Enter the number of guests and the space required per guest into the calculator to determine the size of the party tent needed; this calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Party Tent Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the size of a party tent needed for an event:

Tent Size = (NumberG* Space per Guest) / Tent Capacity


  • Tent Size is the size of the party tent needed
  • Number of Guests is the total number of guests attending the event
  • Space per Guest is the amount of space required per guest
  • Tent Capacity is the maximum capacity of the party tent

To calculate the size of the party tent needed, multiply the number of guests by the space required per guest. Then, divide the result by the maximum capacity of the party tent.

What is a Party Tent?

A party tent, also known as a marquee, is a large, often decorative shelter that is typically made of durable materials like canvas or polyester, and is used to provide a covered outdoor space for parties, weddings, festivals, and other events. These tents are designed to protect guests from the elements such as sun, rain, or wind, while also creating a festive or elegant atmosphere. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, ranging from small, simple canopies to large, elaborate structures with walls, windows, and even flooring. Some party tents are free-standing, while others require stakes or weights to secure them in place. They may also include features like removable sides, ventilation windows, or built-in lighting.

How to Calculate Party Tent?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cost Recovery Ratio for a Party Tent:

  1. First, determine the rental revenue ($). 
  2. Next, determine the cost of purchasing or renting the tent ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CRR = RR / CT.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cost Recovery Ratio.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

rental revenue ($) = 500

cost of purchasing or renting the tent ($) = 200