Special Events Designed to Delight

The Ballantyne offers monthly tastings, teas, The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne and seasonal restaurant brunches among many other festive events. Most events are open to the public and may require advance reservations.

Afternoon Tea

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® of London. 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

Royal Afternoon Tea
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

Afternoon Tea is available Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 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.

Winter Wonderland Tea

Take a warm respite from winter’s chill from Wednesday, January 16, through Saturday, January 19, 1 – 4 p.m. at The Ballantyne. The experience will include selections from Rare Tea Company, warm savories and sweets and a glass of Champagne. The cost is $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12, and $15 for children 4 & under (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.

Gingerbread Lane

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.

Hot Chocolate & Toddies

Get cozy this holiday season at The Ballantyne from Friday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 26, noon – 6 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.


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 Day

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, call (888) 627-8048. Packages are subject to availability.

New Year’s Day at Gallery Restaurant
In addition to a plated brunch menu, Gallery Restaurant will feature traditional New Year’s Day fare and cocktail features. To make a reservation, please call (704) 248-4100 or visit www.gallery-restaurant.com to reserve online.

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.

Fountain Wishes

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.

Weekend Brunch

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.

Charlotte Restaurant Week

Gallery Restaurant to Participate in Charlotte Restaurant Week
From Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 28, Gallery is featuring special prix fixe menus, including Queen’s Feast for $35 and King’s Feast for $45 (excluding tax & gratuity). To make a reservation, please visit www.gallery-restaurant.com or call (704) 248-4100.

The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne – Crown Royal

On Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m., savor tastings of Crown Royal, Crown Reserve, Crown XO and Crown XR 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.

The Scotch Club of Ballantyne – Glenmorangie

On Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m., enjoy tastings of Glenmorangie such as The Original, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban and Nectar D’Or paired with light hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $70 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and space is limited. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.

Spa Events and Exclusives


Winter Specials

24K Golden Glow Therapy
This gilded beauty therapy offers a dazzling and rejuvenating experience. The unprecedented
regenerating power of 24K Gold is combined with two anti-aging flowers to enhance the face
and body, resulting in a fully radiant glow, firmer skin and intense relaxation. $200/80 minutes

Cranberry Orange Manicure  and Cranberry Orange Pedicure
Immerse in a Dead Sea salt and cranberry orange soak followed by a creamy soft scrub to
hydrate and smooth your skin. Rich shea and cocoa butters are blended with fresh cranberry
and orange oils and massaged in for a warm and deeply nourishing wrap. Finish with your
choice of long-wearing polish. Manicure $40/50 minutes/Pedicure $60/50 minutes

Cranberry Orange Massage Therapy
This customized pressure massage begins with dry body brushing, followed by an infused nourishing blend of cranberry and orange oils. This warming winter experience is completed with a luxurious cranberry orange shea butter hand and foot treatment. $180/80 minutes

Cranberry Orange Deep Conditioning Treatment
Add this perfect holiday treat to any hair cut or blow out. This richly aromatic tincture is
blended with our deeply moisturizing conditioner to restore the loss of your natural luster
caused by weather damage and drying heat. $30

Couples Massage Workshop
Enjoy a memorable date night at The Spa at Ballantyne’s massage class that offers a fun and relaxing approach to the art of giving a massage. Workshops will be held Sunday, February 10 and February 17, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Spa’s experienced massage therapists will offer instructional, safe and easy to follow therapeutic techniques to work on stress and migraine relief and improve overall well-being. Participants will get to practice techniques in a relaxed setting. The experience will include Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheese and crackers. Each couple will receive a luxury spa gift at the end of the workshop. The cost is $250 per couple. As space is limited, reservations are required at 704-248-4118 or lartale@spaballantyne.com

Golf Events and Offers


Early Birdie Special
Receive $200 off any Three-Day School at Ballantyne Golf Academy if booked prior to January 31, 2019.

Winter Tune-ups
Ballantyne Golf Academy will feature a two-hour clinic every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., beginning November 3 through January 26. Learn effective ways to practice with purpose in both your long and short game while using fun games and drills at its premium indoor facilities. Cost is $70 per person. Register at (704) 542-7635.