Enjoy an exceptional selection of specialty selected teas curated by Rare Tea Company, London. Afternoon Tea is available Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Reserve at (704) 248-4100. Experience The Ballantyne’s take on classic teas offered in England’s finest tea houses with a Southern flair. Enjoy a variety of tea blends from Rare Tea Company, the official tea of the Royal Family. Savor traditional tea sandwiches made from the freshest, local ingredients. Indulge your sweet tooth with The Ballantyne’s selection of sweets, including French macarons and delicately constructed tarts and gourmet cakes. The Ballantyne’s fluffy scones topped with seasonal curd and jam are the perfect way to enjoy an authentic tea experience. $42 Enhance your tea experience by upgrading to the Royal Afternoon Tea. This offering includes all of the traditional Afternoon Tea offerings with the added bonus of a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne. $58
Witches and Goblin Tea
Celebrate Halloween with an elevated ‘trick or treat’ afternoon tea at The Ballantyne from Wednesday through Saturday, October 24 – 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne or add a Vampire Cocktail for $10 to enhance the experience. The cost is $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12, and $15 for children under 5 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reserve at (704) 248-4100.
Enjoy a magical take on afternoon tea at The Ballantyne from Wednesday through Saturday, November 15 – 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fortune teller Heather Darnell returns to entertain guests. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne or add a “Your Fortune” Cocktail for $10 to enhance the experience. The cost is $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12, and $15 for children under 5 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reserve at (704) 248-4100.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
Enjoy Holiday Afternoon Tea in the lobby throughout December. Holiday Afternoon Tea includes a variety of seasonal tea blends by Rare Tea Company and a selection of savory tea sandwiches, traditional confectioneries and holiday treats as well as live entertainment. Tea is served Tuesday through Sunday, December 1 – 30, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $58 for adults, $25 for children, ages 5-12, and $15 for children under 5 (plus tax & gratuity). Add Champagne for $10. Unwrapped, new toy donations are encouraged for Levine Children’s Hospital, A Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Reservations are required at 704-248-4100.
The Ballantyne Immersion Experience
Each Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m., join the Concierge for an enriching gathering in the lobby. The experience will commence with a tour celebrating the property’s recent redesign and concluding with a putting competition for a chance to win a handcrafted cocktail at The Ryal. Sign up at the Concierge Desk.
On Saturdays at 4 p.m., the Chef Concierge invites guests to join him at The Ballantyne’s signature fountain, where he will share the story of the original owner’s fondness for fountains and the legend of wishing wells. Based on this European folklore and tradition, the Chef Concierge will provide pennies for each of the guests to throw into the fountain and make their secret wishes.
The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne
On Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy tastings of Auchentoshan such as 12-year Single Malt, American Oak, Bartender’s Malt and Three Wood paired with light hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and space is limited. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
On Friday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy tastings of Laphroaig such as 10 year, Triple Wood, Quarter Cask and 27 year paired with light hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $95 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and space is limited. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Enjoy a delicious brunch menu available in Gallery Restaurant Saturday and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Coravin Wine Pours and Whiskey Flights at Gallery Bar
Enjoy a daily selection of exclusive Coravin Wine Pours and Whiskey Flights at Gallery Bar.
Enjoy a bountiful brunch at Gallery Restaurant on November 22, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy an array of seasonal salads, carving stations with regional accompaniments and decadent desserts, complemented by attentive service and live music. Cost is $95 per person, $40 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 24% service charge). Reserve here or at (704) 248-4100.
Hot Chocolate & Toddies
Get cozy this holiday season at The Ballantyne from Friday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 26, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate with a selection of garnishes and the option to add liqueur at the charming gingerbread hut adjacent to Gallery Bar.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with The Ballantyne at an inaugural tree lighting on Saturday, November 24, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Join the hotel to light a magnificent tree in the lobby while enjoying caroling, hot chocolate, cider and cookies and visiting with Santa. The complimentary event is a way to thank the community for its support and commemorate a monumental year for the hotel on the heels of its inspiring redesign.
Gingerbread Lane Competition
The Gingerbread Lane competition offers three independent categories, including professional, amateur and child (ages 6-12) for entry. The competition will feature enticing first, second and third place prizes for each category. Entry forms must be received via email by Tuesday, November 27. Gingerbread creations must be delivered to the hotel between Saturday, December 1 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 5 at 4 p.m. Competition Guidelines | 2018 Competition Entry Form | Please contact the Concierge at (704) 248-4055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit The Ballantyne to view an enchanting display of gingerbread creations from Thursday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 26. Gingerbread Lane is free to visit and open to the public, anytime throughout the dates offered. Attendees may vote on their favorite entries with $1 minimum donation per vote. All proceeds will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, A Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, dedicated to caring for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families.
The hotel will offer Christmas Brunch on December 25, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The elaborate buffet will include a variety of salads, an assortment of cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items, an omelet station, carving station and sumptuous desserts. There will be live holiday music. Cost is $95 per person, $40 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 24% service charge). Reservations are required at 704-248-4100
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Party for Hotel Guests
Celebrate the New Year with The Ballantyne beginning at 8 p.m. in the Great Room by Gallery Restaurant. Enjoy a DJ and dancing in the Carolina Room, drink specials, party favors, Champagne toast and live coverage of the New Year’s Eve Times Square countdown. This event is complimentary to hotel guests. Ages 21 and over required for admission.
New Year’s Eve Dining at Gallery Restaurant
Enjoy a flavorful prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Garrett Merck. The cost is $105 per person and wine pairings are available (plus tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
New Year’s Eve Package
This festive package includes an elegant room, $100 resort credit per room, valet parking, entry to New Year’s Eve Party and a 4 p.m. late check-out. Advance spa and dining reservations are required. Rates are from $509 plus tax. To make a reservation or for information on additional room packages, visit theballantyne.com or call (888) 627-8048. Packages are subject to availability.
New Year’s Day
In addition to a plated brunch menu, Gallery Restaurant will feature traditional New Year’s Day fare and cocktail specials. To make a reservation, please call (704) 248-4100