September 12, 2023

Welcome to The most exclusive international event of the Venice Carnival!

Il Ballo del Doge is the most lavish costume party of the Venice Carnival.

Il Ballo del Doge is a festive masquerade, a refined society gala, an opulent banquet and an astonishing show. All this and much more…

Il Ballo del Doge is an intriguing collective game, orchestrated by the Venetian Antonia Sautter, charming stylist and world-famous luxury event planner, which has always taken place in the dreamlike setting of a Venetian palace.
Il Ballo del Doge is a flight of fancy, a triumph of the senses, the luxury of inhabiting a beautiful dream that lasts an entire night. Il Ballo del Doge is a kind of magic!

Il Ballo del Doge is the most exclusive international event of the Venetian Carnival, in which all the guests participate in splendid costumes of sartorial excellence wearing typical Venetian masks.

Il Ballo del Doge is a memorable, one-of-a-life experience that will enchant all your senses.

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Check out the video/reel below from the 2023 Il Ballo Del Doge in Venezia, Italy.


“… because dreaming is an art… and a luxury I give myself!”

Described as ‘one of the ten experiences to be had at least once in a lifetime’ by American broadcaster ABC, the Ballo del Doge® is the highlight of the Venetian Carnival.

Il Ballo del Doge was conceived by the Venetian costume designer and luxury event creator, Antonia Sautter, and takes place on a single night – that of Shrove Saturday – in the dreamlike setting of a splendid Venetian palace. Just like a dream…

Il Ballo del Doge is an exclusive grand gala where pomp, bubbles, costumes, music, art, venetian masks and good food are the main ingredients of a grand soiree skillfully orchestrated by Antonia Sautter – world-famous entrepreneur, stylist and event-planner – who has always been the soul, mind and artistic director of Il Ballo del Doge.

True to itself, yet different and original in the theme proposed at each new edition, Il Ballo del Doge has been defined by the international media in many different ways: sumptuous costume ball, luxurious masked carnival, star-studded gala dinner, sumptuous dance party, unmissable rendezvous and much more…

Il Ballo del Doge is all of the above and more importantly, an artistic production boasting an exclusive cast of over 100 international artists, including musicians, tightrope walkers, contortionists, actors, singers and dancers. The sumptuous costumes designed and made by Antonia Sautter for her cast, as well as the marvelous sets and refined mise en place with floral decorations studied down to the smallest detail, are just some of the emotions guests experience.

Since 1994, Antonia Sautter has produced each edition of Il Ballo del Doge capturing the spirit of the times, without forgetting, indeed enhancing, the great tradition of the Venetian Carnival.



Photo Credit: Il Ballo Del Doge

Il Ballo Del Doge

Venezia, Italy