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We’ve all seen the standard round reception table. And, the occasional square table. But if you are looking for a way to really transform a space easily – go for long banquet-style tables.  It can make an otherwise large reception feel more intimate, and help to re-shape the space.

The World’s Fair Pavilion is a great space in St. Louis. And, more often than not, receptions use the round tables time after time. With a little switch of the table shape, the Pavilion was transformed into a different space, with a more dramatic effect.

Photos courtesy of Megan Thiele Studios

Sometimes the smallest of change can make the biggest impact.


  1. Ohmygosh you have no idea how much I love this setup too. It’s so much more fun to decorate IMO! Creates a fantastic effect.

  2. Gorgeous!!

  3. Those colors are absolutely amazing!

  4. When I saw these photos on your blog I knew it looked familiar! This is a wedding we designed all of the stationery for – the invites, menus, programs were gorgeous and in the best shades of red and purple!
    Great feature, Forest Park is lovely for weddings. 🙂

  5. I LOVE THIS! I have been to several weddings there and never would have thought that long tables could make such a difference. I love the ambiance of this reception!