The Tiepolo Ball is for those who really want the most authentic feel of a Venetian period carnival ball. It also has the highest level of traditional dancing.
Now in it’s 24th season, the Tiepolo Ball brings together mesmerising performers including magicians, acrobats, singers and dancers, for a truly unforgettable evening.
For those wanting to embrace the dance element, the Master of Dance is on hand to lead you in a Minuetto or Waltz along the floor!
Attending a Venetian masquerade ball is the perfect opportunity to celebrate a special occasion weekend break whether this is a 50th birthday, a special wedding anniversary or an experience which has always featured highly on your wish list.
Fly to Venice and take your meet & greet watertaxi transfer to your hotel to start your Venice Carnival short break. This meet & greet transfer ensures a smooth transfer away from the crowds.
Hotel Becher is a 3 star hotel located just behind St Mark’s Square. This lavish hotel is perfect for being in the heart of the action and within easy access of the atelier and the ball itself.
At leisure for the rest of the day.
Morning appointment at the Atelier for your costume fitting for your Venetian masked ball. Having pre-selected your costume from an online catalogue, this appointment is to ensure it fits perfectly and to make you feel amazing. We recommend you take a bag to put your clothes in, as once in your beautiful costumes, you will not want to get changed!
Spend the day promenading around Venice in costume – one of the highlights of the Venetian Carnival. Feel truly special as you wander along St Mark’s Square while tourists and locals alike photograph you in all your finery! Make sure to enjoy a cappuccino at Caffe Florian, or head to Westin Europa & Regina for a glass of Champagne.
Read about how it feels to promenade around Venice is a beautiful historical costume being the centre of attention!
Tonight a watertaxi will take you to the Tiepolo Ball, where you can immerse yourselves in the Venice of the late 18th Century. On arrival enjoy your welcome cocktail, before taking your seat in the VIP section in the main saloon, for your dinner. Be entertained by live performances including jesters, opera singers, dancers and clowns. In its 24th edition this is sure to be a magnificent event.
Click on the third photo opposite for a preview of a previous Tiepolo Ball.
The set menu is seafood inspired by the Venetian Lagoon, however, there are also meat and vegetarian options if pre-advised. The Salone Centrale has the classical orchestra, which creates a lovely atmosphere, whilst the Opera singers, dancers and various performers move between the different rooms during dinner – all dressed in historical costumes.
The candlelit setting of Palazzo Pisani Moretta, which overlooks the Grand Canal is frescoed by some of the most outstanding Venetian artists, including Tiepolo himself, who designed the roof fresco, which is truly breathtaking, so remember to look up as you enter!
After dinner, take to the ground-floor to learn traditional dances from the Master of Dance and orchestra. With only around 190 guests, there is plenty of room to really get into the feel of the historical period group dances, including the Minuetto & Waltz and perhaps the Cotillon. During the dances hot chocolate, sweets and Prosecco are on offer to sustain you.
Dance away the early hours until the ball closes around 1.30am, before you wander back to your hotel.
For more information on planning your Venice Carnival historical costume and accessories
This morning, return your costumes to the atelier. At leisure until your watertaxi transfer to the airport, for your flight home at your Tiepolo Ball experience.
If this is not the perfect Ball for you take a look at our full range of Venice Carnival Ball Breaks
Hotel Becher is a small charming hotel located near Saint Mark's Square, which captures Venice's elegant and romantic soul in the upscale rooms of a boutique hotel.
The rooms and suites of 3-star Hotel Becher feature a fascinating 18th-century flair, superior comfort and impeccable hospitality, placing the facility among the most sophisticated charming hotels in Venice.
Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.
Alternatively, why not look at our Festivals & Events section for more ideas. These breaks are perfect for those celebrating a special occasion or just fulfilling that once in a lifetime wish list event. All of these breaks can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.
From the picking up by our own water taxi we were made to feel special. We loved the costumes and the Tiepolo ball was excellent and all in all made for an unforgettable experience. We will certainly look for similar trips in the future based on this experience. Thank you once again.
I would like to say a huge thank you for our very organised and hugely professional trip to the Tiepolo Ball in Venice. We had an amazing time and everything ran very smoothly from the beginning to end, there wasn't a single thing that wasn't organised 100%. I have recommended you to many friends.