111 Colington Road
Metro Plaza MP 8
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: (252) 480-3535
Fax: (252) 480-0517
Toll-Free 1-866-490-3535


What is the difference between a Frame Tent and a Pole Tent?

A Frame Tent is a metal framed structure that supports the whole tent top and can fit into tighter areas, and can also be put up next to other frame tents because the ropes only come out a short distance. These ropes are only for holding the tent down.
Click here to view photos our frame tents.

A Pole Tent has tall poles holding up the center of the tent and should be figured into your floor plan. This tent also needs more room for ropes that come off the sides of the tent - at least 8 feet all the way around the tent. These ropes not only hold the tent down, they also hold the tent up.
Click here to view photos our pole tents.

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Tent Sizes & Floorplans

Tent Sizes in Square Feet

Square Footage

15 x 15


16 x 16


16 x 24


15 x 15


16 x 32


16 x 40


20 x 20


20 x 30


20 x 40


20 x 50


40 x 40


40 x 60


40 x 80


30 x 30


30 x 40


30 x 45


30 x 40


30 x 45


30 x 50


30 x 60


30 x 75


Tent Floor Plans
Sample floor plans in various sizes are shown below. Seating capacities are based on using 5' round tables of eight people each. Eliminate some round tables to provide space for buffet tables, head tables, dance floor, bars & staging.

Tent Sizes 20'x20' to 20'x50'

Tent Sizes 30'x30' to 30'x90'

Tent Sizes 40'x40' to 40'x80'

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Table & Seating Information


Stand Up Cockail

5 - 6 Sq. Ft. per person

Cocktail (Partial Seating):

8 Sq. Ft. per person

Buffet Dinner (Partial Seating):

8 Sq. Ft. per person

Cathedral Seating:

Row Seating:

5 - 6 Sq. Ft. per person

Sit Down Dinner:

4' Round Tables of Six-Eight

14-11 Sq. Ft. per person

5' Round Tables of Eight-Ten

15-12 Sq. Ft. per person

8' Rectangular Tables

10 Sq. Ft. per person

8' Rectangular Tables

8 Sq. Ft. per person

Table Seating Capacity:

30" Round:

Seats 2-3

36" (3 foot) Round or Square

Seats 3-4

48" (4 foot) Round:

Seats 6-8

60" (5 foot) Round:

Seats 8-10

8'x30" Rectangle/Banquet:

Seats 8-10

6'x30" Rectangle/Banquet:

Seats 8


Dance Area

2 Sq Ft. per person

Disc Jockey

50 Sq Ft. per DJ table

Band Area

10 Sq Ft. per person


20 Sq Ft.

Piano - Spinet

30 Sq Ft.

Piano - Grand

100 Sq Ft.

Head Table of Four

100 Sq Ft.

Bar Area

100 Sq Ft.

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Seating Diagrams

Round Tables
Allow between tables for chair space and food service.

Banquet / Rectangular Tables
Allow between tables for back-to-back seating. Allow between tables for seating on one side of table only.

Chairs - Cathedral Seating
Allow between rows. Allow for aisles.

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Customer Pick-up & Return
Should you choose not to use our delivery services and will be picking up and returning at our store in Kill Devil Hills, please note the following:

1. Customer is responsible for the loading and unloading of all rental items; while Metro Rental employees may assist you, there is no guarantee on their availability.

2. Please arrive with sufficient means for transporting your rental items in a safe and efficient manner.

3. Be sure to have people capable of lifting and loading.

4. Metro Rental and/or employees are not liable for any damage to vehicles that may occur during the loading and unloading process.

5. Metro Rental is not open on Sunday for pick-up or return. Business hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 5:00pm.

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