Debutante Ball

The 51st Annual Carolinian Debutante Ball will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018.  It is going to be a beautiful and very special evening for our membership, our lovely debutantes and their families and friends.

The presentation of the debutantes begins at 8:00 p.m.  Members and guests may want to proceed into the ballroom upon arrival to be in position to see our beautiful debs.  When the presentation is completed, the Main Bar and Board Room will be open for hors d'oeuvres and beverages.  Please plan to remain in the ballroom throughout the night and enjoy the fabulous band and dancing. There will be bars in the ballroom for your convenience.

Because camera flashes interfere with the lighting, there is no camera photography allowed from the balcony or the ballroom during the presentation.

The attire for the Carolinian Debutante Ball is formal.  Ladies should wear floor-length gowns (not tea-length or evening pants) and white gloves with the glove length dependent on the gown sleeve  (full length gloves should accompany sleeveless gowns).  Only the debutantes may wear white gowns.

Gentlemen wear formal, full dress white tie and tails and white gloves; not a tuxedo. 

Gloves should be worn all evening, except when eating or holding a drink, at which time the ladies may unbutton a glove and slip out a hand, and the gentlemen may remove their glove temporarily.

Members of the past three debutante classes are invited to the ball.  A girl not yet 21 may attend only if a parent is present.  Escorts of any guest must be 21 years or older.