Charnecke Tents, Inc. has a large selection of tents and party supplies available for rent.
We cater to all sizes of events that include picnics, weddings, fairs, corporate events, and parties and we service the entire state of Wisconsin. We have been in business since 1929 and our quality of products and service is second to none.
best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry - Tony N.
fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years - Jim Doornek
The staff at Charnecke Tents were so extremely helpful and everything came together perfectly from start to finish! - Marsha V.
Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years - Al Basset
Tent Liners, Swag & Drape Rentals
Band Shell Rentals
Chair & Cover Rentals
Dance Floor Rentals
Step it up with a dance floor rental from Charnecke Tents. Ideal for weddings, and lively parties. Sturdy wood finished dance floor comes in 4 ft. x 4 ft. sections with a standard rental of 20 ft. x 24 ft. Estimate the sizing of your dance floor figuring approximately 4 sq. ft. per person.
Charnecke Tents rents a variety of tables for your special event. We have tables for seated dining, and cocktail tables work well around our bar sections.
- 8 ft. table
- 6 ft. table
- 60 inch round table
- 36 inch cocktail table (42 inch height)
Event Planner – Tent Capacity
Multiply the number of guests by the recommended square footage per person. This will give you the total square footage necessary. Add recommended additional allowances for head tables, buffet areas, bars, or dance floors. Keep in mind that every event is different and the exact size of the tent will be determined by your personal needs and preferences.
# of guests x sq.ft. per person + space for head tables, buffet tables, stages, bars, dance floors, band/DJ, etc. = total square footage for the event. Add a little extra for overflow.
The Tent Size table on this page is based on calculations using the formula above, but does not include additional allowances for dance floor, bars, buffet area, band, head table, speaker podium, etc.
Tent Size Chart
|Tent Size||Square Footage||# People
Theater & Standing
Sit Down Dinner
|15 x 15||225||45|
|20 x 20||400||80||40-48||32|
|20 x 30||600||120||56-64||48|
|20 x 40||800||160||72-80||64|
|20′ Mids for 20′ Tent||400||80||16-24||16|
|30 x 30||900||180||72-80||64|
|30 x 45||1350||270||108-116||100|
|30 x 50||1500||300||120-128||112|
|30 x 60||1800||360||144-152||136|
|15′ Mids for 30′ Tent||450||90||36-44||36|
|20′ Mids for 30′ Tent||600||120||48-56||48|
|40 x 40||1600||320||160||136|
|40 x 60||2400||480||280||160|
|40 x 80||3200||640||360||232|
|40 x 100||4000||800||440||304|
|20′ Mids for 40′ Tent||800||160||80||72|
|60 x 60||3600||720||392||248|
|60 x 80||4800||960||504||344|
|60 x 100||6000||1200||672||440|
|20 ‘ Mids for 60’ Tent||1200||240||168||96|
|80 x 80||6400||1280||720||456|
|80 x 100||8000||1600||880||568|
|80 x 120||9600||1920||1120||680|
|20′ Mids for 80′ Tent||1600||320||160||112|
Cocktail Parties & Receptions
Standing Only: 8 sq. ft. per person
Partial Seating: 10 sq. ft. per person
Dinner and Banquet Seating
8′ Rectangular Tables: 12 sq. ft. per person
60″ Round Tables: 15 sq. ft. per person
Classroom or Theater Seating
Chairs in Rows: 8 sq. ft. per person
Tables & Chairs in Rows: 10 sq. ft. per person
Dance Floor (per person): 4 sq. ft. per person
Bar Area (per bar): 100 sq. ft.
Buffet Area (per table): 100 sq. ft.
Band (per band member): 15 sq. ft.
DJ: 50 sq. ft
Head Table (per person): 15 sq. ft.
Speaker/Podium Area: 15 sq. ft.
best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry
“I met Ken Charnecke back in 1990 when I started volunteering with Greendale’s Village Days Festival. They just seemed to have the best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry. So, we took a chance on them. Boy, has it been a great relationship! Over the years, as our humble little festival has grown, Charnecke has been there for us and would could not be happier. In 2015, they designed a us Band Shell on our request and that changed the face of our festival. We get a lot of compliments on it. 2020 will mark 30 years of my involvement with Village Days and also 30 year working with Charnecke! Thanks Jenny for taking over for Ken and doing such a great job for us!”
VP Greendale Entertainment Association
Village Days Co-Chair.
fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years
“Our Lions club has been fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years. As an organizer of our Thiensville-Mequon Lions annual June festival, I can attest that the quality and service is excellent, and that Jenny, Ken, Jay and all the folks at Charnecke are a pleasure to work with. Our fest site is prone to flooding, and there have been many times where they have gone above and beyond with last-minute changes to accommodate our needs. Just recently, I worked directly with Jenny on the custom design of some side curtains to enclose our park pavilion.”
Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club
EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER PERFECTLY FROM START TO FINISH
“As a wedding planner, I had the privilege of working with Charnecke Tents. My clients rented a tent, tent liner with colored lighting (which I highly recommend), chandeliers, tables, chairs, bar and dance floor. It was one of the largest outdoor wedding events that I have ever planned. The staff at Charnecke Tents were so extremely helpful and everything came together perfectly from start to finish! They provided quick estimates for all the rental equipment and quickly answered any questions that I needed throughout the months of planning. At the time of the event, the service staff was super knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Charnecke Tents for your next event. You will not be disappointed!”
Marsha VanArk, Lead Wedding Planner & Owner
Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events, LLC
Stevens Point, WI
Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years
“Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years and has always done an excellent job. On time setup, clean tents and great accessories like stages and bar. They have provide great service and are very dependable.”
South Milwaukee Lions Festival Chairman
South Milwaukee, WI