Karen Gordon March 13, 2017 at 7:16 AM 4 min read

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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Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon has spent her career growing event and technology companies through consultative sales and strategic growth strategies. Now, as the Executive Vice President & Founding Team Member of Goodshuffle, she is revolutionizing the event rental, design, and production industries with modern technology.