Banqueting tables are used by golf courses, hotels, banquet halls, convention centres, party rental vendors and any other event venue who holds functions, events and meetings requiring tables. When these companies are starting their search for new or replacement banquet tables, the most common question we encounter seems to be How much does a banqueting table cost in Canada? This blog post will detail the range of cost (in Canadian dollars) and the shape choices and reasons for cost variations.
Banqueting Table Types
A banqueting table generally comes in two types of material: either as a wood folding table or a plastic folding table. There are some venues that won’t touch plastic and there are some that won’t touch wood. From what we’ve seen, it solely depends on the company buying the banquet table what material they choose to purchase. Both wood & plastic folding tables come in rectangular or round in shape – with outlying shapes such as square, serpentine and half moon existing for more specialized table uses. For the purposes of this blog post we will be examining Wood / Plastic Rectangle and round folding banqueting tables.
Wood Rectangle Folding Banqueting Tables
The cost of a wood rectangle folding table varies dramatically in the Canadian market and ranges in price from $65.95 CDN - $152.90 CDN. The price tends to vary based on the kind of wood the plywood is made from, whether it’s solid plywood or plywood veneer over MDF, the size of the plywood banquet table (a 4ft rectangle table is generally less expensive than a 8ft rectangle table), the load capacity of the table and the finishing of table edges (metal/aluminum edges tend to cost more than vinyl edges).
Plastic Rectangle Folding Banqueting Tables
The cost of a plastic rectangle folding table varies dramatically in the Canadian market and ranges in price from $44.95 CDN - $155.10 CDN. The price tends to vary based on the size of the plastic banquet table and the load capacity of the table.
Wood Round Folding Tables
The cost of a wood rectangle folding table ranges from $89.95 CDN - $199.00 CDN in the Canadian Market. The price tends to vary again based on the kind of wood the plywood is made from, whether it’s solid plywood, the size of the round banquet table, the load capacity of the table and the finishing of the table edges.
Plastic Round Folding Tables
The cost of a plastic round folding table ranges from $79.95 CDN - $185.00 CDN in the Canadian Market. The price tends to vary again based on the size of the plastic banquet table and the load capacity of the table.
Shipping costs on Banqueting Tables:
The shipping costs of these tables usually run $21.00 – $54.00 per table depending on the size / weight of the order (shipping costs tend to decrease dramatically per piece based on larger volume), where it is shipping from and where it is shipping to. The shipping costs vary solely on volume, weight and shipping location. Wood banquet tables will have slightly more expensive shipping rates than plastic banquet tables due to their weight. Nationally based suppliers to the hospitality industry will have multiple warehouses across the country to provide better shipping rates coast to coast. Also keep in mind that suppliers in the United States often may not have factored in the duties and customs fees associated with trans-border linen shipments – which tend to add an additional cost to each piece (above and beyond the exchange associated with the Canadian / United States Dollar).
For more information regarding National Event Supply’s banquet tables including sizes, download the Tables and Chairs catalogue here.