The Asheville trunk show is almost upon us. North Carolina is starting to feel like a second home to us and we are excited to be holding the trunk show at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. Yes—that Biltmore! And while the trunk show will be wonderful, we really do encourage people to wander the grounds and explore the gardens and the estate. A new exhibition just opened at the Biltmore, showcasing historic wedding gowns in film. If any one if interested in historic textiles, the display looks fascinating.
When and where will the North Carolina trunk show be held?
13 March 2016
12:00 to 4:00
VIP entry will be at 12:00
General Admission will be at 1:00
The Vanderbilt Room
1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
When and where will tickets be available?
Tickets will be listed on February 29 at 12:00 pm EST from our website.
Will tickets be transferable?
No. Please email us to cancel your ticket if you are unable to attend the event.
Will names be printed on the tickets and cross checked with identification for entry?
Everyone is checked against our master list at the entrance to the venue. Those not on the list will not be admitted. There is the possibility that we might have tickets available for purchase at the door, but they are not guaranteed. We will let everyone know ahead of time if tickets will be available at the door for the Asheville Trunk Show.
What time will the event start?
For those with VIP tickets, the event will open at 12:00
For those with General Admission tickets, the event will open at 1:00
Will there be an after party/evening of celebration?
If Pavotees would like to have an after party / evening of celebration, they are welcome to do so! Unfortunately, we are typically unable to attend as we are obligated to close out the event, take care of inventory, accounting and other routine chores, but we will do our best to make time for our Pavotees after the event.
Will I need to stalk for tickets? Will they sell out?
Unfortunately, we do not know the answer to this question. Our tickets for Pavo Presents Florida did not sell out, but our tickets for Pavo Presents Seattle sold out quite quickly, which was quite unexpected.
What will be the exclusive VIP wrap for the Pavo Presents North Carolina?
The VIPavotee wrap for North Carolina will be Vertex Sapphire. Vertex is the sibling to our Florida wraps, Convergence and Intersection.
What other wraps will be available?
We will be introducing wraps from the New Form collection: Purple Hearts, as well as new and classic Guild wraps.
Is the space baby proofed/ mobile baby safe?
No. Please be aware of your children and keep a close eye on them at all times as you would do in any public space. Please note that the trunk show will be held within walking distance of the beach.
Should we bring snacks?
The event will be catered by the lovely staff at the Biltmore. Please note that neither the food nor the space are not allergen-free. We do our very best to accommodate a wide variety of food preferences, but please be aware that we might not be able to cater to everyone's preferences.
Does your wrappee have to be worn or can they come on the loose?
The ticket price allows entry for the purchaser of the ticket and one wrappee, three years old and younger. You can either wear your wrappee or your child can be mobile. Please be aware of your child's location at all times. The venue at the Biltmore is not child proofed and cannot be fully childproofed in any reasonable manner.
Any child over three years of age will need a general admissions ticket for the trunk show.
Will I have to pay sales tax?
Yes. We are required to charge sales tax on all purchases made at the Pavo Presents North Carolina. Asheville sales tax is 7%.
May I purchase more than one VIP ticket if stalking for myself and a friend?
If you are stalking for a friend, you will need to put your friend's name on the ticket during checkout.
I am flying from out of state to attend the trunk show. I’m worried that tickets will sell out. What do I do?
If you are flying in from out of state and tickets are sold out, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you out.
I’m nervous about attending the trunk show. What can I expect?
Historically, trunk shows have been small intimate events that allow a designer to meet and talk with their customers. Our trunk shows have proven to be a bit larger, but Erin and I work very hard to make sure that they still retain the intimate feel. There will be food and drink, mingling, most likely waiting in line to purchase wraps (we implemented a new system at the holiday party such that people would not have to wait in line, but would still have the opportunity to buy the wraps they wanted, but found people still wanted to wait in line), the historic setting at the Biltmore and many fellow Pavotees who can geek out with you about your Pavos. We look forward to meeting everyone! If you are worried about the trunk show experience, join us in Pavo Customer Appreciation, where we and past trunk show attendees can personally answer your questions.