HALLOWEEN IN FEBRUARY?
THE PAYNE MANSION
(Built in 1881)
What better place to host an elegant Masquerade Ball than at an old, famous mansion?
And what better area of the city than the affluent neighborhood of Pacific Heights?
The Payne Mansion is considered one of the most beautiful locations of domestic and Victorian-era architecture in the United States. It just recently underwent a magnificent $3,000,000 renovation, transforming it into a high-end boutique hotel with modern, high-end amenities, while retaining its original charm, beauty and exquisite craftsmanship that makes this 134 year old building one of San Francisco’s most prized gems.
Due to the limited capacity of The Payne Mansion, this will be a much more intimate experience and highly exclusive event. Tickets are extremely limited. We do anticipate selling out in advance. It is strongly recommended you purchase your tickets very early in advance to secure your spot.
This is a Venetian "mask" party, in the spirit of Carnival of Venice which commences in Italy every February. Back in 1292, the original purpose of the Carnival of Venice was to serve as an excuse for people of different social classes to mingle and indulge in behaviors that might be otherwise deemed questionable, if not downright salacious. The custom of wearing masks developed to protect the identity of the Carnival participants and empowering them anonymous freedom to partake in their most intimate of fantasies and desires.
The point of THE MASQUERADE BALL is to provide a sexy evening
of 'mystique' & 'playfulness' for you and your friends to experience the
freedom of anonymity behind the mask, leaving your inhibitions behind, and
setting your wildest fantasies free. So
get in the playful, adventurous Venetian spirit and prepare for what is sure to be one of the most
unforgettable & most tantalizing experiences of your lives...
COMPLIMENTARY VENETIAN MASKS PROVIDED
(Arrive Early for Best Selection)
We highly encourage you to purchase your own unique mask so you "stand out" from everyone else and that expresses your own one-of-a-kind “alter-ego”. There are plenty of wonderful costume shops on Haight Street in San Francisco as well as many wonderful online retailers that sell a wide assortment of Venetian masks for very economical prices ($10-$25). See list of recommended Venetian mask stores at bottom of page.
COCKTAIL ATTIRE REQUIRED
Cocktail Dresses Required
Dress Shirts & Slacks Required
(Suits or Tuxedos preferred)
Absolutely no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes
VENUE CAPACITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED.
PURCHASE TICKETS EARLY TO SECURE ADMISSION.
DON'T DRINK & DRIVE. TAKE THE ELEVATOR HOME
HOTEL ROOM PACKAGES AVAILABLE
(2 complimentary Masquerade Ball tickets with room reservation)
For pictures and detailed information on Payne Mansion's $3,000,000 renovated hotel rooms, visit: http://paynehotel.com/rooms/
Reference "Masquerade Ball" for special discounted rate & complimentary tickets.
(Note: Website will say rooms not available for 2/28. You need to call.)
THE PAYNE MANSION | 1409 SUTTER STREET (FRANKLIN & GOUGH)
(LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS) SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
HAVE YOUR OWN 'ONE OF A KIND' VENETIAN MASK FOR THE BALL
LOCAL RETAIL STORES THAT SELL VENETIAN MASKS
Fantastico: 559 6th St., San Francisco
Piedmont: 1452 Haight St., San Francisco
SF Party: 939 Post St., San Francisco
Pier 1: 555 9th St, Suite B-4, San Francisco,
Prevues: 2417 K St, Sacramento
Evangeline's, 113 K St, Sacramento
ONLINE RETAILERS THAT SELL VENETIAN MASKS
There are wonderful online retailers of Venetian masks priced as low as $5:
There are high-end Venetian masquerade stores selling authentic masks for $50-$300+: