Tips of the Trade

Type of event

Space in square feet

Standing cocktail

6sq. feet per guest

Cocktail, seated and standing

8sq. feet per guest

Dinner with banquet tables

8sq. feet per guest

Dinner with round tables

10sq. feet per guest

Auditorium seating

6sq. feet per guest

Dance floor

4sq. feet per guest

Number of Guests

Suggested Size

50

9′ x 12′

100

12′ x 15′

150

15′ x 18′

200

18′ x 21′

250

21′ x 21′

300

24′ x 24′

400

27′ x 30′

500

33′ x 36′

Tent sizing is an important detail best left to the professionals, many details must be considered and the options are in abundance. Our sizing chart is a great start to the planning stages, we recommend you contact a Bravo sales associate to discuss the options available for all of your tenting needs.

*Based on a sit down meal at 60″ round tables including a bar and/or buffet area.

Number of Guests

Suggested Size

50

20′ x 30x

100

30′ x 40′

150

30′ x 60′

200

40′ x 60′

250

40′ x 80′

300

40′ x 100′

400

40′ x 120′

500+

contact one of our client service associates

Dinner with Round Tables

A – 2′ between chairs
B – 5′ between tables

Classroom Seating

A – 3′ between tables

Theater Seating

A – 3′ between the start of each row

Make sure you and your guests have enough supplies to get through the party. This guide will help make sure you have enough alcohol, mixers, glassware and bar tools.

How many drinks per bottle:

Liquor bottle (750ML) = approx. 15 drinks
Wine bottle (750ML) = approx. 5 drinks
Champagne bottle (750ML) = approx. 6 drinks

Standards

  • Beer
  • Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Gin
  • Scotch
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Champagne
  • Red Wine
  • White Wine
  • Dry Vermouth

Mixers

  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • 7-up or Sprite
  • Tonic
  • Club Soda
  • Gingerale
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Sparlking Water
  • Bottled Water

Garnishes

  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Olives
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherries
  • Mint

Tools

  • Shakers
  • Strainers
  • Muddlers
  • Zesters
  • Jiggers
  • Bar Mats
  • Bar Spoons
  • Rags
  • Cutting Boards
  • Knives
  • Ice Tubs/Buckets
  • Garnish Containers
  • Garbages/Recycling Bins

It is tough to say how many of which type of glass should be ordered to make sure you don’t run out mid-event and start serving your guests 12-year old scotch in solo cups. Each crowd is different: some parties will be heavier on the cocktails and others will be all about the wine. The following guide can help estimate the total number of glasses you will need but the style of glass (wine, highball, lowball) is ultimately up to you. Remember, it’s better to have a bit more than not enough!

Cocktail hour:
2 drinks per person for the first hour
1 drink per person every subsequent hour

Ex.
2 hour cocktail party (based on 100 guests):
3 drinks per person
300 glasses required

Bravo recommends:
150 wine glasses
125 hiball glasses
75 lowball glasses

Reception:

1 drink per person per hour (wine on table not included)

Ex.
5 hour reception (based on 100 guests):
5 drinks per person
500 glasses requred

Bravo recommends:
275 wine glasses
175 hiball glasses
100 lowball glasses

Cloth Size

Table 4’x30”

Table 6’x30”

Table 8’x30”

90″

10” to the floor

topper

topper

108″

floor length

n/a

n/a

120″

n/a

n/a

n/a

132″

n/a

n/a

n/a

54″ x 54″

topper

topper

topper

72″ x 72″

20″ to the floor

topper

topper

54″ x 120″

n/a

20″ to the floor

n/a

72″ x 120″

n/a

10″ to the floor

20″ to the floor

90″ x 108″

Perfect fit

n/a

n/a

90″ x 132″

n/a

Perfect fit

10″ to the floor

90″ x 156″

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cloth Size

Table 48″

Table 60″

Table 72″

90″

topper

20″ to the floor

topper

108″

Perfect fit

10″ to the floor

12″ to the floor

120″

6″ too long

Perfect fit

6″ to the floor

132″

n/a

n/a

Perfect fit

54″ x 54″

topper

topper

topper

72″ x 72″

topper

topper

topper

54″ x 120″

n/a

n/a

n/a

72″ x 120″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 108″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 132″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 156″

n/a

n/a

n/a

Cloth Size

Table 30″ (regular height)

Table 30″ (tall)

Table 54″x 54″

90″

Perfect fit

topper

topper

108″

10″ too long

6″ to the floor

10″ to the floor

120″

n/a

Perfect fit

Perfect fit

132″

n/a

n/a

n/a

54″ x 54″

topper

topper

topper

72″ x 72″

20″ drop

topper

topper

54″ x 120″

n/a

n/a

n/a

72″ x 120″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 108″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 132″

n/a

n/a

n/a

90″ x 156″

n/a

n/a

n/a