So you’ve decided on the date for your prom. You’ve chosen the theme. So far so good, right? One last big question remains: where to hold it? A handful of factors play into where and what a good prom venue is to make sure it’s not the same run-down prom we’ve all heard about with the cheap decorations and boring theme. This isn’t your parent’s prom night, McFly.
The School Gym
The school gym may sound cliché, but is very popular with schools that hold both a Junior and Senior Prom; by holding your Junior at school, you can save money to ensure a larger budget for your Senior Prom.
Banquet Halls are a great venue for your prom. You can choose the right size hall to match the size for your prom, whether it’s only a few dozen or hundreds of people in size. Veteran’s halls (Such as VFW or American Legion), State armories, fraternal organization halls (Knights of Columbus, Masonic Lodges, Moose, Elks) and convention centers are all great options.
Please note: A caterer is required when holding events at banquet halls. Some banquet halls have their own caterer on retainer, while others let you provide your own.
Restaurants with Banquet Halls
Restaurants with banquet halls go one step further than typical banquet halls; they provide the location as well as the catering. They usually have complete dinner and beverage packages that are tailored for proms. These locations book early, so plan accordingly.
Things to Remember
When looking at different venues, remember that different places have different rules on decorating. Be sure to visit the potential venues beforehand to see how they handle crowds. Lastly, don’t forget to consult with your photographer on possible locations to take prom photos!
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Prom Timeline | Transportation Timeline | Makeup Timeline | Prom Hairstyles | Dancing Tips| After Prom Plans
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Remember to be safe and have fun on prom night!