A screenshot of a seating chart being created with the Seating Chart Maker. The room has 31 seats in different types of table groupings.

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A room layout with groups of 4-person tables, formed by placing single-desks next to each other.

This app just saved me so much time. Thank you!

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Teacher, US 🇺🇸
A room layout with 6-person round tables.

Seating chart maker made planning our table layout simple. Highly recommended for venue planning!

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Illinois US 🇺🇸

Effortless planning

How it works

Quickly set up rooms, add participants, and create seating charts using intuitive tools.

Step 1.

Set up available seats

Create the layout of your room. Pick chair and desk styles. Rotate and place them freely with familiar features like drag-and-drop and an automatic snap guide.

Room creator screenshot in Seating Chart Maker. A room layout is being created with chairs and tables. A table group with 8 chairs is selected for rotation or moving it.
Step 2.

Create or import a roster

Seating Chart Maker lets you quickly populate your roster by copying and pasting names from any application or text file or importing data from spreadsheets and CSV files.

In this phase, you can easily set up groups of persons that should be, e.g., kept separated, together, or in front of the room in an automatically generated chart.

Roster creator screenshot in Seating Chart Maker. A list of names with portrait images is created. Three persons are grouped in a group to indicate they should be seated apart from each other.
Step 3.

Generate a seating chart

Generate a random seating chart, tweak it to perfection, and print or share it via a link. You can also show it directly from the app in full-screen mode.

You can easily edit existing charts or create new ones with the same roster and room.

Seating chart generator screenshot in Seating Chart Maker. A seating chart is being created with person cards being dragged to free seats.

Trim down your prep time with fast seating chart generation

We strive to make seating chart design effortless. Create a new arrangement in a snap and reuse your once-input data whenever needed.

Re-use your floor plans and rosters

Generate multiple seating charts from your resources in seconds.

Import names from a spreadsheet or with simple copy & paste.

Choose from multiple visual styles

Pick from multiple chair and desk options. Select student card style and use portraits or automatically generated avatars.

Strategic seating

What is a seating chart, really?

Think of a seating chart (also referred to as a seating plan) as your blueprint for where everyone is positioned in a given space—whether in a classroom, at a wedding, or during a conference.

Its main goal is to optimize the room's dynamics, maintain order, and speed up seating and identification.

A seating chart for a classroom or event with 6-person table groups and decoration elements like plants, storage, a screen, and a whiteboard.

Why bother with a seating chart?

It's all about efficiency and ease. With a seating chart, pinpointing and seating guests or students—especially at large events—becomes a no-sweat task. It not only speeds up taking seats but simplifies taking attendance.

  • Keep things under control. A well-planned seating chart is key to minimizing distractions and enhancing the overall atmosphere, whether learning in a classroom or maintaining decorum at big events.
  • Boost engagement. Cleverly organized seating fosters learning from peers and makes mingling and socializing a piece of cake or discourages it, depending on your goal.

Best practices for creating a seating plan

  • Consider the layout of the space. Tailor your seating layout to the venue's size and shape. Choose from rows, grids, or clusters of circular tables to best meet your event's goals and the furniture at hand.
  • Mix and match. For a dash of dynamism, shuffle attendees based on certain criteria (like industries at corporate gatherings or social vibes in class) to spice up interactions or keep potential drama at bay (think twice about seating rival cousins next to each other at a wedding).
  • Stay flexible. Be ready to tweak your plan. Changes might be needed as more guests confirm, dynamics evolve, or you learn more about the group.

Leveraging these tips will help you create a seating chart that not only meets the logistics but also enhances everyone's experience at your event. Let's get everyone seated just right!

Examples of seating charts made with the app

Save your seating charts in the app, export them to PDF, or print them on paper for easy keeping or sharing.

Printed seating chart with extra long tables for a large wedding reception or other event with up to 100 guests. The room has a wooden floor. The guest cards have the guest's name and an avatar generated from their initials on a white background. About half of the seats are occupied.
Printed seating chart with lecture hall layout and students seated. The back row is empty. The room layout is minimalistic without floor texture or decorations. The seating plan has labels for row numbers.
Printed seating chart with a grid layout and students seated. The room has a tiled, light coloured floor and a whiteboard at the front. In addition there are windows, a door and a sink. The room has in total 20 desks, the front corner ones being slightly rotated.

Plans & pricing

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Kickstart your seating charts with the Seating Chart Maker Personal Plan.

$3.29/monthSave 53%

Billed annually $39.48. Plus tax.

  • Unlimited seating charts
  • Share resources via link
  • Add participant photos
  • Automatic and custom seating
  • Wheel of names
  • Email support
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For professional users, teams and organizations. Includes up to 10 users.


Billed annually $300. Plus tax.

  • Extra users $6/month/10 users
  • Includes everything in Personal plan
  • Share resources with your team
  • Data integrations
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Frequently asked questions

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our customer support team.

What's included in the trial?
In your 7-day free trial, you can create one room, one roster, and one seating chart. You can print your seating chart as needed, though prints will include a watermark during the trial period.
Are there organizational/business/team plans available?
Yes, we offer team plans that allow multiple users and shared resources. If you're interested, please contact us.
How can I import a list of names? What formats are supported?
You have two options for importing rosters:
  1. Direct Upload: Upload your roster using standard spreadsheet formats like CSV or Excel.
  2. Copy & Paste: Alternatively, copy and paste a list of names into the app's input field. Seating Chart Maker will automatically detect separator characters such as newlines and commas.

After importing, you can modify the name format and add photos. For the copy-and-paste method, if you cannot copy directly from your source, you may want to export your data first to a file before copying.

Can I create a chart manually?
Absolutely! You can modify the automatically created chart or manually start from scratch to seat participants.
How do I add participant photos?
You can add photos to your roster by uploading them directly from your computer. Click the avatar icon next to the name in the roster view to upload a photo.
Can I pause my subscription? I only need to create seating plans every few months.

We don't offer a pause feature, but you can cancel and restart your subscription anytime. Don't worry about losing your data; we keep it safe for 12 months after you unsubscribe. This means you can return and continue where you left off, with all your seating plans and data ready for your next period.

Do I need to install anything? What are the system requirements for Seating Chart Maker?

No installation is required. Seating Chart Maker is a web-based application that works in any modern web browser, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It also works on mobile devices and tablets, although we recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best experience.

Can I create multiple seating charts for the same room and roster-combination?
Yes, you can. You can reuse room and roster data to create different seating charts. For example, you can use a single room to create seating charts for multiple events held in the same room.
What export options does Seating Chart Maker offer for my seating charts and room templates?
Seating Chart Maker allows you to export your seating charts and room templates in various formats, including PDF and image formats in different sizes. You can also print your seating charts directly from the app.
Can I present my seating plans from my computer in fullscreen? Can I flip the perspective when printing or presenting?

When presenting from your computer, you can use the app's built-in full-screen mode to display your seating chart.

You can also flip the perspective between the presenter and audience perspective when viewing, presenting, or printing. Perspective flipping is useful for organizers who want to present seating charts to the audience from their point of view. All names and labels will remain readable and oriented in the correct direction.

I can not access my account. What should I do?

If you no longer have access to your account, please contact us. We'll be happy to help you regain access by, for example, changing your email address after verifying that you are the account owner.

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