Estate Policies

We welcome guests to explore the estate and enjoy our many offerings. In addition to being a destination to visit, Biltmore is a privately owned property, working farm, and home to many private residences. In preparation for spending time enjoying Biltmore, please be aware of the following policies.

Please note that the following are prohibited in Biltmore House:

  • Food and drink
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Weapons
  • Video recording and sketching
  • Photography and cell phone use that interferes with the enjoyment of other guests. See full photo policy.

For your safety and the protection of this historic home, all bags, packages, and boxes will be inspected by security personnel upon entry. We reserve the right to refuse admission for any bag, parcel, or other item.

Food & Beverage Policy

Outside food and beverage is not permitted in estate dining locations, Antler Hill Village or Biltmore House areas, including the Front Lawn area of Biltmore House, Stable Courtyard, and South Terrace.

Picnics with outside food and beverages are permitted in other locations on the grounds and we invite you to visit Guest Services for recommended picnic spots. Tailgating, including use of tents, grills, multiple camping chairs/tables, and large coolers, is not permitted in Biltmore parking lots or on the grounds.

No outside alcohol is ever permitted on Biltmore property.

Pet Policy

You won’t have to leave anyone behind. The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Pets (except service dogs) are not allowed in any building. All pets must be leashed on estate grounds for their own safety as well as the comfort of our other guests. Please be courteous of others and pick up after your pet.

A very limited number of outdoor, unattended pet kennels are available at Biltmore. They are self-service and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in using a kennel, please see a parking host for kennel information upon arrival on the estate.

Photo Policy

Thank you for helping us preserve the integrity of the Biltmore name and image by cooperating with the following policies.

Inside Biltmore House:

Taking photographs by cell phone or cameras, without flash, is permitted on the self-guided tour for personal use only. No commercial photography is allowed. Photography is not permitted on specialty tours inside Biltmore House.

Video cameras, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or any other photography equipment are not allowed inside Biltmore House. For the safety and convenience of all guests, group photos must be taken outside of Biltmore House.

Outside Biltmore House:

Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds or sketching images of the house or estate grounds is permitted for personal use only. All commercial uses are prohibited without express written consent. Recording, filming, photography, or taping of any concert is strictly prohibited.

Drones & Aerial Photography:

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones while on Biltmore property is prohibited. Aerial photography of Biltmore House is prohibited without written consent.

Commercial Photography:

All commercial uses of photography or video is prohibited without written permission.

Wedding Photography:

Taking wedding photography or portraits on the property is prohibited without previous written permission.

The image, logo, and name of Biltmore are registered trademarks and cannot be used by outside parties without permission from The Biltmore Company. If you would like to publish one of our images, please complete our online image request form.

Biltmore prides itself on its professionalism and experience in working with production companies. To discuss your next project, please contact us.

panoramic of the biltmore house and grounds


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