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.

Bourbon Weekend

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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Spa Packages at Ballantyne

Wellness Weekend

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

Complimentary

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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Afternoon Tea

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.


Express Lunch

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

Thanksgiving, November 26th

Join The Ballantyne for a favorite tradition on November 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in The Ballantyne Ballroom. Enjoy a bountiful display of seasonal salads, decorative displays, carving stations with regional accompaniments and decadent desserts. Cost is $79 per person, $40 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or service charge).

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch Menu

Gallery Restaurant will feature its a la carte menu for brunch, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., and a 5-course prix fixe menu 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Cost is $95 per person. Children 12 and under may dine a la carte off the Children’s Menu.

Gallery Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

A special Harvest Afternoon Tea will also be available in the Hotel Lobby from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per person including a glass of Champagne, $25 for children under 12.

Reservations are required for all dining on Thanksgiving. To make a reservation, please call 704-248- 4100

*All events will adhere to the state of North Carolina’s Reopening Phase 3 which limits capacities. All necessary precautions will be taken at buffets and food stations including plexiglass barriers and staff to serve. There will be no self-service stations. Masks will be required for all participants and social distancing will be practiced.


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Gallery Restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the restaurant will feature an à la carte menu for brunch, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. as well as a 5-course prix fixe menu for dinner, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will feature an à la carte menu for brunch, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5-course prix fixe menu for dinner, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Cost is $95 per person. Children 12 and under may dine a la carte off the Children’s Menu.

Gallery Christmas Dinner Menu 2020

The hotel will also offer Christmas Brunch on December 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Ballantyne Ballroom. The elaborate buffet will include a variety of salads, an assortment of cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items, an omelet station, carving station and holiday desserts. There will be live holiday music. Cost is $79 per person, $40 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or service charge).

Enjoy Holiday Afternoon Tea in the lobby on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 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.  Tea will be served 1-4 p.m. The cost is $60 for adults including a glass of Champagne and $25 for children, ages 5-12, (plus tax & gratuity).

Reservations are required for Afternoon Tea, Christmas Brunch (Ballroom) and restaurant dining. To make a reservation, please call 704-248-4100.

*All events will adhere to the state of North Carolina’s Reopening Phase 3 which limits capacities. All necessary precautions will be taken at buffets and food stations including plexiglass barriers and staff to serve. There will be no self-service stations. Masks will be required for all participants and social distancing will be practiced.


New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Gallery Restaurant will be serving an a la carte Brunch from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea in the lobby on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 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.  The cost is $60 for adults including a glass of Champagne and $25 for children, ages 5-12, (plus tax & gratuity).
Ring in the New Year in Gallery Restaurant and experience a chef-curated prix fixe dinner on December 31st.

 

Early Seating: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner –  $55

Late Seatings: 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. – $95

Excludes tax and gratuity

Reservations are required. Please call (704) 248-4100