We booked Croatan Ridge for our wedding in November and I was wondering what others had done for seating during the reception. Other suggestions on seating are also useful. We are planning on having a buffet (probably BBQ type foods) but I really hate when people end up sitting at a table all night. We are hoping to have dancing drinks, cake etc down by the pool and then upstairs in the pool house is an empty room which perhaps the food could go as well as some tables. Is there a way to have "cocktail style" seating with a BBQ buffet? If you have done this about how many tables and chairs did you have as compared to guest count? We are thinking about having a family member (who is experienced so she is able to cook for that quantity) Do we necessarily need to have waiters and such, if so how many, where do you book just staff? As for chairs, do you need to rent two sets, as in one for the ceremony (which we are having in the driveway) and then another set with the tables? In which case that's nearly $600 on chairs alone. Any suggestions would be helpful as I am starting to get bogged down with logistics at this point. Oh and we are inviting 100 and expecting a good amount to drop out.