10th Annual VMB 2012



To commemorate the special 10th anniversary of the much anticipated Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball here in Portland, Oregon, the event is being held over two days this year.  3/30/12 – 3/31/12.

Friday night (3/30) will be held at the Fez Ballroom and will be an evening of all live bands. Saturday evening (3/31) of course is the main event, the ball, hosted once again at the historic Melody Ballroom.


Portland: Robot Piercing & Tattoo -- 2330 NW Westover Rd -- cash only.
Seattle: Metro Clothing Company -- 231 Broadway E -- cash only.

Tickets purchased online are charged a $2.00 surcharge.

FRIDAY (3/30) - $10 Adv/$15 Door
Fez Ballroom

SATURDAY (3/31) - $40 Adv/$45 Door
Melody Ballroom

TICKET COMBO - FRI & SAT - $45.00  


Only 25 VIP bracelets for Friday will be available. Purchasing a bracelet does not automatically include a ticket for Friday night, you will need to purchase a ticket separately. The VIP bracelet will give you access to the private lounge underneath the main floor of the Fez Ballroom where VIP's will have the exclusive opportunity to mingle with David J and the other performers when they are not on stage. Catered food with be provided and bar service will be available. David J has offered to autograph any memorabilia that VIP's would like to bring with them.


Large table (seats 10) – $150.00.
Includes 2 bottles of red wine and a large platter of food.

Small table (seats 4) - $80.00.
Includes 1 bottle of red wine and a small platter of food.


The Waltz at Midnight

In 2008, the violinist Paul Mercer initiated what was to become a tradition every year at the VMB, the waltz at midnight. While the evening is filled with gothic/industrial music, at midnight is when the attention is given over to classical instruments. This is when all guests are invited to waltz with their partners on the main floor. Videos of previous midnight waltz’s in past years can be viewed on our video’s link.

I am pleased to announce  that for the 10th anniversary I have invited some very special guests to perform this year’s waltz. Six members of the highly regarded Portland Baroque Orchestra will be performing both a waltz as well as another piece for your enjoyment Saturday evening. Some of the instruments that they’ll be playing will be actual original pieces from the Baroque time period (1600-1760), so this will be a special treat indeed.    ~Lady Raven


Hotel Discount

The Crowne Plaza hotel, located just 1.3 miles from the Melody Ballroom, is graciously offering a discount to guests of the VMB the weekend of the event! This hotel just recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation throughout the whole building and the end result is quite beautiful.

Rate: $119 (Portland hotel tax 12.5%)  for a room with either 1 King or 2 Queen beds….which includes FREE shuttle service to and from the venues.*

To make your reservation call the front desk at 503-233-2401.

DEADLINE: You must make your reservation no later then March 6th to get the discounted rate.

Just to list a few of the amenities –  All rooms come with a refrigerator, microwave, free wifi, 32″ flat screen, access to the indoor pool and jacuzzi, etc.

*shuttle service – They provide free shuttle service both to and from the airport and Amtrak station as well as during the day/night within a 5 mile radius of the hotel, and that includes going to and from the Fez Ballroom and Melody Ballroom on Fri/Sat night.

IMPORTANT: If you plan on taking advantage of the shuttle service please tell the hotel receptionist this when you call to make your reservation so the management will have a better idea of how many drivers to have on hand during the day/evenings of the VMB weekend.


VMB Flyer

What is the VMB?

The Annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a night of gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the city of roses and hosted by Lady Raven Productions. It’s an evening where over 800 guests from the various gothic/industrial/alternative lifestyle communities from around the nation gather in the Melody Ballroom amongst crystal chandeliers and Edwardian cornices to socialize and dance the night away. The VMB strives to offer its guests the experience of a formal gala at an attainable price; shared with like-minded company from the gothic/industrial communities who appreciate creative and individual expression, and the event is of course LGBTQ friendly.  The name “Vampire’s Masquerade Ball” is meant to evoke dark romanticism and a gothic interpretation of beauty. While the event is not sponsored or organized by the vampire community, they have always consistently been very supportive of the VMB, and are welcome to attend.

Dancing is only one of the many entertainments the VMB offers. The venue is divided between two floors with captivating live performances and local DJ’s spinning gothic/industrial in the grand ballroom; while in the lower ballroom nearly 30 regional vendors will be selling their wares. Additionally a lavish, professionally catered buffet of savory cheeses, meats, and baked goods awaits, as well as a delectable dessert selection and fountains of chocolate. The event photographer, Domestic Bliss Photography, will also be located in the lower ballroom.

Consider the Vampire’s Masquerade Ball an opportunity to dress in your finest evening or historic dress!  Over the years the observed guest attire has included every genre from the gothic scene including old-school goth, steampunk, Edwardian, Victorian, Cyberpunk, all the way to black tie and regal ballgowns. To further clarify, the VMB being a formal event should not be confused with a “costume party” or re-enactment, and street clothes are not permitted. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to arrive masked. If you have any questions about dress code please email Lady Raven.

Please note that the Ball is reserved for guests twenty-one years of age or older. Bars in both the upper and lower ballrooms will be open and offering special cocktails for the evening as well as a full assortment of liquor.

The Melody Ballroom, site of the VMB since 2007, was established in 1925 and has been owned by the same Portland family for 23 years. Its historic ambiance is enhanced by thirty-foot ceilings, scarlet walls, marble staircases (which are wheelchair accessible using a chairlift), and as the staff say, hauntings! Guests may park across the street from the venue (in the U.S. Bank lot) or on the street, and may find nearby dining establishments within a few blocks’ walk.

The decor rentals for the 10th Anniversary provided by:
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*If you are flying into Portland: Our rail system services the PDX Airport and is a lot cheaper then taking a cab. The MAX Red Line goes from the airport all the way into downtown and passes through the hotels near the Convention Center on the East Side of the river (the side of the venue). Please visit Tri-Met to plan your public transportation needs.

Any questions about the VMB or requests to join the mailing list, can be directed to the event’s organizer, Lady Raven


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.

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