If you’re considering an outdoor tented event, then this article will share everything you need to know about choosing the right size and style party tent to hold 50 people. The challenge that most clients face is lack of experience. Over 70% of our clients that contact us looking for tent rentals in Maryland, have never rented a tent before. However, the good news is… we’ve created many resources and simple to use calculators and planning tools to figure this out. Let’s dive in.
How To Determine The Correct Tent Size For Your Event?
The first step we want to figure out is, “What do we plan on using our tent for?“. This is essentially the MOST important question because it will tell us exactly what size tent to rent. After we determine how much space we actually need, we can further plan on how we will piece everything together by creating the perfect floor plan and tent layout. More on this below.
Side Note: Our company, Dreamers Event Rentals in Reisterstown, Maryland actually creates customized 3D tent layouts that are fit to scale. This allows our clients to get the most realistic visual floor plan of their event before we even book the event. Pretty cool stuff!
What Size Party Tent Do I Need For 50 Guests?
Let’s discuss the basic steps to determine the best tent size if you’re expecting 50 guests. Most of our outdoor tented events include seating, whether that includes seating for all guests or partial seating as not all guests will be seated at the same time. Two of the most common seating options are round table seating and rectangle table seating. Furthermore, regardless of round or rectangle table rentals, it’s most common to seat 8 people per table using 60in round table rentals or 8ft rectangle tables.
Party Tent Size For 50 Guests With Round Table Seating
If you’re seating guests at round tables, you will need a 20ft x 30ft party tent to seat 50 guests. If you’re seating guests at rectangle tables, you could need a 20ft x 20ft tent because rectangle tables don’t require as much space as opposed to round seating.
Party Tent Size For 50 Guests With Rectangle Table Seating
You can fit up to (6) round tables in a 20ft x 30ft to seat 50 people. However, you can fit (6) 8ft rectangle tables (8 guests per table) in a 20ft x 20ft tent. Based on this information, it is still recommended that the best party tent size for 50 guests is a 20ft x 30ft.
What If I Don't Need Seating for 50 People?
No seating? The best tent size for 50 guests without seating would be a 20ft x 20ft party tent rental. The general rule of thumb is to allow approximately 2-4sqft of space per guest. In our case, 4sqft x 50 guests = 200sqft. This means a 15ft x 15ft tent would probably work. However, it may be pretty tight if you ONLY plan for having just enough space for your guests to be covered under the tent. Once your guests are talking and moving around, you’ll llikely need more space. Which is why we would recommend a 20ft x 20ft tent.
Based on this information, it is still recommended that the best party tent size for 50 guests is a 20ft x 30ft. Perhaps you have more than just seating that you’ll need space for… Suppose you would like space under your party tent for seating AND food, drinks and/or gifts. In this case, it would be best to reserve a larger tent such as a 20ft x 40ft.
Can I Rent A Heated Party Tent?
Yes! Our company, Dreamers Event Rentals can provide you with everything you need to handle nearly any weather condition. If your event is in the summer time, we offer tent fans, cooling units and other great tent accessories. Meanwhile, if you’re planning an event and expecting low temperatures, then we can also help by including everything you need for a heated party tent.
We actually have a great article that explains how to heat or cool your party tent. If you are planning on heating, you’ll want to make sure you add tent sidewalls to your tent. These are panels that connect to the perimeter of your tent and helps prevent against rain and traps heat inside as well.
While it’s probably best to contact an event specialist to discuss your event needs, the simple answer is this:
A 20ft x 30ft party tent rental will be the most common size for a party with 50 guests. Depending on how you plan to use your tent, you may want to consider a 20ft x 20ft or a 20ft x 40ft tent.
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