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Venice Carnival Ball of Dreams – 15th February 2020

A must to experience the wildest night of the Venice Carnival. Rest assure that the Carnival Gala will make quite an impact, leave unforgettable emotions and lead to the most intriguing encounters. Dinner, shows and music included until dawn.


  • lllusion, magic, sensuality: enter in the labyrinth of the Venice Carnival Masked Balls!
  • A magical event organized in a beautiful historic palace with rental costumes services !
  • From sunset at the first lights of dawn, a memorable journey awaits you!


A must to experience the wildest night of the Venice Carnival 2020 and its Masked Balls. A Carnival Gala will leave unforgettable emotions and lead to the most intriguing encounters. Dinner, shows and music included until dawn.

The Venetian Carnival is the most famous of the Venice events. It lights the city up for weeks with spectacular parties, international artists, shows, dances and music. It’s an electrifying whirlwind that will take you to live magical nights as only Venice can do.

Venice Carnival 2020 will see its first week of events between 8th and 15th February with many traditional carnival events lined up. First the Venice Water Parade taking place on the grand canal, then Festa delle marie and  flight of the angel are certainly some of the most famous day events of the Carnevale di Venezia. But if you truly want to fully experience this festival, night balls and parties can’t be missed! Note that most of these type of events will take place both Saturdays 15th and 22nd February. 

Join our Venice Carnival Ball of Dream on Saturday 15th February. Or read on to find the options we offer for the following Saturday.

Venice Carnival Ball of Dreams – 15th February 2020

Every year during Carnival the ancient palaces of Venice become stunning locations for fabulous venetian masks and grand balls. Just 10 minutes away from St. Mark Square, in the heart of the Castello district, the historic Palazzo Contarini will open its gates for “The Ball of Dreams”. Cross its threshold as Casanova, Stendhal and Lord Byron did in their time to join a spectacular party. We will celebrate Venice, the city of dreams, in a labyrinth of dances, emotions, surprises and magic!

The “Ball of Dreams” will be a magnetic, exclusive experience as only a Venice Carnival Masked Ball can be. In the charming location of Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, you will be in the very heart of Venice and will enjoy a uniquely Venetian experience surrounded by art, music, performance and inspiration… A dream in a dream, like the very city of Venice.  

Program: the doors will open at 8.00 pm with a welcome cocktail. Then, at around 9.30 pm, a delicious gala dinner will follow to delight your palate. The lights will be dimmed and from the shadows dancers, players, and performers will start appearing and entertain the party. The after dinner entrance will be at about at 11.00 pm. The party will go on into the night with unique entertainment, more surprises, an open bar and a discotheque!  

Dress code: To attend the dinner guests are required to be masked and costumed (historical Venetian costume). Mask and costume are included in: the Dream Package, Luxury Dream Package and Super Luxury Dream Package offer, in alternative, you can wear your own costume if you already have one. For after-dinner entries the dress code is relaxed so an elegant evening dress and mask will be appropriate. Check the ticket section for the complete information and options available!

Venice Carnival Ball of Dreams tickets

Dream Ticket – 500 €     (SOLD OUT)

  • Entry to the Palace at 08:00 PM
  • Welcome cocktail with appetizer
  • Dinner at 09:30 PM only 100 guests in the Central Saloon front stage
  • Show with international artists
  • Disco with open bar from 11:00 PM
  • Dessert Buffet and Open bar
  • Compulsory dress code is Venetian costume and mask. Evening dresses and tuxedos are not allowed

Dream Package – 750 €

Dream ticket plus costume rental from the Regular Collection

Luxury Dream Package – 950 €

Dream ticket plus costume rental from Luxury Collection

Super Luxury Dream Package – 1050 €

Dream ticket plus costume rental from Super Luxury Collection

 After Dinner ticket– 150 €

  • Entry to the Palace at 11:00 PM
  • Disco with open bar from 11:00 PM
  • Dessert Buffet and Open bar
  • Dress code: evening dress and mask

Carnival of Venice: Costume rental instructions

If you have chosen a package that includes our costume rental, we will now explain the steps to follow after your order. You will receive an email from the costume atelier to collect information regarding your exact measurements. Subsequently you will then receive our complete catalogue of costumes, with those available according to your size and costume typology (regular, luxury and super luxury). We will then fix an appointment for you to try on your costume in our workshop near Saint Mark’s Square and collect your invitation for the Carnival Ball of Dreams. On the day of the event, the costume will be delivered directly to your accommodation and will be picked up at the same location the following day. Easy, isn’t it? 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to assist you.

History of the carnival

Carnival, being a pre-Easter festival, means ‘farewell to meat’ and is celebrated throughout Italy. It was first held in Venice in the 11th century and consisted of over two months of revelry, until it fell into decline during the 18th century. After a long absence, the Carnival returned in 1979. The Government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Venetian Carnival as the centerpiece of its efforts. The redevelopment of the masks began as the pursuit of some Venetian college students for the tourist trade. Now the carnival attracts about 3 million visitors every year!

Masquerade Balls in Venice 2020 – Carnival Programme

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*At the moment of booking, please report any allergies, intolerances or food requirements so that we can accommodate your needs





    After Dinner ticket– 150 €

    Dream Ticket – 500 € (SOLD OUT)

    Dream Package – 750 €

    Luxury Dream Package – 950 €

    Super Luxury Dream Package – 1050 €


    From 8.00 pm until dawn


    Saturday 15th February 2020

    Spoken Languages

    • Italian
    • English

    Included / Excluded

    Included :

    As per description of each ticket

    Excluded :

    Whatever is not listed in the Included section.

    Sales Conditions

    There will be no refund in case of a NO SHOW, or cancellation from the client.

    Other practical information

    Once you have made your booking, you will receive an email from the Atelier with the next steps to collect your measurements for the costume and make an appointment for the rental.

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