A banquet is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts, often served with ad libitum alcoholic beverages, such as wine or beer. A banquet usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honor of someone.
In the majority of banquets, the gathering is seated at round tables with around 8-10 people per table.
A Geisha Banquet is “A real banquet is a leisurely two hour dinner during which you will be able to see the classical geisha art of welcoming and entertaining guests in a traditional atmosphere.”
As mentioned on Wattention, “The price for a banquet depends on the ratio of customers to geisha. One customer and ten geisha would be very expensive indeed, but ten customers and one geisha would be very affordable. Usually it would be best to have at least a minimum of one geisha for every five or so guests. I always ask my customers to tell me their numbers and the maximum budget they want to pay per person and I give them some options within their budget. I try not to turn anyone away. Sometimes there are ways to make banquets work even for smaller budgets.
Halfway through the meal the geisha do a performance, usually around half an hour long, with a variety of instruments: shamisen and singing, drum, and flute, and the geisha dance. The music is always different to match the season.”
All About Geisha Banquets. (2015, November 04). Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://www.wattention.com/articles/all-about-geisha-banquets/
Banquet. (2017, November 24). Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banquet