You Should Be Dancin’ – Yeah!

Wood Parquet Dance Floor under Tent in Philadelphia area

Of course you want your special event to be perfect. So many things go into planning a special birthday, wedding, mitzvah or any other big party. You want the setting and ambience to match the mood of your celebration, and the food to be delicious. But most of all, you want to have fun! For most people, fun includes dancing to a live band or a DJ. EventQuip offers many dance floor alternatives to get your guests up and moving! Here are some considerations and information to help you when deciding which dance floor is best for you.

General Dance Floor Considerations

1. Approximately 50% of the people at a party will dance if there is good entertainment

2. One couple needs approximately 9 square feet of space to dance comfortably

3. A younger crowd means that most likely more than 50% of people will dance, but they generally dance closer to each other, and therefore may use a little less space

4. An older crowd indicates that less than 50% of people will dance, but they need more room because the style of dancing requires more space to move comfortably

5. You want to provide a big enough dance floor for your guests, but not so large that it appears empty

See the following chart that provides approximate guidelines for the number of guests and recommended dance floor sizes: 

Dance Floor Size Guidelines *
Total Number of Guests Approximate Number of Dancing Guests at One Time Size Options
60 30 12′ x 12′
90 45 15′ x 15′
130 65 18′ x 18′
170 85 20′ x 21′
200 100 21′ x 24′
230 115 24′ x 24′
270 135 24′ x 28′
* Note, all estimates and sizes are approximate.  Please call for custom sizes for your event. We have many custom sizes and options available.

Take a look at some of the floors we have done in the past, and let us know what you think! We can install our dance floors directly onto outdoor grassy surfaces (provided they are protected by a tent), on top of our leveled flooring, or at an indoor venue, either directly onto carpet, tile, granite or other hard surface.  We can even create elevated floors so that everyone can see the action. EventQuip has beautiful oak parquet dance floors, all black floors, all white floors, and we can do custom checkerboards or other designs.  We can also create custom decals and laminates that are adhered to the dance floor for a signature look.

White Dance Floor installed over a Pool under Tent; Philadelphia Tent, Bucks County Dance Floor, Montgomery County Dance Floor

This 18′ x 18′ white dance floor was placed on a custom elevated floor that we installed to extend over our client’s outdoor pool.  It is all enclosed by a large clear span tent that was set up adjacent to the back of the client’s home to act as the lounge and main party space for this special event.


Dance Floor on Grass Under Clear Top Tent Main Line Philadelphia

For a rustic wedding on a family farm last fall, the bride and groom chose a traditional and warm wood parquet floor for their guests to enjoy. This was installed directly on the level grass surface and is secured by beveled aluminum trim around the edges.


Custom Laminate Dance Floor Philadelphia

Here’s our wood parquet dance floor covered with a custom laminate decal that our client loved.  The decal is affixed to the floor with a special laminate backing that is durable enough for dancing, but can be easily removed when the party is complete.


Black & White Checkerboard Dance Floor Philadelphia

Here’s a fun black and white checkerboard dance floor that reflects the black and white color scheme of this party. Its placed under a white frame top tent and surrounded by our charcoal outdoor carpeting.


White Dance Floor under Pole Tent Philadelphia

At this Lilly Pulitzer-inspired wedding along the Delaware River, our client asked for our gleaming white dance floor to keep the party bright!  Surrounding the dance floor is our plush tan carpeting installed over leveled flooring.


Wood Parquet Dance Floor in Ballroom Philadelphia

Here’s another example of our wood parquet dance floor, this time installed on top of carpet inside a special events venue.


Former PA Governor Ed Rendell on our White Dance Floor Philadelphia

Finally, we have former Pennsylvania Governor and former Philadelphia Mayor, Ed Rendell tearing it up on our white dance floor under a pretty little clear top tent!



Gorgeous Wedding on a Starry Fall Night

WOW! When we received these stunning photos of one of our events from Philadelphia-based wedding photographer Joe Craig, we were just floored! I wish I was this bride on this perfect evening! Just take a look at the gorgeous setting under a starry night.

Sailcloth Tent Main Line Philadelphia Wedding

Set in a tree-lined nook in our client’s backyard, overlooking a lake, we provided the backdrop for this beautiful celebration. The bride and groom, their families and guests enjoyed a perfect evening under our large sailcloth tent. The tent was literally glowing from within thanks to our friends at Eventions Productions. We added a custom leveled floor covered with tan carpeting, a shining parquet dance floor and a stage platform for the band to perform. We also provided restroom trailers covered with tents and a catering tent, complete with covered walkways and gutters in case of rain (no worries on this night!)

Sailcloth Tent Philadephia Wedding

Evantine Design planned the gorgeous table and floral design, and the overall feel of this remarkable occasion.  As the sun began to set, the bride and groom made their way down to the lake for a minute of reflection and to share a private moment.

Sailcloth Tent Bride and Groom Philadelphia Wedding

Beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Rustic and Elegant Wedding on a Family Farm

We were welcomed to a family’s spectacular home to transform their farm into a  gorgeous setting for a joyous wedding.  As part of the team of event planners, EventQuip provided the main 66′ x 82′ clearspan, clear top European structure on 11′ legs with clear and white sidewall.

Wedding Clear Top Tent

The overall rustic design, individual tablescapes and buffet tables were designed and implemented by Sheila Motley from The Event Company based out of Charlottesville, VA.  EventQuip added a rich wood parquet dance floor, and staging for the band to perform.

Table Setting - Main Line Philadelphia Tent

Clear Tent  with Stage and Parquet Dance Floor

For the youngest guests, the bride and groom had us set up a separate round sailcloth tent that they outfitted with special activities such as crayons and crafts to keep the kids entertained.  As the guests departed, they each received a special favor as a personal reminder of this beautiful farm-style wedding.

Clearspan tent with Sailcloth tent  in background

Sailcloth Tent Main Line Philadelphia

Philadelphia Main Line Wedding Tent Rental

Philadelphia Main Line Sailcloth Tent

From Ceremony to Celebration, One Sailcloth Tent Does It All

Wedding Ceremony Sailcloth Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Whenever necessary for the event design and party budget, a single tent can be used for both the wedding ceremony as well as the dinner dance celebration.

For this modern Greek wedding, we installed one sailcloth tent on a level wooden floor in the backyard of a stately suburban home. Initially, the tent was set up for a lovely, ceremony in-the-round setting. Then, while guests enjoyed cocktails in the surrounding gardens, the event designer and caterer transformed the tent into the dinner dance layout. It’s an incredibly savvy way to entertain under canvas without breaking the budget.

{Our Event Partners: Marie Labbancz Photography, Eventions Productions, TableArt, Max Hansen Caterer}

Outdoor Greek Wedding Ceremony Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Using Ceremony Tent for Dinner Tent Sail Cloth

Outdoor Weddings Sail Cloth Tents Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Our Sailcloth Tent and Custom Wood Plank Floor Made the Cover of InTents Magazine!

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One of our sailcloth weddings made the cover of the summer issue of InTents Magazine!

For this wedding at the historic Andalusia on the Delaware in Philadelphia, we installed a 51 x 91 foot Aztec Tidewater tent with stained, laminated hardwood side poles and center poles. The plank floor was custom built by our craftsmen using rough planks in random widths and colors.  Always a gorgeous estate to tent, we were thrilled to partner with Evantine Design on the overall décor concept for the event. Wedding Planning and event design by Evantine Design; Lighting by Eventions Productions and Catering by Peter Callahan Catering.  {Photo: EventQuip}