Social Tables is a great tool for any event planner
March 15, 2019

Social Tables is a great tool for any event planner

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Social Tables

We use Social Tables for two reasons. The first and most important is to seat people for our larger events. It is easy to use and allows us to report out information both alphabetically and by the table. We also use Social Tables to check people in. One of the registration systems we use does not have a user-friendly check-in system, so before the event, we will then import the list into Social Tables and use the app to check folks in at the event. It allows us to export that information after the event to see who actually attended. We also like that people who don't have a license for Social Tables can be invited to edit seating.
  • The check-in feature on the app is wonderful. It allows you to see multiple fields of information, sort by different fields and is incredibly easy to teach someone how to use when you are asking volunteers with no Social Tables experience to help with check-in.
  • Being able to create your own floor plans is really useful. We use a lot of venues that are not already in social tables, so if you know the dimensions of the room it is easy to put in and scale the room. They also uploaded all our commonly used floor plans from the university and that was also extremely helpful.
  • Being able to duplicate events for spaces we use frequently is a huge time saver.
  • It is very easy to seat people and being able to pair or group them makes it even easier.
  • We haven't used the new upgraded version of Social Tables much, so this review may not be as accurate because we are still very used to the old system. Any time you switch functionality there is a learning curve and we are experiencing that now.
  • To be honest, I don't often say I wish on Social Tables, it can usually be done. The support is very helpful, especially the chat feature.
  • I would say adding more venues is always useful for creating more robust floor plans.
  • Social Tables gives us a more professional appearance when dealing with donors and vendors because we can show them the big picture and they are often impressed with our diagrams and more able to understand the direction we are going once they can see the visual.
  • Social Tables allows us to work in spaces that we have never actually been to because they are across the country and we are not able to get out to a site visit prior to the event. It allows us to get a feel of the room and work with the venue to make a good set up without ever stepping foot in the space.
We have tried a few other options that were a lower cost or free and they did not offer nearly the features that Social Tables has. One of the things we like the best is that we can have many folks signed in at once due to our licenses because we often have several people working check in and then we are also logged into Social Tables making last-minute seating changes.
Social Tables is helpful for any event where there is a check in process that your current registration system does not support. We have several events in Social Tables that have no layouts because we just use them for check in because we find the app so useful. It is also wonderful for large events that have hard seating as it gives you a view of the room so you to seat people. The diagrams also help to show your constituents a visual representation of what you are thinking and can help them buy into your overall plan.