Event seating can be one of the biggest challenges for any event planner, especially during COVID times. Designing seating charts and layouts for your socially distanced events with Yapsody’s venue mapping is one way of staying ahead of the curve. Your audience inclinations and type of socially distanced event also play a deciding factor for a safe and successful event.
Based on our industry-wise insights, creating the optimum event seating plan is now possible as witnessed across the globe
Here’s How You Can Use Seating Maps For Effective Social Distancing
1. Add Your Custom Seating Chart
With Yapsody, you can upload an interactive seating chart for your reserved seating events. Speak to your venue manager and procure a venue seating chart that can be uploaded on our platform.
This will help you map specific sections with the uploaded seating chart and dedicate seats, sections, and rows in accordance with social distancing protocols. You can also add personalized Hold Notes specific to your audience such as – VIP, Special Needs, Disabled, Children, etc.
Design a socially distanced seating chart so that your guests and attendees can comfortably sit at least 6 feet or 2 meters apart from each other. It’s crucial to assess the number of eats to group together for families, couples, or small groups of individuals who live or gather in close proximity to each other.
Create a socially distanced seating with our Inventory Management feature so that your guests and attendees can comfortably sit at least 6 feet or 2 meters apart from each other. It’s crucial to assess the number of seats to group together for families, couples, or small groups of individuals who live or gather in close proximity to each other.
Read more about our Social Distancing Holds that will make your event seating arrangements a breeze.
Create different seating zones such as Solo, Family, and Couple to suit a diverse group of event attendees without hampering their comfort zones and event experience. Once you’ve finished adding rows and columns, top it off by adding colors to seats to designate pricing tiers.
2. Maintain Privacy With Invite-Only Codes
Add another layer of safety along with your seating maps through Invite-Only codes. Avoiding overcrowding and gatecrashers is of paramount importance at the moment. With an Invite-only event, only those with your special access code can purchase tickets thus limiting your attendees to the chosen number of seats at your venue.
From conferences, award expos, networking dinners, movie screening, or a VIP night at your casino, organizing an exclusive event is the definitive way to go. Learn how you can Streamline Your Event Exclusivity with our Invite-Only Codes.
3. Enforce Social Distancing Directions
Lead your attendees and patrons to the right seating sections without having them lose their way. No one would like to bump into unknown strangers at your venue unless it’s a networking event. Use well-placed markers, signs, and symbols for a streamlined movement.
Currently, our Hold Management system lets you control your ticketing & seating pool for all your guests. With our Social Distancing Holds you can automatically hold and reserve nearby seats when your ticket buyers make a purchase, thereby enforcing social distancing.
To bring this into effect, enable social distancing holds for reserved seating sections from the holds tab of each performance. These event seats held for social distancing will be held under the code “SD” in holds.
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