Appointments services are designed for one client to reserve a private session with a staff member. Once a client has booked an appointment, another client cannot book or add themselves to this same appointment.
To set up a semi-private appointment in Pike13, you can either set it up as an appointment and have staff manage the booking or set it up as class and allow multiple clients to enroll.
Set up semi-privates as an appointment service and have staff add additional clients
Create an appointment called semi-private. Once the appointment is created, you can add times that staff members are available for semi-privates. Only one appointment service is required to accommodate two, three, or four clients at a time, because staff must add additional clients.
You can choose to allow one client to book the appointment time online. After the one client books, staff can enroll additional clients to this semi-private appointment time.
Another option is to only allow staff to book semi-privates. When a group requests a semi-private, staff can book an appointment and include the entire group.
Set up semi-privates as a class service and allow clients to enroll themselves
Create a class service named semi-private and set a capacity greater than 1. This will allow more than one client to enroll themselves in the class. Once the class is set up, you will need to build the class schedule by creating separate class times for each day and time clients can enroll in.