Biltmore Offers a Fresh Take On Annual Meeting

By James W. Kilbourne Jr.

Last week, a white blanket fell upon the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.  The silence of new fallen snow covered the land and buildings as far as you could see.

It will not stay quiet forever, because in a few short months those same grounds and buildings will be filled with lawyers!  For the first time ever, the North Carolina Bar Association will hold its annual meeting in Asheville at Biltmore.  The largest private residence in the United States will host the largest gathering of attorneys and legal professionals in North Carolina.

To-do List For
Annual Meeting at Biltmore

  • Mark the dates on your calendar:
    June 20 – June 23, 2019
  • Book your hotel today. (Hotels are filling up fast; don’t miss your opportunity.)
  • Become a sponsor.
  • Check out to make a list of the things you want to experience.
  • Watch for more information in the coming months.

The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association has been the single occasion where attorneys of North Carolina from all practice areas and all locations can gather together.  As this year’s theme will revolve around the wellness of legal professionals, the setting at Biltmore makes the event a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  As the brochure explains, “When George Vanderbilt created Biltmore, he envisioned a country retreat where family and friends could escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to spend quality time together.”

We will still enjoy the opportunity to visit Asheville and the mountains, but with a new twist.  Centered at the new Amherst at Deerpark facility, the guests at the Annual Meeting will spread out across the grounds of Biltmore to the Inn on Biltmore Estate™, the Village Hotel, the Mansion, the Gardens, the Winery, the Farm, Antler Hill Village, and even the Land Rover Experience to experience unique opportunities and fellowship.

We hope to see our fellow NCBA members in June.