Wedding: Rent a tent – Part 1

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Dear Members,

Penisula Bay Resort  provides the very best tents for weddings, constructing beautiful wedding tents using only professional quality  engineered and manufactured wedding tent structures. We can make the best of all the natural features to create a truly stylish and elegant space for your big day and evening entertainment.

So, whatever the size, complexity and nature of your event, however formal or rustic you want it to be, you can rely on three things: superb quality tents and equipment, professional service – and all at an affordable price.

Step 1: So now that you have decided you want to have an elegant outdoor wedding, the first thing you need to decide is what type of tent you want.

Step 2.: Now that you have decided the type of tent you want, the next step is to determine how many total guests you are expecting at your event.

Step 3: Once you know about how many guests are to be expected, the next thing you want to do is determine what type of event you are going to have.

The following is the approximate number of square feet you will need per person based on the type of event you are having:

Type of Event m²  Needed
Stand-Up Cocktail 0.55 m² perperson
Cocktail Reception w/ Some Seating 0.74 m² perperson
Theatre/Ceremony Seating 0.74 m² perperson
Dinner/Reception – Round Tables –
3′ Round (Seats 4) 5.94 m² per table
4′ Round (Seats 6-8) 7.52 m². per table
5′ Round (Seats 8-10) 9.29 m²  per table
6′ Round (Seats 10-12) 11.24. per table
Banquet/ Reception – Rectangular Tables –
4’x30″ (Seats 4-6) 6.50 m²  per table
6’x30″ (Seats 6-8) 7.89 m²  per table
8’x30″ (seats 8-10) 9.29 m²  per table

Step 4:

Consider any of the following needs when considering what size tent you will need.

Additional Needs m² Needed
Dance Floor 0.41 m² per person (see dance floor sizing chart below)
Buffet Area 9.29 m² per table
Cake/Gift Table 9.29 m² per table
Bar Area 9.29 m² per bar
DJ Table/ Area 9.29 – 18.58 m²
Stage (3 piece band) 9.29 m² (8’x12′ Stage)
Stage (5 piece band) 23.22 m² (12’x20′ Stage)
Stage (7 piece band) 27.87 m² (12’x24′ Stage)
Stage (12 piece band) 41.80 m² (16’x28′ Stage)

In general, if you are having an event for 100 people, the rule of thumb is that no more than 50% of the total number of people will be dancing at one time.  So, if you are having a party for 100 people then you should use a 15×15 dance floor because it has a capacity of 50 people.  (This, of course, is only a rule of thumb.  You know your guests better than we do.  So, feel free to go with a smaller or larger dance floor based on your guests.)

Dance Floor Sizing Chart

Floor Size


3×3 Panels
9’x9′ 7.52 18 9
9’x12′ 10.03 24 12
9’x15′ 12.54 30 15
12’x12′ 13.37 32 16
12’x15′ 16.72 40 20
12’x18′ 20.06 48 24
15’x15′ 20.90 50 25
15’x18′ 25.08 60 30
15’x21′ 29.26 70 35
18’x18′ 30.10 72 36
18’x21′ 35.11 84 42
18’x24′ 40.13 96 48
21’x21′ 40.97 98 49
21’x24′ 46.82 112 56