The Lounge at Gateway Ballroom

Has your day gone a bit wonky and you need a place to put up your feet for a minute? 

Do you have a spot of hand sewing but don’t want to be in your room alone? Or do you simply want to be able to sit and visit with friends, old and new? Maybe you just feel a bit peckish? Come by the Lounge to unwind, rewind, and regenerate!

The Lounge at Gateway Ballroom is the place for you to sit back, relax, have a glass of lemonade or iced tea, spread out your sewing or the project from your last class.  No need to worry about time lost waiting for an elevator to get to class as the escalators to the second & third floor classrooms are located steps away from the Lounge.  (Elevators are also close by for those whom escalators are not an option.)

Aside from a place to gather, sew, and snack, what else is happening in the Lounge?

Very early (7:30 - 9am) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning, the Lounge is reserved as a Teacher’s Lounge, with coffee, tea, and pastries for Costume College Teachers!

The Lounge will be open to all Costume College attendees: 
Friday 9:00am to 10:00 pm 
Saturday 9:00am to 11:00pm 
Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm

While you are there, be sure to check out Show off your wonders and have your portrait taken by our photographer (see hours available under “Portrait Studio”.) 

But wait, there’s more!  

  • On Thursday night, the Lounge will be open to Teachers as a Teachers Reception and Check-In. 

  • On Friday Night, the Lounge will be open as a part of the Friday Night Social!

  • And for those staying Sunday night, the Lounge will be open until 9pm as a place to relax after a fun-filled weekend.  

Please keep an eye out on social media and the webpage for updated schedule information!