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Tent Sizing and Setup

Use this calculator as a general guideline to estimate the appropriate sized tent for your event.

Simply plug numbers into the orange boxes and the worksheet will automatically display the total square footage you need at the bottom. This is intended for general estimation purposes only.

PEOPLE
Round Tables - Number of people seated: x 12 sq. ft. /person = 12.00 sq. ft.
Banquet Tables - Number of people seated: x 10 sq. ft. /person = 10.00 sq. ft.
Standing - Number of people standing: x 6 sq. ft. /person = 6.00 sq. ft.
Head Table - Number of people at Head Table: x 8 sq. ft. /person = 8.00 sq. ft.
FOOD TABLES
Buffet Tables - How many buffet tables? : x 100 sq. ft. /table = 100.00 sq. ft.
60' Round Cake Table - How many cake tables? x 50 sq. ft. /table = 50.00 sq. ft.
ENTERTAINMENT
Bars - 2 Bartenders Per Bar. How many bars? x 150 sq. ft. /bar = 150.00 sq. ft.
Disc Jockey - If you'll have a DJ, enter "100" to allow for room: x 1 sq. ft.= 1.00 sq. ft.
Dance Floor - How many people dancing at once? x 4 sq. ft. /person = 4.00 sq. ft.
ON THE STAGE
Bandstand - How many people are in the band? x 10 sq. ft. /person = 10.00 sq. ft.
Drums - How many drum sets? x 20 sq. ft /drum set = 20.00 sq. ft.
Grand Piano - How many pianos? x 100 sq. ft /grand piano = 100.00 sq. ft.
Additional Space for anything not already mentioned: x 1 sq. ft 1.00 sq. ft.
       
Total Square footage needed   sq. ft.

Tent Capacity Estimator

Figure out the how many people can comfortably fit in your tent, as well as sidewalls, heating or a/c units your tent will require. download now>

Tent Leg Count

A table of how many legs are on each type/size of tent. Open image (in a new browser window) >

Tent Installation Times

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Table Configuration and Linen Sizing

Buffet tABLE cONFIGURATIONS

View a diagram of different table configurations to get ideas for your buffet table setup.
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tABLE sEATING nUMBERS

Round Banquet
72" seats 10-12
60" seats 8-10
48" seats 6
Round Cabaret
36" seats 5
30" seats 3-4
24" seats 2
Square Table
72" seats 12
60" seats 10-12
48" seats 6-8
36" seats 6-8
Rectangular Table
8' banquet seats 10
6' banquet seats 8
8' lecture seats 4
6' lecture seats 3

lINEN sIZING cHART

RECTANGULAR TABLES
If you have a 6 foot table (30"x72"):
60"x120" cloth will have a 15" drop on each side and a 24" drop on each end
90"x132" cloth will go to the floor
If you have an 8 foot table (30"x96"):
60"x120" cloth will have a 15" drop on each side and a 12" drop on each end
90"x156" cloth will go to the floor
ROUND TABLES
If you have a 30" table:
a 90" cloth will go to the floor
If you have a 36" table
a 90" cloth will drop 27" all the way around
If you have a 42" table:
an 84" cloth will drop 22" and a 90" cloth will drop 24"
If you have a 48" table:
an 84" cloth will drop 18", a 90" cloth will drop 21" and a 108" cloth will go to the floor
If you have a 54" table:
a 90" cloth will drop 18" and a 108" cloth will drop 27"
If you have a 60" table:
a 90" cloth will drop 15", a 108" cloth will drop 21" and a 120" cloth will go to the floor
If you have a 66" table:
a 90" cloth will drop 12", a 108" cloth will drop 21" and a 120" cloth will drop 27"
If you have a 72" table:
a 90" cloth will drop 9", a 108" cloth will drop 18", a 120" cloth will drop 24" and a 132" cloth will go to the floor
Sample Floorplans

Tent Floorplan20 by 20
Dinner

Seating for 48, with a bar
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Tent Floorplan20 by 20
Dinner

Seating for 54, with a bar
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Tent Floorplan20 by 30
Dinner

Seating for 60, with a bar
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Tent Floorplan20 by 40
Reception Lounge

Display Tables, Cabaret Tables and Lounge Seating
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Tent Floorplan20 by 50
BBQ Dinner

Seating for 126, with grills and portable restrooms
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Tent Floorplan20 by 50
BBQ, DInner and Dance

Seating for 36, with bars, dance floor and stage
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Tent Floorplan30 by 30
Dance

Seating for 54, with a stage, dance floor and bar
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Tent Floorplan30 by 40
Lounge with DJ

Lounge seating, dance floor, dj booth and bar
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Tent Floorplan30 by 60
Buffet

Seating for 120, with buffet table and bar
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Tent Floorplan30 by 50
Wedding Ceremony

Seating for 154 with podium
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Tent Floorplan30Hex
Dance

Seating for 44, with dance floor, dj booth and bar
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Tent Floorplan40 by 60
Dinner

Seating for 168, with a buffet and bar
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Tent Floorplan40 by 100
Dinner and Dance

Seating for 256, with dance floor and stage
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Tent Floorplan40 by 100
Dinner

Seating for 304
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Tent Floorplan40 by 110
Lounge

Lounge seating with bar, dance floor and stage
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Tent Floorplan60 by 100
Dinner

Seating for 480
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