How Much Dance Floor Do You Need?

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Okay, you’re going to have a dance floor at your wedding. Right? Right! But before you start tricking it out with awesome lights or debating what music to play, you have to decide how many square feet of dance floor you’ll need.

You don’t want too many square feet because, even if there are tons of people throwing down on the dance floor, it won’t look full – and that space could’ve been used for something else! On the other hand, if you don’t have enough dance floor then everybody won’t be able to dance unless they take to the streets. Dancing in the streets always looks great in the movies, but it can be a bit dangerous in real life!

How to Calculate Dance Floor Size

Generally, anywhere from a third to half of your guests will be on the dance floor at any given time. So, if you have 200 guests, then you’ll want to accommodate 75 to 100 people. Of course, this is just an estimate. Adjust according to how enthusiastic your guests will be!

Now, each of those dancing couples should have about nine square feet of space. So, if you take 100 dancers and divide them into 50 couples, then multiple by the 9 square feet of space, you get 450 square feet of dance floor. But that’s on the high end of your range, so a simple 20’x20’ dance floor would probably be great!

There are plenty of charts out there that do the dance floor math for you. They’ll say “If you have X amount of people, then you’ll need this many square feet of dance floor,” but there are always other factors to consider. The dance floor needs to fit the venue, for one, while allowing plenty of room for everything else. Your venue might only have room for a 12’x12’ dance floor even though that chart says you need a 16’x16’ dance floor. There are always creative solutions available and everything will work out!

Dress Up the Dance Floor

Don’t worry, math can be kind of boring, but now that you know how many square feet of dance floor you’re working with, you can decide how crazy you want to get. LED dance floors are extremely versatile, and nobody can say no to dancing on a lighted dance floor! Or, maybe you’re looking for a formal alternative to a boring wood dance floor? Well, a white dance floor is perfect for both indoor and outdoor weddings. And if you want to put the perfect cherry on top, you can go with a vinyl wrapped dance floor that’s totally customizable!

If you need some help with dance floor math or dressing up your dance floor, contact Unique Events. From DJ services to chair rentals to unique floral design, we can help with every aspect of your wedding. Let us help you create the right vision for what could be the most important day of your life!

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