So. You want to do something fun. You have something to celebrate, and you want to turn up before going out for drinks. Having a pole or aerial party is the most unique way to start the night (or end it!?).
At Butter & Filth, we offer the best there is with lighting and sound just like the music video’s, so choosing us to celebrate your special day is a no brainer. We want you in here, and were the most welcoming space in Richmond (don’t believe us? Check out our Google Reviews). We’re here to make your day special. However, before all the fun, that whole booking/planning part is always boring and tedious, so I decided to make a quick guide to booking your party like a boss….and in true Butter & Filth fashion, this isn’t gonna be a boring policy blog. I’ll get you from start to finish in the most transparent way ever and answer some of our most common questions in the process.
We’re about to get real with this shit. Here it goes:
1. Fill out our inquiry survey. This is the ONLY way we book. No insta DM’s, y’all. They get lost in the mix. Be sure to be as detailed and accurate as possible. Remember! Changing your date and start times after the deposit is paid makes our instructors cry sad tears of Google Calendar despair anddddddd will cost you an additional rebooking fee. No one likes this. Get it right, get it tight. All parties are 90 minutes: 15 minutes of welcome/check in, 60 minutes of unleashing the sexy beast, and 15 minutes of additional time to dance, take selfies, cut the cake, or whatever you want.
2. We’ll holler back. Once we get your inquiry, a team of elves wearing sequins will let you know if we can schedule you at your desired time. Give us about 48 hours to get back to you. If we already have something booked at your desired time, we will work with you on a time that suits everyone!
3. Pay that deposit. We will shoot you instructions on how to do this via email. We got you.
4. Day Of Info! Ok. This is the part where it starts getting important. Check it out:
Being on time is glorious. For example, if your party starts at 5, you can start filing in at about 4:55 but no sooner. Typically, we have another class, party, or something else booked before yours. We wanna be able to give you all of our attention, so we don’t wanna leave all alone in the lobby.
Late ain’t great. Girrrrrrllll. We have to end your party at your scheduled end time, no matter what. If you’re late, we can’t extend your party. Remember, we likely have hoards of sexy folks booked back to back. We gotta run a tight ship or else the ship sinks. We lurve you for understanding! Can’t find us? Check out the “Find The Studio” Instagram highlight.
Leave your shoes in the lobby. We have a strict no shoe policy inside our studio. Don’t worry, we will briiiing. you. the. sexayyyy. But real talk: people put their faces on our floors when they do sexy floor work, and we cant be having the Target parking lot germs on peoples faces, you know? We’re trying to respect your skin care routine, sis.
Your momma and them can’t watch (well, they sorta can). We count everyone that attends as a participant and do not allow spectators. Even if they don’t dance, we must charge everyone in attendance. If your grammy, mother in law, or momma comes, and she doesn’t want to pole, we still count her as a paying participant! If you want the real truth: Y’all’s mommas turn up, so waaaatchh out!!!! Get your camera’s ready.
Yes, people, bring the damn cupcakes, your bubble water, and anything else you want! We welcome refreshments and anything else you’d like (bring it!), but your 90 minutes remains the same. Some people like to take a break for refreshments, and some people don’t. Hell, you can bring an oven and bake some cookies for your bestie, but your booked time is your booked time. We can extend it for $50 per 30 min for those of you who want to keep the party going (book this when you book your date). If you wanna spend your 90 sexual minutes eating the cupcakes instead of pole dancing, you do you, girl. We’re here for it. But we want to get you dancing, so be mindful of how much you can pack into this time. Pro Tip: most folks are too busy to stop and eat, so they go out for food/drinks/dessert right after. No clean up, AND you get to experience all the magic that pole has to offer.
Ummm yes, give us your favorite song. When you book, send us your ONE (I know! Its hard to pick just one!) favorite song along in the comments and we’ll make sure to create a little something special to teach you. We LOVE to teach your private party to your favorite song. Got more than one? Use your last 15 min to plug your phone into our sound system and dance to your best songs!