alumnae & development


Enjoy a special Sweet Briar event at the Biltmore

Asheville, N.C.

April 10-12, 2014


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Biltmore House


General Information

The cost is $899 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes:

  • Two nights at the Inn on Biltmore Estate (Price is based on double occupancy. Pricing for alternative occupancy is $1,234 for single, $849 for triple, and $799 for quad.)
  • Welcome reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Thursday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday; farewell breakfast on Saturday
  • Tours


Thursday Evening

  • Welcome reception (Dinner is on your own.)

Friday Morning

  • “The Mystery of Mountain Hazes,” by Sweet Briar faculty member Thomas O’Halloran, assistant professor of environmental science

Friday Afternoon

  • Visit to Biltmore House and a choice of historical tours at 2 p.m.
    • Legacy of the Land – Take a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of the land, structures and former residents. You’ll visit areas not usually open to guests.
    • Architect's Tour — On this guided 60-minute tour, get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House by touring areas not on the regular house visit, including stunning views and photo opportunities from the rooftop and balconies.
    • Butler’s Tour — See how Biltmore House functioned, past and present, and learn about the work of the domestic servants during this 60-minute guided tour of unrestored rooms and mechanical areas not open to the public on the regular house visit.
    • Red Wine and Chocolate Seminar — Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven.

Friday Evening

  • Join us for a special dinner and presentation with Sweet Briar alumna Diana “Dini” Cecil Pickering ’79, president of the family office and vice chairman of the board for the Biltmore Company.

Saturday Morning

  • Farewell breakfast with Jo Ellen Parker, president of Sweet Briar College. After breakfast, enjoy a free day to tour Biltmore at your leisure.


You may register online or by calling the alumnae relations office at (800) 381-6131. Space is limited, so please register early!