A downtown club is flipping the script.
Club Masque, 34 N. Jefferson St. in downtown Dayton, has added a private events component to the business.
“We really are just thinking of ourselves as a venue for all occasions,” said Susan Byrd, the club’s director. “We just have the facility to accommodate so many different events.”
The club, already the site of Clash Dayton’s fashion shows, hopes to host weddings, cooperate events, parties, concerts and charity events.
It will offer a drag queen officiant.
Masque hosted a few open houses to show off the space on Wednesday, April 24.
She said many brides an event planners hope to create a club-like atmosphere for their occasion.
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Masque, Dayton’s best gay club in Dayton.com 2018 Best of Dayton contest, has an advantage over other venues in that aspect because it is already a club equipped with a state-of-the-art sound systems, dressing rooms, microphones, lighting and a stage with video screens, Byrd said.
Masque also won best dance club in the 2018 Best of Dayton contest.
Amaya Sexton, a Masque cast member, won best drag queen.
“The client doesn’t really need to have a lot of decor,” she said.
The club has two floors that can hold about 300 people each.
Byrd said events will not compete with the operations of the club.
“It is still definitely Masque night club,” she said. “This is just in addition to the nightclub.”
Much of the space is not in use during weekdays in particular.
“We are such a late-night place (on the weekend) so we don’t start hopping here until 11 (p.m.),” she said.
The second floor dance hall doesn’t open to the public on the weekend until 11 p.m.
Venue rental prices range from $1,350 for a four-hour weekday rental to $5,500 for a five-hour Saturday and holiday rental.
More information can be found at clubmasque.com/eventcenter.
Byrd said there are also drink packages.