Labor Day Weekend
Enjoy a poolside cookout, dive in movies, cocktail tastings, complimentary fun run, yoga, glow-in-the-dark long drive contest, lawn games and more. Enjoy 15% savings with the Holiday Special or a 3rd night free Sunsational Savings among other summer savings. View Labor Day Weekend events and offers.
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The Ballantyne 15-Year Anniversary
To celebrate its 15-year anniversary, The Ballantyne will be offering 15 flights for $15 ranging from whiskey and wine to bubbles and beer in Gallery Bar September 1 – 15. Each day during that time frame a guest will receive a surprise room upgrade. The celebration’s grand finale will be an exclusive edition of the hotel’s signature Whiskey Club of Ballantyne with Maker’s Mark.
Thank you for 15 wonderful years and we hope you will join the celebration with us! @ballantynehotel #Ballantyne15
Maker’s Mark Tasting with Bill Samuels, Jr., Chairman Emeritus
Bill Samuels Jr. will lead a special Whiskey Club tasting on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature samples of Maker’s Mark, Makers 46, Makers Cask Strength and the recently unveiled Ballantyne Private Select paired with flavorful creations from The Ballantyne’s culinary team. The cost is $50 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and advance reservations are recommended at (704) 248-4100 or email@example.com, as space is limited.
Maker’s Mark Flight - Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46, Maker’s Mark Ballantyne Selection
Woodford Reserve Flight - Woodford Reserve, Woodford Reserve Personal Selection, Woodford Reserve Double Oak
Bulliet Bourbon Flight - Bulliet Bourbon, Bulliet Bourbon 10-year, Bulliet Rye
Jefferson’s Flight - Jefferson’s “Very Small Batch”, Jefferson’s “Ocean Aged at Sea”, Jefferson’s Reserve
Knob Creek Flight - Knob Creek 9-yr, Knob Creek “Single Barrel Reserve”, Knob Creek “Smoked Maple”
Old Forester Flight - Old Forester, Old Forester 1870 Original Batch”, Old Forester 1897 “Bottled in Bond”
Balvenie Flight - Balvenie 14-year “Caribbean Cask”, Balvenie 12-year Doublewood, Balvenie 15-year Single Barrel
Glenfiddich Flight - Glenfiddich 12-year, Glenfiddich 14-year, Glenfiddich 15-year
Bubbles Flight - Charles de Fere “Blanc de Blancs” Brut, Tenuta Santome Prosecco, Moet & Chandon Imperial
Willamette Valley Flight - Brooks “Amycas” White Blend, Alexana Chardonnay, Van Duzer Pinot Noir
Big Reds - Honoro Vera Monstrell, Felino Malbec, Bruce Patch Zinfandel
Rosé Flight - Michelle “Brut Rosé”, Sacha Lichine “Le Poussin Rosé”, Sokol Blosser “Rosé”
California Pinot Noir Flight - Etude “Lyric, La Crema “Sonoma Coast” Pinot Noir, Talbott “Kali Hart” Pinot Noir
Local Beer Flight - Old Mecklenburg “Copper”, Sierra Nevada “Pale Ale”, NoDa “Jam Session”, Unknown “Over the Edge” IPA|
Dessert Wine Flight - iPola Moscato d’ Asti, J Lohr “White Riesling” Late Harvest, La Fleur d’Or “Sauternes”
Live Music at Gallery Bar
Enjoy live music at Gallery Bar every Saturday from 9 p.m. until midnight beginning September 3.
9/3 Kevin Jones band
9/10 J’Michael Peeples band
9/17 Kevin Jones band
9/24 Dante Lewis band
10/1 Kevin Jones Band
10/8 Mike Frost Trio band
10/15 Groove Masters band
10/22 Dante Lewis band
10/29 Mike Frost Trio band
The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne
Join us to explore Whiskey with complementing light hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Each event is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. Reservations required at (704) 248-4100. Tag your event photos @ballantynehotel #WhiskeyClubBallantyne
- August 26 Glenmorangie
- September 15 Maker’s Mark Tasting with Bill Samuels, Jr., Chairman Emeritus
- September 30 Whiskey of the World
- October 28 Angel’s Envy Distillery
Enjoy a delicious and informative tasting with complementing light bites at 6:30 p.m. at Gallery Bar. Reservations required at (704) 248-4100.
- September 2 Jalisco vs. Oaxaca Tequila & Mezcal Comparisons $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- September 4 Margarita Class 4:00 p.m. at Veranda Bar $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- September 9 Craft of the Cocktail $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity
- September 23 A Big Peaty Slap in the Face with Laphroaig $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Holiday Events at The Ballantyne
Enjoy festive brunches, holiday tea, special holiday rates and more. View holiday events and offers.
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 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.
Enjoy a delicious brunch menu available in Gallery Restaurant Saturday and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Champagne Tea with Jane Austen
From Wednesday, September 14 through Saturday, September 17, 1 – 5 p.m., Champagne Tea with Jane Austen will be presented in Regency era elegance at The Ballantyne. Enjoy watching films of Jane Austen’s most beloved romantic fiction works while dining on authentic dishes. Period costumes are encouraged. The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Frank Family Vineyards Dinner
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge will feature a Frank Family Vineyards Dinner on Saturday, September 24. Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Frank Family Wine Brand Ambassador Liza Gallia will guide us through a flavorful dinner paired perfectly with five wines from the Frank Family Vineyards portfolio. The cost is $125 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Limited seating is available. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Accidental Baker Lavosh, Late Summer Stone Fruit,
Stone Fruit Chutney, Garden Thyme Infused Local Honey
2014 Frank Family Chardonnay Carneros
Chilled Lemongrass-Sea Scallop Mousse
Flavors of Coconut, Carrot, Cilantro & Blood Orange
2013 Lewis Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay
Pastrami Spice Brined Breast, Tokyo Turnip
Rutabaga Puree, Confit Leg Ragu
2013 Carneros Pinot Noir
Red Wine Braised “Osso Bucco” Style Short Rib
Root Vegetables, Braising Jus
2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
GIANDUJA & PEACH MILLEFUILLE
Blackberry Caramel, Hazelnut Foie Gras Ice Cream
2013 Napa Valley Zinfandel
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Experience the magic of “Alice in Wonderland” at The Ballantyne’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from Wednesday, October 5, through Saturday, October 8, 1 – 5 p.m. The event will feature whimsical teapots and mismatched, colorful tablecloths with a family-style set-up. The cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.
Ballantyne Beer Garden, A Public Event at The Ballantyne
On Sunday, October 9, from noon until 6 p.m., enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed, pop-up Ballantyne Beer Garden on the South Lawn featuring live music, local beer, German food and a drawing for prizes. This event is open to the public and has no admission fee. Menu items will be available à la carte.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.