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Dinner Dance Ticket Costs

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Just wondering what is the dearest dinner dance ticket you ever purchased for an ordinary dinner dance honouring a few teams. My local club is charging €60 a ticket. That means €240 for 4 of us.

Can u beat that?

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 12/02/2018 11:10:02    2076147

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Suppose it depends what your get at the dinner dance. I would like to think that there is a 4 course dinner and some sort of band/entertainment to dance to (else they are venturing in to false advertising). The price you quote would be just over £50 up here and to be honest I don't think that is too bad. And that is not considering other costs involved in staging the event, trophies, flowers for the weemen etc plus the club maybe trying to get a wee bit towards the coffers if there is any surplus.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3599 - 12/02/2018 11:47:45    2076165

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Suppose it depends what your get at the dinner dance. I would like to think that there is a 4 course dinner and some sort of band/entertainment to dance to (else they are venturing in to false advertising). The price you quote would be just over £50 up here and to be honest I don't think that is too bad. And that is not considering other costs involved in staging the event, trophies, flowers for the weemen etc plus the club maybe trying to get a wee bit towards the coffers if there is any surplus."
they are usually €30 around this part of the world and even some at 20€. a bit steep at 60.?

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 12/02/2018 12:35:42    2076193

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Cheaper than the costs of the Mrs getting done up for the f*cking thing.

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1249 - 12/02/2018 12:59:46    2076206

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Try putting Declan Nerney on the list, that'll send the numbers through the roof.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4099 - 12/02/2018 16:54:32    2076328

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Replying To Pinkie:  "Try putting Declan Nerney on the list, that'll send the numbers through the roof."
I had to buy a brick for €100 as well. That is 4bricks at €100 each and 4 tickets for the dinner at 60 each. That is 640 without a lotto ticket or membership.

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 12/02/2018 17:33:00    2076340

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Replying To Bernardo:  "I had to buy a brick for €100 as well. That is 4bricks at €100 each and 4 tickets for the dinner at 60 each. That is 640 without a lotto ticket or membership."
What sort of dinner dance is that when ye have to bring bricks with ye?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4539 - 12/02/2018 17:35:58    2076342

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "What sort of dinner dance is that when ye have to bring bricks with ye?"
BYOB event.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 355 - 12/02/2018 17:37:44    2076343

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Replying To Bernardo:  "I had to buy a brick for €100 as well. That is 4bricks at €100 each and 4 tickets for the dinner at 60 each. That is 640 without a lotto ticket or membership."
Jaysus you must be minted.
I'd expect U2 to be providing the music at that price.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1565 - 12/02/2018 18:20:42    2076349

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "BYOB event."
We are building as stand which costs €100 a brick and then having a dinner dance. We had a big breakfast in november. In the last 12 months would set me back around 1200 euro. Gaa money mad

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 12/02/2018 18:59:22    2076361

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Replying To Bernardo:  "We are building as stand which costs €100 a brick and then having a dinner dance. We had a big breakfast in november. In the last 12 months would set me back around 1200 euro. Gaa money mad"
Did you have to buy a brick?

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 296 - 12/02/2018 19:04:01    2076362

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Our club dinner dance tickets usually cost 25 euro that's a starter, dinner, desert and the tae. Now it isn't until the following year AGM that the sh## hits the fan, the entire do costs between 3500 and 5000 euro, depends on the number of tickets sold, the problem is every year we seem to be 1500 euro out of pocket and nobody bats an eyelid. Then somebody mentioned something the day after the AGM, if your club gives free tickets to every club officer, their partners and guests from outside the club like co board officials, refs, etc then that could be over 50 tickets, that would be around 1500 euro, how can clubs gather money with that kind of nonsense. 20-30 euro is enough for dinner dance tickets

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1240 - 12/02/2018 19:51:30    2076377

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Replying To Bernardo:  "We are building as stand which costs €100 a brick and then having a dinner dance. We had a big breakfast in november. In the last 12 months would set me back around 1200 euro. Gaa money mad"
You're foolish enough to give it to them.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4519 - 12/02/2018 19:54:31    2076378

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Our club doesn't do a dinner dance per se, we usually do what we call a progressive dinner twice per year. This is kinda like Come Dine with Me, except you're paired with another person, and you move to a different address for each of the three courses, after which people decamp to the pub. Most people would prepare a course for four guests, cost is €30 per person, plus the cost of ingredients.

It's very popular, especially with women, and people who aren't so in to playing sport. Think we had 60 pairs taking part the last time we organised one.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1484 - 13/02/2018 09:10:07    2076443

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Replying To achara:  "Did you have to buy a brick?"
No you did not have to buy a ticket or brick but you would be regarded as anti social. I live in monaghan not dublin so I do not understand why its so dear

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 14/02/2018 07:53:08    2076676

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "You're foolish enough to give it to them."
You did not have to state the obvious. I know idiot and money easily parted

Bernardo (Monaghan) - Posts: 326 - 14/02/2018 07:57:46    2076678

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