Experience the magic of a Venice Masquerade Ball

The Venice Carnival is one of the largest carnivals 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 an historical costume ! The fitting session in atelier is charming and a great experience itself!

Click below to discover all the Carnival masquerade balls available !

Behind the mask of Venice Carnival

If you attend a Venice masked ball, be prepared not to recognize your reflection in the water of the canals! It is a mysterious metamorphosis that happens to anyone who participates in the Carnival of Venice: as you put on your mask, you will feel different and everything will be allowed (or nearly everything!) !!! 

Major carnival events, like Venice Carnival Ball of Dreams, the “Doge’s courtesans” Grand Ball and other parties happen on 05th and 22th of February 2023. Let’s go and embrace everything that the Venetian Carnival has to offer. Andiamo! 

The last weekend of the Venice 2023 Carnival, Saturday February 18th, the famous Carnival in Love Grand Ball is on! And it’s precisely the event we picked as an example of Masquerade Ball!

Venice masquerade ball 18th of February 2023: Carnival in Love “Venetian Serenade”

18 febbraio 2023

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.

Exoticism, magic, art and shows await you for an unbelievable night of Carnival and Venetian masquerade. Get ready for a night of pure Venetian atmosphere, to dive into the magnificence of the eighteenth century.

“Venetian Serenade” : Venice Masquerade Ball program

Program: The doors will open at 8.00 p.m. with welcome cocktail, gala dinner, shows, open bar and DJ set. The party will go on into the night with modern music. The dinner is prepared by one of the most famous chef in Venice and artistic live performance will enable you to enter in a magic world. 

Dress code: Venetian masks and an historical costume are required to attend the Carnival dinner; for after-dinner entries an elegant evening dress with mask is the only requirement. Check the ticket section or get in touch today for more information.  

During this masked ball held in the heart of the Venice Carnival, you will surely experience one of the highlights of your life. Dressed in your historical costume and mask, you will enter a large private palace overlooking Venice in elegant disguise to enjoy a welcome cocktail and experience an exquisite moment of delight and happiness.  In this magnificent setting you will then enjoy a delicious 4-course banquet accompanied by Italian wines. Throughout the evening there will be enchanting shows and entertainment. All your senses will be overwhelmed! 

Tickets Venice masquerade ball

After-dinner Ticket 250€

  • Entrance from 11:00 p.m.
  • Disco with open bar
  • Dress code: evening dress and mask.


  • Entrance at 8pm
  • Welcome Cocktail with Appetizers and international performers
  • Gala Dinner at the “Noble Floor” at 9.30pm
  • Live entertainment during the dinner with International Artists
  • DJ set from 11pm and open bar
  • Dress Code: Historical Costume and Mask


  • Entrance at 8pm
  • Welcome Cocktail with Appetizers and international performers
  • Gala Dinner at the “Noble Floor” at 9.30pm
  • Live entertainment during the dinner with International Artists
  • DJ set from 11pm and open bar
  • Dress Code: Historical Costume and Mask


  • Rental Costume (Regular Collection with accessories)


  • Rental costume from ROYAL COLLECTION included.
  • Entry to the Palace at 08.00pm
  • Welcome Cocktail with appetizers and shows
  • Dinner Placè at the Noble Floor at 09.30pm
  • Shows during the dinner with international artists and historical entratainments
  • Discoteque from 11,00pm
  • MANDATORY Dress Code: Historical costume and mask
  • At the time of purchase please report any food allergies.

Your Carnival Costume rental: how does it work

Once you purchase your ticket for this event, you will have access to our traditional Venetian costume catalogue (classified in different categories from regular to super luxury). We have plenty of beautiful costumes. Choose your favorite one and give us your measurements, so we can ensure it will fit perfectly.

Costume try-out will take place before the party in our atelier close to Rialto. After the booking we will already fix an appointment at the atelier for you to try the costume so we can make any further adjustments if required. No stress and worries! The costume will be sent to your lodging the day of the event, and it will be picked-up there the day after the party.

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!

*In respect of the privacy policy we inform you that during the Event video and photo shooting will take place. Please inform us if you do not want to appear in the material used for promotional purposes made with the same (in any case, nobody will recognize you) 

*At the time of purchase please report any allergies or food intolerance so that we can accommodate your requirements on the day…


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