Come and Dine
Have you ever dreamed of dining at the “Real Downton Abbey”? Enjoy, entertain, experience! Seek inspiration by enjoying a favourite episode of “Downton Abbey” and gather friends to entertain at a dinner party, lunch, or gala. Then send photos and videos of your party for the opportunity to experience the dream dinner party with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, here at Highclere Castle.
The once in a lifetime opportunity to come and stay in this amazing house for a night will be given to the host of the best dinner party this February, along with their seven chosen guests. You can even use recipes from Lady Carnarvon’s book “At Home at Highclere” as inspiration for your dinner menus and keep an eye open for menu, place card, and invitation templates!
As ever our wonderful friends Viking Cruises are supporting us and will sponsor the flights and transport to get here. Your first night will begin at The Vineyard Hotel, an awarding-winning Relais et Chateaux 5 star hotel and will include dinner and a wine tasting. The following day you will arrive at the Castle in time for afternoon tea, to change for dinner, enjoy cocktails and a tour, have dinner and stay the night. The next morning you can enjoy breakfast under the great portrait of Charles I by Sir Anthony van Dyck just like Lord Grantham or in real life just like Lord Salisbury, Sir John A Macdonald, the Prince of Wales or Henry James.
For all involved in “Downton Abbey”, from Highclere Castle to PBS, and indeed its sponsors Viking Cruises, it has been a most fortunate partnership, engaging people in history, heritage, and amazing stories. However, like all great platforms, PBS needs support and this is our way of helping raise money and support.
Come and Dine is aiming to raise money for PBS, the broadcasters of Downton Abbey, in the USA and Canada through your donations. But, if you are joining in with the event elsewhere, donations to your chosen charity would be truly appreciated. To enter, send this information to our “Come and Dine” email ([email protected]) during February (closing date 28 February 2018 at 23:59PT):
- Your name
- Your postal and email address
- Your contact telephone number
- The date and a short description of the lunch, gala or dinner party you held
- The source of your inspiration for the event
- At least three (3) colour photographs of the event; and/or
- A short video clip of the event lasting longer than 1 minute and no more than 5 minutes
- For full terms and conditions see here