Schedule of Events
2:30 PM Check-In with Box Office (Get Wristband)
3:00 PM Hotel Check-In Begins at 3:00 PM
3:30 PM FREE Social Dance Lesson (Included with Event Ticket)
4:30 PM Power Nap and Hair & Make-up – Dress 1920’s Theme
6:00 PM Cocktail Party with Hors d’oeuvres and Full (no host) Bar
6:45 PM Ballroom Opens For Seating
7:00 PM Dinner Buffet & Social Dancing
8:00 PM Supper Club DINNER SHOW – Don’t Miss This!
9:00 PM Dessert & Coffee Intermission
9:30 PM New Year’s Eve Countdown Dance Party
Midnight Complementary Champagne Toast
Until 2 AM DJ Party Jam!
This event (and hotel) will sell out quickly – especially since we’re offering an EARLY BIRD special until November 15th. It simply doesn’t make sense to wait! Here’s what’s next in 4 Easy Steps!
- Invite Friends
Contact your friends and family and organize your “party-in-a-party”. Tables seat 10 so if you want to sit together (or at least in the same section), choose a table(s) and let everyone in your group know which table / section to target when they register. Seats are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Buy Event Ticket (scroll to bottom of this page)
NOTE: Guest must be 16+. Tickets are non-refundable. No exceptions. Tickets may be transferred to another person by contacting our office at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing written verification that you wish to transfer your ticket to another person. You will need to provide name, email, and phone number of the new ticket holder. All tickets will be held at “WILL CALL”.
- Make Hotel Reservation
Make your hotel reservation by contacting the Ventura Beach Marriott directly (800) 228-9290 or book your group rate on line for New Year’s Eve Gatsby Gala. You must purchase a Gatsby Gala Event Ticket to qualify for special group pricing. Mention Rate Code NYEGATSBY for discount room rate of $149 per night (while room block lasts). This very special rate INCLUDES self-parking (not valet), in room basic WIFI, taxes and fees!! How awesome is that? It won’t last long, so don’t wait!
NOTE: If you are not staying overnight at the hotel, self-parking is $8 (up to 12 hrs); valet is $18.
- Go Shopping
Hit the vintage and consignment stores in your area to find 1920’s Great Gatsby attire. For ladies, this era meant heavy makeup, finger-waved bobs, feathered headbands, and fringed or heavily beaded cocktail dresses – known as the “Flapper” style. Ladies can accessorize with feathered boas, long pearls, over-the-knee stockings and red lipstick. Men can emulate the gangster style of Al Capone or the elegantly dressed look of the Great Gatsby himself. Men dressed in pinstriped suits with black or white ties over a black shirt, or tailored suits with vests and bow ties. Men can accessorize with gold jewelry and hats.