Hosted by Lady Raven Productions, Portland’s Vampire’s Masquerade Ball (VMB) is a black-tie formal event of Gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the city of roses since 2002. The 18th VMB will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Hosted in the Portland Art Museum’s historic ballrooms spanning two floors – it’s an evening where 850+ guests from around the nation and the world gather to socialize and dance the night away in their darkest formal attire while enjoying the best in aerial and stage performances, vendors, catering, fully stocked cash bars, and live DJ’s playing Gothic/Synthpop/EBM dance music. Catering will be from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, Portland’s elite catering company. Seating in the grand ballroom is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the event. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as 2 weeks after a second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Record of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided upon check-in at the door to be granted entry. Acceptable records included your physical COVID-19 vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or a digital verification from a smartphone application. The name on your vaccination record must match your government issued ID.
What does this mean for guests who purchased tickets for VMB 2020? All tickets have been automatically rolled over to the 2022 date and replacement tickets will be mailed out. The new tickets arrived in Portland on 4/23/22. They will be mailed out in batches the following week to the addresses entered when the tickets were purchased. If you wish to confirm your mailing address, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Announcements will be made on the FB Page the moment mailing begin. Please note: tickets presented at the door with the 2020 date WILL NOT BE VALID.
As a general reminder, tickets have always been non-refundable throughout the history of the event.
To stay up-to-date on announcements, please follow the Facebook Page, Facebook Event Invite and our new Instagram account. For any questions related to the event, please email Lady Raven. Scroll down to view all event information!
In closing, I appreciate every single one of you. As I look through my ticket spreadsheet I see so many names that I recognize. Many of you have been attending the VMB for well over a decade. Your ongoing patronage and loyalty fuels my continuing commitment both to the event and the community itself. I miss you. All of you. These last two years have been challenging for so many of us in different ways and for different reasons; but now there is light at the end of the tunnel. What we’ve collectively experienced will make seeing each other this May all the sweeter of a reunion. I look forward to seeing each and everyone one of you at the 18th Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball, Saturday, May 28, 2022.
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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR
9:00PM – 2:00AM
21+/Full Cash Bars, both Ballrooms
Waltz at Midnight
DJ Carrion (PDX) & DJ Owen (San Francisco)
20+ Regional Vendors in the Lower Ballroom
Fully Catered Appetizer Buffet by Vibrant Table
Photobooth by Remembrance Photography
Dress Code Enforced (scroll down for further information)
While the night is filled with DJ’s and dance music, the crown jewel of the evening is the famed Waltz at Midnight – when all guests are invited to waltz with their partners on the main floor. This tradition began in 2008 with violinist Paul Mercer. Joining us from Atlanta for the first time in over a decade, he will once again perform the Waltz at Midnight – and with a very special violin that is nearly 500 years old.
Located in downtown Portland, the luxurious Paramount Hotel is two short blocks away from the Portland Art Museum. Please follow this link for instructions how to reserve a room within the discounted VMB room block. Rooms are filling up fast!
The night before the VMB, guests from near and far are welcome to come together and mingle for a casual cocktail at The Midnight Society on Friday, May 27th. This sultry and seductive bar opened in 2021 by Portland’s own award winning mixologist, Estanislado Orona. His high-end, botanical and floral cocktails amid dark, romantic vibes offered with vegetarian tapas has secured The Midnight Society as another fine jewel in the dark crown of Portland. The Meet & Greet will take place from 6:30-8:30PM (Friday, May 27). There is no dress code for the Meet & Greet. It is a casual affair. Added bonus: directly across the street from The Midnight Society, is The Skeleton Key Vintage, the owner will keep the shop open until 8:30pm that evening.
The VMB is a formal event and is not to be confused with ‘costume party’. Appropriate attire includes tuxedos/suits, ball gowns, corsets, period-wear (Victorian, Edwardian, Renaissance, etc.), neo-Victorian, and formal evening gothic attire. Cocktail dresses are also appropriate. Are masks required? No, but they are encouraged. Guests wearing masks have always been around 60/40. For shopping recommendations please follow the Facebook Event Invite as we will frequently be making posts with helpful links on where to find appropriate attire.
NO STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED (blue jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, etc.). Also, while some risqué outfits are gorgeous and can be appropriate given the theme, we ask that anything ultra-revealing/exotic remain at home as this is a formal event. If you have any questions regarding the dress code, please send us an email.
The talent seen this year will be something truly special and unique. As my repeat guests are aware, I have extremely high standards when it comes to visual entertainment. What awaits to be seen both in the air and on the stage will feature some of the very best the Pacific Northwest has to offer in entertainment.
The annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball (VMB) solely hosted by Lady Raven Productions is exclusive to Portland, OR. Any other events in the state or across the country with a similar name or theme are in no way related to, or sponsored by, Portland’s VMB.