How many people fit under a 20 x 20 tent?

Are you wasting time bouncing around from multiple rental companies, searching for the same missing answers? If you’re like me, you must hate not being able to get your answers as fast as you want them. We have made it simple for you to figure out just how many guests can fit under your tent rental. We will give you the quick answers below but please watch our quick 30 second video to get the real visual on what your event will look like with each style table under the tent.

Why It Isn't A Simple Answer

The reason tent sizing questions are so difficult is because there are so many different things you can do under the tent. Such as, are you having a dance floor v.s. a band. Are you using the tent for a cocktail hour or are you actually having seating. The best starting point and what we’re going to do to make it as simple as possible is start by just providing you with how many people can fit under the tent based on seating with round tables v.s. rectangle tables. This answer can often be found on what type of event it is. Round tables are more formal and most people do prefer round tables. However, the plus side of rectangle tables is, you can fit more rectangle tables under the same size tent which means more seating.

20 x 20 Pole Tent

20 x 20 Tent With Round Tables

You can fit up to 32 guests comfortably under a 20 x 20 tent. With the 60 inch round tables, you can fit 4 tables under this size tent. Each table fits 8 guests comfortably which is how we came up with 32 guests. However, that does mean that you will have little to no extra room for say a gift table or cake table, etc. Those are often things that some of our clients forget. When it comes to hosting a tented event, you definitely would prefer too much room versus not enough. To get a better idea of what this would look like, please view our video at the top of this post.

Fast Answer:

  • Most common for a small formal event.
  • Easier to communicate at a round table v.s. rectangle.
  • Fits less guests than using rectangle tables.
  • 8 guests per table.
  • More cost effective.
  • Most customers go with rectangle tables for a 20 x 20 tent.

20 x 20 Tent With Rectangle Tables

You can fit up to 48 guests comfortably under a 20 x 20 tent. With the 8 foot rectangle tables, you can fit 6 tables under this size tent. Each table fits 8 guests comfortably which is how we came up with 48 guests. This is more common with graduation and birthday parties. 

Fast Answer:

  • Most common for small parties.
  • Can fit 2 more tables than round tables.
  • More guests can fit under the same size tent.
  • 8 guests per table.
  • Great for crab feasts.
  • More popular option.

Our Recommendation:

We have been in the rental business for 13+ years with Dreamers…. However we have a combined rental industry experience of over 18 years within the ownership of our business. We have done thousands of events and have a lot of experience to offer. Based on our data within our own company, it is more common to go with rectangle tables under a 20 x 20 tent. These numbers are not effected based on the style of the tent (pole v.s. frame). The best part about all of this, is you can rent a small party tent like this one with 48 chairs and 6 tables for around $350. If you still have questions, reach out to one of our sales reps. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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