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From grand gowns to delicate dresses, explore centuries of wedding fashion with this new exhibition of movie costumes and family heirlooms. Showcased in Biltmore House, award-winning costumes from iconic movies including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Out of Africa are paired with exquisite floral designs complementing each film’s era. The exhibition continues in Antler Hill Village with stories of Vanderbilt and Cecil weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Jacqueline Kennedy and other family members.

 

Photo credit: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY ©1995 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Sunday, March 20 - Monday, August 29 — Offered on select dates. Activity lasts approximately one hour.

Complimentary Handicrafts at Antler Hill Barn

Overnight guests only.

Children ages 4 to 12 can learn traditional Appalachian crafts and make a toy or souvenir to take home with them at our handicrafts sessions at Antler Hill Barn. Crafts such as off-loom weaving, creating corn shuck dolls, quilt design, and limber jacks (a folk instrument) were popular during the time of the Vanderbilts. Our instructors continue to keep these traditions alive.

 

Available Thursday – Monday, March 19 - April 4, and Thursday – Monday in July and August.

 

Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.

Sunday, March 20 - Saturday, December 31 — Offered Thurs. - Sun. at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Guided Hikes

Overnight guests (complimentary) & Passholders ($10 per person) only.

Explore the East Side of the estate with an insider’s perspective on this complimentary guided hike. Hikes cover both paved and unpaved terrain and are suitable for beginner to intermediate hikers. Meet your hike leader at the entrance of the Outdoor Adventure Center.

  • 8:00 a.m. Trail Blazer is a fast-paced hike on dirt terrain in wooded areas, avoiding the heat.
  • 10:00 a.m. River Stroll is a relaxed-pace hike on partially paved roads to the Lagoon.

 

Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.  Passholders please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to reserve.

Monday, March 21 - Sunday, October 30 — Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Classes

Overnight guests (complimentary) & Passholders ($20 per person) only.

Start your day at Biltmore in perfect balance with our complimentary outdoor yoga class.* 

  • Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Meet your yoga instructor on The Grand Terrace of The Inn.
  • Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on the Village Green in Antler Hill Village.
  • No mat required, towels are provided. 

 

Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.  Passholders please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to reserve.

 

*Weather permitting. See the concierge at The Inn or the front desk at Village Hotel for weather back-up location.

Tuesday, May 3 - Sunday, October 30 — Daily, 2:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Live Music in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Whether your summer afternoon is meant for kicking back or kicking into high gear, Antler Hill Village & Winery offers choices for all ages. Enjoy daily music on the Village Green while you dine, shop, or relax and take in the sights and sounds of Biltmore.

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, September 25 — Offered Saturdays & Sundays.

Grape Stomp in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Grown-ups and kids alike are invited to take part in this ancient maceration (softening of the grape skin) practice, long an important part of winemaking. A grape stomp souvenir will be given to commemorate your experience. Complimentary. No reservation required.

Biltmore turns up the volume as darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains with musical evenings. Fridays and Saturdays feature Live After Five with energetic bands, the Grape Stomp, and casual food featuring chef-inspired cookout favorites. Dance with lively jazz and pop, then complete your evening with relaxed dining on the estate.*

 

*Food and beverage at additional cost.

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

Saturday, June 25 — 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Vivescent Sparkling Wine Release

Complimentary with reservation. Passholders and Wine Club Members only.

Be the first to taste Vivescent—our new sparkling wine crafted to be served over ice and perfect for summer sipping! Cool off during Live After Five with a refreshing Vivescent sparkling wine popsicle cocktail. Take home the cocktail recipe card as a souvenir. Bottles will be available for purchase. This complimentary event is being held at the winery entrance in Antler Hill Village and has limited space, so reserve your spot today!

 

Reservations required. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

 

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Join us for our Year End Gathering at the West Range. Ride early and plan to be back in camp for lunch. Awards at about 2:00 p.m. If you like, go back out to enjoy an afternoon ride. All West Range equestrian trails will be open!

 

For more info, directions, event details, waiver, and RSVP, please click the link below.

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