As the university’s mascot is the 49ers, the gold theme fit perfectly with the indulgent 1920s art deco theme. The background pattern is actually a subtle use of the university’s crown logo.


The first thing guests experienced was walking down a dimly lit back “alley” before coming to a speakeasy door, complete with password window and bouncer, which had guests captured before even entering the ballroom. The photo area was a staged 1920s mugshot.


1920s-style music welcomed guests into the ballroom, with the band also dressed in tuxes or flapper dresses.

food & drink

The food was decadent as well signature 1920s dishes such as seafood, a spiced baked ham carving station, a chocolate fountain, and several cocktails.


The following photography courtesy of Michael A. Anderson Photography.