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Room Layouts & Setup Styles

Conference room full of people sitting at round tables

Some rooms can be setup in a variety of styles to suit the needs of your event and accommodate a specific number of people. Our team can make recommendations based on the kind of event you are hosting and how many guests you are expecting. Please refer to the diagram below to familiarize yourself with the different setup options.

Theatre layout

Theatre style

Rows of chairs (no tables) arranged so that all participants are facing towards the front of the room.

Classroom layout

Classroom

Rows of rectangular tables with chairs arranged so that all participants are facing towards the front of the room.

U-Shape layout

U-shape

Rectangular tables arranged in a large U with open space in the middle. Participants are seated around the outside facing the center of the U.

Boardroom layout

Boardroom

Rectangular tables arranged together to create a single large table with chairs all around the outside facing the center of the tables.

Reception layout

Reception

A combination of round tables and smaller cocktail tables neatly arranged throughout the room.

 

Banquet layout

Banquet

Round tables arranged throughout the room with participants seated around the entire perimeter of each table.

Half moon layout

Half moon

Round tables arranged throughout the room with participants seated around half of the table so that they are all facing the front of the room.

Hollow square layout

Hollow square

Rectangular tables arranged in a square with chairs along the outside facing an empty center.

Questions?

If you have any questions about room layouts and setup styles for your event, please contact us at spacereservations@ryerson.ca.