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Quick Tent Sizing Reference for Weddings and Events
Space Requirements for Tent Sizing

Here are some reference guidelines to assist you with selecting an appropriately sized tent for an upcoming event. We are more than happy to assist you with your event specifics, and welcome your ideas and input to produce the perfect party or wedding.

 

WEDDING CEREMONY:
8 square feet per person (includes aisle and actual ceremony space)
COCKTAILS:
10 square feet per person (includes seating for 1/3 and space for bars)
COCKTAILS WITH DANCE FLOOR:
12-14 square feet per person
STATIONS (GRAZING) PARTY:
13-14 square feet per person
STATIONS(GRAZING) PARTY W/ DANCE FLOOR:
15-17 square feet per person
FULLY SEATED BUFFET:
15-16 square feet per person
FULLY SEATED BUFFET W/ DANCE FLOOR:
18-20 square feet per person
FULLY SEATED AND SERVED:
15-16 square feet per person
FULLY SEATED AND SERVED W/ DANCE FLOOR:
17-18 square feet per person
Planning Outdoor Wedding

These are approximations determined by rules of thumb and should be used as quick reference guidelines only for specifying the correct tent size for your event. Please refer to your local building and/or fire codes for requirements in your area.