After finding the perfect venue for your meeting, it’s time to set it up for the event. In today’s post, the office space rental experts at 191 Works share a look at the best types of meeting room layouts for every type of meeting.
1. Boardroom style — A boardroom layout is a classic choice, featuring a long table that can typically accommodate up to 25 people, with equipment for presentations. Boardroom-style meeting rooms are ideal for shorter sessions that involve open discussions. The center of the table can be equipped with omnidirectional microphones if participants are joining remotely.
2. U-shape style — This style features a series of tables that form a U-shape, with the chairs placed at the outer sides. This style is best for presentations as presenters can position themselves at the opening so participants do not have to turn to view. The middle of the “U” shape can be used to keep projectors and cabling out of the way. A U-shaped setup is best if you’re looking for a meeting space rental for a small to medium number of attendees.
3. Auditorium style — The auditorium or theater style is one of the best ways to present to large groups of people and is usually used for product launches and other similar events where there is minimal interaction with the audience. Microphone stands or podiums can be placed in designated spots where people in the audience can ask the presenters questions.
4. Classroom style — Similar to the auditorium style, a classroom style meeting room has all participants facing the presenter. Tables are placed with the chairs to let participants use laptops, take notes, or handle documents during the presentation.
5. Banquet style — Banquet meetings feature several tables spread around an open room and is ideal for awards and similar events where food service is involved. A variation of this is the cocktail style, where standing tables encourage mingling and interaction, and where service usually involves hors d’oeuvres and drinks as opposed to multi-course meals.