Dress Shirts & Slacks Required (Suits or Tuxedos
Absolutely No Jeans No t-shirts or tennis shoes No Exceptions.
ABOUT "THE MASQUERADE BALL"
HALLOWEEN IN JUNE?
One of San Francisco’s most famous annual
traditions is Donovan’s debaucherous Venetian
masked event, in the spirit of Stanley Kubrick's
"EYES WIDE SHUT" film w/ Tom Cruise & Nicole
Kidman (PG-13 for this event, of course). Many
playfully call it an elegant Halloween party in
June. Due to the tremendous success of the past
7 years of amazing events, the famous
"MASQUERADE BALL: A Sexy Venetian Carnival
Affair" returns this year better than ever at
its new elegant home: a 136-year-old historic
San Francisco landmark that survived the 1906
earthquake: The San Francisco Mint Building
(Built in 1874).
What Happens Behind the Mask Stays Behind the Mask...
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...
What better place to host an elegant Masquerade
Ball than at an old, historical building in
San Francisco from the 1800's?
SAN FRANCISCO MINT BUILDING (Built in 1874)
88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Easy Parking in Enormous Westfield San Francisco Centre Parking Garage
(directly across the street from venue next to Westfield
San Francisco Centre)
- Venue is walking distance to BART Stations
- Venue is walking distance to some of the most
prestigious & reputable hotels in San Francisco such as:
Hotel Zetta, Hotel Zelos,
The Four Seasons, St. Regis Hotel, The Palace Hotel, The W
The Intercontinental Hotel, Marriott Marquis, etc.
The Mint ~ Outdoor Courtyard
The Mint ~ Main Floor
The Mint ~ Underground Vaults
The Mint ~ 1906 Earthquake
Francisco Mint is a branch of the United States
Mint, opened in 1854 to serve the gold mines of
the California Gold Rush. It quickly outgrew its
first building and moved into its current
location in 1874. Within the first year of its
operation, The San Francisco Mint turned $4
million in gold bullion into coins. The United
States Old Mint, is one of the few buildings
that survived the great 1906 San Francisco
earthquake. At that time, The Old Mint held $300
million, fully a third of the United States'
gold reserves. The mint resumed operation
soon thereafter, continuing until 1937. In
1961, the Old Mint was officially designated a
National Historic Landmark.
are extremely limited. Our Masquerade Ball sells out every year in
It is strongly recommended you purchase your
tickets online very early to
secure your spot.