dance floorOur event planners can help you choose how big your wedding dance floor needs to be.   As a rule of thumb, you can assume 40% of your party will be dancing at any given time. There are a few things to consider when choosing a dance floor size.

Who Will Be Dancing?

If you’re wedding guests are mostly elderly and low key, you can expect not very many people will be dancing. If they are a younger crowd, then you can expect just the opposite. We have found for most weddings you can go with the 40% rule and it works great!

How Much Room Does Each Dancing Couple Need

The industry standard suggests that each couple will need 9 sq ft per couple (that’s over 4.5 ft per person).   Example: Let’s assume a party has 200 guests. 40%, or 80 guests, will be dancing at any one time. This means that you would need approximately 360 square feet of dance floor for this party, or a 16×20 dance floor.

If you figure 40 of 100 guests will dance, then you need about a 200 square foot dance floor. If you double that for 200 guests you would need a 400 square foot dance floor. With 300 guests you need a 600 foot dance floor.  You can see how easily that rule could get out of hand. So again you have to consider other factors like the age of your guests and how many people you really think will be dancing at one time.

Popular Wedding Dance Floor Sizes

When it comes to choosing your dance floor size, we have found that a 12’x12’ dance floor usually accommodates a small to medium wedding. That’s 144 square feet. We have also found dance floors smaller than that are typically a waste of time. We have 6 set dance floor sizes to choose from.  These sizes allow us to accommodate most wedding receptions wonderfully.   Call Advantage Tent and Party Rentals if you have questions about any of our dance floors.