of Downton Abbey's unforgettable Highclere Castle
June 23, 2022
The Preservation Society enthusiastically welcomes the Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon to Newport for a day of sharing and celebration. Lady Carnarvon is the owner and creative mind behind the resurgence of Highclere Castle, best known for being Downton Abbey’s iconic English estate. She is passionate about restoring Highclere Castle’s historic buildings and landscapes, gardening, and sustainability.
Schedule of Events on the 23rd of June
We invite you to join the Preservation Society and Lady Carnarvon
“A Feathered Affair” Luncheon
An Enlightened Evening
Presentation & Floral Soiree
“A Feathered Affair”
June 23rd, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive luncheon with guest of honor, The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon. Guests will enjoy a speaking presentation by Lady Carnarvon, a mini exhibition featuring the Gilded Age’s finest fashion, and a lovely lunch presented in an impeccable Horace Trumbauer-designed ballroom. We invite guests to incorporate a festive feather into their attire for the day.
We extend our sincere thanks to the Petrovas family for opening their historic home to Lady Carnarvon and the Preservation Society for this event.
$350 per person. Limit 100.
Evening Ticket Packages
Option 1: The Royal Package
June 23rd, Beginning at 5:30pm
Doors at 5:15
Our most exclusive option. Lady Carnarvon invites a select few to join her for a glass of champagne and conversation in the Rosecliff Salon prior to the evening’s main events. Guests will receive a personalized book, VIP seating for the presentation, and full access to the evening’s events.
$400 per person. Limit 25. SOLDOUT
Option 2: The Highclere Experience
June 23rd, Beginning at 6:30pm
Doors at 6:15
Join us for a floral soiree featuring a presentation by Lady Carnarvon. Beginning with a seated lecture, Lady Carnarvon will share her experience and wisdom of running an English estate, including the importance of preservation and sustainability.
Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer time, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a festive Highclere Gin station to toast the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Guests will have the opportunity to purchase pre-signed books by Lady Carnarvon.
$200 per person. Limit 225.
Option 3: The Enlighted Evening
June 23rd, Beginning Virtually at 6:30pm
Zoom link to be shared prior to event.
A virtual way to spend an hour with Lady Carnarvon, this experience invites guests to join Lady Carnarvon’s presentation via Zoom. Please note that this is a VIRTUAL ONLY option.
$25 per person.
- If you are a member of the Preservation Society and need assistance accessing member tickets online, please reach out to the Membership office at 401-847-1000 ext. 111 or Members@NewportMansions.org.
- For ticket inquiries, please reach out to our Special Events department at Events@NewportMansions.org.