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Divas Outdoors presents Marie Antoinette

At 15 she became a bride. At 19 she became a queen. By 20 she was a legend.

Revel in the luscious interiors of Marie Antoinette’s Versailles while you sip beer, wine, or champagne from Hillwood’s café.

Come early and set out your elaborate picnic spread.

Pour your energy into planning your fabulous props and costumes, knowing that we'll pour the drinks when you arrive!  Choose a special champagne cocktail, frozen beverages (alcoholic and non), beer, wine, or champagne to go with your feast, or pick up a sandwich from Hillwood's Café!

Our judges love:

  • Themes and connections to the film,
  • Costumes, and
  • Props, including table cloths, flameless candelabras, serving dishes, baskets, centerpieces, and classic movie snacks.

Winners will receive an annual membership to Hillwood, bragging rights, and the envy, and admiration of your fellow film-goers.

Hillwood Café

Stop by the bar for a signature champagne cocktail, beer, wine, or champagne by the glass or bottle. Frozen alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, sandwiches and light snacks are also available to purchase from the Café Express. The bar will remain open until 9:45 p.m.

For faster service, please bring cash.

Please note that our liquor license does not permit outside alcohol to be brought in.

Event Timeline

Gates open 7 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m.: Mansion and Fabergé Rediscovered open for touring
7-9:45 p.m.: Hillwood Café open
8-8:30 p.m.: Best picnic spread judging; winners announced before film
Film begins around 8:45 p.m.

This program part of the Dina Merrill Film Program at Hillwood. 

This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the screening will be moved to indoor locations.

Divas Outdoors

Divas Outdoors
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:15pm

Experience classic films under the stars like nowhere else in DC!

Revel in a summer evening in the gardens and tour the mansion in its twilight splendor.  Help set the scene by coming in character or entering our elaborate picnic competition, and enjoy films from the classic Hollywood era.

  • scene from Marie Antoinette, copyright Columbia Pictures
    copyright Columbia Pictures
  • Divas Outdoors at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • scene from Marie Antoinette, copyright Columbia Pictures
    copyright Columbia Pictures
  • Divas Outdoors at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • scene from Marie Antoinette, copyright Columbia Pictures
    copyright Columbia Pictures
  • Divas Outdoors at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • scene from Marie Antoinette, copyright Columbia Pictures
    copyright Columbia Pictures
  • Divas Outdoors at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens