Party like it’s 1899: The Mount’s first masquerade ball!

Victorian BoudoirHave you ever partied like its 1899? Whether you have or haven’t, you won’t want to miss The Mount’s first ever masquerade ball on November 1st!

Berkshire Shenanigans and The Mount will give guests an immersive experience by turning The Mount into a haunted Victorian mansion for a night of dancing and partying with DJ BFG. Eat, drink, and be spooky!

Grace Leathrum, The Mount’s Special Events Coordinator, says the goal is for guests to experience a glamorous Gilded Age party from the past.

“I think The Mount represents Gilded Age hospitality so well, when you read about all the effort that Edith Wharton went through to make sure her guests were comfortable and having a good time through their whole stay,” Grace explains. “It’s a great place to entertain a party of this magnitude just because it really fits in with the idea of the luxury of the Gilded Age party. Plus The Mount has such a great history with its ghost stories and [Wharton’s] interest in the macabre.”

Wharton specialized in small dinner parties and although a Halloween ball with 250 guests may have been out of her comfort zone, Grace believes Mrs. Wharton would have enjoyed a party like this: “Dare I say, she might have gotten dressed up, too!”

Speaking of which, there will also be a costume contest! To present a fair and unbiased outcome, Berkshire Shenanigans will randomly pick a guest to be a judge and the winner, who will be announced at the end of the night, will receive a prize.

The Mount will be dressed up with jack o’ lanterns and red lighting, but what costume will Grace be donning for this party? We won’t spoil the surprise, but it may be a Wharton character.

This event will sell out. Be sure to get your tickets early!