When hosting a party or a meal, approximately 12 to 15 people fit comfortably under a canopy tent measuring 10 feet by 15 feet. If the event requires guests to simply sit under the tent, a 10-by-15 canopy tent can comfortably seat 25 to 30 people.
In general, when calculating the space requirements for a canopy tent, allow 10 to 12 square feet of space per person when planning a party or a meal. Plan on 5 to 6 square feet per chair when planning an event where guests sit under the tent and do not need to move around. If tables, displays or other objects must be under the tent, add these items into the space calculations.