Choosing the right size tent


Step 1: Determine total guests expected at your event

Step 2: Determine what type of event

Stand Up Cocktail Style:

Cocktail Style w/ some seating:

Seated in Rows, Theater Style:

Seated Dinner @ 8' Banquets:

Seated Dinner @ 5' Rounds:

6 sq.ft per person

8 sq.ft per person

8 sq.ft per person

10 sq.ft per person

12 sq.ft per person

Step 3: Consider additional stations:

Dance Floor*

Musicians/Band 3 piece:

Musicians/Band 5 piece:

Musicians/Band 7 piece:

DJ Table w speakers:

Food Buffet Lines:

Beverage Service / Bar:

Gift Table w/ Guestbook:

5 sq.ft per person

100 sq.ft

250 sq.ft

300 sq.ft

200 sq.ft

100 sq.ft per 50 guests

100 sq.ft

50 sq.ft

*Generally, never more than 50% of the people dance at any time. Each couple requires about nine square feet. If you have a party for 200 people (100 couples), 50 couples will be the maximum number dancing.

Step 4: Add all square footages from above steps to determine total square feet needed

Standard Tent Sizes and Square Footage. (Multipy sides to determine square footage.)

10x20' =200 sq.ft.

20x20 = 400 sq.ft.

20x30' = 600 sq.ft.

20x40' = 800 sq.ft

20x60' = 1200 sq.ft.

40x40' = 1600 sq.ft