Planning Your Reception


 

What size area will you need for your reception?

The size of the reception hall depends on the number of guests.

A rule of thumb:  Allow at least 14  square feet per seated person.
If your guests will be served cocktail style,
you should allow at least 9 square feet per person.

Optimally, allow 4.3 square feet extra per person for dancing.

For 50 guests:
seated: 700 square feet, with dancing 915 square feet
standing: 450 square feet, with dancing 665 square feet

For 100 guests:
seated: 1400 square feet, with dancing  1830 square feet
standing: 900 square feet, with dancing 1830 sqaure feet 1830

For 150 guests:
seated: 2100 square feet, with dancing 2745  square feet
standing: 1350 square feet, with dancing  1995 square feet

For 200 guests:
seated: 2800 square feet, with dancing 3660 square feet
standing: 1800 square feet, with dancing  2660 square feet

For 250 guests:
seated: 3500 square feet, with dancing 4575 square feet
standing: 2250 square feet, with dancing  3325 square feet

For 300 guests:
seated: 4200 square feet, with dancing 5490 square feet
standing: 2700 square feet, with dancing  3990  square feet

For 350 guests:
seated: 4900 square feet, with dancing 6400 square feet
standing: 3200 square feet, with dancing   4655  square feet

For 400 guests:
seated: 5600 square feet, with dancing 5320 square feet
standing: 3600 square feet, with dancing 7320 square feet

For 450 guests:
seated: 6300 square feet, with dancing 8235 square feet
standing: 4100 square feet, with dancing 5985  square feet

For 500 guests:
seated: 7000 square feet, with dancing  9150 square feet
standing: 4500 square feet, with dancing   6650 square feet

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center’s large  ballroom
is 7,200 square feet.   The ballroom easily accommodates 500
seated guests and still has room for dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size of reception hall.  Square footage of reception hall.

Space for 250 guests. Size of dance floor.