Biltmore Special Events 2016

Biltmore Events 2016

Winter Savings & Serenity
January-March 2016
In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Winter specials include lowest admission of the year.
See our Biltmore Winter Outings Guide

Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film
February 12-July 4, 2016
See our Wedding Gowns in Film Guide
See a special exhibition featuring wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures inside Biltmore House. Also see mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings.

Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad
Open All Year
See our Biltmore Special Exhibit Guide
The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad features never-before-seen treasures from the Vanderbilt collection, This display focuses on the lives and personalities of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt, taking center stage in Antler Hill Village’s Legacy building. Enjoy a close-up look at exotic and rare items they collected throughout their lives, including an extraordinary collection of Samurai armor and an intricate Cartier vanity and lipstick case encrusted with diamonds and jade.

Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers
March 19–May 25, 2016
See our Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers Guide
Orchids begin the blooming spectacular, followed by 75,000 tulips with stunning floral displays across the estate that celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy. Enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden in Biltmore House and the Conservatory, and daily seminars at A Gardener’s Place.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2016
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Children ages 2-9 years old may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs!

International Rose Trail Competition
Late May 2016
Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. An international jury will select the winning roses in 12 categories. A special ticket package is available for attending competition events, including a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Rose Garden at 6:30 PM on Friday, competition day on Saturday with 9 AM judging and 11 AM tour of the gardens and awards presentation and lunch at 12:30 PM.

Biltmore Outdoor Summer Concert Series
July & August
See our Biltmore Concert Series Guide
On several evenings, Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for amazing musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. It's an incomparable setting for enjoying an eclectic variety of music under a canopy of stars. Reservations are required.

Fall at Biltmore
See fall colors and enjoy special events. See our Fall at Biltmore Guide.

Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Starts November 4, 2016
See our Christmas at Biltmore Guide
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House’s doors for a regal yuletide celebration. Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with more than 50 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights, live music and inspirational holiday demonstrations await our guests. Biltmore House Christmas Photos

Biltmore Christmas Tree Raising
Annual Christmas Tree Arrival and Raising

Dowtown Abbey Costumes
Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit in 2015

Go to the Biltmore Estate Web site to buy advance discount tickets!

February 12-July 4, 2016: Biltmore presents another spectacular exhibition “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” featuring 41 wedding gowns and groom's attire from major motion pictures. As... read more
A guided tour and tasting at the Biltmore Winery are included in your admission ticket to the estate. Whether you're interested in tasting wine, learning more about the art and science of winemaking... read more
America's castle at Biltmore Estate is certainly an amazing venue for a fairytale wedding. They offer a variety of beautiful settings throughout the estate and a fabulous... read more
The centerpiece for the Christmas at Biltmore celebration is the 35-foot fraser fir Christmas Tree in the Banquet Hall. Bringing the massive tree into Biltmore... read more
For fall leaf color seekers, there’s no better place to revel in autumn than on the Biltmore Estate, which is home to some of the region’s oldest and most beautiful trees.... read more
The Vision
In the late 1880s, George W. Vanderbilt, then a young man of 25, came upon the perfect spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for a 250-room French Renaissance chateau to be... read more