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.

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:

Photography, videotaping, sketching, and cell phone use are not permitted within 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.

Aerial Photography:

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

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