Gilded Age Gala

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Historic Westwood

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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

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.

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.

Seven o’clock arrival

$500 ticket includes

Cocktails with hors d’oeuvre

Multi-course luxurious Gilded Age dinner   See the menu →

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

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   See the menu →

An extravagant floor show, live music and dancing in the tent   More on entertainment →

New Year’s countdown and champagne toast

Midnight breakfast

 

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…” Round up your fabulous friends for an unforgettable night celebrating preservation. We are going to party like it’s 1890!

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting sponsor
Jupiter Entertainment

PILOT FLYING J
ALL OCCASIONS PARTY RENTALS
BANDIT LITES
THE INN AT CHRISTMAS PLACE
BISTRO BY THE TRACKS
CHEROKEE DISTRIBUTING / EST8TE
THE POUR GUYS

ACKERMANN PR
ADMIRAL WINE AND SPIRITS
AMS CORPORATION
ASHE’S WINE AND SPIRITS
CLAYTON FAMILY FOUNDATION
CLAYTON HOMES
COMCAST
CORNERSTONE FOUNDATION
DEROYAL INDUSTRIES
EAST TENNESSEE PBS
FIRSTBANK / CLAYTON BANK
POP’S WINE AND LIQUOR
PRESTIGE CLEANERS
PRESTIGE TUXEDO
REGAL CINEMAS
ROBIN EASTER DESIGN
SUMMIT VIEW HEALTH SERVICES
TRUST COMPANY
WBIR
WUOT

VIP KNOXVILLE
Z MEDIA VENTURES

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to the Gilded Age Gala?
Ladies are welcome to dress in their interpretation of the spirit of the Gilded Age. Our friends at Est8te can provide inspiration, gowns and accessories. Channel your inner ladies of Downton Abbey and Biltmore Mansion – or the modern red carpet! A gentlemen’s $100 Tuxedo package is available to guests from our friends at Prestige Tuxedo so your escort will look like a million bucks, too.

 

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 Kim Trent at 865.523.8008 with any questions or kimtrent@knoxheritage.org.