We’ll help you deciding exactly how many people fit under a 40 x 80 tent which will help you determine which size tent is best for your event. We want to value your time, so the simple answer is this: A 40 x 80 tent can hold between 256 – 384 people. If you seat guests at round tables it holds up to 256 people and if you seat guests at rectangle tables, a 40 x 80 tent can hold up to 384 guests.
However, if you plan on adding other things under your tent such as a dance floor, food tables, gift tables, etc. Then you’ll likely need a bigger tent depending on what you’re planning to do under the tent.
Need More Than Just Seating?
So, what if you need MORE than just seating for your guests? Well, let’s take a look at it. We’ll show you a few different 3D Event Plans to illustrate how to space out your 40 x 80 tent.
Wedding Layout #1
We create 3D layouts for our clients to give them the best visual of their wedding. What you see in this image is a 40 x 80 pole tent, (16) Round tables for 128 guests, a rectangle head table for bridal party, buffet food tables and a 16ft x 16ft dance floor. This layout is PERFECT for a small sized wedding of 120-140 guests and costs could stay under $4,500 for ALL of these rentals!
Wedding Layout #2
Notice how in this 3D Tent Layout we still have a 40 x 80 (frame) tent but with rectangle tables vs round tables, we can fit up to 192 guests. All while still having enough space for a dance floor, DJ setup and various options such as food tables, gift tables and more. Oh, and of course a sweetheart table for the wonderful bride and groom. This is a real 3D layout from one of our clients. This layout is PERFECT for a wedding with 190-250 guests and costs would stay under $5,000 for ALL of these rentals!
Want Help Planning Your Event?
With over 2,500+ events serviced, we can help you plan your event too. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, company party or birthday, we gotcha. We hope this article helped you understand the true size of a 40 x 80 tent. We’ll provide a few links below to help you continue planning your event. Thanks so much for reading!