What Size Event Tent Should I Choose?

What Size Event Tent Should I Choose?

If there’s one thing you’ll find at almost any outdoor event, it’s a tent. From weddings to school carnivals, many events rely on tents to protect guests from the sun, block out sounds and create a fun atmosphere. As a rental center, not only do you have to deliver high-quality materials, but you must also provide the right sized tents. Ultimately, clients depend on you to help make their events successful. In this blog, we’ll explore the different factors to consider when it comes to tent sizing and how Tent Renters Supply can assist you with your inventory needs.

How Do I Calculate the Right Tent Size?

To calculate the best tent size for an event, you’ll need to consider the number of people attending and any included amenities. For example, a standing event will need less space than one with seating. Below is a chart outlining some general size guidelines:

# of People Cocktail Standing Cocktail Seating
50 10′ x 30′ (300 sq. ft.) 20′ x 20′ (400 sq. ft.)
75 – 100 20′ x 20′ (400 sq. ft.) 20′ x 30′ (600 sq. ft.)
100 20′ x 30′ (600 sq. ft.) 20′ x 40′ (800 sq. ft.)
125 20′ x 40′ (800 sq. ft.) 30′ x 30′ (900 sq. ft.)
150 30′ x 30′ (900 sq. ft.) 30′ x 40′ (1,200 sq. ft.)
200 30′ x 40′ (1,200 sq. ft.) 40′ x 40′ (1,600 sq. ft.)

As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want about 300 square feet (sq. ft.) for every 50 people. If the event requires cocktail seating, you’ll want around 400 sq. ft. per 50 people. Increase the cocktail seating tent dimensions by about 10′ to 20′ for any additional amenities (such as extra seating, buffets, bars or dance floors). For example, an event with 50 people and a buffet/bar will need a 20′ x 30′ or 20′ x 40′ sized tent.

Where Can I Get Quality Tents?

Now that you have a better idea of how to calculate tent dimensions, the next step is securing high-quality tents. As an event tent manufacturer, we stock the following tents and sizes:

  • High Peak Tops: Our ready-made tents range in size from 10′ x 10′ to 20′ x 40′, making them perfect for events hosting up to 100 people.
  • Hip Roof Tents: Looking to host a larger event? Our hip roof tents, which go up to 30′ x 20′, will get the job done.
  • Rope and Pole Tents: These classic tents are available in 20′ x 20′ and 20′ x 30′ dimensions.
  • Sidewalls: We can fit your tents with sidewalls up to 40′ long.

In addition to providing stocked tents, we can create custom tents that meet your precise sizing requirements. No matter what your needs are, you’ll enjoy fast turnover rates, factory direct prices and hands-on customer service. Contact our tent manufacturing company today to learn more!