Charming visitors with the Peppercorn Ceremony

  • Image supplied by the Bermuda Tourism Authority

    Image supplied by the Bermuda Tourism Authority

Tourists can sign up for special treatment at the Peppercorn Ceremony in St George’s.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has introduced a visitor package including a private tour of the State House, special seating at the ceremony and access to a garden party with local dignitaries.

The event, taking place on April 23, brings together modern-day dignitaries with traditions that date back to 1815.

During the ceremony, the Freemasons present to the Governor one peppercorn to cover the cost of rent for one year in the State House.

The peppercorn is presented on a velvet pillow with the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Bermuda Regiment Band.

Bermuda Tourism Authority product development manager Tashae Thompson said: “This experience has always been available to visitors at no cost and that will not change, but to enhance the experience and attract more visitors, our product and experiences team has worked with the Corporation of St George and the Freemasons Lodge to put together a special visitor package.

“We hope the same British charm that draws travellers to Buckingham Palace exists within the Peppercorn Ceremony.”

Cost for the package is $40; tickets are available online.

Hotel concierges and vacation rental owners are being sent information about the special visitor offering to share with guests.

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Published Apr 4, 2018 at 11:56 am (Updated Apr 4, 2018 at 11:56 am)

Charming visitors with the Peppercorn Ceremony

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