Wedding Tents

The Makings of a Perfect Wedding Day

A Grand Event Party Rentals provides the very best tents for weddings, constructing beautiful wedding tents using only professional quality American 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. When it comes to layout, you can thrill your guests with a tent complex as opposed to just a single structure. We offer flat white linings for a fresh and contemporary look as well as a variety of lighting options such as Chinese lanterns, string lighting,  and spot lighting. Our dance floors come in standard polished antique parquet or black and white. For the very best tents for weddings, A Grand Event is the natural choice, because “We Bring The Party To You!”

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.

How to decide on the right tent style & tent size for your wedding

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.  Here at A Grand Event we offer two types of tents: Pole Tents and Frame Tents.  Both tents have their own unique features, but in the end it depends on YOUR preference of what look you prefer.

Pole Tents, also referred to as tension tents, have a more elegant look to them with their higher peaks and dips.  They are constructed by driving stakes into the ground and then hoisting the canopy up with large center poles.  These types of tents can only go on grass.  Most people who choose these types of tents, do so because of the classic look this tent has from the outside as well as not having any interior poles visible on the inside of the tent.  However, the center poles that come down in the center of the tent can sometimes be thought of as an inconvenience to what is going on under the tent.

Frame Tents are free standing structures that are able to go on grass, concrete, asphalt, decks, and rooftops.  They do not have poles that come down on the interior of the tent, however they are more expensive due to the labor involved in setting them up.  The aluminum poles are visible in the interior roof of the tent, however that can be covered by one of our elegant tent liners.

Wedding Tent Sizes & Dance Floors

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 EventSq. Footage Needed
Stand-Up Cocktail6 sq. ft. per person
Cocktail Reception w/ Some Seating8 sq. ft. per person
Theatre/Ceremony Seating8 sq. ft. per person
Dinner/Reception - Round Tables -
3' Round (Seats 4)64 sq. ft. per table
4' Round (Seats 6-8)81 sq. ft. per table
5' Round (Seats 8-10)100 sq. ft. per table
6' Round (Seats 10-12)121 sq. ft. per table
Banquet/ Reception - Rectangular Tables -
4'x30" (Seats 4-6)70 sq. ft. per table
6'x30" (Seats 6-8)85 sq ft. per table
8'x30" (seats 8-10)100 sq. ft. per table

Step 4:

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

Additional NeedsSquare Footage Needed
Dance Floor4.5 sq feet per person (see dance floor sizing chart below)
Buffet Area100 sq ft per table
Cake/Gift Table100 sq ft per table
Bar Area100 sq ft per bar
DJ Table/ Area100-200 sq ft
Stage (3 piece band)100 sq ft (8'x12' Stage)
Stage (5 piece band)250 sq ft (12'x20' Stage)
Stage (7 piece band)300 sq ft (12'x24' Stage)
Stage (12 piece band)450 sq ft (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 SizeSquare FeetCapacity3x3 Panels

Step 5:

Add up the total number of square footage that is needed for your event.

Step 6:

Refer to the following chart to match your square footage needed with the square footage provided by the following tents.  If you are in between tents, it is recommended to go to the next size up tent because it is always better to have a little extra room than not enough room.

Tent SizeSquare Footage Provided
10x10100 sq ft
15x15225 sq ft
20x20400 sq ft
20x30600 sq ft
20x40800 sq ft
30x30900 sq ft
30x401200 sq ft
30x451350 sq ft
30x50 1500 sq ft
40x401600 sq ft
30x601800 sq ft
30x702100 sq ft
30x802400 sq ft
40x602400 sq ft
40x803200 sq ft
40x1004000 sq ft
40x1204800 sq ft
40x1405600 sq ft