How Much Space Do You Need for Your Wedding?
Part of the Wedding Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Figuring out how much space you need for wedding events isn't easy, especially for the reception site, which has to accommodate tables, chairs, bars, open cocktail space, the dance floor, and so on. Here's a quick chart that tells you how many square feet you need for various wedding events.
|Space||Recommended Square Feet per Person|
|Cocktails with dance floor||10|
|Cocktails with hors d'oeuvres stations||12–13|
|Seated and served meal with dance floor||13–15|
|Dance floor||3 (for a dancing crowd)|