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Question:Are any items prohibited on the estate or in Biltmore House?

Please note that the following are prohibited in Biltmore House:

  • Food and drink, except for clear, plastic water bottles
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Weapons/Firearms*
  • Personal bags larger than 19″ x 14″ x 9″
  • Wheeled bags
  • Sketching
  • Large cameras, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, Gimbals, Steadicams, GoPro cameras
  • Audio recording of special event performances such as live music during Candlelight Christmas Evenings
  • Photography and cell phone use that interferes with the enjoyment of other guests—see Photo & Video Policy.

*Biltmore is a privately owned estate with both Security Personnel and Law Enforcement Officers on the property. In the interest of public safety, and for the safety of Biltmore employees and officers, Biltmore does not permit weapons/firearms inside Biltmore House or in estate establishments that serve alcohol.

Overnight guests may safely secure their weapons/firearms in their hotel room while on the estate. Daytime guests may safely secure their weapons/firearms in their vehicle while on the estate.

Law enforcement officers are not exempt unless coordinated and approved in advance by Biltmore’s Director of Security & Police Operations. 

We appreciate your understanding of, and cooperation with, this policy.

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