New Years Eve Masquerade Balls 2017

14 Dec 2017


New Years Eve Masquerade Balls - Stylish and Sophisticated?


Looking for a stylish and sophisticated way to usher in the New Year? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that hotels, stately homes and country clubs up and down the country are hosting extravagant masquerade balls. Take a look below and you’ll find our top picks, including spectacular Gala dinners, medieval masquerade banquets and balls featuring acrobats as pre-dinner entertainment.

We’ve gone out of our way to find truly spectacular events, hosted at venues that are willing to pull out all the stops. As such, you can rest assured that everything on this list is worthy of your time and attention. After all, New Year’s Eve should always be celebrated in style

Unless otherwise noted, all of the balls listed below take place on the 31st of December, and the dress code for the overwhelming majority will be black tie.

If you have any questions or want to suggest an addition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



Celtic Manor - Newport

Boasting an opening act that features aerial acrobatics, a decadent five course banquet and a live band to help you dance the evening away, Celtic Manor’s New Year's’ Masquerade Gala promises to be a truly momentous occasion.

The promise of complementary red and white wine isn’t to be sniffed at either! The dress code, as you might expect, is strictly black tie, and we’d recommend booking soon because tickets are rapidly selling out.

More information can be found here.



The Forge - London 

One of the city’s more outlandish spaces, Forge is a strangely decadent mix of industrial-chic cocktail bar and fine dining restaurant. Their NYE masquerade ball promises a similar blend of old and new, with a five course ‘late night dinner’, live entertainment and promises of seduction and intrigue.

The dress code is more casual than most (smart casual in fact) but masks are still mandatory.

For more information, click here.



Hartsfield Manor - Surrey

A champagne and canape welcome, followed by a four course banquet and then live music on the dance floor. What’s not to love? This New Year’s Eve spectacular is set in a fabulous period building and promises to be a truly memorable affair. According to the itinerary, there’s to be fine wines, a real party atmosphere and dancing in a range of styles to usher in the new year. An overnight stay in one of the extravagant guest rooms is also highly recommended.

The dress code is formal, and a stylish mask is a must.

See here for more information.



Ruthin Castle - North Wales 

If you’re looking for something a little different, this medieval masquerade ball is probably just the ticket. Ruthin castle is a magnificent building, set amidst some truly picturesque scenery, and their themed event promises all of the hearty cheer that you might associate with a medieval banquet. You’ll be treated to traditional fair in their themed banquet hall, surrounded by brilliant company and a roaring fire.

Formal attire is recommended, and you’ll need to remember your mask!

For more information, click here


 Tatton Park - Cheshire

The culmination of Tatton park’s seasonal festivities, this Gala dinner is guaranteed to be a memorable occasion.

Taking inspiration from the carnivals of Venice, New Orleans and Rio, the focus here will be on merriment, dancing and fabulous food. The whole party takes place inside a fabulous marquee, and there’s sure to be a real buzz in the air as the seconds tick down to midnight.

This is definitely an occasion that you’ll want to dress up for; the smarter the better, and we’d also definitely recommend taking along on of our luxury masks to make sure that you stand out from the crowd.

More information is available here.



The Belmont Hotel - Leicester  

Promising traditional mulled wine and mince pies on arrival, champagne at 7 and then a six course banquet before the dancing begins, his traditional masquerade ball is sure to be a big hit. The Belmont is well known for its incredible hospitality and the entertainment features everything from a live string quartet, through to traditional pipers.

Make sure that you dress in your best formal wear, and make sure that you remember to bring your dancing shoes!

For more information, click here.



Kedleston Country House - Derby

Kedleston Country House is a gorgeous boutique hotel nestled in the very heart of Derby, and they’re throwing a wonderful NYE ball this year. The itinerary includes a four course meal, a jazz singer and a professional DJ, so you know you’ll be seeing out the year in style. It’s worth noting that there’s also a champagne reception, and that the food will be to die for.

Black tie is a must, and you’ll probably want to select an elegant/traditional masquerade mask.

For more information click here.



Century Club - London   

Boasting four floors of revelry, a profusion of different entertainers and rooftop views of big ben for those few fateful seconds before the close of 2017, this New Year’s Eve extravaganza is a must for anyone that happens to be in London this year.

The century is technically a club, but it’s one of SoHo’s more exclusive establishments so smart casual or formal wear is recommended.

