TYPES OF TENTS
Structure TentsFree standing heavy duty tent.
This is a canopy supported by an aluminum frame that is self-supporting (also called Free Standing Tents). Another benefit to a frame style tent is that there are no supporting center poles inside the tent, allowing for more use of space and no rope lines, so this style tent can be set up in a smaller area.
- Determine the style of tent you would like (Frame Tent or Stakedown)
- Determine the number of guests attending your event.
- Determine the style of tables you want (Round or Banquet) and use the following formula.
- Banquet tables require 12 sq. feet per guest. Round tables require 15 sq. feet per guest.
- Multiply the number of total guests by the table square footage (i.e. 100 guests at round tables would be 100 x 15 sq. feet = 1,500 sq. feet)
- Add square footage needs for the following: Buffet Lines are 100 sq. ft. per 8 ft. table. Dance Floor (20x20) is 400 sq. ft. DJ is approximately 100 sq. ft. Every additional item will require extra square footage.
- Once you have calculated the square footage of guests and tables and extra items, estimate your total square footage (Line 2 + Line 3 = Total sq. footage).
- Now, choose a tent size and multiply the length by the width. The total is the square footage of the tent. Try various tent sizes until you get the one that is the right square footage figured in line 4. Your total square footage most likely will not match the square footage of the tents. It is best to choose a tent dimension that provides more square footage to ensure adequate spacing for your event.
- 350 guests, seated at banquet tables, 350 x 12 = 4200 sq. ft.
- 20x20 Dance floor = 400 sq. ft.
- 3 Buffet tables = 150 sq. ft.
- 1 DJ = 100 sq. ft.
- 2 Bars = 200 sq. ft.
- 16x16 Stage = 256 sq. ft.