Table Linen Sizing Guide | Premier Table Linens

In this section of our website we answer your common how to questions about which size tablecloth will fit best to an applicable table size. We have all the commonly sized tables both round and rectangle, we also recommend the table runners that would best suit each table setting as well for you. In the last part of the table sizing guide we have detailed some of the most common wedding / banquet table set ups for catering such events including popular favorites like the half moon table set up, the U-shaped banquet and conference set up and many more. Scroll down the page to read more or click the download link below to keep a copy for your reference.

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Recommended Tablecloths, Overlays & Runners For Round Tables

• 30 Inch Round Cocktail Table Short

• 36 Inch Round Cocktail Table Short

• 30 Inch Round Highboy Cocktail Table

• 36 Inch Round Highboy Cocktail Table

• 48 Inch Round Table "Sweetheart or Cake Table"

• 60 Inch Round Table "Typical Guest Table"

• 72 Inch Round Table "Guest Dining Table"

Recommended Tablecloths, Overlays & Runners For Rectangular Tables

• 4 Foot Banquet Table

• 6 Foot Banquet Table

• 8 Foot Banquet Table

• 6 & 8 Foot Classroom Table

• 8 Foot King's Table

Helpful Resources

Calculate the table linen size for any table try our tablecloth calculator

Round Table and Tablecloth Sizing Options

This section covers the five most common round tables, used at weddings, trade shows, events, the hospitality industry, business settings and receptions. Start by locating your table size as shown in the diagrams below. Follow the guide to the right of the image to get your options for mid length drop, floor length and also our overlay options for your tables. You will also find a link to the tablecloth category and a link to an image of the table dressed with a tablecloth.

30" Round 

Short Cocktail Table

Recomended tablecloth and overlays for a 30 Inch round table.

• Typically used as a Cocktail Round.

• Measures 30" from table top to floor.

• You will need a 90" Round linen to cover the entire table to the floor. If wanting an overlay, a 60" x 60" table cover is suggested.

• Buy 90" Round Linens in our Poly Premier.

30 Inch Round Cocktail Table with a 90 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 30" round cocktail table dressed with a 90" Round Poly Premier Tablecloth.

Buy your 30 inch round table from us here at Premier.

36" Round 

Short Cocktail Table

Recomended tablecloth and overlay for a 36 inch round table.

• Typically used as a Cocktail Round.

• Measures 36" Diameter (across the top of table)

• 30" from table top to floor.

• You will need a 96" Round linen to cover entire table to the floor.

• If wanting an overlay, 60" x 60" will work perfectly on this size table.

• Buy 96 inch round linens in our Havana Collection.

36 Inch Round Cocktail Table with a 96 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 36" round cocktail table dressed with a 96" Round Havana Collection Tablecloth.

View and buy your 36 inch round tables.

30" Round 

Highboy / Standing Cocktail

Recomended tablecloth and overlay for a 30 inch round highboy.

• Typically used as a Highboy Cocktail Round

• 30" Across (diameter) x 42" Tall.

• Measures 42" from table top to floor.

• 114" Round linen covers entire table to the floor.

• 120 inches if wanting to wrap down pole.

• Or use the Spandex 30" x 42" for this sleek look

• Buy any of our other popular textiles by the yard. Lowest prices guaranteed.

30 Inch Round Highboy Cocktail Tables with 114 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 30" round cocktail tables dressed with 114" Round Majestic Tablecloth.

Buy your 30 inch round table from us here at Premier.

36 " Round 

Highboy or Standing Cocktail

Recomended tablecloth and overlay for a 36 inch round highboy.

• Typically used as a Highboy Cocktail Round.

• 36" Across (diameter), 42" from top of table to floor.

• 120 Round tablecloth will drop to the floor.

• 132 inch tablecloth, if wanting extra fabric to twist around pole and 8" x 100" sash to use as bow.

• Buy more of our special Spandex products.

36 Inch Round Cocktail Table with Spandex Highboy Covers

Here you can see various 36" round cocktail tables dressed with Spandex Highboy Covers.

