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Period Invitation to the Ball

Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball, 2020

Queen Charlotte

The Queen Charlotte’s Ball is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a German princess who, as the wife of George III, was the Queen consort of Great Britain, Ireland, and Hanover. The first ball was hosted in 1780 by George III in honour of Queen Charlotte’s birthday. The Queen stood next to a giant birthday cake and debutantes curtsied to her. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz funded a London women’s hospital, later named the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, with funds raised from the ball. The ball, which continued to take place annually in celebration of the queen’s birthday, became the premier debutante ball of the London Season.

Join us in the continuing celebration of this patroness of the arts at Montgomery’s Inn on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Dress Code

Regency era Dress, 1800-1820, strongly recommended.

Ladies Dance Cards

So that the ladies may schedule their dance partners, we’re providing Dance Cards. These cards will be presented upon arrival so that the gentlemen may request the honour of a particular dance.

The dance schedule will be posted shortly and will be reflected on the cards.

Menu for the Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball

5:30pm Arrival pre-dinner drink and socializing in the historic taproom. Cash bar.
6:30pm Dinner Georgian dinner served by liveried servants.
8:00pm-10:30 Ball Regency dancing with caller Tara Bolker. Four-piece period band.

Limited Free Parking on Site.

Terms and Conditions of Event Tickets Sales

Due to the limited number of tickets available and the commitment to the venue and other performers, NO REFUNDS on ticket sales will be given. Provided you notify us in time that you’re no longer able to attend, we will attempt to sell your tickets to person(s) on the waiting list. However, payments between these parties must be arranged between them and you’ll be required to notify us of who will be attending in your stead.

Waiting List

Please note that if the tickets are marked as “Sold Out” you may request that your name be put on a waiting list. The request must be emailed to Miyoko and indicate in the Subject line “Waiting List Request.” These requests will be kept and contacted on a first come, first serve basis. We will wait only 24 hours for a response before moving on to the next on the list. Payment and exchange of tickets will need to be arranged with the person that is unable to attend.