Are you excited about your outdoor event? No matter what kind of event you’re planning, incorporating a party event tent will tie everything together and ensure a great experience for you and your guests. When you begin looking for a tent rental, you’ll need to know what size is best for your event. Here are some things to consider to help you choose the best-sized tent for your event. 

what size tent do I need for my event - How Big of a Tent Do I Need for My Event?

Size of Venue

One of the most important things to consider is the size of your venue. If you haven’t chosen a venue yet but know you want an outdoor venue, be sure to choose one that can accommodate a large tent. You’ll need enough room for the tent itself and space around the tent staking for guests to move in and out of the tent. If you have other things to set up, like porta-potties, you’ll want to leave space to set those up too. 


Number of Guests

The next thing you’ll want to consider is the number of people coming to your event. You don’t want guests to be too close together with no room to move, so you’ll need a large enough tent for people to move around freely. When in doubt, choose the larger tent size. Consulting with your tent rental company will help you decide on the right sized tent to accommodate your guests. 


Location and Weather

No amount of planning can account for bad weather. Although most people envision perfect weather on the day of their event, sometimes bad weather happens. Take bad weather into consideration when choosing a tent size. Choose a tent that guests will be comfortable in while enjoying your event in the rain. You’ll want enough space where they can move around freely if they don’t have the option of going outside. 


Your Vision

How do you envision your event? Do you envision a formal sit-down dinner with tablecloths and lavish centerpieces? Or do you envision a less formal event where people stand up and dance the night away? Your vision will dictate the size of your tent rental. You’ll want a larger tent if you want to include large sit-down tables and a buffet. Otherwise, you may be able to get away with a smaller tent for dance parties.


Common Tent Sizes 

There are plenty of tent sizes to choose from. The smallest option, a 10×10 tent, is around 100 square feet and can accommodate around 15 guests theater-style, or about 1 round table. Another option you have is a 20×50 tent, and that can accommodate around 150 people theater-style, or 10 round tables. The largest common rental option you have is 60×130, and that can accommodate about 780 people theater-style, or 624 people at round tables. 


Find The Right Tent Size at Elite Tents and Events

Elite Tents and Events has every tent size you would need. No matter if you’re throwing a small event or a large one, you can rest assured that we have the perfect tent for you. Contact us today to request a consultation.