View and buy your 36 inch adjustable round tables.

48" Round 

(4 Foot table)

Recomended tablecloth for 48 inch round table.

• Typically used as a Sweetheart Table or the cake table.

• 4 foot round will comfortably seat up to 4 people.

• 108" Round covers the entire table and drop to the floor.

• 108 in round table covers also available in the Havana Collection or refined Majestic fabric.

• If wanting an overlay as well on top of this table a 72" x 72" or 84" x 84" overlay size is suggested.

• Table Runner for this table, a 13" x 72" will give a 12" hang on each end or you can order a custom 13" x 84" table runner for a 15".

48 Inch Round Cocktail Table with a 108 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 48" round cocktail table dressed with a 108 Round Melrose Damask Tablecloth.

View and buy your 48 inch adjustable round tables.

60" Round 

(5 Foot Table)

Recommended tablecloth, overlay and table runner for a 60 inch round table.

• Typically used as a guest table.

• this size table comfortably seats 8 people.

• 120" Round covers the entire table and drops to the floor.

• If wanting an overlay as well on top of this table use an 84" x 84" tablecloth size for a 12" diamond overlay

or a 90" x 90" for a 15" diamond overlay.

• If wanting a Table Runner for this table, a 13" x 84" will give a 12" hang on each end or a 13" x 90" for a 15" drop or a 13" x 108" runner for a 24" hang.

• Find excellent collection of Damask Tablecloths.

60 Inch Round Cocktail Table with a 120 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 60" round cocktail table dressed with a 120 Round Duchess Tablecloth.

View and buy your 60 inch adjustable round tables.

72" Round 

(6 Foot Table)

Recomended tablecloth, overlay and table runner for 72 inch round table.

• 72 inch round is typically used as a Guest Table.

• Comfortably seats 10 people.

• 132" Round linen covers entire table dropping to the floor.

• For an overlay on a 72" round table, we recommend a 90" x 90" tablecloth for a beautiful diamond overlay.

• If wanting a table runner, a 13" x 108" is favored.

• You can find more luxurious duchess tablecloths by surfing this page. We also offer other textiles by the yard.

72 Inch Round Cocktail Table with a 132 Inch Round Tablecloth

Here you can see the 72" round cocktail table dressed with a 132 inch Round Havana.

View and buy your 72 inch Round Granite Plastic Folding Table.

Banquet, Wedding & Guest Tables

This section covers the five most common rectangular tables, used at trade shows, events,

the hospitality industry, business settings and receptions.


The three most common sizes are 4', 6' and 8' tables.

"Standard" or more correctly the most standard width is 30", the height is 29".

As stated they can also be at 18" and 24" wide.

4 Foot Rectangular Table

4 Foot Rectangular Table Seating and Tablecloth guide

• Comfortably seats 2 people per side 1 guest each end.

• 84" x 108" rectangular tablecloth covers the entire table.

• We round the corners so the linen will not puddle in the corners.

• A 60" x 90" tablecloth will give you a 15" drop on all sides.

• A 13" x 72" table runner is appropriate and will give you a 15" drop.

• You can also order customized sizes and other Havana collection Tablecloths by browsing this page.

4 foot rectangular banquet table with a 84 inch x 108 inch Havana Tablecloth

Here you can see a 4 foot rectangular banquet table decorated with with a 84 inch x 108 inch Havana Tablecloth.

View and buy your 4' Plastic Folding Table.

6 Foot Rectangular Table

6 Foot Rectangular Table Seating and Tablecloth guide

• Comfortably seats 3 guests on either side and 1 guest on each end.

• 90" x 132" tablecloth with rounded corners to completely cover table.

• We round the corners so the linen will not puddle in the corners.

• 60" x 108" tablecloth will give you a 15" covering 1/2 the table.

• A 13" x 90" table runner is appropriate and will give you a 9" drop on each end or a 13" x 108" table runner for an 18" hang on each end.

