When it comes to determining the right size for your event tent, it’s important to keep in mind that guest count isn’t the only factor. Seating arrangements can vastly change the capacity of your tent, as well as any food arrangements. Plus, you’ve got to leave some room for a dance floor or additional entertainment! This all goes into determining which size tent you’ll need for your particular event. Seating charts, food arrays, and entertainment all play a part.
Not all tent size calculators are created equal. In many cases, calculators may only work for a specific style of tent or kind of event. We designed our party tent size calculator to work for any situation. Our calculator takes tent style as well as seating arrangement into account, so you will be able to accurately calculate the size tent you will need for your unique event. No need to hunt down a separate wedding tent size calculator or other tools. No matter what kind of outdoor event you’re planning, from parties and weddings to outdoor concerts and ceremonies, our calculator can help you find the perfect size tent.
You won’t have to hunt through a confusing guide to find your tent size, because our calculator will do it all for you. To use the American Tent tent size calculator, simply answer a few questions about your event, and our calculator will pull up all of our products that will properly accommodate your event.
1. Total Number of Attendees
The biggest factor in determining your tent size will be the total number of people you will need to accommodate. You will need a tent that fits everyone comfortably without getting too stuffy or crowded. When determining this number, don’t forget to include everyone who will be at your event that isn’t considered a guest. Caterers and event staff still need to fit comfortably in the tent, and should be added to the total number of attendees when it comes to finding a tent size that will fit everyone.
2. Seating Arrangement
Seating arrangement also has a large part to play in finding the correct size tent for your event. A wedding with a seated dinner for 150 people will need a much larger tent, for example, than a corporate event with theater-style seating. It is essential to know what kind of seating you’ll have at your event before you decide the needed size of your event tent.
3. Floor Space Required
Finally, you can’t forget all the extra space you’ll need beyond simply seating everyone inside your tent. You’ll need extra space for catering tables and food, a dance floor, gift tables, and anything else you want to incorporate in your space besides seating. Don’t forget to plan out these additions and include them when using the tent size calculator.
It can be hard to know exactly what size tent you will need for an outdoor event. Guest count isn’t the only thing that factors into the equation, and it can seem a bit overwhelming trying to figure it all out on your own. Using a tent size calculator can make the process more simple and help you find the perfect size tent for your event.
American Tent is passionate about helping you find the perfect tent for your event, including determining the size. Guest count, seating arrangement, and the type of event all play a part in finding the right tent size, and you can take this all into account with our calculator and tent capacity planning chart.
To get you started, here are some of the most common frame tent sizes, how many guests they can accommodate, and their costs:
|Tent Size||Square Feet||Amount of guests for Cocktail seating||Amount of guests for Sit Down Dinner Seating||Cost to Buy|
|10’ x 10’||100||12||8||$1,589.96|
A mid-sized tent can accommodate 100 guests for a variety of events depending on the seating arrangement and amount of extra space you’ll need. A 20’x40 frame tent can accommodate 100 people with cocktail-style seating. If you are planning on hosting a seated dinner with everyone at a table, you’ll need something larger like the 30’x45’ frame tent.
You’ll need a large event tent to accommodate 200 guests as well as the additional floor space you’ll need for food and/or entertainment. A 40’x40’ frame tent can accommodate 200 people, but only in a cocktail-style seating arrangement. You’ll need to go larger for other seating, like the 40’x60’ frame tent for a sit-down dinner or banquet-style seating.