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A desirable destination for romance

Posted on 05/02/2016 by Jean Sexton

Even before construction of Biltmore House was officially completed, George Vanderbilt’s world-class hospitality and the romantic atmosphere of the surrounding mountains made Biltmore a...

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A summer retreat for sheep

Posted on 04/26/2016 by Jean Sexton

After George Vanderbilt officially opened Biltmore House to his friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895, you might imagine that the building projects he envisioned for his grand estate were...

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The Legacy of John Cecil

Posted on 03/23/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Of all the romantic celebrations held on the estate, none has been quite as spectacular the April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt to British diplomat John Francis Amherst Cecil. Hundreds...

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Solving a mystery in the Kitchen Pantry

Posted on 02/19/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Among the many place settings of china in the Biltmore collection, one set remained a mystery for many years. Often referred to as “the Christmas china” because it was used during a...

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Romance sparkles at Biltmore

Posted on 02/08/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

In addition to celebrating the gorgeous costumes featured in our Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film exhibition, our winemakers have crafted Biltmore Estate Romance Sparkling Sec--a...

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