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Experience a truly unique dining event staged in our historic gardens! This collaborative six-course feast showcases the talents of Biltmore’s chefs, each of whom will present a special course paired with one of Biltmore’s finest wines. Join us in the Conservatory’s Sitting Room for this rare opportunity to dine among the flowers on a glorious late spring evening.


Reservations and advance payment required; call 800-211-9803 to reserve. Guests must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.

Friday, May 25 - Monday, September 3 — Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Travels Railway

Included in admission

Learn about George Vanderbilt’s international railway travels with this one-of-a-kind 250-foot model train display! Featuring architectural elements handcrafted from such all-natural materials as leaves, bark, and twigs, the display highlights landmarks visited by Vanderbilt, who, during his lifetime, crossed the Atlantic 60 times.


Hours extended until 9:00 p.m. during Chihuly Nights.

Friday, May 25 - Monday, October 8 — 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Water Gardens

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place shop located beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary gardening demonstration, Container Water Gardens. Learn how to make a splash in your garden, on your deck, or in your home with a unique, easy-to-create-and-care-for decorative living feature you’ll enjoy all summer long!

Explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Summer at Biltmore offers such fun family-friendly outdoor activities as hiking, biking, stand up paddle boarding and fly fishing. For a more restive pace, enjoy our magnificent gardens, bring a picnic, and relax in a quiet spot. Summer-time savings are available all season long, with $10 off per adult with seven-day advance purchase, and free admission for kids 16 and under!

As darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore turns up the volume with Live After Five. Featuring energetic jazz and pop bands and casual dining options offering inspired takes on cookout favorites, it’s the perfect way to relax after a fun-filled day on the estate.

Sunday, May 27 — 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Celebration Dinner at Antler Hill Barn

$125 per adult/youth plus tax, gratuity included, $60 per child (age 0-9) plus tax, gratuity included

Join us for a delicious dinner buffet that pays tribute to our veterans with a unique USO South Pacific theme evening and fun activities for all ages.  Enjoy live music, Biltmore wine, select beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Your evening ends with a dramatic fireworks display on estate grounds.


Overnight stay or Biltmore Annual Pass with advance reservations required. Availability is limited. Please call 866-336-1245 to reserve. Passholder dining discount does not apply for this event.

May 27, July 22, November 11, 2018
Bring your Land Rover and a guest to explore Biltmore’s 8,000-acre backyard! During this 6-hour, half-day event, you’ll become better acquainted with all the unique off-road capabilities your rugged vehicle has to offer. An expert Land Rover driving instructor will be on hand to show you how to navigate purpose-built courses featuring ascents, descents, side tilts, and challenging rocky terrain. A fun and exciting outing for both the novice and advanced driver, this special outing includes breakfast and lunch for you and your guest.


Space is limited, advance registration required. Please call 828-225-1541 to reserve. Drivers and guests meet at front gate at 8:30 a.m. No estate admission required. Continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch is included.

Saturday, June 9 — 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

June Wine Club Pick-Up Party

$15 per person plus tax for Wine Club members; each Wine Club member may bring one guest for an additional $15 plus tax

This event is SOLD OUT.

Why just pick up your summer wine shipment when you can also enjoy an exclusive members-only opportunity to share fine wine, light bites, live music, and good company? Not yet a Wine Club member? Discover the many benefits of membership and join today!


Exclusively for members of Vanderbilt Wine Club and their guests. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations required, call 800-411-3812. No discounts apply for this event. Rain Date: Sunday, June 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Gather fellow beer connoisseurs to experience a truly unique dining event staged in Cedric’s Garden, a private outdoor venue adjacent to Cedric’s Tavern. Enjoy a hearty five-course feast prepared by Executive Chef Derek Powell—each course is perfectly paired with a crisp craft beer from Biltmore Brewing Company® and Highland Brewing Company.


Reservations and advance payment required; call 828-225-1321 to reserve. Guests must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.

Saturday, June 30 — 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Vanderbilt Room at The Inn

$125 per person (gratuity included) plus tax

Join us in the Vanderbilt Room at The Inn to celebrate a book from George Vanderbilt’s personal collection, “Alice in Wonderland,” with this exclusive tea.


Immerse yourself in a truly enchanting “through the looking glass” experience! Savor a selection of fine teas and artfully prepared light bites surrounded by stunning décor inspired by the “Alice in Wonderland” tea party. 


Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.

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