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Let’s Talk About Bookings Versus Events


Feb 21, 2019

Jonathan Morse

Feb 21, 2019

Let's Talk About Bookings Versus Events


Bookings or events? What’s the difference? Allow me to clear up the confusion between what is a booking and what is an event.

Simply put, a booking is a “holder” of all the details, including all the events within a booking. There are a number of occasions where the booking and the event is the same thing. That usually holds true if there is only a single event.

A booking in Tripleseat will have the following:

  • The name of who is doing the booking
    Example: American Bar Association Annual Meeting. or Smith Wedding Weekend
  • The dates of the booking
    Example: Smith Wedding Weekend Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, to Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (Tripleseat is the only app that allows for a date range of one day to 12 months)
  • The location of the booking
    Example: Bluewater Restaurant or Bluewater Hotel (fun fact: Tripleseat allows you to have multiple events in different locations under the same booking)
  • The event or events
    Example: Reception on Friday, wedding and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. This is what we call a multi-event booking.
  • The BEO (Banquet Event Order)
    Example. Create one BEO (we call it the Master BEO) with all of the details for the reception, wedding, dinner, and breakfast on a single document (Tripleseat is the ONLY app that can create master documents)
  • Financial and billing information
    Example: Have the total of all the events roll up and by the individual event under the booking, as well as a single invoice and payment for the booking

Tripleseat allows you the flexibility to start a booking or and event at either the booking level or the event level. If you are a venue that does single events like a dinner, then use events in Tripleseat (in the background we automatically create the booking for you). If you are a venue that does bookings with multiple events, it is faster and easier to add all those events with bookings. At the end of the day, an event cannot exist without a booking.

Example of a booking with multi-events


Example of an event

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