Recommended Marquee Capacity Chart

Use the table below to help you plan which size marquee you will require for your next function or event.  Remember, these are our maximum capacities for each type of marquee.

Wedding Marquee Hire Capacities

As a rule of thumb for marquee weddings and formal events we recommend 2m2 per guest eg 100pax wedding = 200m2 marquee (10m x 20m frame or 12m x 18m peg and pole). This will provide enough space inside the marquee for guest tables, dance floor area, food & bar service areas and an uncluttered marquee entrance. Refer "Seated Formal" in the marquee capacities guide below.

Marquee Capacities for Parties and Events

Marquees for casual parties and events - we would advise the following capacities (refer "standing").  Note, a 6m x 6m marquee is the same size as a two-car garage.  6m x 9m is equivalent to a three-car garage, and so on.

Standing = Casual marquee functions with no formal seating arrangements. Allows for some tables & chairs, as well as bar & food service area.

Seated = Informal marquee functions e.g. BBQ. Guests seated at trestle tables, with bar & food service area. No dancefloor area has been allowed.

Seated (formal) = Marquee Wedding or similar event with guests seated at round tables. Allows for spacious seating between tables, an uncluttered entrance into the marquee as well as food and bar service areas and a dance floor inside the marquee.

Marquee Size Sq M Standing Seated Seated
(formal)

3m x 3m

9

10

N/A

N/A

4m x 4m

16

15

N/A

N/A

3m x 6m

18

20

N/A

N/A

5m x 5m

25

25

20

15

3m x 9m

27

25

20

15

4m x 8m

32

30

25

20

3m x 12m

36

35

30

20

6m x 6m

36

35

30

20

6m x 9m

54

50

40

30

6m x 12m

72

65

50

40

9m x 9m

81

85

65

45

6m x 15m

90

95

75

50

10m x 10m

100

110

80

60

9m x 12m

108

115

85

65

9m x 15m

135

140

105

75

12m x 12m

144

150

115

80

10m x 15m

150

160

120

85

9m x 21m

189

200

145

100

10m x 20m

200

220

155

110

12m x 18m

216

230

165

115

9m x 27m

243

260

190

125

10m x 25m

250

270

200

130

12m x 24m

288

310

225

155

10m x 30m

300

330

240

170

12m x 30m

360

390

285

195

12m x 36m

432

460

335

240

12m x 42m

504

550

410

300

12m x 48m

572

650

540

360

12m x 54m

648

740

600

420

12m x 60m

720

830

660

480

Standing Marquee Events

Casual marquee functions with no formal seating arrangements. Allows for some tables & chairs, as well as bar & food service area inside the marquee

Seated Marquee Events

Informal marquee functions e.g. BBQ. Guests seated at trestle tables, with bar & food service area. No dancefloor area has been allowed inside the marquee.

Seated (formal) Marquee Weddings

Formal marquee events with guests seated at round tables. Allows for spacious seating between tables, an uncluttered entrance into the marquee as well as food & bar service areas and a dance floor inside the marquee.