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Filming Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

Written on September 19, 2013

Biltmore Estate

Constructed by the Vanderbilt family at the height of the Gilded Age, Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned home in the United States and a major tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina.

Spanning 8,000 acres (3,200 ha), Biltmore Estate includes the magnificent Biltmore House, English gardens, a winery, hotel, village, forest and river. Biltmore House has 250 rooms including a grand dining hall, stately library, private bowling alley and a vast collection of art and furnishings gathered from around the world.

Biltmore Estate has a long history of hosting TV commercials and stills shoots, TV productions and major motion pictures including Forrest Gump, The Last of the Mohicans and Hannibal.

To ensure a smooth shoot and minimal disruption to Biltmore guests, the Biltmore has established an extensive set of guidelines for filming.

For starters, script approval is required. Film and TV shoots should allow at least one month for permitting. Commercial stills shoots should allow at least two weeks. Heavily trafficked areas are generally permitted only for times prior to or after regular visiting hours. Interior filming requires special permission. Use of furnishings are at the discretion of the owner. Any alteration to the property requires prior written approval. Due to trademark policies, still photography and commercial production companies may not use the exterior view of Biltmore House.

For more detailed information contact here.

Production Service Support

If you are looking for a service producer or fixer for your shoot at the Biltmore, or anywhere else in North Carolina, contact us for referrals. We also have Asheville based directors, DP’s, videographers, and photographers.

Interior location images courtesy of Biltmore.