Prom is a magical night for students. Not only is it a time to dress up and enjoy themselves, but it is also a time to connect with all their peers and share a special experience before graduation. Because of this, schools try to make prom as significant of an event as they can. An easy way to make prom magical is to host it at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Spruce Mountain Ranch’s prom package has much to offer, and is sure to be a success.
This year at Spruce Mountain, the month of April is dedicated to hosting proms. Both Albert’s Lodge and the Ponderosa rooms are used for these special occasions, based on the size of the group. While the space is already booked for the 2014 year, it’s not too late to book it for future proms! Questions about proms are addressed below, in addition to a few photos of prom at Spruce Mountain.
Brus Osborne of Spruce Mountain Ranch answers the following questions concerning booking a prom at the ranch:
1. How much does it cost a school to host prom at Spruce Mountain?
-Brus explains that “The Spruce Mountain Ranch Prom package is $6,500.00” This package is all-inclusive.
2. What is included in the prom package?
-Spruce Mountain offers a wonderful package for schools wishing to host their prom at this location. “Our prom package is very inclusive. It includes parking attendants, tables and chairs, a large built in stage, 2 VIP areas, 17 restroom stalls, coat check space with racks and hangers, internet access, and 2 locations for royalty presentation to choose from.” In addition to this, Spruce Mountain allows schools to bring in entertainment for the VIP areas, including stations such as photo booths. Entertainment such as this is perfect for students who don’t wish to dance the entire time, and even for students who want to make fun memories together.
3. How many hours are included in the contract?
- “It (the prom package) includes 5 hours of set up from 8:00am – 1:00pm and Prom from 7:00pm – Midnight.” Therefore, the package purchases 10 total hours at Spruce Mountain Ranch: 5 for preparation, and 5 for the event.
4. What kind of safety precautions are taken to keep the kids safe?
-There are security and parking attendants on site for the duration of the event. For schools interested in even more security, police officers may be hired for the prom. Spruce Mountain Ranch prides itself in keeping events running smoothly and safely in addition to being a competitive venue. They will happily work with schools to ensure students’ security.
5. What kind of food is served at proms?
-Brus shares that “The student councils (from the schools) usually choose a dessert buffet, but we don’t require that food be served like most venues (require).” Food is a wonderful addition to any prom, but is not a required element. For those interested in adding refreshments to a prom package, chocolate fountains, snow cones, and mini desserts are very popular with the students.
6. What makes prom at Spruce Mountain Ranch better than it would be at other venues?
-There are so many components that give Spruce Mountain Ranch a cutting edge over other potential prom venues. Brus shares that “Most importantly, the Spruce Mountain Ranch Team loves having the students enjoy the space! We try to be on top of our customer service strength. I also think that the wide-open rooms and our indoor-outdoor options for prom are very appealing to the students. A ranch is a fun place to have prom, and opens up new and exciting prom themes.”
Pictures of The Classical Academy prom being set up this year in Albert’s Lodge (with the theme “Rio Carnaval”):
Photo Credit: Tonya Baldessari
*A warm, Spruce Mountain thanks to our very own Brus Osborne! –To contact her about booking an event with the ranch, please email her at email@example.com