6 foot rectangular banquet table with a 90 inch x 132 inch Havana Tablecloth

Here you can see a 6 foot rectangular banquet table decorated with a 90 inch x 132 inch Havana Tablecloth.

View and buy your 6' Plastic Folding Table.

8 Foot Rectangular Table

8 Foot Rectangular Table Seating and Tablecloth guide

• Comfortably seats 4 guests on each side of the table.

• 90" x 156" tablecloth with rounded corners completely covers the table.

• We round the corners so the linen will not puddle in the corners.

• A 60" x 120" tablecloth will give you a 15" covering 1/2 of the table.

• A 13" x 120" table runner is appropriate and will give you a 12" drop.

8 foot rectangular banquet table with a 90 inch x 156 inch Majestic Tablecloth

Here you can see a 8 foot rectangular banquet table adorned with a 90 inch by 156 inch Majestic Tablecloth and beautiful Chiavari Chairs. The side featured in the image is shiny Satin.

View and buy your 8' plastic folding tables. Find our beautiful wooden Chiavari Chairs.

Classroom Table

Classroom Table 6ft & 8ft 

• 6Ft comfortably seats 3 guests, only 1 side of the table is used. 8Ft comfortably seats 4 guests.

• 6FT table, 78" x 132" or 8FT classroom table 78" x 156" covers table.

• We round the corners so the linen will not puddle in the corners.

• Premier Table Linens is one of the few manufacturers to make this tablecloth.

• 6' classroom table: We offer custom orders of 48" x 102". tablecloth for a 15" drop on all sides. Order as many as you need. Pick any fabric. Premier also makes other custom sizes.

• 8' classroom table: We sell custom orders of 48" x 120". tablecloth for a 15" drop on all sides. No quantity limit. Pick your favorite linen type. We also process other made-to-order fabric sizes.

• Many people prefer to use a product called a "table topper" on the classroom tables. Table toppers come with elastic which only covers the top of the tables.

6 foot rectangular classroom tables with a 78 inch by 132 inch tablecloths

Here you can see a 6 foot rectangular classroom tables dressed with a 78 inch by 132 inch Havana Tablecloth.

8 foot rectangular classroom tables with a 78 inch by 156 inch tablecloths

Here you can see a 8 foot rectangular classroom tables dressed with a 78 inch by 156 inch Havana Tablecloth.

King's Table 

48" x 96" x 29"

Kings Table 48 inch x 96 inch x 29 inch

• Comfortably seats 6 guests on each side and 2 guests at each end.

• 108" x 156" tablecloth with rounded corners covers the table.

• We round the corners so the linen will not puddle in the corners.

• Premier Table Linens is one of the few manufacturers to make this size.

• A 72" x 120" tablecloth will give you a 15" drop covering 1/2 of the table.

• Brides sometimes use two 48" x 48" overlays on top of the tablecloth. The look is stunning.

8 foot Kings Table dressed with 108 inch x 156 inch Tablecloth

Here you can see a 8 foot rectangular kings table dressed with a 108 inch by 156 inch Poly Premier Tablecloth.

View and buy your 8' plastic folding tables. Find our beautiful wooden Chiavari Chairs.


If you would like to only have the linens come down 12" or 1/2 way down, take the diameter of your round table add 12" twice for a 12" drop or add 15" twice for a 15" drop. Example, to have a 15" drop on a 60" round table, 60+15+15 = 90 Round tablecloth. Need more help? Use our reliable tablecloth calculator or give us a call.


Napkins are made in 3 different sizes;

10" x 10" - cocktail napkins. Dinner napkins can be either 17" x 17", or 20" x 20"

For wedding receptions and other formal events we recommend the 20" x 20" dinner napkin.


If you have any questions on sizing or need suggestions on which line of linens will best suit your budget, wedding or event, feel free to call our highly trained staff and rest assured you will not be given a sales pitch. Our experts will simply answer your questions. Customer service reps are available 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Eastern Standard Time. 305-424-9209 or Toll-Free 800-937-1159.


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