Round or rectangle. But which is best for your situation. The round table gives a more elegant look to an event. This is why they are preferred by brides. They can also seat more quest. The rectangle table while not as elegant is more functional. Like the round table, you can use it for guest to sit at, but it can also double as a food and beverage table, a cake table, gift table, and so on. For the budget minded, the round table is more expensive to rent than the rectangle table by one or two dollars. Finally, keep in mind that many people combine the two types of tables at their events with great success.