Gilded Age Gala

Knox Heritage requests the pleasure of your company at a New Year’s Eve Gala and Dinner at Westwood, the home of John and Adelia Armstrong Lutz on Sunday Evening the 31st day of December two thousand and seventeen

On December 31st, 1890, John and Adelia Armstrong Lutz welcomed the cream of Knoxville society to Westwood for a glittering New Year’s Eve gala unlike any the city had ever seen.

In the grand tradition of the Vanderbilts’ 1883 Gilded Age Ball, one hundred guests will enjoy a lavish multi-course dinner worthy of the Gilded Age at Westwood at seven o’clock in the evening. At nine o’clock, the party will swell and progress into a sparkling tent on the grounds of Westwood. Guests will ring in the New Year with a cocktail supper, extravagant entertainment, and a midnight breakfast.

The Gilded Age Gala will cap off Westwood’s capital campaign and secure this magnificent historic house forever as the Regional Center for Preservation Education.

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


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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.