Chapter 2 : Selecting a Venue
Now , this may be one of the hardest parts of planning a masquerade, and to do this part , you must have a secure concept and theme. If you unsure on what your theme should be , then read my guide to choosing one here . Before you start looking for a venue , you may want to decide on a budget. This will make the process a lot easier.
The perfect venue for your event is really dependant on what your theme is. If you are having an enchanted forest themed masquerade ball, then obviously a forest , woods or even your back garden would be the perfect location. However , if you are having a Marie Antoinette themed ball , then it may be a bit harder to find a venue. A good place to look is www.venuefinder.com they have a really useful search engine that lets you search for venues in your local area , that matches your criteria.
Alternatively , you could ask your local council if they have any village halls, rooms off librarys etc that they hire out. Also , look around at local restaurants and hotels , because many ahve side rooms that they rent out for parties. If you live in a big city then it should be really easy to find a venure. However , in small towns (like mine) it may be more difficult. If you are up for a challenge , and you are having a relatively low key or small ball , then you could try hosting it at your house. However , I onylreccomend this if you are inviting a small number of guests , and are willing to do a lot of tidying up the next day.
Make sure that your location is easy to get to , not down some creepy alley ( your guests won’t want to wonder back in the dark otherwise). Preferably make sure there is ample parking space , or choose a location in walking distance from your guests houses , or bus stops/train stations/underground etc.
Also , make sure that if it’s in a hotel , your guests are considerate towards the people staying there. At the end of the ball you’ll probably want to sit down , not gte in to a massive fight with the hotel manager !
Have fun choosing
Peace , Love and Daisychains
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