A Country Ball at Hemsworth Estate | Hemsworth Estate

The Ladies of Hemsworth Estate Cordially invite you to a Country Ball

in the style of Bridgerton on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at 6:30pm.
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Once you present your invitation to our butler,

you won’t lift a finger apart from lifting your glass of champagne to your lips. Our selection of seasonal refreshment are all included in the ticket price.

Take to the dance floor listening to the lilting sounds of instrumental versions of familiar songs you know.

Not trained by a dance master?

Never fear! Our local Dance Master will be guiding everyone through their steps during the course of the evening.

Immortalise your evening's enjoyment by letting our photographer capture your memories with our formal portrait settings.

Rest from the evenings exertions

while you’re entertained by Ashburton-shire’s finest musicians, dancers and actors.

If you’re in search of fresh air, make sure not to stray too far from the ball, otherwise you might end up on The Dark Walk. Much safer to play a game of Pall Mall ( best you hope the new Viscountess Kate Bridgerton isn’t on the playing field tonight!)

Secure your tickets now

$139 from 1st February until sold out.
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Don’t delay your booking!

It would be prudent to confirm your attendance now as not to miss out on your place in prominent society.
Otherwise a Certain Author might think you unworthy of an invitation, and wouldn’t that be a scandal…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included in the ticket price?

Each ticket includes access to a Bridgerton-Style Country Ball at Hemsworth Estate starting at 6:30pm until 10:00pm.

Your ticket is all-inclusive of refreshments, entertainment and photography taken on the night. 

What refreshments are available?

Our evening selection of refreshments will include a table piled high with the finest quality meat, fresh produce and cheeses made in Canterbury. For liquid libations we will offer a selection of sparkling wine, lager, lemonade and a specially made themed cocktail. 

All of these refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Do I have to dress up?

While regency dress is encouraged it is not mandatory. There will be rewards for those who make the effort though! We are also happy to assist in procuring the appropriate attire. You might find it’s easier than you think!

What if I don't know how to dance?

While we have all been known to have a left foot or two, you needn’t fear about your level of expertise. Those prudent enough to book tickets early will have the benefit of our local dance master’s instruction. 

If you didn’t make the rehearsal, not to worry, the music is a modern style and we’re sure you will enjoy your evening. We will guide the entire ton through a dance or two during the course of the evening as well.

And if dancing is really not your cup of tea, we will have plenty of other entertainment for you to enjoy.

What do Early-Bird Tickets include?

Each ealr bird ticket purchased will include a complimentary Group Dance Lesson ahead of the ball at Hemsworth Estate with our Dance Master.

If all early-bird tickets are sold out, we will also include the bonus of a VIP entrance via Horse and Carriage.

Do I need to watch the series or read the books?

While an appreciation of any regency era entertainment is a fine quality, it is not necessary to enjoy a country ball such as this, however, acquaintances of the Bridgerton Family may discover a few enjoyable hidden gems during the evening. 

Where can I get a costume?

We have partnered with some wonderful Modistes to create your attire, please see our social media for some creative costuming ideas.

  • The Dress Collective has a few suitable dresses that could be adorned with a ribbon under the bust.
  • The Variety Theatre‘s costume collection has many a coattails, waistcoat and shirt for the discerning gentlemen and a select few appropriate gowns for the ladies of the ton. 
  • Further afield in Christchurch, Cottage Costumes has a wonderful selection of Officers Uniforms and Regency Evening Gowns and The Malthouse has a wonderful selection for any member of the ton to enjoy. 


How do I get a horse and carriage ride?

Want to arrive in a Horse-Drawn phaeton (open-air carriage)? Rides around the Estate are available for $12.50 per person (this is complimentary for Early-Bird Ticket Holders. These are bookable online once you have bought your tickets to the ball.

Where is Hemsworth Estate?

Hemsworth Estate is located at 356 Beach Road East about 5kms from Ashburton. We have an onsite carpark and can happily call a taxi for you if needed. We will also run transport to and from The Hotel Ashburton and Hemsworth Estate for $5 per person, per trip. These are bookable after you have purchased tickets for the ball.