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Vanderbilt Tea Traditions

Posted on 05/09/2014 by Jean Sexton

Although "taking tea" often seems like a formal affair, our records show that tea time at America's largest home wasn’t always regimented. “We have photos with the Vanderbilts and...

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Every wedding is personal for Inn’s floral designers

Posted on 05/06/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(2)

We've been talking a lot about weddings lately. Mostly those that have happened in the distant past. Today we talk a bit about weddings that happen at Biltmore in the present tense. Did you...

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Mother’s Day Tea

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Jean Sexton

The preparing and serving of tea is an ancient ritual, with different cultures creating different customs over the centuries, from elaborate ceremonies to a simple mug of the refreshing beverage....

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Fresh For Spring

Posted on 04/24/2014 by Holly Clark

According to George Vanderbilt’s great-grandson Bill Cecil, spring is always a favorite season at his family’s estate. “I like seeing the grounds wake up from winter,”...

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Bringing Spring Ahead Of Schedule

Posted on 04/07/2014 by Jean Sexton

Sometimes in the midst of winter—with a little help from our Conservatory—spring arrives a bit ahead of schedule. “Gardeners have been forcing blooms for centuries,” said...

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