Marquee Size Guide

If you are thinking of buying a marquee, you may find the table below helpful in choosing the appropriate size of marquee. These are suggestions only and are  based on 30 years practical experience of hiring and manufacturing marquees.

As an approximate guide, each 3m x 3m (10' x 10') area of the marquee will accommodate a 5' round table seating 8-10 guests (8 is more comfortable, but 10 is acceptable if space on site for the marquee is limited).

Remember to allow some extra space for dance floors, disco, buffet, bar, reception area etc. The numbers below should be taken as the maximum possible - actual marquee capacity will vary according to accessories used, the layout chosen, entrances and exits etc.

Size in metres

Size in feet

Standing/buffet

Seated at 5' tables

 6m x 12m 20' x 40' 100 70
9m x 9m 30' x 30' 130 80
 9m x 12m 40' x 30' 180 110
 9m x 18m 60' x 30' 260 160
 9m x 24m 80' x 30' 300 210
12m x 12m 40' x 40' 180 140
12m x 18m 40' x 60' 300 200
12m x 27m 40' x 90' 450 300