Join us at Boreham House to celebrate your Prom in Essex. Boreham House is the most exquisite Prom Venue you could dream of to hold your special event. Your Prom or School Ball will have total exclusivity, with no other groups sharing your wonderful day. The Georgian, Grade 1 Listed Stately Home is the perfect prom venue in Essex and will be your forever backdrop to those amazing photographs as you arrive in style in whichever vehicle you choose to escort you to our front door. We invite you to sip cocktails and take in the surrounds of the House and gardens before retiring to your suite for the evening’s entertainment.
Boreham House is the most idyllic prom venue in Essex, Proms and School Balls can be as simple or extravagant as you wish. Boreham House lends itself to simplicity or grandeur. From the minute you arrive at the gate and drive through the avenue of trees adorned by our beautiful lake, the excitement of what is to come will be overwhelming. You will be greeted at the door by our experienced Events Team who will guide your through the House into the grounds before taking you to our glass Pavilion where your night will begin. Our resident DJ will be on hand to play your requests as you dance the night away.
The word Prom is short for promenade, the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party.
The Prom can be traced back to the simple co-ed banquets that 19th century American universities held for each year’s graduating class. They were introduced to promote social etiquette and manners within the year groups.
“The very early ones were like those held at colleges: the senior class, dress in the “Sunday best” fathered in the gym for tea and light refreshments, socializing and dancing under crepe paper streamers and the watchful eyes of chaperones” Widely referenced 1894 diary entry of a student from the all-male Amherst College giving his account of being invited to and attending a prom at nearby women’s school, Smith College.
By the 1930s, proms in America were being held coast-to-coast, swapping the light refreshments and dancing under crepe paper streamers for full-blown dinners with local bands providing music and entertainment. In the 1950s, the boom of the post-war economy footed the bill for high school gymnasiums to be supplanted by more elaborate venues like country clubs and hotels.
The grandest prom venue of all was procured by Susan Ford, the daughter of President Gerald Ford, in 1975 when she hosted her senior prom at the White House, the first and only First Kid to hold the honor, even to this day.
Our philosophy “Where Everything is Possible” is the beating heart of our Venue and we invite you to take a special journey and create Prom history with us.