Capacity Chart and Conference Setup Styles

Below is a guide to understanding the various setup styles for conferences and meetings. The aspects of the function and the capacities of the room will determine which space is the most appropriate to book.

Function Room Capacity Chart

Theatre setup style

A theatre setup style often referred to as auditorium setup, is a row of chairs facing the front of the room. This setup is suitable for short presentations or larger groups that do not require extensive note-taking.

Cabaret setup style:

A cabaret setup style is round banquet tables set with chairs, but with a gap at the front of the table, usually 7 or 8 chairs per a table. This setup is suitable for workshops or all day conferences

Banquet setup style:

A banquet setup style is round banquet tables set with chairs, usually 10 chairs per a table. This setup is ideal for large luncheons and dinners.

U-shape setup style:

The U-shape setup style often referred to as horseshoe style, is rectangle tables with chairs, usually 2 or 3 chairs per a table. This setup is ideal for small groups, presentations, workshops and open discussion events.

Boardroom setup style:

A boardroom setup style is rectangle tables set with chairs. This layout is perfect for smaller meetings and private luncheons.

Hollow Boardroom setup style:

A hollow boardroom setup style is rectangle tables placed together in the shape of a square with a hollow in the middle. This layout is designed for small open discussion groups.

Cocktail setup style:

A cocktail style setup is designed for stand-up events where cocktail tables often referred to as high round tables are placed throughout the room. This layout is ideal for pre-lunch & pre-dinner drinks or large cocktail reception events.

  • Strangers’ Room: Full Capacity: Banquet 300 | Cabaret 240 | Hollow Boardroom 80 | Cocktail 800 | U-shape 60 | Theatre 500
  • Members’ Dining Room: Capacity: Banquet 80 | Cabaret 50 | Hollow Boardroom 44 | Cocktail 100 | U-shape 32 | Theatre 70
  • Theatrette: Capacity: Theatre 164 | Foyer – Standing 80
  • Jubilee Room: Capacity:  Banquet 50 | Cabaret 35 | Hollow Boardroom 36 | Cocktail 90 | U-shape 25 | Theatre 80
  • Preston Stanley Room: Capacity: Banquet 60 | Cabaret 42 | Boardroom 40 | Cocktail 90 | U-Shape 30 | Theatre 80
  • Fountain Court: Capacity:  Banquet 100 | Cabaret 70 | Cocktail 200 | Theatre 100
  • Reid Room: Capacity: Banquet 20 | Cabaret 14 | Boardroom 16 | Cocktail 35  | U-shape 14 | Theatre 20
  • McKell Room: Capacity: Banquet 20 | Cabaret 14 | Boardroom 22 | Cocktail  35 | U-shape 18 | Theatre 30
  • Parkes Room: Capacity: Boardroom 10 | Cocktail  20

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