What if we would like to do a long table set up in the Loft or Cellar instead of rounds?
A big trend in Wedding dinners lately have been a “tuscan style” of seating. It does look beautiful in photos, however, for groups of 135 or less we highly discourage it. Our service is not as efficient on the long tables. Also, we do not carry the table cloths needed for this set-up in-house. Because of this, if your guest count is below 135, a rental fee for the tables & tablecloths as well an additional set-up fee will incur.
Can Deity provide us general floor plans for various seating arrangements on it’s multiple floors in advance?
We are happy to provide you with these in advance. However, please keep in mind that some of this is subject to change based on your specific guest count and meal plan. Your Day-of Coordinator will be giving you your final and approved floor plan. Here are a few different arrangements to use as a starting point only:
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“My husband and I made our grand entrance into the dining room where our extended family was set up for pre-reception dinner. This element of the evening was really special, because it gave us a chance to connect with each of our family members before the rest of our guests arrived and we were so grateful to Deity Events for allowing us to kick off the evening this way. About an hour later, our family went downstairs to join the rest of the guests who had just started arriving, and Gustav and I made yet another grand entrance onto the main floor where we greeted and mingled with the rest of our friends and loved ones. Under the gorgeous Deity tree, Gustav and I re-read our vows for all our loved ones to hear. A few toasts from our parents and my Maid of Honor followed and we closed the ceremony portion of the evening with a 10-minute slideshow on Deity’s drop-down projector screens of photos from our wedding day. ” Read full blog post on Brooklyn Wedding Venue.
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