As we draw to a close on Tent Seating guidelines, we will show the seating capacity for Cathedral Seating in a tent.

The following numbers will not take into account aisles, dance floors, or service areas. We will show options for the sizes of tent that we offer. After this list, we will explain the math involved

20 x 20 tent:      67 cathedral seating

20 x 30 tent:      100 cathedral seating

20 x 40 tent:      133 cathedral seating

20 x 60 tent:      200 cathedral seating

40 x 40 tent:      267 cathedral seating

40 x 60 tent:      400 cathedral seating

40 x 80 tent:      533 cathedral seating

40 x 100 tent:     667 cathedral seating

40 x 120 tent:     800 cathedral seating

Here’s how the funky math for this turns out: for Cathedral Seating, which involves chairs in rows, you need to allow for 5-6 square feet per person, for appropriate comfort. This number factors in the size of the chair and the fact that they are in rows. A 20 x 20 foot tent covers 400 square feet, so 400 square feet divided by 5 square feet equals 80 people. This is the recommended maximum. If you wanted to make sure people were spaced further apart and more comfortable which we strongly recommend and is shown above, divide 400 by 6, to get 67 people.

The previous posts in this series explained all of the party capacities for people. The last post will deal with miscellaneous measurements.