If you want the customer to be allocated a specific duration when making a booking, you need to set this up in 'Rules dependent on number of Guests'.
To pre-set the duration for all other enquiries and bookings:
> Select Venue name
> Booking types
> Select relevant booking type
> Scroll down to ‘Rules Dependent on Number of Guests’ section
> Enter in a rule for a certain group size by filling in ‘Guests from’ and ‘Guests to’ and then the max duration for that group size, for that booking type.
I.e. 1 to 5 people, have a max duration of 1hr30m
6 to 9 people, have a max duration of 2hrs
10 to 20 people, have a max duration of 3hrs
If you want to set up the same or similar duration on all of your Booking Types,for example you may have the same durations for ‘Lunch’ and ‘Dinner’, you can use the 'Copy from type' button. This will copy over existing rules from a selected booking type. To do this:
> Select the 'Copy from type' button > Select the booking type you wish to copy the rules from > Save