Monday, October 23, 2017

Party Like A Vanderbilt - Sail Away - Season 3 The Finale


Party Like A Vanderbilt - Sail Away - Season 3
April 14 and 15, 2018
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, North Carolina
Party Like A Vanderbilt in April 2015 and 2016 were glorious events!  They were a memorable experience where costumers could indulge their passion in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  They turned out to be perfect with the Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit, the Fashionable Romance Costume Exhibit and the Biltmore in Bloom events coinciding with our costume weekend.  We missed hosting an event in 2017 and when Biltmore Estate announced another costume exhibit from the Titanic movie and April 14 was available for another Champagne Cellar seemed that the Universe was guiding us to one final get-together.  And here it is!  Party Like A Vanderbilt - Sail Away - Season 3 The Finale!

Your Invitation
You are cordially invited to join those who share your love and enjoyment of wearing historic costume in both an elegant and fantasy setting for a spectacular weekend of fun!
 Our Events

Saturday - April 14 - Biltmore House and Gardens Tour and Titanic Costume Exhibit - Costume Theme: Vanderbilt Era 1890s thru 1930s 


We will begin our day at the incredible Biltmore House where the exhibit Glamour On Board: Fashion From Titanic the Movie is displayed throughout the House.
Photos are now allowed inside the home and we have the unique opportunity to photo our group inside this extraordinary setting.  Such memories we will create!
Biltmore House and Gardens always has something new to offer as rooms are continuously renovated and opened to the public.
The Banquet Hall
Mrs. Vanderbilt's Bedroom
Our weekend in April will be during the Biltmore Blooms season where the gardens and Conservatory are a special treat.  As we are having our weekend several weeks earlier in 2018 than 2015 and 2016, we will have a special viewing of the tulip and other spring flowers.  Spectacular!



Saturday Evening - April 14 - Titanic Dinner in the Champagne Cellar - Costume Theme:  Titanic 1912 - Biltmore Estate is world-renowned for its wine, food, and service and we will experience all of that in the elegance of the Champagne Cellar at The Winery.  A walk through the hallway....

...and into the dining room....

...where we will be served...
First Course
Risotto Carbonara, Crisp Bacon Lardons, English Peas,
Shaved Pecorino Cheese, Poached Quail Egg
Second Course with Biltmore Wine Pairing
Baby Arugula Salad, Shaved Fennel, Ricotta Salata, Salted Pecans,
Lavender Honey Vinaigrette
Lemon Basil Sorbet
Entrée with Biltmore Wine Pairing
(Guests will choose one entrée table side)
Roasted Scottish Salmon, Toasted Pinenuts, Preserved Lemon Beurre Blanc
Pan Roasted NY Strip and Natural Breast of Chicken, Braised
Swiss Chard, Bordelaise
Sage Brined Pork Tenderloin, Buttermilk Fried Shallots, Apple Cider Gastrique
Hazelnut Mousse Dome with Candied Hazelnuts and Chocolate Sauce
Homemade Breads with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Biltmore Blend Coffee or Tea 
Sunday Afternoon - April 15 - Time Traveler's Tea - Costume Theme:  Open
The finale to our weekend will be our Royale Tea in the Private Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate.

We will be served the Full Tea assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, fruit bread, cheeses and selected tea pastries, featured teas, and your choice of Biltmore Kir Royale, Mimosa, or Bellini.  Some surprises are being planned!
On Friday evening, April 13, or Sunday evening, April 15, we may choose to meet for a Winery Tour and dinner at the Village Social.  During past weekends many attendees enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Deerpark and we have made a reservation for our group at 10:00AM for those wishing to attend. There are many specialty tours offered by Biltmore and as we were rained out of the Rooftop Tour in 2016 there may be some attendees looking to try again!  Past activities by attendees included bicycling, equestrian, falconry, and sporting clay shooting.  Any interest in these can be done on an individual basis or we can arrange a group event.

Your Accommodations
We have our choice of accommodations on the Biltmore Estate for 2018 and each has a block of rooms reserved for us with a discount for each.
Option 1:  The Inn on Biltmore Estate is one of our choices for the weekend.  George Vanderbilt's dream was to built a place where friends and family could stay together to experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Inn has fulfilled Mr. Vanderbilt's dream.  Shuttle service is available for all guests to all areas of Biltmore Estate.

This is the link for reservations to the Inn on Biltmore Estate for our weekend discount block and you can add nights either before or after those dates as well:
Option 2:  The new Village Hotel in Antler Village on Biltmore Estate is now open and available for bookings.  It is more modestly priced and located in the area of The Winery, shopping, dining, exhibits, and outdoor activities.  There is shuttle service to Biltmore House and other areas of Biltmore Estate.
This is the link for reservations to the Village Hotel for our weekend discount block and you can add nights before and after these dates as well:
If you call for reservations please use the following discount codes:
19Q310 for the Inn
19Q4NY for the Village Hotel.

The total cost for the Biltmore House and Gardens Tour, Titanic Evening in the Champagne Cellar, and Time Traveler's Tea is $345 which also includes all taxes and gratuities.  Reservations open on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00PM through Brown Paper Tickets.

Please join your friends as we
 Party Like A Vanderbilt - Sail Away!!

The fine print:  Reservations are non-refundable as contracts are signed for actual paid reservations.  Reservations can be transferred by simply writing me with the name change at