Our Best Prom Venues and What You Can Do with Them

The overall look and feel of a prom night largely depends on the venue. And we have a range of venues offering a miraculous backdrop for the biggest night of the school life. It’s time to drop the idea of organising your prom in school gymnasium. 21st century teenagers expect a lot from a prom – after wedding, it’s the biggest night of their life. You can’t afford to disappoint them. And an Evening in Paris is definitely not going to work this time! Create a breath-taking backdrop not by purchasing expensive themed props but choosing the right venue. Allow us to unveil four of our best venues and what themes you can try with them.

A 70s Themed Disco Night at Sway

Transport guest into the rock and roll era by hiring Sway, popularly known as the Disco Venue. Located on the edge of the City of London and West End, Sway is one of the choicest spaces we have. If it’s a big prom night with seniors and juniors involved, don’t worry as the venue can easily hold up to 1000 guests in varying layouts. Its 5 function rooms can be hired separately of in conjunction to accommodate more Illuminated dance floor, disco balls suspended from the ceiling, and a rainbow coloured aura, everything shouts DISCO. However, if you are looking for something sophisticated, the restaurant and the Cream Area are perfect.


An Avatar Prom in The Rainforest

 This offbeat theme is sure to sweep guests off their feet! And when you choose The Rainforest Café for your Avatar or jungle themed prom, the atmosphere has to be seen to be believed. The café is themed after Amazon forest, bringing the sights and sounds of the jungle to life. The life-size aquariums, animal themed bar chairs, and animatronics of gorillas, jaguars, elephants and crocodiles, each element of the interior makes you utter “wow”. The large tropical blue fish tanks filled with clear blue water and the indoor waterfalls are the highlight of this venue. And that’s what makes it perfect for an Avatar themed bash. To add to the drama, guests are made to experience a thunderstorm every 29 minutes. Doesn’t that sound cool?


A Debutante Ball at Gibson Hall

Early proms were similar to a debutante ball – the first social dress-up affair for the teenagers when they could go out in the dark without parents. Students used to dress up to the nines during their soph hops much like today. But the standard of sophistication of that era was much higher. Why not relive those Gatsby social affairs by organizing your prom at Gibson Hall. With marble column and glided domes and chandeliers, this venue creates a breath-taking setting for prom reflecting the splendour of the time gone by. The Main Hall is a huge space which can easily accommodate a promenade of 600 guests. However, if you want to host a semi-formal event for 150 guests, The Garden of this prestigious hall is the best place. From movable bars to draping and theming, the venue staff will help you create the ultimate event experience.

A Starry Starry Night at The Sky Bar

Why rent expensive stars and moons for your starry starry night when you can party under the real ones. The Grange Holborn Sky Bar allows you to party all night overlooking the glinting panorama of London’s skyline. The glass-fronted room offers stunning views of London Eye, Gherkin, Thames, and other popular landmarks. Located at pent-house level of Grange Holborn Hotel, The Sky bar offers a dazzling setting complete with a terrace with couches where you can snug in and sip cocktails while overlooking the world go by. This prom venue can easily seat up 200 guests.

We at promvenues.com ensure to offer you these venues at best possible price. Hire one of these venues with us and get set to leave a lasting impression on the prom-goers.

Prom Beauty Blunders to Avoid

You put so much effort in creating the perfect prom experience – the stylish dress, picture-perfect face, and the perfect peep toe pumps. But you don’t want all these effort to go to waste just because of some stupid beauty blunders. And don’t think you’re Bobby Brown! We all do mistakes in choosing our dress and make-up. We list down the most common beauty blunders that prom girls often make and ruin their Cinderella day.

Don’t Wear Too Much Make-up

You definitely want to look and feel your best, but wearing too much make-up will ultimately harm your look. You don’t have to change your natural look; you just have to improve it.  So, wear lighter make-up like a matt foundation combined with a soft lip colour and a little eye-shadow. You can go for Smokey eyes as well if you have tried the look before. The key is to go for a look that doesn’t look heavy. Opt for make-up that you can carry with confidence.

Iron Hair

No, we are not telling you to iron your hair here. The idea here is to not let your hair style look like you are wearing a helmet. You want that perfect hair do and walk in the prom venue like a celebrity on the red carpet. But hold on. You would definitely want your updo or ringlets to stay in place throughout the evening, but using extra styling products like gel and hair spray is not the right way. You hair might look good in pictures and from a distance but remember that prom also involves a romantic dance and you may get up close. You don’t want your date’s fingers get stuck in your hair when he touches them.

Don’t Over-accessorize

Accessories are perfect to complete your prom-worthy look. But you’ll have to be very choosy when it comes to the kind and number of accessories you can include in your look. A smart clutch and nice shoes are a must but other than that, choose one or maximum two standard pieces that accentuate your overall look. If you are wearing danglers, don’t wear a matching necklace, as it would look heavy and clumsy. Give your favourite accessory some space to shine out. Otherwise, you’ll become a treasure box where the signature diamond is always hidden.

Donning a dress that doesn’t fit

It’s mandatory to think of what style suits your body type before choosing your dress. Just because a dress looks good on a dummy doesn’t mean it will look good on you as well. If you have pear-shaped body like that of Beyonce, go for a strapeless dress that accentuates your shoulders. A-line skirts, Halter neck, and plunging necklines complement the pear-shaped body type. If you have an inverted triangle shaped body, shoulder pads, and full sleeves are a strict no no. Go for V necklines that draw attention away from your shoulders. And if you are blessed with an hour-glass shaped body, congratulations! Choose fitted cocktail dresses that highlight your slender waist and avoid loosely-fitted dresses so you don’t look straight.

Don’t Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

Have you never worn short dresses? Or have you never felt comfortable in long gowns? If yes, then prom is not the right time to choose either. It’s the biggest night of your life before the wedding, so don’t don something that you are not comfortable in. Lack of comfort = lack of confidence. And you certainly doesn’t want that on a day when you’ll be competing for the title of Prom Queen. Just make sure to choose something that suits your comfort zone bus has some personality too. You obviously don’t want to wear something boring. The key is that you should not be self-conscious and sceptical of your style choice.

These were five of the most common prom style mistakes people commit. So keep these in mind when you envision your perfect prom.