What is the difference between a Frame Tent and a Pole Tent?
A Frame Tent is a metal framed structure that supports the whole tent top and can fit into tighter areas, and can also be put up next to other frame tents because the ropes only come out a short distance. These ropes are only for holding the tent down.

A Pole Tent has tall poles holding up the center of the tent and should be figured into your floor plan. This tent also needs more room for ropes that come off the sides of the tent – at least 8 feet all the way around the tent. These ropes not only hold the tent down, they also hold the tent up.

Tent Sizes & Floorplans

Tent Sizes in Square FeetSquare Footage
15 x 15225
16 x 16256
16 x 24384
15 x 15225
16 x 32512
16 x 40640
20 x 20400
20 x 30600
20 x 40800
20 x 501000
40 x 401600
40 x 602400
40 x 803200
30 x 30900
30 x 401200
30 x 45640
30 x 401200
30 x 451350
30 x 501500
30 x 601800
30 x 752100


Tent Floor Plans

Sample floor plans in various sizes are shown below. Seating capacities are based on using 5′ round tables of eight people each. Eliminate some round tables to provide space for buffet tables, head tables, dance floor, bars & staging.


Table & Seating Information

Stand Up Cockail5 – 6 Sq. Ft. per person
Cocktail (Partial Seating):8 Sq. Ft. per person
Buffet Dinner (Partial Seating):8 Sq. Ft. per person
Cathedral Seating:
Row Seating:5 – 6 Sq. Ft. per person
Sit Down Dinner:
4′ Round Tables of Six-Eight14-11 Sq. Ft. per person
5′ Round Tables of Eight-Ten15-12 Sq. Ft. per person
8′ Rectangular Tables10 Sq. Ft. per person
8′ Rectangular Tables8 Sq. Ft. per person
Table Seating Capacity:
30″ Round:Seats 2-3
36″ (3 foot) Round or SquareSeats 3-4
48″ (4 foot) Round:Seats 6-8
60″ (5 foot) Round:Seats 8-10
8’x30″ Rectangle/Banquet:Seats 8-10
6’x30″ Rectangle/Banquet:Seats 8
Dance Area2 Sq Ft. per person
Disc Jockey50 Sq Ft. per DJ table
Band Area10 Sq Ft. per person
Drums20 Sq Ft.
Piano – Spinet30 Sq Ft.
Piano – Grand100 Sq Ft.
Head Table of Four100 Sq Ft.
Bar Area100 Sq Ft.


Seating Diagrams

Round Tables

Allow between tables for chair space and food service.


Banquet / Rectangular Tables
Allow between tables for back-to-back seating. Allow between tables for seating on one side of table only.


Chairs – Cathedral Seating

Allow between rows. Allow for aisles.


Customer Pick-up & Return

Should you choose not to use our delivery services and will be picking up and returning at our store in Kill Devil Hills, please note the following:

1. Customer is responsible for the loading and unloading of all rental items; while Metro Rental employees may assist you, there is no guarantee on their availability.

2. Please arrive with sufficient means for transporting your rental items in a safe and efficient manner.

3. Be sure to have people capable of lifting and loading.

4. Metro Rental and/or employees are not liable for any damage to vehicles that may occur during the loading and unloading process.

5. Metro Rental is not open on Sunday for pick-up or return. Business hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am – 5:00pm.