How Many Tables? Event Space Calculator

Planning an Event?

How Many Tables Do I Need for My Event?

Enter the number of guests you are expecting at your gathering in the first field. Then, view the results below to see how many of each type of table you would need to accommodate this amount of guests.

Expected # of Guests
Standard Table Setup

Below are calculations for how many tables you would need for each size table if you were to setup each table on its own as a stand alone table with chairs around it. For calculating rectangular tables that are set up end-to-end, please use the End-To-End seating form below.

Table Size Tables Needed # of Chairs/Table
48" Rd Comfortable 6
48" Rd Max Seating 8
60" Rd Comfortable 8
60" Rd Max Seating 10
72" Rd Comfortable 10
72" Rd Max Seating 12
6' Rectangle Comfortable 6
6' Rectangle Max Seating 8
8' Rectangle Comfortable 8
8' Rectangle Max Seating 10

How Much Space Do I Need?

It is estimated that you will need approximately 10-12 square feet per guest. The numbers calculated below are based on the number of guests you enter in the above field. This is for guest seating only. Additional space will be needed for dance floors, buffets, staging and other items if desired.

To measure the amount of square feet you have, simply multiply the length of your area by the width in feet. Then, you can cross reference the amount of space you have with the numbers below to determine if your space is sufficient for the number of guests you are expecting.

Your guest count will require between:
  • 10 ft² Per Guest
and:
  • 12 ft² Per Guest

What About Rows of Rectangle Tables?

End-To-End Seating

Enter the number of guests you are expecting at your gathering in the first field. In the 2nd field, enter the number
of rows you plan to make out of your rectangle tables. Then view the results below to see how many of each size
of table you would need to accommodate this amount of guests.

# of Guests
# of Rows/Sections
Table Size Tables Needed # of Chairs/Table
6' Rectangle 6 + 1 on each end of every row
8' Rectangle 8 + 1 on each end of every row
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