Visitor VIP Package For Peppercorn Ceremony

April 7, 2019

This year’s Peppercorn Ceremony on April 24 will be enhanced with a VIP package, offering visitors a cultural experience they can’t get anywhere else, the BTA said, explaining that the package created high demand among visitors in 2018, nearly selling out in its pilot year.

“The Peppercorn Ceremony VIP package sold very well last year and the visitor feedback was very positive,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Product Development Manager Tashae Thompson.

“With a few additional tweaks for 2019, we will give visitors a memorable experience as St. George’s shows off the island’s distinctive blend of modern and traditional.”


The BTA added. “While attending the ceremony itself will always be free for to all, the Bermuda Tourism Authority positions the VIP Peppercorn Ceremony Package as a way to elevate the visitor experience with a deeper understanding of cultural traditions.

The VIP Peppercorn Ceremony Package includes:

  • Special Reserved seating to view the ceremony, Bermuda Regiment and the Freemasons led by Scottish bagpipers
  • Private access to the exclusive garden party featuring local live entertainment
  • Complimentary drinks and refreshments
  • The chance to mix and mingle with Freemasons and other local dignitaries
  • A private tour led by a local Freemason of the State House

To book the VIP package, visit

The Peppercorn Ceremony takes place every April in St. George’s King’s Square, celebrating the unique moment when the Freemasons present the Governor with their annual rent: a single peppercorn.

Full of pomp and circumstance, it features a parade full of officials and dignitaries, many arriving by horse-drawn carriages, along with military music and a classic Town Crier narrating the festivities.

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  1. St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

    It did not sell out in it’s pilot year and many visitor’s thought it was over priced but all agreed it was a fantastic ceremony.

    • Jt says:

      Doesn’t say it sold out last year and everything’s expensive. Do you know what the cost was last year? Curious.

      • Jt says:

        This year it is $40 per ticket. That hardly seems over priced for what’s offered.

        • St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

          $40 to a Cruise Ship Tourist IS expensive,but to Bermudians it’s not!

  2. cpm says:

    Sh G will be first in line

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    And still the rent remains the same, one peppercorn. Amazing!

  4. Ronald Buchholz says:

    Going to Bermuda April 2020 when is the Bermuda Peppercorn festival ?