Guest Events

Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 1, 2015   •   Natchez, MS

 

 These guest events are not included in the summit package pricing.

 

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 29, 2015
7:30 – 9:30 pmWelcome Reception at Cliffs Plantation. If you are a guest of a registered Summit attendee,
there is a guest fee of $37 for the reception which includes transportation to and from the
Natchez Grand Hotel to Cliffs Plantation.
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 30, 2015
3:00 – 8:00 pm*Costume fitting – Choose the hoop skirt, ball gown, or country gentleman attire that suits you.
All costumes and alterations will be provided at the Natchez Grand Hotel
Costume fittings will also be available on Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
7:30 pmExclusive Dinner at Dunlieth Plantation ($75 per person)
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 31, 2015
10:00 am – 6 pm*Costume fitting – Choose the hoop skirt, ball gown, or country gentleman attire that suits you.
All costumes and alterations will be provided at the Natchez Grand Hotel
Halloween NightSouthern Reception– If you are a guest of a registered Summit attendee, there is a fee of $300,
which includes costume fitting, carriage transportation, champagne, and hors d'oeuvres.
7:00 pm Costumed guests will travel by horse-drawn carriage to opulent Stanton Hall and gather for a VIP tour,
photo-op, and private reception. After your Stanton Hall tour and reception, you’ll be the guests of
honor at a Southern-style evening at the renowned Carriage House Restaurant.

 

 

Dunleith

Surrounded by 26 stately, white columns, Dunleith is, without question, one of the most beautiful mansions in the South. Built in 1856 to replace its predecessor, Routhland, it is best remembered as the home of Joseph Niebert Carpenter, a wealthy cotton broker, who also owned a variety of other businesses, including a railroad line, a textile mill, a cotton compress, a line of steamboats, an ice factory and a bank.

Carpenter donated three public schools to Natchez. He saved Natchez Charity Hospital and Memorial Hall from ruin and was instrumental in making sure Natchez exceeded its quota in Red Cross and Liberty Bond Drives during World War I. A proud Confederate veteran, Carpenter was named as Natchez’s greatest philanthropist by the local newspaper.

Dunleith’s wide, shady galleries invite visitors to sit and take in its 40 landscaped acres along with original historic outbuildings dating back to the 1790s, including the carriage house and stables, a dairy barn, a poultry house, a brick dependency and a greenhouse.