February 13, 2018

While it may seem as though it’s a long time away, prom season will be here before you know it. Although there’s still plenty of time to find the perfect dress and start thinking about how you want to arrive, planning needs to start now.

If you are in charge of organising this year’s prom, one of the first things you will need to look at is prom venues. Nottingham is perfect for this as there are plenty of different options to choose from. Here at Goosedale, we not only offer a beautiful location, but we can also provide you with a team of well-organised planners to help you plan everything from the venue to the catering. But if you’re not sure what needs to be done in order to make this the perfect prom, then our handy guide should help.

Venues and Budgets

Like with any event, you can’t start planning without first setting a budget. Write down a list of everything you will need to pay for and collect some quotes in order to work out roughly how much it will all cost.

Once you’ve worked out your budget, you can then move on to looking at prom venues. Nottingham is ideal for this as there is a range of services available in the area to help with catering, décor and transportation. Everyone knows that one of the most important parts of the prom is to make sure that you arrive in style. Whether it’s by supercar, fire engine, horse and carriage or even by helicopter, a venue with a long, sweeping driveway and plenty of space for parking is essential. Luckily, Goosedale makes the perfect venue, allowing everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy watching all the arrivals.

Of course, you want to pick a venue that’s not only large enough to hold everyone but also looks good. Our hotel offers a wide range of rooms suitable for proms and we can also create additional space with our marquee if needed.

Setting the Theme

Many proms tend to have a theme, whether it’s a masquerade ball or a 1920s-inspired evening. With that in mind, you will need to decide what kind of theme you want to go for before you start getting the rest of the evening together. In order to decide, it may be beneficial to ask for ideas or even set up a poll so that everyone can have their say.

If you have a specific theme in mind then décor should be a lot easier to plan. The first thing guests will see is the entrance, so make sure that it’s properly decorated and ready for any photo opportunities. The main hall will also need to be decorated, so check online for ideas that fit well with your theme – don’t forget about lighting. Your venue may have different lighting options that will work with your theme, but if not, then it might be an idea to think about adding lights to the tables or even look at renting disco lighting for the dance floor.

Organise the Entertainment

It wouldn’t be a particularly enjoyable occasion without entertainment, so it’s important to think about hiring a DJ or band to perform. Alternatively, you could set up a playlist for the event, although you will need to make sure that the songs represent a mix of genres. Include upbeat songs that will get everyone on the dance floor and maybe even add a few classics to get everyone dancing!

You may also want to think about having entertainment on arrival. There could be a band playing while everyone arrives, or you could hire someone to introduce each person as they make their way into the venue. Think outside the box with your entertainment choices and give the audience something spectacular to remember!

Whether you’ve started planning yet or not, make sure that you have these essentials at your prom. We have put together this helpful guide to ensure that you don’t panic when planning, but for more help or information on prom venues in Nottingham, please don’t hesitate to contact us.