How many people will fit in a room or marquee?

This is simply a guide to give you a starting point for planning marquee and room occupancy levels.

Type of event and space required: (suggested minimums)
A Plated Dinner requires 1.2m² per person.
A Buffet Dinner and Dance requires 1.5m² per person

Use the following formula:     (LxW)÷1.2 or 1.5 =number of people
The length x width of a room gives you the ‘Square Metres’.
Divide the square metres by the ‘Space Required’  (1.2 or 1.5) and this gives you the number of people that will fit in the room.

Marquee Sizes and Capacities:

Size 

 Square Metres

 Plated Dinner

 Buffet & Dance

 6x6m

 36 

 30 people

 24 people

 6x9m

 54

 45 people

 36 people

 6x12m

 72

 60 people

 48 people

 6x15m

 90

 75 people

 60 people

 10x10m

 100

 83 people

 66 people

 10x15m

 150

 125 people

 100 people

 10x20m

 200

 166 people

 133 people

 10x25m

 250

 208 people

 166 people

 10x30m

 300

 250 people

 200 people

 

Please note these are purely approximates…numbers may vary dependant on the room layout.