**Occupancy**

To estimate the **occupancy** of a space, divide thesquare footage of the **room** by the square footage requiredper person. For example, classrooms require 20 square feet perperson, while retail establishments require 60 square feet perperson.

Also know, what is room occupancy?

To be clear, **room occupancy** is the number oftimes a **room** (or tree house!) is sold to guests (and thusoccupied) in a given period – compared to the maximum numberof nights the **room** can be sold in that period. Thiscalculation focuses on the number of beds available in each**room**.

Likewise, how many chairs can fit in a room? The general rule of thumb for standard **chair**installations is eight square feet per **chair**. For example,an 800 square foot **room** (or a 20 x 40 Tent) should**fit** 100 **chairs** – this includes aislespacing.

Additionally, how much space do you need per person at a party?

Party Seating and Space Information

Cocktail parties ( guests standing up) | 5 to 6 sq. ft per person |
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Reception, tea type (some seated) | 8 sq. ft. per person |

Dinner, using oblong tables | 8 sq. ft. per person |

Dinner, using round tables of 6, 8 and 12 | 12 sq. ft. per person |

Cathedral seating (rows) | 6 sq. ft. per person |

What is the maximum occupancy?

That means a 500 square foot restaurant might have a**maximum occupancy** of 33 people. However the IBC recommendsareas with concentrated use of chairs, such as a bar with a dancefloor, have 7 square feet of floor space on that floor of thebuilding per person.