You’ll find more information here.




The Queens Hotel & Spa - Bournemouth

On the back of a very successful ball in 2016, the folks over at The Queens Hotel have decided to throw another red carpet spectacular this year too. Like most of the other events listed here, this banquet will include the traditional masquerade ball, and a full five course meal, but there will also be casino tables, freely flowing champagne and a complimentary Chambord Royale cocktail to greet you on arrival.

The dress code is (of course) formal and a decadent masquerade mask is an absolute must.

Click here for more information.




 The White Hart Inn - Derbyshire 

The team over at the White Hart Inn have promised to transform their function room into a slice of traditional Venice for the evening, replete with masquerade themed decor, a decadent two course buffet and a chocolate fountain, plus live entertainment for those of us inclined to usher in the new year with our feet. This is a must if you're in the area, and there’s always the option to stay at the Inn should you be travelling from afar.

Formal wear of some description is essential, although the event isn’t avowedly black tie.

For more information, see here.




The Chester Grosvenor - Chester

Promising to help you usher in the new year in ‘complete style’ this one of a kind extravaganza includes a guest appearance from ‘The Red Hot Opera’, a delightful four course banquet and dancing until the small hours.

Formal wear is a must.

Make sure that you remember your dancing shoes and your masquerade mask too.

Full details can be found here




The Waterfront - Harwich  

For those of us that prefer something a little more low-key, or want to enjoy a masked ball without all the pomp and ceremony, this sumptuous affair promises live local entertainment, a great party atmosphere and plentiful refreshment.

Set in the comfortable confines of the Waterfront’s custom-built entertainment venue, there’s no meal and less focus on the glitz and glamour, but that may well be more to your liking, and it’s worth noting that a night of friendly fun is all but guaranteed!

Masks are optional, and the dress code just states ‘dress to impress’ but we reckon that there’s still a good argument to be made for picking one of our more ostentatious masks.




Hythe Imperial - Kent

Welcome in the new year with what is promising to be a memorable countdown at the Hythe Imperial in Kent. Sit down for a delicious six course meal, enjoy a live band and dance away the last few minutes of 2017 at the disco.

Black tie is the dress code, so don your poshest frock and choose from our black tie ball masks range.

For more information, click here.




Royal Armouries - Leeds

Red carpets, chocolate fountains, happy hour and stilt walkers, the New Year’s Eve masquerade ball at the Royal Armouries in Leeds ticks all the boxes.

With a live band, DJ and late bar, there is no better way to welcome in the new year than down in Leeds Dock.

The dress code is cocktail dresses and black tie. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and mask.

For more information, click here.



Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club - East Sussex

Celebrate the New Year in the countryside of East Sussex at this winter themed masked ball. The evening boasts a four course meal, photobooth, casino table and DJ until 1am. Upgrade to an overnight stay and have bed & breakfast and New Year’s Day breakfast included in your ticket for an additional cost.

The dress code for the evening is unspecified, but be sure to wear your dancing shoes so you can dance until the disco ends at 1am.

Find out more about the evening here.



The Grand Harbour Hotel - Southampton

Celebrate Christmas in style at this ‘Masquerade Christmas’ lunch, expect a traditional British Christmas Day with a Venetian twist. Family commitments on Christmas Day?

Not to worry, The Grand Harbour Hotel is also hosting a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball with food, live band and a DJ.

If you’re thinking about your outfit for one of these evenings, there is no specified dress code, but give the hotel reception a call and they’ll be happy to advise you on anything. It is also worth noting that the hotel are offering promotional discounts on their rooms to anyone attending the Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties.

Find out more about the event here.



Apollo Hotel - Hampshire

An indulgent evening of black and gold awaits at the Apollo Hotel on New Year's Eve. With a four course meal, and wine and champagne included, this is the place to be if you’re wanting to welcome in the new year in style in Hampshire.

As the theme of the evening is black and gold, make a splash in a brightly coloured mask, or opt for luxe in a black velvet mask.

Find out more about the event here.



Thorpeness Country Club - Suffolk

What better way to greet the new year than with a glass of champagne and fireworks with a beach view? This is promising to be a night to remember with a five course meal and live music all evening.

There is no dress code for this New Year’s Masquerade Ball, so why not get some inspiration for your outfit from our previous customers photos here.

Find out more about the event here.



Have we missed a New Year’s Eve ball? If so, please let us know!


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