Tent Calculator






For your convenience, utilize the tent calculator and general guidelines below to get started with your event planning. Tent size also depends on the tent type but not to worry, we’ve provided that information for you as well. The first step is to count the number of people that will be attending your event. Then the event type is the greatest differentiator in tent space. For example, for cocktail parties and standing tables you’ll need to calculate 3 sqft per person, a buffet or reception is about 8 sqft per person, and a seated dinner can be up to 12 sqft per person.

Tent FAQs

Information on tent sizing

If the guest seating chart is without tables or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 10×30 tent. If the guests will be seated, we recommend a 20 x 30 tent.  If you have other things that need to go inside the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage, you will need a bigger tent.

If the guest seating chart is without tables or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 20×40 tent. If the guests will be seated, we recommend a 20 x 50 tent.  If you have other things that need to go inside the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage, you will need a bigger tent.

If the guest seating chart is without tables or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 20×50 tent. If the guests will be seated, we recommend a 30 x 60 tent.  If you have other things that need to go inside the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage, you will need a bigger tent.

Tent Examples

Number of Guests & Tables

Tent Size Square Feet # of Guests Guests per Round Table
10×10 100 15 10 people at 1 table
20×20 400 68 40 people at 4 tables
20×30 600 90 60 people at 6 tables
20×40 800 100 80 people at 8 tables
20×50 1000 150 100 people at 10 tables
30×60 1800 245 180 people at 18 tables
40×100 4000 600 400 people at 40 tables
40×60 2400 342 240 people at 24 tables

SQFT Needed for Rental Items

Rental Item SQFT per Rental
48″ Round Table (seats 6-8) 80
6′ Rectangle Banquet Table (seats 8) 80
60″ Round Table (seats 10) 100
72″ Round Table (seats 12) 120
8′ Rectangle Banquet Table (seats 10) 90
Bar 100
Buffet Table 100
Dance Floor 3 SQFT per Guest
DJ Area 100