How many people fit under a party tent?

How Many People Fit Under A Party Tent?

To determine how many people fit under a party tent, you need to take a few things into consideration.  The first is how much space do you have for the installation of the party tent?  If the tent size is 20 x 20, you will need 32 feet by 32 feet.  This is because of the ropes that tie the tent legs to the tent stakes.  To get the right amount of tension on the tent, the rope needs to run out to the stake at a 45 degree angle.  If you try to put the tent stake closer to the tent because you do not have enough room, there will not be enough outward tension on the rope to keep the tent safe if strong winds blow in.  For this reason, you must allocate 6 feet around the perimiter of your tent.

The next question is “how formal of an event is it?”  This can influence what type of tables you choose for your tent.  More formal events use round tables and the casual events use rectangle tables.

Another question related to tables is “how many people do you want to sit at a table?”  This can be impacted by the size of the tent.  If you have a limited size space to setup the tent, then you may need to squeeze people at a table.  The more formal the event, the more space you will want to give people at a table.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  We have created tent pictures to show you many options of how tables and chairs will fit under a tent.  Each package can be modified to fit your specific needs.  Click on the black filter buttons to see only the tents packages that pertain to the number of guest you would like to seat under the tent.