2022: What Size Tent? Tent Size Calculator - Reventals Event Rentals
  • 2022: What Size Tent? Tent Size Calculator

    If you need to add space for a stage, dance floor, or anything else, email info@reventals.com, and we will help you determine the size needed.

    We’ve created this tent size calculator because trying to figure out the size tent rentals you need is akin to sitting in high school algebra class – it’s definitely not the most fun part of planning your event.

    Use the calculator to get an estimate on the total square feet you need. I’ve also put together a chart and some general guidelines to get you started with your planning. And if math isn’t your thing, email info@reventals.com. We are happy to do the drudgery for you.

    Frame tent

    What size tent rentals do I need and how much will it cost?

    Event Tent
    Sizes
    Square
    Feet
    # of Guests
    Ceremony/Theatre Style
    # of Guests at
    Round Tables
    Approximate
    Cost to Rent
    10×10 100 15 10 people at 1 tables $50 – $150
    20×20 400 68 40 people at 4 tables $280 – $350
    20×30 600 90 60 people at 6 tables $400 – $550
    20×40 800 100 80 people at 8 tables $520 – $650
    20×50 1000 150 100 people at 10 tables $600 – $700
    30×60 1800 245 180 people at 18 tables $900 – $1400
    40×60 2400 342 240 people at 24 tables $1600 – $1850
    40×100 4000 600 400 people at 40 tables $3000 – $3500

     

    Frame tent

    Frame tent doesn’t have poles on the inside

    Sq. Ft. Needed for Rented Items

    Item Square
    Feet Needed Each
    48″ Round Table (seats 6-8) 80
    60″ Round Table (seats 10) 100
    72″ Round Table (seats 12) 120
    6′ Rectangle Banquet Table (seats 8) 80
    8′ Rectangle Banquet Table (seats 10) 90
    Buffet Table 100
    Bar 100
    Dance Floor 2-4 per guest
    DJ Area 100

     

    Marquee Tent

    Marquee Tent – has the peaks but no poles on the inside

    And if figuring out the size wasn’t enough, you also need to figure out the style of tent rental you want…

    Types of Tents for Parties and Events

    Type Description
    Pole Secured with stakes – can’t be used on concrete or asphalt. Poles create peaks and dips which makes it look very elegant
    Frame Free standing so can be set up on any surface. There are no poles inside so you don’t have to worry about planning or decorating around those
    Marquee Hybrid of the pole and frame tent. They give you the elegant peaks of the pole tent but are free standing like the frame tent
    Frame Structure Has wider openings and taller ceilings than the standard frame tent. Can support more weight than other types of tents, and has tighter fitting sections and walls, making it the best option for heating and air-conditioning

     

    Frame Structure Tent

    Frame Structure Tent – this is the best option for heating and air conditioning.

    Check out this blog for inspiration.  It shows pictures of several different types of tents – all gorgeous!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What size tent do I need for 50 guests?

    If the guests will be seated ceremony style (not at tables), or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 10×30 tent. If the guests will be seated at tables, you will need a 20 x 30 tent.  Add more square feet if you have other things need to go under the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage.

    What size tent do I need for 100 guests?

    If the guests will be seated ceremony style (not at tables), or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 20×40 tent. If the guests will be seated at tables, you will need a 20×50 tent.  Add more square feet if you have other things need to go under the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage.

    What size tent to I need for 150 guests?

    If the guests will be seated ceremony style (not at tables), or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 20×50 tent. If the guests will be seated at tables, you will need a 30×60 tent.  Add more square feet if you have other things need to go under the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage.

    What size tent do I need for 250 guests?

    If the guests will be seated ceremony style (not at tables), or standing around cocktail tables, you will need a 30×60 tent. If the guests will be seated at tables, you will need a 40×60 tent.  Add more square feet if you have other things need to go under the tent, such as a bar, buffet line, or stage.

    I recently helped plan a 150 person wedding.

    We had to make room for guests tables, buffet table, bar and dance floor.  To stay within budget, we selected to go with the pole tent (usually the most economical). Here’s how the math worked out:

    • 1000 square feet for the guest tables
    • 100 square feet for the buffet table
    • 100 square feet for the bar
    • 300 square feet for the dance floor
    • 100 square feet for the DJ

    We needed a total of 1600 square feet so we went with a 30 x 60 tent.  The cost for the tent was $750.  A frame tent would have cost about $1,100.

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    Calculating Dance Floor Size + Average prices in Austin

    Hopefully this gives you a good starting point. If you have questions, email us at info@reventals.com.

     

    Pole tent

    A pole tent will have poles in the center that you will have to plan around.

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    Tent Size Calculator
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    Tent Size Calculator
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    Easy to use calculator to help you determine what size party tent you need
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    Candace

    Candace is a 3x Start-up Founder and Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP). She geeks out on brainstorming bold ideas and then actually brings some of them to life. She is currently the CEO of Reventals, where her mission is to reduce overconsumption by making it as easy to rent as it is to buy.

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