These events are often held in the same places/hotels. Ball rooms, banquet rooms, conference halls are rented out, similar to a large reception. These offer the convenience of being in a hotel so travel is not necessary if you want to “play”. Usually they are BYOB, providing mixers and setups. These events offer a good opportunity to get to know others in an environment that has less pressure. You can dress up sexy, have some drinks, flirt, meet new people, dance and then leave if you so choose.
These clubs are similar to your average night club, at first. Dance floor, good music, bartenders etc. However, usually upstairs or in the back there is an area for “play” They may offer private play areas, or large open play areas for several to play. Visit the club website before attending, look at reviews and ask others in that area what their thoughts about the club. Most clubs are BYOB.
Private parties are a growing trend. These are held at someone’s house and typically by invitation only. A house party might be a little overwhelming if you are new to the lifestyle or have never been to a club before.