Sunday, October 23, 2016

Biltmore Estate - The Banquet Room

In late June, I visited the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. Today, I am posting about the Banquet Hall. This room is the largest room in the house and is 42 feet wide and 72 feet long. The table sits in front of a triple fireplace. (Biltmore.com) Take a look:



I am sure you noticed the two huge chandeliers over the banquet table.
 Aren't they just stunning!




The table is just grand. Can you imagine the parties, celebrations and family meals in this room.




The 16th century tapestries in the room are beautiful. The china is stored in the Butler's Pantry in glass cupboards. 





The flowers are all fresh and grown on the Biltmore Estate grounds and in the conservatory. 




The organ loft overlooking the Banquet Hall. 





The chateauesque-styled mansion was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United State.  (Wikipedia)




Since the month of June is regarded as the most popular month for weddings, the estate hosted "Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film." The exhibition of wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures opened on February 12, 2016 and ran through July 4, 2014. (Biltmore.com)

Below is the wedding attire displayed in the Banquet Room. 


From the motion picture "The Duchess."




Costumes were displayed throughout the house. I'll show you more in another post.

Other posts I have shared on the Biltmore Estate:

  

Thanks for stopping by - Judy. 

Great parties I am linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

Fall into Fall@ DIY by Design on Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday evening
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme on Wednesday

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Thoughts of Home on Thursday @ White Spray Paint
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace


Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays



9 comments:

  1. Wow it's amazing! I have this place on my bucket list to visit! What a gorgeous dining hall! Can you even imagine sitting at that dining table with that many people in such a grand room!

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  2. Whenever I see photos like these, it always makes me want to visit this place. It looks amazing and I love the costumes. Thank you so much for sharing them. Great post!

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  3. I love the Biltmore Estate. I haven't been there in years but I do remember it is so so lovely. Thanks for jogging my memory about how gorgeous it is.

    Nancy

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  4. I've never been here so thanks for the tour. This place is amazing as your photos show. Yes, I can imagine just how grand those parties were in the dining room. I would love to see the china in the butler's pantry, It has to be as grand as the room. How nice you were there while the wedding dress exhibit was held. Those gowns must have been something to see..........
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  5. Wow! My niece loves visiting there! It looks spectacular! Could you imagine serving that many people?

    Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI :) Love your posts!

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  6. Spetacular! Thanks for sharing. I think you and I should get together and set that magnificent dining room table for them to show what the room would look like decked out for a celebration - how fun that would be!

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  7. I loved visiting the Biltmore. I enjoyed your post!

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  8. I would love to see that table and the chandeliers in person. Your photography is beautiful. Never been there, but would like to go. Joni

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  9. Thanks for reminding me how lovely the Biltmore House is. It's quite a contrast to the way I live!

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