What size dance floor do I need?
When you do wedding rentals in Mobile and Pensacola areas, you get a lot of questions regarding wedding planning. This is to be expected as most people don't normally plan elaborate events every day.
One of the first questions that we ask our clients is if they have a local wedding planner or event planner that they are already working with. While this is not a necessity it certainly helps to have a partner in this process to help you navigate the wedding and event process. Your wedding planner has established relationships with local vendors, florists, venues etc and with their expertise can usually save you money in the end. One of the areas they can help with is dance floor calculations.
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Ok on to the math, yes MATH, How much dance floor do I need for a wedding? Well to begin with, there are a few questions that you must answer:
- How many guests are going to attend your event?
- Where is the Dance Floor going to be located? (Indoors or Outdoors)
- Are there any space constraints at your venue for a Dance Floor?
Once you determine how many guests are going to attend and any space constraints, calculating your dance floor size gets a lot easier. Now if your event is going to be outdoors and you want to setup the dance floor on the grass you will need to get a sub floor to help keep the dance floor level, and stable so that it doesn't sink into the grass.
Dance floor rental sections usually come in 3 x 3' sections and we lock these together to build your dance floor. Generally speaking about 1/3 of your attendees will be on the dance floor at any given time, then multiply this number by 4.5 to get an approximate amount of dance floor rental you will need in square feet. (You could then divide this number by 9, to figure out how many dance floor rental sections you would need)
Here's the math:
- If you expect to have 200 guests and there are no space constraints
- To get the number of dancers it would be 200 * 33% = 66 dancers
- 66 dancers * 4.5 sq ft = 297 sq ft needed for your rental dance floor
We have also loaded the quick dance floor calculator on our tools page here.
Please contact us if there are any further questions that we can help you solve with your dance floor or any other setup or rental questions. Please provide any feedback in our comments section below and we are social, click the links below to join the party.