10 Most Luxurious Iconic Events

True gems for inspiration, luxury events are perfect setups to get ideas from and push the boundaries of planning. To help you become even more creative in your work, we’ve put together a list of 10 most iconic luxury events worldwide. These types of events are the symbol of ultimate experiences.

1. White Nights Festival:

The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun and consists of a series of classical ballet, opera, and music events. This is really an amazing festival, full of the gala and cultural events organized by the Saint Petersburg City Administration. The festival brings together ballet, opera, and classical music events throughout one of Russia’s most beautiful cities.

The festival attracts the crème de la crème of the domestic talents alongside some of the world’s most prominent names when it comes to cultural performances.

2. Venice Biennale:

The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the contemporary arts in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model, which characterizes its unique nature.

The Venice Biennale is famous for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music and Theatre, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance. The Biennale promotes numerous publishing initiatives in the same sectors.

3. Luxury Property Show, Beijing:

The Luxury Properties Showcase aims to present the widest possible range of luxury properties from the widest panel of countries and cities. It will present a balanced selection of luxury properties located in China, as well as overseas properties located in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Many top notch Chinese guests are gathered and over 140 international exhibitors from around 35 countries showcasing over 220 elite property destinations take place every year.

4. Les Azuriales Opera:

Les Azuriales Opera is an organization, which focuses on finding truly outstanding young artists and making a significant difference to their early operatic careers. Every year in the month of August it proposes several lyric performances in the majestic setting of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. After the Opera, if you want, you will be able to have dinner in the gardens of the mansion.

5. Princess Grace Awards:

The Princess Grace Awards is a yearly event founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and organized by the Princess Grace Foundation, USA. The Foundation identifies and nurtures emerging artists in theater, dance and film and awards $1 million in grants annually. Across the disciplines it supports, the Foundation seeks to identify artistic excellence in emerging artists and nurture their growth through their careers.

6. Cartier’s Royal Ride:

The Cartier Travel With Style Concours d’Elégance is one of the world’s most prestigious automotive events showcasing the best and rarest of Indian automotive heritage on an international platform. This bi-annual event held at the historic Taj Falaknuma in Hyderabad was hosted by Guillaume Alix (Regional Managing Director, Cartier Middle East, India and Africa).

7. Vienna Opera Ball:

The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual Austrian society event, which takes place in the building of the Vienna State Opera, the most prestigious and famous ballroom in the world. Together with the New Year Concert, the Opera Ball is one of the highlights of the Viennese carnival season.

8. Top Marques, Monaco:

The Top Marques Monaco is a car show, which is specialized in luxury vehicles. The exhibitors present the latest super cars and luxury yachts. For the ladies, the fair offers a section with rare and costly jewels, as well as the latest luxury watch collections. The unique masterpieces from all around the world are specially brought to the exhibition in Monaco. Outside the exhibition grounds, the Super Boats await on the harbour to be tested.

9. The Met Gala:

The Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The event welcomes stars, young creatives, and industry paragons. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.

10. The Elite London:

The Elite London is not simply an event; it is a world of experiences that selectively combines the very best of private jets, turboprop aircraft and helicopters with the very best luxury brands, supercars, powerboats and yachts – all in one location.