Yeah, I thought so too. We did the Party for the Senses several years ago (I think the cost was $95 per person at the time). We were not happy with it at all. :( Can't say as thought I'd do it again.
However, some of those sound really nice. I would love to do the Gala, but $450 I haven't got for that!
Of course, I could take a page from Dawn's book and offer to photo any of the special events for the price of tickets to the event! Teasing of course!