Help us Roll Out The Barrel on Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th, as we welcome the arrival of our 2020 Ballantyne Private Selection Woodford Reserve bourbon! This past February, with assistance from Woodford’s Master Distiller Chris Morris, our very own Hotel General Manager Christophe LeChatton and Director of Restaurants Scott Daniel personally selected two unique barrels of aged bourbon from the Woodford rickhouse (laid down in 2014!) and created a blend like no other. Join us for three separate events throughout the weekend that celebrate the grand unveiling of our signature spirit, and be sure to sign the actual barrel which will be proudly displayed in Gallery Bar for years to come. Our events include:
Ballantyne Whiskey Club
Friday November 6th – 7:00pm – Ryal Bar & Lounge – $65 (plus tax & gratuity)
Be the first to taste our 2020 Ballantyne Private Selection as Brown-Foreman & Woodford Reserve Brand Ambassador Cameron Brobst leads a discussion and tasting of 4 different expressions from the distillery, each paired with small bites crafted by our chefs. Feel free to join us immediately following for dinner in Gallery Restaurant, and enjoy a 20% discount! (excluding alcohol)
Ballantyne Pastry Class
Saturday November 7th– 2:00pm – Ballantyne Pastry Kitchen and Fairway Ballroom – $65 (plus tax & gratuity)
Meet Ballantyne’s new Pastry Chef Morgan Larsson as he leads a hands-on experience showcasing our Private Selection bourbon as the star of multiple pastry preparations. Feel free to join us immediately following in the Gallery dining room, bar or on the patio for lunch and enjoy a 20% discount! (excluding alcohol)
Gallery Bourbon Pairing Dinner
Saturday November 7th – 7:00pm – Gallery Restaurant – $115 (plus tax & gratuity)
Celebrate five expressions of bourbon, including three of our Ballantyne Private Selections from 2017, 2019 & 2020, paired with a five course chef’s dinner designed by Ballantyne Hotel Executive Chef Ivo Sandrea.
Bourbon Dinner Menu
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The Ballantyne understands the importance of self-care and has curated a series of Wellness Weekends for our hotel guests that are focused on DIY pampering! Join us at The Spa at Ballantyne for expert-led classes that will teach guests how to create their own hand scrubs and do their own skin peels, while imbibing on delicious mimosas and having access to special skin consultations. Guests can also book and indulge in one of the Spa’s new Pumpkin Spice massages, body therapies, manicures or pedicures. Contact the Spa at (704) 248-4141 to register for the events and click here to make your hotel reservation.
*These events are reserved for registered hotel guests only.
Wellness Weekend Featuring Eminence Organics Skincare
Friday, October 23, 3:00pm
Mimosas and Mini Facial Party with MaryRita with Eminence Organics Skincare
Guests will sip on delicious Mimosas while enjoying DIY mini 15-minute facials and consulting with MaryRita from Eminence Organics Skincare. Goodie bags will be given to all attendees. Guests who make a Eminence Organics Skincare purchase at the event will have the $20.00 cost of the event apply to that purchase. All Eminence Organics Skincare purchases by attendees will receive a gift with their purchase as well.
Saturday, October 24, 2:00pm
Make Your Own Hand Scrub
Guests will be able to mix their own blend of hand scrub, including a choice of three essential oil blends, and a choice of organic avocado or coconut oil. The scrub comes with a glass jar with wrap and a ribbon. The class will be held in the Spa Café and costs $20.00 per attendee. Please register in advance three hours prior to the event.
Sunday, October 25, 9:30am
Massage and Stretching at home workshop
Max 10 people, register in advance by Saturday 7pm
Our exceptional Massage Therapists will walk you through self-massage and stretching techniques you can use at home or office to reduce stress and fatigue, Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be stretching. This workshop will be best with a partner. (Please note therapists will not be massaging attendees but guiding attendees on how to introduce massage techniques on their own)
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“Boo” at The Ballantyne
Halloween will be a real treat this year at The Ballantyne as we introduce “Boo” at The Ballantyne. This socially distanced, kid focused weekend celebration offers our guests an alternative way to enjoy Halloween this year. Stay for the weekend and participate in some or all of the fun activities we have planned. These activities are reserved for registered hotel guests.
Friday, October 30
4:00 & 4:30 PM Hayrides
Groups of 10 pp (Social Distancing)
Saturday, October 31
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Cookie Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Class led by Pastry Chef Morgan Larsson
$45 per person (Adults and Children) and includes 1 pumpkin selected from the “pumpkin patch” and 3 cookies to decorate, Coffee, Cider, Hot Cocoa and small bites.
1:00-4:00 PM Trick or Tea (Afternoon Tea) *
*$45 for adults ($60 for Royal Tea including a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne) and $25 for children ages 12 and under.
5:00 PM Costume Parade (Open to children 12 and under and parents)-Complimentary
8:00 PM Dive In Movie in the indoor pool (Bring your own float)-Complimentary
Turndown Halloween candy “Boo” left outside of your guest room door-Complimentary
*All events will adhere to the state of North Carolina’s Reopening Phase 3 which limits mass gatherings to 25 people and outdoor gatherings to 50 people. Masks will be required for all participants and social distancing will be practiced.
*Reservations for Afternoon Tea may be secured by calling us directly at 704-248-4100
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Join us at The Ballantyne Hotel as we celebrate the much-anticipated return of our Afternoon Tea!
Beginning Saturday, September 5th, AfternoonTea will be served 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and as always will feature selections from Rare Tea Co. of London paired with our chefs’ sweet & savory petite delectables. Pricing will be $45 for adults ($60 for Royal Tea including a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne) and $25 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations may be secured by calling us directly at 704-248-4100, so reach out today as interest is high and our space will be limited!
Afternoon Tea Menu
Half Price Bottles of Wine Mondays
Every Monday enjoy a bottle from our Wine Spectator Award-winning list for half-price, including our curated collection of French, Italian, and California gems!
Reservations may be secured by calling us directly at 704-248-4100 or booking on OpenTable
Savor the Date Night
Join us at Gallery Restaurant for our “Savor the Date Night” every Tuesday as we enhance the perfect meal for two with a special offering!
With the purchase of two dinner entrees, we will include your choice of a complimentary appetizer as well as a complimentary dessert to share—beginning and ending your date night in a romantic style.
Call us directly at 704-248-4100 to secure your reservation or book on OpenTable.
Join us at Gallery Restaurant for the return of our famous Gallery Express Lunch every Monday – Friday.
Enjoy a daily chef’s selection of soup or salad, half sandwich or flatbread, and petite dessert—all on one plate and all for only $15.
Lunch reservations may be secured by calling us directly at 704-248-4101 or by booking on OpenTable