The magic of the Venice Carnival in its most awaited and most iconic events. Discover all the unforgettable parties and the most sought-after masked balls of the Venetian carnival. Below you will find all the updated events and the dates already confirmed for the 2023 Venetian Carnival. Find out all you need to know about these wonderful parties!
Masquerade in Venice: discover the most beautiful Carnival parties!
Venice masquerade party: Carnival in Love
One of the most longed-for events of Venice Carnival 2023 is taking place in a magnificent Venetian palace, the Palazzo Ca’Zen ai Frari.
This Venetian palace was built at the end of the 14th century by Carlo Zeno, “Capitano da mar”, hero and winner of the Chioggia War led by Venice against Genoa.
Located in the San Polo district, near the Frari Basilica, Palazzo Zen is a magnificent example of a 15th century residence of the Venetian nobility. Today the palace is still owned by the Zeno family, one of the richest and oldest in the history of Venice. Inside you can see the neoclassical ceilings of Sebastiano Santi.
Ca’ Zen Palace
Saturday 18th February 2023
From € 250
Carnival Theme Party: Venetian Reflections
Experience the magic of a Venice Carnival themed party in the magical setting of the prestigious ‘Palazzo Labia’. Be captivated by a unique and prestigious location, discover the world of Venice Carnival masked balls and dive into a night of intrigue and fun!
Get ready to experience an unforgettable evening with an aperitif and gala dinner with stylishly decorated tables, shows and entertainment with artists and acrobats, and photo corners.
Entertainment will explode in the spectacle of mime dancers and singers who, together with acrobats, will create a kaleidoscope of emotions in a unique and exceptional setting.
To close the evening in music, DJ Set and Live Music with an open bar!
Saturday 19th February 2023
From € 195
Venetian masquerade balls: where they are and when to attend
The Venice Carnival is one of the largest ones in the world, and also the most prestigious. During the Carnival period, many events take place during the day, however, the main celebrations happen during the night. In fact, masquerade balls in the most beautiful Venetian palaces are a must-do experience to enjoy the Carnival at its fullest. What if you were one of the privileged guests?
You absolutely can not miss these world-renowned balls! You will not only attend a gala dinner, but a full carnival show with live music and international performers, and also you get to wear a traditional mask and a historical costume! The fitting session in the atelier is charming and a great experience itself! Find out below all the Carnival masquerade balls available!
Venice Carnival Ball: The Glass Slippers
A refined masquerade ball with lots of fun in a unique location: this is what The Glass Slippers is all about.
The event will be held on the beautiful island of Murano, inside a historic deconsecrated cathedral, a recently restored and renovated building with all the comforts. The ideal setting for a masked ball inspired by Cinderella and the ‘crystal slipper’.
This ancient sanctuary has been beautifully decorated with marble and precious original decorations, Murano glass chandeliers and, above all, antique Venetian mirrors.
Here, during the party, you will have the opportunity to watch an exhibition by Murano glass masters who will create a crystal slipper with which to reward the most beautiful mask.
The Glass Slippers masquerade party is an experience to be lived, an unforgettable evening and night: a unique and evocative location, a welcome drink, entertainment, a gala dinner, dancing, live music and a night of partying!
Friday 17th February 2023
From € 137
The most awaited party “The Doge’s Ball”
2023 is the 30th edition of the Doge’s Ball. It takes place every year during the Venice Carnival and is one of the most sought-after and exclusive Carnival parties in the world!
You will immerse yourself in a fantasy world of luxurious decorations and designs created according to the theme of the year. Get ready to enter the most luxurious party in Venice and be one of the lucky guests of this Venetian carnival party! Expect the highest level of entertainment!
Artistic performances, fine food and drink, music and dancing will accompany the programme of a dream evening.
A costume is compulsory for this masked ball. You can hire it directly from the organiser’s atelier!
What are you waiting for? Come and experience a dream night at the most beautiful masked ball ever!
Palazzo Pisani Moretta
Saturday 18th February 2023
From € 800
Venice Carnival enjoy the Ball of Dreams
This year come celebrate carnival with a masked ball in the beautiful Ca’Zen ai Frari Palace! This location is still owned by the Zeno family, one of the richest and oldest in the history of Venice. Inside you can admire the neoclassical ceilings by Sebastiano Santi.
The ‘Ball of Dreams’ will be an extraordinary and exclusive experience as only a Venice Carnival masked ball can be: you will live a uniquely Venetian experience surrounded by art, music, performance and inspiration… A dream within a dream, like the city of Venice itself.
The party includes a welcome cocktail, gala dinner and an exclusive party with dancers, musicians and artists who will entertain. The party will continue late into the night with unique entertainment, more surprises, an open bar and a DJ set!
A period costume is compulsory to attend the gala dinner, while for the after-dinner party, an elegant evening dress with a mask will suffice… Come and discover this beautiful masquerade party in the heart of Venice!
Ca’Zen at Frari Palace
Saturday 11th February 2023
From € 800
We are waiting for you! Book your favorite Venetian masquerade ball now,
so you don’t miss out on some of the most beautiful parties of the year!
What if you wanted to rent your carnival costume? Find out here!
As you will see, many of the carnival experiences we offer give you the opportunity to hire a historical costume. In that case, simply select the ticket that includes the rental and follow the directions provided.
But if you wish, you can also decide to rent your costume privately, choosing from an extensive catalog with more than 150 traditional Venetian costumes.
In fact, we offer a rental service of Venetian costumes, entirely handmade in Venice.
Normally the costume rental lasts 24 hours: enough to enjoy the party and… why not, take some amazing photos in your costume along the Grand Canal, or in St. Mark Square. Extension of the rental is possible as well if you like, just ask and we will assist!
If you have any questions or queries please contact us, our admin team would love to answer them!
*At the time of purchase please report any allergies or food intolerance so that we can accommodate your requirements on the day…