10 dreamy long dinner tables to inspire your outdoor entertaining
There are beautiful tablescapes, and then there are beautiful tablescapes that seem to go on forever. And when the latter comes complete with incredible views, good wine, and a freshly prepared meal, you know you’ve nailed outdoor entertaining in the spring. Long tables are a favorite for weddings and events featuring family-style meals… It creates an intimate, communal vibe no matter the guest count. Think about it: one table for *all* your guests. Now that IS pretty dreamy.
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Can you imagine your dinner table winding through the woods?
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They don’t always have to be one long line, either.
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Perfect courtyard setting, no?
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We’ve seen multiple smaller tables lined up, or some pretty incredible custom-built tables and benches created to the right length. Everyone wants to be outdoors in the warmer months, so long tables are a perfect way to elevate the experience and offer a totally different atmosphere than most of your guests will have seen before.
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Long tables sure make for the dreamiest outdoor dinner parties. Where would you host yours?