This coming weekend, I will be providing sound for a fundraiser event at a reception hall. I did this event last year using my two L1 Compact speakers. The event consists of a dinner, a guest speaker, and an auction. Last year, I played background music for the dinner and provided a microphone for the guest speaker and for the auctioneer. I will be doing the same this year. Last year, the two L1 Compact speakers worked great in this venue, until the auction took place. There were a lot of people talking during the auction and some of the people in the back had trouble hearing the auctioneer. I would like to know, in your opinion, would it be better if I used my two L1 Compact speakers again, or use one (or two) of my F1 812 speakers on stands?
Below are some pictures of the layout of the venue. It seats up to 400 people. I believe last year's attendance was between 300 and 350. The venue does have a house PA system, but it does not work well or sound great.
Thanks in advance for your help!