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Seating Arrangements

Seating Planner

Use the following seating planner to help understand the space requirements for various event layouts. Of course, our experienced event planners are happy to guide you through the process of arranging seating for your event. Just give us a call.

Most tent installations require a site evaluation by our sales staff prior to installation. Site evaluations ensure that your location will accommodate the required tenting.

 

Seating Planner

Seating Capacity for Tables
Table Size Number of People
72 inch Round (6’) Seats 10 – 12 Adults
60 inch Round (5’) Seats 8 – 10 Adults
48 inch Round (4’) Seats 6 – 8 Adults
36 inch Round (3’) Seats 3 – 5 Adults
8 feet x 30 inch Rectangle/Banquet Seats 8 – 10 Adults
6 feet x 30 inch Rectangle/Banquet Seats 6 – 8 Adults
6 feet 30 inch Rectangle/Banquet Seats 8 – 10 Children
Party Seating
Table Size Square Feet per Person
Stand Up Cocktail 5 – 6 Square Feet per Person
Cocktail Partial Seating 8 Square Feet per Person
Buffet Dinner – Partial Seating 8 Square Feet per Person
Sit-Down Dinner
Table Size Square Feet per Person
5’ Round Tables of Eight 12 Square Feet per Person
5’ Round Tables of Ten 10 Square Feet per Person
8’ Banquet Tables of Eight 10 Square Feet per Person
8’ Banquet Tables of Ten 8 Square Feet per Person
General Layout
Area Square Feet
Cathedral Seating – Rows 5 – 6 Square Feet per Person
Dance Area 2 Square Feet per Person
Disc Jockey 50 Square Feet per DJ Table
Band Area 10 Square Feet per Person
Drums 20 Square Feet
Piano 30 Square Feet
Grand Piano 100 Square Feet
Bar Area 100 Square Feet
Head Table of Four 100 Square Feet

Notes

  • For round tables, allow 60" between tables for chairs.
  • For chairs for cathedral seating, allow 36" between rows of chairs and allow 30" to 60" for aisle space.

Sample Chair Placement Guides

Seating Planner Guide

Seating Planner Guide 2