Dances, l a r g e r e c e p t i o n s , b i n g o
3-5.1 ACTIVITIES AND USES ANTICIPATED:
g a m e s , live music.
I n a small club the multi-use room may also have to be
u s e d as the dining room or bar.
This is undesirable since setting up for
ballroom activities will `inevitably interfere with dining requirements. A
l a r g e room may be divided into two or more smaller meeting areas to
T h e multi-use room is used
predominantly at night,
a l t h o u g h it may be used for receptions during the day, particularly at
l u n c h time.
I t is necessary to provide food and bar service to this space.
3-5.2 CHARACTER OF SPACE:
T h e multi-use room should appear as spacious
and dignified as funds will permit.
A traditional atmosphere is usually
M i n i m u m ceiling height:
r o o m up to 30'-0" wide.
I n c r e a s e minimum ceiling height by
t h e approximate ratio of 1'-0" for each increase of 5'-0"
i n room width.
3-5.3.2 Sizing of Spaces
S i z e s of multi-use room may vary depending on local taste
and management policy.
In addition, its size is affected
b y extent to which separate party rooms are provided,
r a t h e r than subdividing multi-use room for parties.
Guidelines for Establishing Area of Multi-use Room: Multi-
use room plus party rooms = 20-25% gross area. Critical
A l l o w 15 s.f./person (see Figure
A l l o w 13 s.f./seat for banquets.
3-5.4 BASIC EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
3 - 5 . 4 . 1 The dance floor should have a hardwood surface; the remainder
o f the area should have a high quality carpet.
3-5.4.2 Dance activities require tables and chairs around the perimeter
o f the room, f o r s i t t i n g o u t a n d s o c i a l i z i n g .
3-5.4.3 Bingo requires a seat at a table for every participant;
a d d i t i o n a l space may be needed for the display of prizes.