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Biltmore House & Gardens will open to the public for special viewings of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures after dark. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore—by reservation only—is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular installations. Sunset over the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, live music in the gardens, and a wine bar make the evening experience all the more enticing. Chihuly’s towering works of art illuminated against a night sky surrounded by the timeless beauty of Biltmore House & Gardens: a truly moving, memorable experience.


Reservations required; guests must have an evening admission. Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy a $20 savings per admission.

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, river float trips, 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.

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.

Tuesday, July 3 - Tuesday, July 31 — Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.

Summer Movie Night Under the Stars

Included in estate admission, with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage, or with Biltmore Annual Pass

Join us at Antler Hill Barn for a memorable movie night under the stars! Come early to find a good seat, play lawn games, and enjoy delicious Carolina barbecue and snacks available for purchase from The Smokehouse.


No reservations required. Reserved seating available to guests at The Inn and Village Hotel. Reserved seating will be held until 7:45 p.m.; all other seating is first come, first served. Dates subject to change. Outside food and beverage not permitted at the event. Outside alcohol not permitted on Biltmore property. For additional information, call 800-411-3812.

Friday, July 20 — 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Winemakers Last Collaborative Bottle Signing

Included with estate admission and purchase of bottle of wine

Join Biltmore winemakers Sharon Fenchak and Bernard Delille for one of Bernard’s final signings. Choose a bottle (or two!) of your favorite award-winning vintage, then mingle with our winemakers as they sign what is sure to become a treasured memento of Bernard’s time with Biltmore Wines.

Saturday, July 21 — 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Wine Club 10th Anniversary Winemaker’s Dinner

$150 per person plus tax for Wine Club Member and one guest

Join Biltmore winemakers at Lioncrest Grand Ballroom to commemorate Vanderbilt Wine Club’s first decade. This exclusive members-only evening features a passed canapé reception, Biltmore’s finest wines, a sumptuous four-course farm-to-table feast, and the opportunity to mingle with our winemakers and your fellow Wine Club members.


Limited number of tickets available, reservations required; call 800-411-3812, option 3 to reserve. Vanderbilt Wine Club members only plus one guest; must be 21 or older to attend.

Favorite performers take to the stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, presenting extraordinary evenings of great music and unsurpassed views in an incomparable setting. A variety of dining options adds to the evening. 

*Evening events by reservation only.

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