Lafayette Soiree sails into spring with one of the best parties in the south
Don’t miss what’s been called “One of the South’s Greatest Parties” on Saturday March 28th hosted in the spectacular riverside garden of Scott Sonoc and Marsha Williams’ gracious home, The George Moss Stoney House (circa 1823) at 500 Port Republic St. which is located on The Old Point in downtown Beaufort.
The 45th Annual Lafayette Soiree is held in remembrance of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1825 visit to Beaufort. From July 1824 to September 1825, the last surviving French general of the Revolutionary War made a tour of the 24 states in the United States at the request of President James Monroe. At many stops on this tour he was received by the populace with a hero’s welcome, and many honors and monuments were presented to commemorate and memorialize the Marquis de Lafayette’s visit.
On March 18th, 1825 Lafayette arrived in Beaufort, South Carolina, to a 13-gun salute and spoke to citizens from the John Mark Verdier House.
Guests will experience a night of nautical elegance featuring an amazing silent auction filled with unique experiences and trip opportunities, fantastic food and drinks from Beaufort’s finest restaurants, dancing the night away with the CEO Show Band from Atlanta (a returning favorite) and also a private fireworks display over the beautiful Beaufort River.
Funds raised from this event will go toward one of the most importand things in an historic town: saving endangered historic buildings around Beaufort and helping to rehabilitate the historic Verdier House Museum, on whose porch Lafayette spoke during his aforementioned visit in 1825.
Tickets to the Lafayette Soiree are $125 per person and are available by calling the Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331 or via the website at www.historicbeaufort.org.