We purchased expensive tickets (over $700 per person) for the open premium bar, light buffet, reserved seats and guaranteed view of the ball on the Red Carpet patio. The view of the ball was great. It is from the side but you can see it clearly. This was the only good thing about this party. Everything else was a disaster.
At 8 pm when the doors opened, the line to get in was thousands of people long. Luckily we had a VIP line but it still took forever to get in.
To find your reserved seat, you were asked to go to every table and look for a placard with your name. There were probably a hundred tables. Hundreds of people were wandering around looking for their tables. Our table was in a small private room on the very top floor with about 20 tables.
In the room, they had a small buffet with turkey sandwiches, pasta salad and a few other things. The food was barely edible and definitely not enough for the people in the room. The buffet was gone before most people had arrived.
There was no bar in the room. We had to take an elevator to the lower floor and get in line at the open bar with the hundreds of people who bought the lowest price package. Each bar line was about 25 people long. Before midnight they ran out of champagne and all other alcohol except beer and vodka. The premium open bar was supposed to last from 9 pm to 2 am.
This was not just a disaster. It was a rip off. We complained but were told that there was nothing that could be done. Learn from our mistake - Do Not Waste Your Money on this Event.