The town is gearing up for the grand reopening of the historic Assembly Rooms – which is to offer features inspired by the world’s best nightclubs.
Owner Matt Clark gave The Standard a sneak peek at the £1.25 million refurbishment, as work is underway to complete what is being billed as the town’s ‘premier venue’.
He said: “Boston may only be a small market town but we are delivering something on a scale that hasn’t been seen before and something the town desperatly needs. Hopefully this will be a venue strong enough to keep people in the town.”
Mr Clark said they are aiming for completion in two-three weeks, with plans for the grand opening night to include aerial dancers.
The venue will feature a grand main room, complete with £750,000 sound system, bar, dance floor, DJ booth, and a bar on a low stage. Above this will hang two huge, custom-made chandeliers – costing £12,000 a piece.
“All this is removable and totally modular so we can house pretty much any event in here – such as a ball,” he explained. “We are trying to retain as many original features as we can, such as the fireplaces and mirrors, but we will be redecorating.”
From the first floor, there will be a balcony with seating area overlooking the Haven.
The venue will include private rooms for hire, with separate bars and toilets, champagne tables, flatscreen televisions and games consoles. A second smaller bar will offer themed nights, such as R&B, northern soul, and retro nineties.
There is also a rustic VIP lounge area which Mr Clark said has a ‘New York loft-style’ with exposed brickwork.
Across from this room, past an open fire, punters will be able to access the ‘hidden garden’ on a roof terrace facing the Stump.
Mr Clark added: “Too many people rely on Facebook and Twitter nowadays – and I think they need to get back to socialising in person. We hope the Assembly Rooms will be the perfect venue for this.”