Calculating Seating Requirements

Here are some handy charts to help you calculate the amount of space and number of tables and chairs needed for your event.

Event Type

  • Cocktail Parties (Stand up)
  • Cocktail Parties (Some seated)
  • Dinner (Using Round Tables)
  • Dinner (Using Banquet Tables)
  • Catedral Seating (in rows)
  • Dance Area

Square Feet per Person

  • 5-6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
  • 6
  • 2-4
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