Jane Austen Ball and Garden Soiree – A Magical Evening of Music, Wine, Dessert, and Dance

Attend on your own or with friends to step back in time & indulge in a timeless evening of music, wine, dessert & dance at Dumbarton House.

Event Address

Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

You are encouraged to dress up in formal, vintage or period attire from the Regency era.

Event Description

You are invited to step into the elegance of a bygone era and be part of a cherished tradition as the International Club of DC presents the Jane Austen Ball at the historic Dumbarton House in Georgetown. Join us within the storied walls of Georgetown’s Dumbarton House for a night that promises the enchantment of Regency romance and the elegance of Austen’s world with an enchanting evening of classical music, wine, dessert, and dance at one of Georgetown’s most magnificent mansions.

Explore the Grandeur of Dumbarton House with optional tours of the historic rooms of the Dumbarton House mansion, each telling a story from centuries past. Between dances, stroll through the manicured gardens under the stars, a perfect backdrop for an evening of refinement and Regency romance.

An evening of Austen, ambiance, and amusement, the Jane Austen Ball is a journey back in time and the chance to live out the pages of your favorite Austen novel. Secure your reservation now as space is limited, and our formal balls frequently sell out!

Enjoy a selection of desserts with wine and other drinks available for purchase at the cash bar.

A Partner or Prior Dance Experience Not Needed to Attend
You do not need a date or a dance partner to attend the ball so join us on your own or invite your friends to join us for a magical night from the pages of a Jane Austen novel! Even if you’ve never danced before, let us show you how to dance the waltz before the ball.

A Regency Soirée at Dumbarton House: Waltzing Amidst the Elegance
Dance in the ballroom of Dumbarton House to our classical ensemble as they expertly perform delightful waltzes and other dance music as you sway to the music and imagine yourself in the halls of Pemberley.

Discover the Magic of Dumbarton House
Embark on optional tours through the historic mansion’s rooms, where tales of yesteryear linger in the air. As the evening unfolds, waltz through the beautifully manicured gardens beneath a canopy of stars—a quintessential setting for an affair filled with refinement and literary romance.


Aug 02 2024


6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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