Table Seating Guide Depending upon the type of event that you are hosting, it's important to determine how many people can be seated at each table. You can use the chart below as a basic seating guideline for special events. Please take into account the specific type of event that requires seating. As an example, if you are hosting an office meeting or conference, guests at the table may require extra work space to spread out notes and materials or use laptop computers. For banquet facilities, take into consideration where your guests will be sitting at the table, whether they will be on either side and/or at the end of each table.