Special Events & Dinners
Sunset at Hearst Castle
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Step back in time to become an honored guest of William Randolph Hearst at his beloved “La Cuesta Encatada”, (Spanish for "The Enchanted Hill"), now known as Hearst Castle. This historic property, once the private summer residence for Mr. Hearst and his longtime paramour Marion Davies, is now a California State Park and elegant landmark of California’s Central Coast. Your experience begins as you step onto the coach that transports you up the gently winding road through Hearst ranchland. Listen to the tales of lavishly hosted retreats at the Castle and stories of the glory days of the 1920s and '30s. Stepping off the coach, you will be surrounded by stunning gardens, original works of art, and romantic patio alcoves and esplanades.
Meagen Loring, chef and owner of Meagen Loring Catering, presents world-class cuisine for you to enjoy as you listen to live music from the San Luis Jazz Band and dance against the backdrop of Casa Grande, Hearst Castle's main building. Taste award-winning wines from the Sunset International Wine Competition, and shop for one-of-a-kind items in the Silent Auction. It's a great way to take home your own special souvenier from the Central Coast. (Proceeds benefit Friends of Hearst Castle’s efforts to restore the magnificent 16th-century Spanish Madèjar coffered ceiling in Hearst Castle’s Morning Room.)
Attire: Cocktail party attire suggested - Have fun and dress in 1920s or '30s party attire!
Friends of Hearst Castle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cooperating association affiliated with Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument®, and the San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks, supports preservation and interpretation of Hearst Castle, including its art, artifacts, architecture and grounds through membership, education, outreach and special events; enhancing understanding and appreciation, and thereby enriching the visitor experience.