Enjoy a selection of tea sandwiches and pastries accompanied by your choice of loose leaf tea in the main lobby. Tea is served Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The cost is $36 for adults and $18 for junior patrons (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are required: (704) 248-4100.
Journey of Culture & Culinary Excellence
Each Friday and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. hotel guests can experience a Journey of Culture & Culinary Excellence presented by The Concierge featuring a guided tour of exclusive artwork and The Ballantyne history followed by a tasting of flavorful culinary samples. Sign up at the Concierge Desk.
Enjoy a delicious and informative tasting with complementing appetizers at 6:30 p.m. at Gallery Bar. Reservations required at (704) 248-4100.
- October 21 Bitters, Complexity, Structure and Depth – A Tribute to Brad Thomas Parsons $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- November 4 Rum Trader – A Tribute to Berlin’s Oldest Speakeasy $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- November 11 Fall Cocktails – Spice & Everything Nice $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- November 26 Tribute to New Orleans and Its Cocktail Heritage $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Live Music at Gallery Bar
Enjoy live music at Gallery Bar every Saturday from 9 p.m. until midnight.
10/22 Dante Lewis band
10/29 Buff Dillard
11/5 Kevin Jones
The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne Featuring Angel’s Envy
Angel’s Envy Tasting
Ray Tremblay, Whiskey Guardian & National Trainer and Jaime Keller, Region Market Manager Southeast
Ray Tremblay will lead this outstanding Whiskey Club tasting on Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Angel’s Envy Port Finish awarded 98 points, the highest rating ever given to a bourbon by Wine Enthusiast. Called “dangerously drinkable” by Whiskey Advocate, it has also been recommended by Maxim Magazine and Men’s Journal, to name a few. We will also feature Angel’s Envy Rye with a Rum Cask Finish, which was given Four Stars and “highly recommended” by the Spirit Journal, and praised by Bourbon Blog, Drink Spirits, Whiskey Nose and many other industry publications. Featuring flavorful food pairings created by The Ballantyne’s culinary team, this Whiskey Club event will be one of the highlights of 2016. The cost is $50 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and reservations are required at (704) 248-4100 or email@example.com, as space is limited.
Glenfiddich 14-year Bourbon Barrel Reserve Release Dinner
National Glenfiddich Ambassador Mitch Bechard will lead this outstanding Whiskey Club event on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Glenfiddich’s newly released 14-year old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Scotch, uniquely delivering the smooth sophistication of Scotland with a sweet kick of Kentucky. This dinner will pair Glenfiddich 12-year, 15-year, 18-year and 21-year in addition to the 14-year-old Bourbon Barrel Reserve and feature flavorful food pairings created by The Ballantyne’s culinary team. The cost is $95 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and reservations are required at (704) 248-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, as space is limited.
Enjoy a delicious brunch menu available in Gallery Restaurant Saturday and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Events at The Ballantyne
Enjoy festive brunches, holiday tea, special holiday rates and more. View holiday events and offers.
Psychic Tea is Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12, 1 – 5 p.m. This Romani-themed specialty tea will feature a fortune teller and the option to add a “Your Fortune” Cocktail for $10. Heather Gaffney-Darnell is a local intuitive tarot reader with 30 years of experience. She brings compassion and humor to her readings while providing insight and guidance to her clients. The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Gingerbread Lane Professional, Amateur and Child Competition
The Gingerbread Lane competition offers three independent categories, including professional, amateur and child (ages 12 and under) for entry. The competition will feature enticing prizes for each category.The competition is free to participate. Entry forms must be received via email by Tuesday, November 29. Gingerbread creations must be delivered to the hotel between Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Please contact the Concierge at 704-248-4055 or email@example.com for more information. 2016 Competition Guidelines | 2016 Competition Entry Form
Join The Ballantyne for a favorite tradition on November 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a bountiful display of seasonal salads, decorative displays, carving stations with regional accompaniments and decadent desserts, as well as live entertainment. Cost is $75 per person, $35 for children, ages 5-13, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 23% service charge). Private dining rooms are available for larger groups.
Gallery Restaurant will feature its regular menu and a traditional turkey dinner special 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Reservations are required for all dining on Thanksgiving. To make a reservation, please call (704) 248-4100
Enjoy Holiday Tea in the lobby throughout December. Holiday Afternoon Tea includes a variety of seasonal loose leaf tea blends and a selection of savory tea sandwiches, traditional confectioneries and holiday treats as well as live entertainment with the option to add Champagne for $10. Tea is served Wednesday – Sunday, November 30 through December 31, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (not available on Christmas Day). The cost is $49 for adults and $29 for junior patrons (plus tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Hot Chocolate, Cider & Toddies
Get cozy this holiday season at The Ballantyne from Friday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 28, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate with the option to add liqueur along with a selection of garnishes, cider or spiced wine at the Veranda and Gallery Bar. The cost is $7 for hot chocolate and cider and $10 for alcoholic beverages.
Gingerbread House Decorating Class
On Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., create a new family tradition by decorating a gingerbread house together. Executive Pastry Chef Ben Kallenbach and his team will offer some helpful tips at this family-friendly event. The cost is $50 per group (pricing is for up to four people and does not include tax or 23% service charge). Space is limited so make reservations early by calling 704-248-4100; advance payment is required.
Visit The Ballantyne to view an enchanting display of gingerbread creations from Thursday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 28. 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 (LCH), dedicated to caring for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families. Bissell, The Ballantyne’s parent company, has played an integral role in fundraising for LCH even before its inception.
Also, Santa Claus will make periodic visits to Gingerbread Lane throughout the holiday season.
The hotel will offer Christmas Brunch on December 25, 11 a.m. – 3 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 indigenous desserts. There will be live holiday music. Cost is $75 per person, $35 for children, ages 5-13, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 23% service charge). Private dining rooms are available.
Gallery Restaurant will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The restaurant will feature its regular menu as well as offer a prime rib dinner special.
Reservations are required for dining on Christmas Eve and Christmas. To make a reservation, please call (704) 248-4100
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve Dinner Package
Ring in 2017 in style with an overnight stay at The Ballantyne. Enjoy an elegant room, New Year’s Eve dinner for two in Gallery Restaurant, admission to the New Year’s Eve party, 4 p.m. late check-out, valet parking and internet access. Pricing from $459 plus tax for two and has a 48-hour cancellation and deposit policy. Dressy attire is recommended.
To make a reservation or for information on additional room packages, call (888) 627-8048. Packages are subject to availability.
New Year’s Eve Party for Hotel Guests
Celebrate the New Year with The Ballantyne beginning at 8 p.m. 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 Day
In addition to a plated brunch menu, Gallery Restaurant will feature traditional New Year’s Day fare and cocktail specials.