Sizing Guidelines

Use our Arena Americas charts & guides to help plan your special event! Whether you’re hosting an elegant company party or a backyard reception, our Sizing Guidelines below are a great place to start.

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Tent Rental Size Guide

Guests per Tent Size


Tent Rental Size Guide

Select the equipment you need below, and note the square footage of each item. Simply add up the square footage to estimate tent size! Example: You plan to have 40 people at 8×30” tables (8 sq. ft. x 40), plus two buffet tables (200 sq. ft. x 2) and a cake table (100 sq. ft.). You’d need a tent that’s at least 820 sq. ft.

Note: An event’s total square footage, which includes seating, aisles and exits, may vary with event location and local codes.

Type of Equipment Square Footage
8' x 30" table (8 people seating) 8 sq. ft. per person
8' x 30" table (10 people seating) 10 sq. ft. per person
48", 60" or 72" round (seating) 12 sq. ft. per person
30" cocktail table 56 sq. ft. per table
36" cocktail table 64 sq. ft. per table
Bar 200 sq. ft. per bar
Buffet 200 sq. ft. per buffet table
Cake table 100 sq. ft.
Gift table 100 sq. ft.
DJ table 100 sq. ft.
Dance floor Width x Length
Stage Width x Length

Guests per Tent Size

When you know how many guests you’ll host – or have calculated the square footage of your event – it’s easy to estimate what size tent you’ll need.

Tent Size Approximate number of people
Dimensions Square Feet Standing Seating
(chairs only)
Seating
6' or 8' Tables
Seating
60' round Tables
10' x 10' 100 16 14 10 8
16' x 16' 254 40 32 24 18
20' x 20' 400 60 50 40 30
20' x 30' 600 90 75 60 45
20' x 40' 800 120 100 80 60
30' x 30' 900 140 110 90 65
30' x 45' 1350 210 160 135 100
30' x 60' 1800 280 210 180 145
30' x 75' 2250 350 260 225 190
30' x 90' 2700 420 310 270 225
40' x 40' 1600 240 200 160 120
40' x 60' 2400 350 300 240 180
40' x 80' 3200 460 400 320 240
40' x 100' 4000 570 500 400 300

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