Question for the group…
In states that have limits on the number of people who can gather indoors, what are you setting your venue capacity at?
My space can hold up to 300 people, but New York has a limit on indoor gatherings that forbids more than 50 people from getting together. I left my capacity limit as it was because I sometimes get people booking weddings 6, 8, or even 12 months into the future — presumably when we’ll be able to host larger groups. Unfortunately, I’ve been getting requests from potential guests to host events of more than 50 right now. I had two halloween party requests this weekend alone for 100 people.
I, of course, inform the guest that due state laws I cannot host more than 50 people and turn them down. My concern about this is that one of the factors Peerspace uses to ranks listings is the ratio of inquiries to bookings.
How are others handling this? I’m considering lowering my listings to 50 people to address this near term, but don’t want to miss out on bigger bookings down the road.