Frequently Asked Questions
Gala Nocturna is always held at historical locations in Belgium. In 2006, we started the first edition at a neo-gothic church, well-hidden in a lovely park near Antwerp. After three editions, we moved to a bigger and even more spectacular location, a stunning baroque church in the center of Antwerp. Afterwards, we went to the Belle Epoque rooms of the Antwerp zoo and in 2015 we received our guests in a magnificent city palace in Brussels.
A theme inspires our guests to create wonderful costumes. Many of our guests are very creative, and make or design their own outfits. Every year, they are looking forward to the challenge of creating a new costume that fits with the theme of the evening.
The dress code is strict, so we do not allow casual wear, but for first-time visitors we do accept formal evening wear. In the dress code section, we have listed some very good costume rental companies, who are more than happy to help you find your perfect costume for Gala Nocturna. In the same section, you can also find moodboards for the dress code of the evening, a good guideline for you or for the costume rental company.
During the evening you can leave your coat at our wardrobe free of charge.
Next to regular drinks, our bar offers a very special selection of drinks and coctails that match the theme of the evening. At our mythical absinthe bar, you can also taste the green muse, poured from Victorian absinthe fountains and served in magical goblets.