Size Matters

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One of the main concerns customers have when they call in is that they don’t know what size tent they need. If this is you, don’t worry, there is a straightforward way to figure this out! It all depends on the type of event you are having. What are your guests doing underneath the tent? Are they having dinner? If they are, and they are eating at round tables, you’re going to need about 150 square feet per 10 guests.

So, let’s do an example. Say you are having an event with 250 guests, it is 250, multiplied by 15 square feet. That’s about 3,750 square feet just for the tables and chairs. If you divide that by 50 (which is a standard width option), you get 75. A starting off point just for the seated aspect of your event is a 50×75.

However, you might have other factors like buffet tables, a dance floor, a stage, or more that you would like covered! A good rule of thumb is to allow about 100 square feet for each buffet table, and around 400 square feet for a small dance floor and stage.

After doing the math, let’s say you arrive at the conclusion your tent needs to be 4,500 square feet. This means that the smallest size tent you could get is a 50 x 90. To give yourself a safety net, you could go for a 60 x 80. Does the venue have enough space to accommodate a tent this size?

Obviously, these are just approximations, and sizing will vary from event to event, but this formula is a good estimation of how much room under your tent you will need.

Check with your venue about what sizes can be supported and give us a call today!

  • If you are having a mixer style event with cocktail tables, it is about 90 square feet per 10 people.

  • If you are only having theater style seating under, give yourself about 60 square feet per 10 people.

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Mary Young

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Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

2016-04-05T16:57:27+00:00

Mary Young, Events Manager, UC Davis

There truly are not enough positive things to say about Made in the Shade. From exactly matching our “in a perfect world” vision, to their consistently efficient and easy customer service, this company makes my job sourcing rentals hassle-free. If you’re looking for a no-stress, quality job done by trustworthy partners, I can’t recommend Made in the Shade highly enough.

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We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

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2016-06-28T15:23:39+00:00

Tom Ursini, General Manager, The Party Concierge, Inc.

We have been working with Made in the Shade for all of our clients tenting needs for over 10 years. They continue to provide exceptional service and products, going beyond when the unforeseen happens. During one of our own personal tragedies, they were right there to help us with a temporary shelter so we could continue working. Thank you MITS Family!

Kim Parrino

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

2016-06-28T15:24:14+00:00

Kim Parrino, Events Manager, Fleet Feet Event Management

Fleet Feet Event Management has been a client of Made In The Shade since 2009. I always feel we have so many options to choose from when we establish our needs beyond the tent itself, fans, lighting, heaters, clear decorative walls. The Made In The Shade team has been so consistently professional, honest, hard-working and dependable, and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you.

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Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

2016-06-28T15:31:57+00:00

Kerri, Aba Daba Party Rents

Made in the Shade is a company we can always count on, their customer service goes above and beyond, their service and quality of equipment is outstanding. We enjoy partnering with them on events and festivals alike. We highly recommend their service!

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