BBQ Grill Size Calculator
Our BBQ grill size calculator is finally here! We'll help you organize a BBQ party for any number of people and allow you to choose the BBQ grill size that perfectly suits your needs. 🍗
The text below will take you on a short, BBQfilled journey and resolve the question "how big of grill do I need?" once and for all.
How to use the BBQ grill size calculator?
Our tool just couldn't be easier! Follow these 2 simple steps for the maximum gain:

Enter the number of guests
This simple step will help you determine the:
 Needed BBQ area; and
 Estimated amount of meat needed.

Enter the length and width of your own grill
This easy trick allows you to check whether the device you already have is suitable for the party you'd like to host.

No more steps here; you already have all it takes. 😊
Preparing for a bigger party? Fear no more, we've already prepared all the calculators you may need:
 Taco bar 🌮
 Party drink 🍹
How to calculate what size gas BBQ do I need?
That's one tasty way to practice your math! To calculate the desired grill area, we're going to use the equation taken from our BBQ catering calculator:
 Imperial version:
Grill size = People × 72 in²
 Metric version:
Grill size = People × 464.5 cm²
How much BBQ per person do I need?
We usually recommend buying at least 0.5 pound/8 ounces (0.23 kg) of meat per person. 🥩
Our BBQ grill size calculator performs that calculation in the blink of an eye  however, you may want to adjust that amount with the number of guests with vegan/vegetarian preferences.
If you need more specific calculations, we highly recommend you to try our tool dedicated to BBQ food & cost:
••• BBQ Party Calculator 👨🍳 •••
BBQ grill size chart
The BBQ grill size calculator presents  the readytogo grill size chart for parties of up to 30 people!
Area  

People  Imperial (in²)  Metric (cm²) 
1  72  464.5 
2  144  929 
3  216  1393.5 
4  288  1858 
5  360  2322.5 
6  432  2787 
7  504  3251.5 
8  576  3716 
9  648  4180.5 
10  720  4645 
11  792  5109.5 
12  864  5574 
13  936  6038.5 
14  1008  6503 
15  1080  6967.5 
16  1152  7432 
17  1224  7896.5 
18  1296  8361 
19  1368  8825.5 
20  1440  9290 
21  1512  9754.5 
22  1584  10219 
23  1656  10683.5 
24  1728  11148 
25  1800  11612.5 
26  1872  12077 
27  1944  12541.5 
28  2016  13006 
29  2088  13470.5 
30  2160  13935 
Summer is definitely the BBQ time  let's also prepare for autumn & winter!
FAQ
What size grill do I need for 10 people?
It's so easy! You'll only need two steps:

Take a look at the equation:
Grill size = People × 72 in²

Input your desired number of people:
Grill size = 10 × 72 in²
Grill size = 720 in²

Yay! Your grill for a party of 10 should be at least 720 square inches! 🍾
What size barbecue do I need for a party of 20?
Let's get it done! Here's the equation you'll need:
Grill size = People × 72 in²
Grill size = 20 × 72 in²
Grill size = 1440 in²
Now you know! The BBQ you need to host a party for 20 people should be around 1440 square inches.
For more details, take a look at our BBQ catering calculator.
What size gas BBQ do I need for 100 people?
We usually need 72 square inches (464.5 cm²) of grilling space for a single adult person.
With that information in mind, let's calculate what grill area is perfect for a party of 100:
Grill size = People × 72 in²
Grill size = 100 × 72 in²
Grill size = 7200 in²
That's one enormous BBQ! It wasn't that difficult, was it? 🎉