Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
As with all Bonza Bashes, dress to impress. While this is a “black tie” event, some guests may prefer to wear semi-formal cocktail attire. Please be aware that most people will be in tuxedos, suits, gowns and cocktail dresses. We wish to remind guests that jeans, shirts without a collar and/or sneakers are all inappropriate for an event of this nature, and will be expressly forbidden. Regrettably we must decline entry to a very small number of guests for this reason each year, so please ensure you don’t become a statistic!
We get so few opportunities to dress to the nines in Seattle, so take advantage of our deals and dazzle the night away in your finest!
But I don’t have a tux! Can’t I just wear my Santa Claus knit sweater?
No. That would be wrong on a number of levels. Check out our deals page for tuxedo rental specials – and leave the sweater at home.
It’s last minute and I still don’t have a tux! What should I do?
The deals we have on tuxes often allow you to rent last minute, even the day of the event! Please don’t stress out by leaving it this late, but don’t let this be a reason to not come!
Can I wear jeans?
Definitely not! As noted above, this is Seattle’s most sophisticated, yet fun, New Year’s Eve event. Class it up a notch or two. Please be advised that if you arrive wearing inappropriate attire, you will be asked to leave, and declined entry until your clothing is appropriate.
Group Discounts and Bookings
Do you have a large group of 10 or more people wanting to come to the Bonza Bash? Contact us for information on group discounts.
I thought you guys changed venues for each event? Didn’t you just do an event at Fremont Studios?
Typically we do switch venues on an event by event basis, and yes we did do an event at Fremont Studios for Halloween. As the Bonza Bash continues to grow, we have limited options for great venues here in Seattle that can accommodate the size of our crowd. In addition, we had a great time at Fremont Studios for Halloween and got phenomenal feedback from guests so we decided to do our New Year’s Eve event at Fremont Studios as well.
Is re-entry permitted?
Yes, you may exit the venue and re-enter at a later time.
Food and Beverage
Will you be serving alcohol at the event? How many bars will there be?
Yes, we will have plenty of full bars at the event to ensure people can get drinks in a timely manner. Making sure the bars run smoothly is always a high-priority.
Will bars take cash only, or credit cards as well?
Bars will be cash-only so please plan accordingly. There will be 2 ATMs on the premises, but we recommend bringing cash with you.
Will food be available at the event?
Yes, there will be a selection of light hors d’oeuvres and desserts available. This is all included in your ticket price. Please note, this is not designed to replace a meal, and we recommend eating before the event.
For our VIP ticket holders, the VIP lounge will contain all of the food available to general admission guests plus additional, exclusive options you’ll only find in the VIP area, and a greater quantity of food. Think of this more like “heavy hors d’oeuvres”. Read more details here.