Junior prom venue revealed

April 3, 2019 — by Neeti Badve and Kaylene Morrison
Photo by La Rinconada Country Club Facebook Page

La Rinconada Country Club, the venue choice for Junior Prom, will have spacious room and a scenic view.

The junior prom committee announced on March 15 that this year’s prom will be held at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos on April 20. It will have a Grammy Awards theme.

The venue was chosen for its spacious property and close proximity to Saratoga, making it easier to bus students there.

La Rinconada also provides many photo opportunities, which the committee plans to take full advantage of through the use of backdrops, a photobooth, a scenic view and a step and repeat banner. The repeat banner, a photography backdrop printed with a repeating pattern of logos and emblems, is often used for advertisement purposes and at red carpet events.

As for food, choices range from American, Italian and Chinese cuisines and will include a fries bar and various desserts, which junior class president Emma Hsu believes to be the potential highlight of the dance.

This year, couples’ photos are being taken for free, and tickets cost less than last year, though they are still relatively high, having started at $170.

Tickets went on sale on March 19 and will go up in price by $5 every week until April 17, the last day to buy tickets.  

According to junior class secretary Alex Lee, the ticket prices will benefit the current juniors in the future.

“J-prom is a fundraiser for us so that we can make senior prom amazing and a night to remember as we leave high school,” Lee said.

Junior Nikita Pawar is looking forward to attending prom for the first time and is excited about its unique location.

“I’m glad it’s nearby so we get to spend more time there than normal,” she said. “I think it’ll be really pretty there because there’s a golf course. I’m sure it’s super upscale, and I think there’s a lot of space and different places to go.”