Seating Guidelines 2017-06-02T17:54:29+00:00

SEATING GUIDELINES

To help you purchase and recommend the correct size tent(s) for various types of events, refer to this recommended seating capacity guideline as a reference. When figuring square footage requirements, be sure to include additional space needed for all activities taking place under the tent.

Standing . . . 5-6 sq.ft. per person
Cathedral Seating . . . 5-6 sq.ft. per person
Cocktail Party, stand up with 30” Bar Tables . . . 6-7 sq.ft. per person
Buffet Dinner . . . 7-8 sq.ft. per person
Dinner, 8’ banquet tables . . . 8 sq.ft. per person
Dinner, 5’/6’ round tables . . . 8-10 sq.ft. per person

Dinner, 7’/8’ round tables . . . 12 sq.ft. per person
20’ x 40’ tent  =  8 tables (64-80 guests)
30’ x 60’ tent  =  18 tables (150-180 guests)
40’ x 60’ tent  =  24 tables (200-240 guests)
Dance Floor . . . (Formula: One 3’ x 3’ section per 4 people.
ie: 100 people = 15’ x 15’ area)
Dinner or Dance . . . 4 sq.ft. per person
Wedding . . . 2-3 sq.ft. per person
Speakers Platform . . . 10 sq.ft.
Bandstand . . . 20-30 sq.ft.
Piano, Spinet . . . 30 sq.ft.
Piano, Grand . . . 100 sq.ft.
Bar . . . 30 sq.ft.
Caterer Tent . . . 10’ x 10’ (100 sq.ft.)

Tent SizeTotal Sq.Ft.Stand-up
Cocktail*
Buffet
Dinner*
Sit Down
Dinner*
Cathedral
Seating*
20' x 20'40067504067
20' x 30'6001007560100
20' x 40'80013310080133
20' x 50'1,000167125100167
20' x 60'1,200200150120200
30' x 30'90015011390150
30' x 40'1,200200150120200
30' x 50'1,500250188150250
30' x 60'1,800300225180300
30' x 90'2,700450338270450
30' x 120'3,600600450306600
40' x 40'1,600267200160267
40' x 60'2,400400300240400
40' x 80'3,200533400320533
40' x 100'4,000667500400667
40' x 120'4,800800600480800
40' x 140'5,600933700560933
40' x 160'6,4001,0678006401,067
40' x 180'7,2001,2009007201,200
40' x 200'8,0001,3331,0008001,333

*Seating capacity does not allow for aisles, dance floor, service area, etc.