Thursday Hitched Tip :: How many square foot per guest

Have you ever been to a wedding and felt like they squished you in like sardines? Well…they probably did! It is hard finding your dream venue with your dream vision and fit all of your friends and family in the space perfectly! If you are still on the hunt for your perfect venue, or working on your guest list, there is a rule of thumb for how many people there should be per square foot. the MAGIC NUMBER is 25-30 square feet per guest. That may seem like a lot, but that includes table space, dace floor, bar area and walking space.


Do yourself a favor when it comes to making your floor plan and make sure there is enough room for all of your guests!! The one exception is if you are doing a cocktail style reception. Where not everyone gets a specific seat. But that is a blog post for another day! 😉

Happy Planning