What size tent do I need?

This article is part of a series of posts with further explanation on each of our frequently asked questions.


The easiest way to determine the proper tent size is to call us at 717.733.9700 or get a quote. However, if you'd like to plan a tent size on your own, here are the guidelines we use. The most important piece of information is the number of guests. Once you've estimated your guest count, you can move on to calculating the number of square feet that you will need in your tent. Take your number of guests times:

  • 15 square feet for seating at tables
  • 6 square feet for standing area or cocktail area
  • 8 square feet for a wedding ceremony or guests seated at only chairs
  • An additional 2 - 3 square feet for a dance area
  • 25 square feet for people seated at a head table

Add those numbers together. If you need space for a DJ, coffee bar, gift table or another similar table, add 100 square feet for each. Now that you have a total number of square feet required, you can choose a tent size. Always round up in size and not down. Below is a list of our most popular tent sizes and how many square feet each tent has.

(tent size) - (square footage) - (number of guests seated at tables)

  • 10x10 - 100 - 8 gests
  • 15 x 15 - 225 - 16 guests
  • 20x20 - 400 - 24 guests
  • 20x30 - 600 - 40 guests
  • 20x40 - 800 - 56 guests
  • 30x30 - 900 - 64 guests
  • 30x40 - 1200 - 80 guests
  • 30x50 - 1500 - 100 guests
  • 30x60 - 1800 - 120 guests
  • 40x40 - 1600 - 104 guests
  • 40x60 - 2400 - 160 guests
  • 40x80 - 3200 - 216 guests
  • 40x100 - 4000 - 264 guests
  • 60x60 - 3600 - 240 guests
  • 60x70 - 4200 - 280 guests
  • 60x90 - 5400 - 360 guests
  • 60x100 - 6000 - 400 guests
  • 60x130 - 7800 - 520 guests
  • 80x100 - 8000 - 536 guests
  • 80x130 - 10400 - 696 guests
  • 80x160 - 12800 - 856 guests
  • 80x190 - 15200 - 1016 guests
  • 100x90 - 9000 - 600 guests
  • 100x100 - 10000 - 664 guests
  • 100x140 - 14000 - 936 guests
  • 100x180 - 18000 - 1200 guests
  • 100x220 - 22000 - 1464 guests

If you have any questions during planning, don't hesitate to call us at 717.733.9700 or email us at tents@tentsforrent.net .

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