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Ultimate Guide to Wedding Chair Hire

You may be wondering what is so important about wedding chairs? After all of all the things you have to think about when planning your wedding, surely chairs are one thing you can live without. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our years of providing wedding chair covers have shown us that actually, chairs are important – both in your wedding ceremony and reception room – as if they don’t match your theme it can look a little jarring.

So, what are the main types of wedding chairs?


These have grown in popularity recently, and are seen as a stylish alternative to the normal wedding venue chair you usually see. The Chiavari chair is based on a Ligurian design and tends to be made of Wood. It is sometimes called a Tiffany chair. Style wise it tends to have carved bamboo joints which make it stand out from the rest. Most decoration hire companies will have a Chiavari chair of some sort for you to hire, and they usually come in a range of different colours and finishes to suit your style. You can even add some extra sparkle with some ribbon or beading.

French Chairs

French chairs are often seen as the most elegant option, as they are really beautiful and can totally transform the look of your wedding venue in an instant – but they can be costly. If they will blow your budget totally, but you are really in love with them, why not get them for the top table alone and use elegant Chiavari chairs throughout the rest of the room.

Garden Chairs

If you have opted for an outdoor or festival theme, then garden chairs are the chairs you need for your guests. Offering a more relaxed vibe, you can make them stand out by adding a brightly coloured seat pad to match your chosen colour theme.

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Another option for a laid-back wedding is benches, and these can be a great way to get your guests mingling and talking! They are also a great option if you are serving a buffet style meal or wedding barbeque as they feel a lot less formal than other options.

Ghost Chairs

If you want a more contemporary feel at your wedding, then ghost chairs are your best bet. These transparent chairs work really well in venues that have really dramatic lighting effects.

Versailles Chair

This chair is similar to the Chiavari but tends to have more rounded edges, and can give your venue an air of sophistication that won’t detract from your elegant decor.

Banqueting Chairs

These tend to be the standard offering from most venues, and if you are not a fan of them, then you can dress them with something from the wide range of wedding chair covers that we offer. From cotton chair covers to Lycra chair covers we have over 25 different styles of chair covers in stock.


wedding chair coversFor more information on our chair covers, please give us a call on either 0800 830 3000 (t) or 07580 333 000 (m) or send us an email to hello@thevenuestylist.com