How to Decide Whether You Need a Dance Floor at Your Wedding

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jan 31 2023

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A wedding is a big deal, and couples would want to make it count. If you're in this situation, one of the most significant decisions you need to make is whether to have a dance floor at the reception. Think about these factors when deciding if a dance floor is essential:

Size of Venue 

Depending on the number of guests as well as the size and layout of the venue, a dance floor may or may not be a practical addition. If the venue is small, there may need more space for a dance floor in addition to the other seating, and it may be better to leave it out. If the venue is larger, a dance floor can add fun, excitement, and energy to the reception.

Find a size that is a good balance between being large enough to accommodate all of the guests but not so large that it overwhelms the venue. A dance floor that is too large can take up too much space and take away from the other elements of the event.

Type of Music

The kind of music you will play at your event can determine the size of the dancing floor, as well as the need for one. A smaller floor may work if you are playing classic, jazz, or country. However, if you plan a grand and lively celebration with pop, hip-hop, or disco music playing in the background, you will need a bigger dance floor to fit all the people. 

If you're putting together a playlist, ensure that most songs have people out of their seats and on the dance floor. Otherwise, your guests may be able to dance. 


The need for a dance floor will depend on how much money the newlyweds are willing to spend. Since weddings are generally expensive, the budget should be realistic and achievable. This includes all the expenses associated with their wedding and renting a dance floor. 

It can be challenging for couples on a tight budget to decide whether they need a dance floor. Dance floors take up a large chunk of your budget, which includes renting one for your venue. Make sure you can afford to rent one before making a decision.


As far as wedding receptions are concerned, the venue’s location will determine whether you need a dance floor. If the event is outdoors, a dance floor may not be necessary since more space would be available and having one would be a waste of money. 

For indoor wedding receptions, having a dance floor can make the space safer and more comfortable for your guests to dance. Assuming the venue is big enough to accommodate one, an indoor dance floor provides more space for your guests to dance, interact, and move around.


Adding a dance floor to your wedding reception entails plenty of discernment. The venue’s size, type of music played, budget, and location should all be taken into account. By taking the time to consider all of these factors, couples can make the best decision for their big day.

Make your big day more memorable by booking 1 Entertainment. Turn to us if you are looking for event entertainment or a dance floor for your wedding reception. Contact us for enquiries.