Tent Calculator: What Size Tent Do I Need?

Choosing a tent size means solving a math equation. However, the tricky part of the math equation comes with the many variables involved in any event.

Factors for deciding what size tent to rent include:

  • How many guests will there be?
  • Will they be standing or seated?
  • How will they be seated?
  • Will there be a bar?
  • A buffet?
  • A dance floor?
  • A DJ? A cake, sign in, or gift table?

So. Many. Questions.

That’s why Goodshuffle created this 3-step Tent Calculator. Simply multiplying the number of guests by X square feet completely ignores the wide variety of needs for different events. Does a seated auction require the same amount of space as a gala with a buffet and large dance floor? How about a seated ceremony vs. a dinner reception? Simply calling an event a “fundraiser” or a “wedding” doesn’t dive into the important details of each event.

Goodshuffle took on these many factors and did the math for you, creating a quick and easy calculator that ensures first-time tent renters and seasoned event planners alike that they’re selecting the perfect size.

tent calculator. Goodshuffle Pro.

Having an event with 100 people? American Tent wrote about how to choose the right tent for you.

Once you have a size, don’t forget to consider heating and cooling, lighting, sidewalls, and more (Lucky for you, we have it all!)

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Author: Carmen Bodziak

Carmen Bodziak has been on the marketing team at Goodshuffle since 2019 and got into the business because of her passion for empowering business owners through technology. She loves connecting with the events industry both virtually and in-person, so say hi if you see her at a trade show! Outside of Goodshuffle, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors.