Events & Activities
Enjoy beautiful North Carolina to the fullest at Biltmore. Browse dozens of unique Biltmore events and activities in Asheville, NC, based on your interests.
The bounty of Biltmore’s fields, gardens, and vineyards is celebrated throughout the estate, from the magnificence of America’s Largest Home® embraced by autumn hues across the Blue Ridge Mountains to glorious gardens, harvest menus, and winery activities by the barrelful.
$15 per person plus tax for Wine Club members; each Wine Club member may bring one guest for an additional $15 plus tax
Why just pick up your fall 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.
Friday, September 28 — 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Effect of Glass on Grape: Riedel Tasting
$95 per person, includes set of Riedel glassware for each ticketed attendee
Picture a crisp autumn evening on lovely Lioncrest Veranda at Deerpark. Imagine a specialty wine experience where you sip Biltmore’s award-winning wines from expertly-crafted Riedel stemware. On this fascinating evening, you’ll discover the impact wine glass shape and size has on your favorite vintages, and why Riedel is known worldwide as “the winemaker’s choice.” Join us for this one-time-only event where a sip of wine becomes a celebration!
Limited number of tickets available; reservations required; call 800-411-3812 option 3 to reserve.
Cost does not include tax or gratuity. Attendees have the option to purchase additional sets of glassware. Biltmore Annual Passholders plus one guest enjoy a 10% discount. Vanderbilt Wine Club members plus one guest enjoy a 20% discount. Discounts cannot be combined. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.
Included with estate admission.
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.
By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.
Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.
Included in The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package
Join us for a lavish Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet at The Inn. The Vanderbilt Room offers a welcoming, family-style atmosphere perfect for creating warm memories. Enjoy a stunning array of delicious holiday fare before continuing the festivities with live Christmas music and a crackling fire in the Library Lounge.
For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; resort wear is accepted.
Included in The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package
Indulge in the ultimate Thanksgiving Day dining experience with your loved ones at The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Savor a delicious four-course dinner in our elegant, intimate setting—a memorable culinary experience complemented by impeccable Biltmore service. After dinner, gather around the crackling fire in the Library Lounge and enjoy live Christmas music.
For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; jacket suggested.
Saturday, December 15 - Saturday, December 22 — Select Dates, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gingerbread House Tea at Vanderbilt Room at The Inn
$95 per person (gratuity included) plus tax
Join us for the time-honored tradition of creating a gingerbread house! The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a selection of colorful candies. Also available, assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu, and for an additional charge, seasonal cocktails.
Available December 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 22.
Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.
Saturday, December 15 - Monday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel
Village Hotel guests only
Capture the whimsy of holiday decorating at Village Hotel during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat and apron add to the excitement of decorating assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations. The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations will be a hit at your next work, neighborhood, or holiday cookie exchange. No reservations required.
December 15 and December 22, 23, & 24.
Sunday, December 23 - Monday, December 24
Ornament Decorating at The Inn
$45 per person plus tax. Includes supplies. Overnight Guests only.
Create a unique keepsake holiday ornament in this special workshop led by local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish. Participants learn to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian Pysanky style to make beautiful pieces of art. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.
Reservations required; call 866-336-1245 to reserve your space. Event occurs at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 24th.