2017 Duchess’ Dinner IMPORTANT UPDATE!

multnomah_falls_lodge_interior_-_oregonOur dinner was originally scheduled for March 25th, but due to inclement weather causing a lot of mudslides, the danger was too great to ask our members to bear.  So we have rescheduled.

This year’s Duchess’s Dinner will be held the gorgeous lodge at Multnomah Falls on May 13th, 2017, at 5pm.  Join us as we feast and enjoy called dancing.  We are very excited to crown our duchess, who will have the honor of choosing how next year’s duchess is chosen, as part of our new tradition.

We will have surf, turf, and vegetarian options.  Alcohol not included, but is available.

Lodging is available for those who wish to stay overnight instead of returning home.  Contact the lodge directly for reservations.

Ticketing for this event is as follows:
Single ticket: $75
Pair of tickets: $140 ($5 off each ticket!)
Students: $65 (student ID required)

Attendance will be capped at 20.  Student tickets will be capped at 5.  So get your tickets early!

Tickets available here: Oregon Regency Society Ticketing

As almost always, regency garb is admired, but is not required.  If you are interested in attending, but do not have a regency wardrobe yet and would like to be decked out, please click the contact button at the top of any page, and we may be able to help with some loaned wardrobe.

Formally,
Lady Antoinette

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(aka Aria Clements)

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2017 Retreat at Silver Falls


The Oregon Regency Society
requests the honor of your presence
at our 2017 Annual Retreat

This year our retreat will be in the fall, the 9-12 of November.  A fall retreat is a nice change of pace and an excuse to acquire a few pieces to add to our wardrobes, and to just experience a different season that is more than just pumpkin spice and cinnamon.

Silver Falls Lodge

Our venue is one that often gets missed when searching for venues in the area.  Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center is located at Silver Falls, just south of Silverton.  Silver Falls, folks, is simply gorgeous.  Home to more than two dozen miles of hiking trails, this gorgeous part has 18 stunning falls, including four that you can comfortably walk behind as part of your hiking experience.  These breathtaking photos are all of falls at Silver Falls.

Silver Souths Middle North Falls

Silver Falls South Fall

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Silver Falls B lodgeWe have reserved the Alder Lodge (one of four), which is ADA-accessible (similar to the lodge shown to the left, except all on one level) that will accommodate 12 people in 6-double-occupancy rooms.  By renting the entire lodge, we can decorate to our hearts’ contents, provided that nothing is done that can not be undone upon leaving.  Each room has its own lock, in addition to the lock just to get into this lodge.

A short, extremely easy and stunning hike away…

Silver Falls path

…we have a limited number of very private upper cabins that were once old Girl Scout cabins.

Silver Falls Upper CabinSilver Falls Girl Scout cabin
These are wonderful for two or three people.  The privacy they afford is both romantic and a chance for silly friends to get up to plenty of shenanigans.  We suggest finding a friend or two to book one of these together!

The Alder Lodge rooms have two large, shared bathrooms, but the Upper cabins have en-suite bathrooms.

In addition to those, we have one lower-cabin with a queen bed up for grabs.  This cabin requires two paid tickets, and, of course, will allow for both people, or one, if you so choose.

If we fill our cabins as well as the six rooms in Alder Lodge, then we can start booking in another lodge.  However, unless we fill another lodge, the other rooms can be made available to others.  The earlier you book, the better your choices.  This year, we are allowing our guests to choose their accommodations in order of booking.  If you choose to wait, you may be in the second lodge, which may or may not fill up.

We are planning several events, including archery and an auction, and will share more information as those events come together.

Of course we will have our Saturday ball.  This will be in the Big Leaf Dining Hall.  This hall has landmark status, and is simply amazing.  There is another wing not shown in the photo below.

Silver Falls Hall

Silver Falls mealThe onsite chef, Chef Kirk Veroneau, specialized in regency cuisine during his time in Boston.  This may be a first for us, having a chef who actually specialized in our era!  Our meals shall be influenced by the era, though, aside from the ball, may have a modern twist.  Our ball meal, however, will be a time for him to run wild with his regency skills.

Our pricing structure this year is as follows:

$475 early-bird special for the first 10, as well as best choice of accommodations.  This admission must be paid in full.

$525 standard rate until the 13th of September, and choice of accommodations in order of signing up.

This rate is also available as an installment plan.  It can be split into two payment of $262.50.  The balance needs to be paid by October 14th due to the date the balance of the venue needs to be paid.

$575 for stragglers from the 14th of September until the 14th of October.

After the 14th of October, contact us directly.

$75 for the ball only, on Saturday, the 11th of November, at 6pm.  (This is included in the admissions above.)

Tickets are non-refundable.  If you change your mind, or can’t attend in the end, you can transfer or sell your ticket to someone else of your choosing.  We do not have the funds to cover changed minds or other things coming up.  We still do have to pay for your spot and meals.  If we sell out of tickets and have a waiting list, then we can facilitate a transfer or sale for you.  Thank you for your understanding.

To reserve your spot, please go to our 2017 Annual Retreat at Silver Falls section in our online ticketing store.

Please contact us if you have any questions, and we will reply as soon as possible.

Formally,
Lady Antoinette

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(aka Aria Clements)

Duchess’s Dinner is coming up soon!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: DATE CHANGE

 

Time is running down to our newly-annual Duchess’s Dinner! We are a mere 20 days away. If you have not yet purchased your ticket, you will want to do so now to ensure your spot. Our duchess shall be crowned on the 20th of March, after 5pm, though we invite all to join us at 5, or even sooner if you wish to take in the views of our iconic majestic waterfall. How fortunate we are to live near such a beautiful wonder!  Yes, the photo below, taken by Paula Cobleigh, is real.  That gorgeous place is where we shall host our dinner.

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Our menu for this wonderful event has been finalized.  We shall begin with an assortment of imported and domestic cheeses with fig preserved and baguettes before moving on to your choice of tender, melt-in-your-mouth prime rib, slowly roasted as is best, with roasted red potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables with au jus and a cream of horseradish, or locally-caught, fresh from the wild, coho salmon with a tangy smooth lemon-dill butter sauce, a soul-warming helping of flagrant wild rice, and grilled seasonal vegetables, or soothing vegetarian Moroccan stew made with zucchini, carrots, spinach, apricots, and almonds served over fluffy Israeli couscous with a side of spicy Harissa sauce.

All attendants will receive a souvenir ticket/place card.

For this, tickets are $75 per person, or a pair for $140.  Bring a partner or a friend.  We have a limited number of student tickets available for $65.  Your student ID card may be requested.  Please head to our ticketing page to purchase your tickets before they sell out.  We look forward to having you at our inaugural Duchess’s Dinner!

Formally,
Lady Antoinette

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(aka Aria Clements)

Persuasion! New Century Players!

Hello from Nora! I know, I haven’t added to the blog in a while, but never fear, I’m here and I have just been informed of an opportunity to dress up and go to the Theater!

The New Century Players, a local Milwuakie based troop is putting on an adaptation of Persuasion! This is Miss Austens last published story and as many of you are in love with Captain Wentworth and Miss Elliott, you won’t want to miss this!

http://www.newcenturyplayers.org/persuasion.html

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Perhaps, if there is enough interest, we could get a group of people, ladies and gentlemen to go see this as a group. What a lovely way to support our local theater and enjoy one of her most popular works!

Happy 2 blog friday!

 

Love, Nora

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