Gilded Age Gala

Save the Date for The Gilded Age Gala

Sunday, December 31, 2017
Historic Westwood

New Year’s celebrations have been a part of Westwood since it was built in 1890. When John and Adelia Lutz moved into their new home in late 1890, they celebrated with a grand New Year’s party. The Knoxville Tribune reported on January 2, 1891:

“Westwood, the beautiful suburban residence of Mrs. J.E. Lutz, Kingston Road was the scene of much real pleasure from 6 to 11 p.m. last night. It was the first “New Year’s” in this elegant new home and the occasion was one of the unusual pleasures for that reason…”


Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration in the grand tradition of the Gilded Age and unlike anything Knoxville has ever seen! More than just a party, this event is one of the most important fundraisers in our organization’s 43 year history. The proceeds from the Gilded Age Gala will cap off Historic Westwood’s capital campaign, securing the house permanently as the Regional Center for Preservation Education.


The evening will include sparkling decorations, delicious food, open bar and live entertainment.


So, mark your calendars and round up your fabulous friends for an unforgettable night celebrating preservation.

We are going to party like it’s 1890!


Seven o’clock arrival

$500 ticket includes

Cocktails with hors d’oeuvre

Multi-course luxurious Gilded Age dinner

Live entertainment throughout the evening, including an
extravagant floor show, music and dancing in the tent

After dinner cocktail supper and open bar

New Year’s countdown and champagne toast

Midnight breakfast


Nine o’clock arrival

$200 ticket includes

Cocktail supper and open bar

An extravagant floor show, live music and dancing in the tent

New Year’s countdown and champagne toast

Midnight breakfast


Purchase Tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my business be involved in the Gilded Age Gala?
We would welcome the opportunity to have local and regional businesses involved in this very special evening. There are varying levels of sponsorships and benefits. You can see all of the available sponsorship opportunities here. Please contact Alyson Gallaher at 523.8008 with any questions or

What should I wear to the Gilded Age Gala?
Attire is Gilded Age Black Tie. Guests are encouraged to don tuxedos and gowns that sparkle and shimmer. Period inspired costumes are welcomed but not required.