Event staffing by the numbers

1 Captain per 100 Guests
Assists with overseeing timeline, service, staff, menu execution, rental details, and floor plan.

1 Server per 25 Guests*

Serves guests and bus tables according to catering plan; Assists with set up and break down.
*For most types of service. For seated dinners, typically at least 1 server per table, i.e. 1 server per every 10 guests.

1 Coat Check per 75 Guests
Checks in and out coats and bags for guests during events. Changes seasonally.

1 Bartender per 50 Guests
Prepares drinks for guests per finalized catering plan. Sets up and breaks down bar(s).

1 Bar Back per 75 Guests
Assists with set up and break down of bar(s); Replenishes bar during event.

1 Sanit/Porter per 75 Guests
Responsible for rental organization, sanitation, cleaning and/or restocking restroom amenities.

Common table and linen rentals for events

Event staffing is just one element of the event planning check list. Event rentals (for items such as furniture, linen, and decor) is also on the list. Simon Event Group does offer a limited supply of event rentals (furniture, decor, etc.) We are also happy to assist with your rental order review and/or refer you to our trusted and preferred vendors. The below list contains just a few of our most-requested items. Our Table and Linen sizing and look chart here as well for a quick reference.

Banquet Tables
Seats 6-8 Guests: 6 feet x 30 inches:
Required linen size: 90 inches x 132 inches

Seats 8-10 Guests: 8 feet x 30 inches: 
Required linen size: 90 inches x 156 inches

King’s Table
Seats 8-10 Guests:8 feet x 48 inches: 
Required linen size: 108 inches x 156 inches

Cocktail Table
Seats 4-6 Guests: 36 inches round:
Required linen size: 120 inch round

Banquet Round Tables
Seats 8-10 Guests: 60 inch round:
Required linen size: 120 inch round

Seats 10-12 Guests: 72 inch round:
Required linen size: 132 inch round