Winter Ball at Château d’Ursel

Posted Jul 25, 2010 at 14:44 CEST in Events.


I received an invitation to the Winter Ball at Château d’Ursel, in Belgium. While I won’t be able to go to an event in Belgium I thought I’d pass the information on.

The stately home at Hingene was the ‘maison de plaisance’ of the aristocratic d’Ursel family for almost four centuries. Now, it belongs to the Province of Antwerp who has restored the castle to its former glory with passion.

On this festive evening, the grand hall of the castle will once again be transformed into an 18th-century ballroom, replete with flickering candles on the driveway, beautiful costumes, and elegant ladies and gentlemen.

Experienced dancers are welcome but dancing masters Veerle Fack and Ingolf Collmar will also be there to guide the debutants’ first steps. The contredances will be performed live by the early-music ensemble, Ardalus.

To keep you dancing throughout the evening, refreshments will be provided.

Go here for more information.