PreTour 2014 | Saturday, June 28, 2014

Urban. Living. A state of mind.

You are about to experience a WORLD of great tastes.

More than 700 of German Village’s closest friends and neighbors gather for fellowship and an exclusive sneak peek at Haus und Garten Tour addresses in our special, signature evening. PreTour celebrates the character and characters that make German Village so special.   Ticket-holding guests are treated to an early tour of the 2014 featured homes and gardens prior to opening to the public on Sunday, June 29.   Many homes offer PreTour participants a look at areas of their home that were not be on Tour!

The homes preview is followed by cocktail hour and  dinners throughout German Village thrown by our generous hosts.

5-7 p.m. | Guests will stroll along a private tour of homes and gardens in German Village

7-8:15 p.m. | Guests will see and be seen at the annual Willow Street cocktail party

8:30 p.m. | Guests will attend an intimate dinner of their choice at a private home in the Village or attend the community-centered Party on the Platz (POP) of the German Village Meeting Haus, where they  dance the night away.

Tickets: $175 for non-members | $150 for GVS members | $125 YP Party on the Platz | $75 Cocktail Only (only 30 tickets available)

Private Dinners

Private dinners are hosted by German Village residents and celebrate the theme of the evening: Urban. Living.: A state of mind.  You might be dining on a Napa Valley-inspired seven-course chef’s dinner for eight friends, or boogeying down at a poolside with Memphis BBQ for 20.  The choice is yours!

Party on the Platz

This year’s POP theme is the Kentucky Derby, so grab your hats and racing silks for party with southern niceties and plenty of mint juleps. The party is an exciting alternative to a private dinner.  The party is for those who want to nibble on chic hors d’oeuvres, sip signature cocktails and dance the night away.   The party, held under the stars on the platz at the Meeting Haus, welcomes more than 250 guests to eat-drink-dance and be merry, so grab your friends! Four Village restaurants will supply food for POP. Our thanks to Barcelona, G. Michael’s,  Pistacia Vera and Curio.

New This Year:
You can go to PreTour for $75 ticket (limited to the first 30 tickets) that allows you to tour the homes on Saturday, June 28, then attend the cocktail party on Willow Street. No dinner or Party on the Platz with these passes, but join the Saturday fun for half the price!



Are you one of the fabulous, hard-working Young Professionals who keep this neighborhood fresh and vibrant? A regular on Lindey’s patio in Summer or Club 185 in Winter? We have a fantastic package for you to reserve your spot and save money attending GVS events! Click here to learn more and buy bundled tickets.

Thank you, PreTour Chairs:

Michele McFadden and Maurice Manring
Angela Petro
Ronni & Darrell Van Ligten

Party on the Platz, chaired by Sarah Kasey and Alena Marand:
Party on the Platz is an exciting alternative to a private dinner.  In its fifth year as part of the PreTour festivities, the tent party supplies chic hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, wine and desserts provided by Pistacia Vera. Guests dance the night away.


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