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Picture this: you need tables for an event, but there are so many different kinds to choose from! McCourt Manufacturing strives to give our customers a wide selection of tables and chairs, including special customization options.

The best tables are versatile and can be easily used any number of ways. This guide will help you navigate the particulars of staging and set-up with some proven advice on the functions of our most popular tables. Take it from us, a leading authority in the manufacturing industry for over 30 years!

Pedestal Tables

Pedestal tables would probably be the most versatile table in your arsenal when it comes to planning your layout. The lower pedestal tables can be used with regular seating, and their single column base offers more legroom for guests. The higher tables are appropriate for either relaxed or exclusive atmospheres as they’re typically used for standing-room events. The absence of chairs cause the illusion of more free space, which can be used for either exclusive VIP sections or small get-togethers.

Their pillar-like design also makes pedestal tables ideal for use as display tables!

McCourt Manufacturing’s pedestal tables come in a variety of looks.

One of the special features of our pedestal tables are their adjustable columns, which can be lowered or raised in order to fit any kind of seating arrangement. McCourt Manufacturing’s Telescopic Column for our pedestal tables offer table heights of 30”, 36", or 42” with a single adjustable column.

Here are some of the best uses for different table heights:

  • Standard Height Tables: 30"
    • For regular 18"- 20" high chairs that allow your guest’s feet to touch the ground.
  • Counter Height Tables: 36"
    • For stools that are between 24"- 28" high or for standing room.
    • Counter height tables are at an ideal size for your guests to lean against and rest their elbows.
  • Bar Height Tables: 42"
    • For bar stools (28"- 30" high) or standing height.
    • Ideal for drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Check out our exclusive Party Pack for the option of 8 pedestal tables on one easily maneuverable cart!

Banquet Tables

Banquet tables can be round, square, or rectangular. They’re incredibly popular because they can be used for most any occasion, but where do they work best?

Banquet tables are the sturdiest of all table options, with their four-leg frame offering the most fortified foundation. That means they’re typically used as load-bearing tables, which can be used in any setting.

Here are some of the functions most banquet tables are used for:

  • Dining Tables
  • Buffet Tables
  • Display Tables
  • Equipment Tables
  • Outdoor Picnic Tables
  • And many more!

They can be made with a variety of materials (high pressurized laminate, plywood, polyethylene plastic, etc.), typically fitted to a heavy duty metal frame. Click here to check out the exclusive reinforced designs and features McCourt Manufacturing banquet tables are best known for!

Seminar Tables

Seminar tables are also a popular option! They are thinner and typically longer than banquet tables, which means two people on either side of a seminar table can interact without much difficulty. They also take up less space, which is ideal for smaller venues and especially when arranging tables in close proximity to each other or to a central point in the room, such as a stage.

Here are some of the places they function best:

  • Professional Seminars
  • Conference Rooms
  • Conventions
  • Classrooms
  • Churches
  • Meetings

Seminar tables are an incredibly popular choice for public events. Their width makes them easily accessible and even easier to maneuver!


The most crucial thing to remember is that tables typically take up a lot of space, so having a set layout plan from the beginning can be a really big help. Take advantage of this guide to tables and their functions and get a head start on a successfully staged event today! Browse our website or call McCourt Manufacturing at 479-783-2593 or 800-333-2687 to learn more about our table options!

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Fort Smith, AR 72901