The Minuet Grand Ball on Mardi Gras takes place on Tuesday February, 17, 2015 – the last night of Venice’s carnival season.
The ball is held on the “piano nobile” of Venice’s Palazzo Ca’ Pesaro Papafava, an 14th Century palace with a canal entrance and gorgeous gothic windows overlooking the enchanting Misericordia canal.
During the gala Shrove Tuesday dinner. Candlelight will illuminate the occasion and classical music will complement its mood in this Venetian palace’s ancient rooms. The Minuet was the favorite dance of European aristocrats.
The masters of dance will introduce guests to the Minuet, Gavotte, and Jigs, and offer instruction in the ballrooms of the ancient palace. Join hands and dance the night away in this elegant Venice palace – a perfect way to end Carnival.
Gala Dinner & Live Entertainment
- 9:15 pm: Welcome cocktail with gondoliers and traditional Venetian music
- 9:45 pm: Seated candlelight gala dinner with Venetian cuisine, wine included
Chocolate fountain and traditional Carnival sweets
- 11:00 pm: Minuet, Gavotte, and Jig dance lessons by dance masters
- Midnight: Live music and dancing with drinks available at the bar.
When: Tuesday February 17, 2015, from 6:00 pm (ends Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 2:00 am)
Dress Code: Costume and mask. Tuxedo or tail coat with night gown and masks accepted.
Cost: €295 € per person including welcome cocktail, gala dinner, and musical entertainment.
After dinner session: €125 per person – from 11.00 pm to 2.00pm – including a bottle of Prosecco, a Bellini cocktail and buffet of sweet treats.
Venue: Palazzo Ca’ Pesaro Papafava, Cannaregio 3764, Venice, 30121, Italy.
Buy tickets online here: Minuet Grand Ball Tickets