Roughly, 10-12 sq. ft. per person is comfortable. Additional space for tables, stage area, dance floor and aisles should be included. See the following charts for more details. An example using the above would be an event where 80 people are expected and a 10’ X 20’stage in the front will be used for entertainment. The 1000 sq ft. space could be met with a 30×30 or a 20×60 pole tent.
|Guests in Row seating or Standup||Guests at Tables & Chairs Dining||Comfortable Square Footage||Tent Size|
|100-135||90-115||900-1000||30x30 or 30x40|
|135-215||115-160||1500||40x40 or 30x50|
|215-265||160-245||2100-2400||30x70 or 40x60|
|265-400||245-340||2700-3200||30x90 or 40x80|
|400-500||340-420||3600-4000||40x100 or 60x60|
|500-650||420-500||4800||40x120 or 60x80|