Four years and 5 million dollars later, Hearst Castle celebrated the iconic Neptune Pool Renovation on Sunday with a soiree and swim.
Attendees from up and down the state had the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim in the iconic pool.
“It was a dream come true,” said Amy Reherman from Yuba County, California. “I came and visited 20 plus years ago, and I just thought ‘I wanna swim in that pool someday.'”
52 guests dished out $1,300 a piece to swim in the pool, all to benefit the legacy of Hearst Castle.
“All of which those proceeds come back directly to funding the support and operations of the castle as a whole,” said Dan Falat, District Superintendent of California State State Parks.
Money raised at the soiree will also benefit school districts in the area.
“To bring underserved school districts to come and get a chance to be immersed in art and architecture because those courses are getting cut in classes,” said Jeanette Trompeter, President of Friends of Hearst Castle.
Synchronizes swimmers and a Gatsby-themed style party was the perfect introduction after the renovation to the 345 thousand gallon pool.
Hearst Castle is celebrating the reopening of the famed Neptune Pool.
There will be a cocktail party on October 21. Towards the end of the party 50 VIP ticket holders will be allowed to swim in the iconic pool and they will get a limousine ride down the hill.
VIP ticket prices start at $1,300. If you do not want to go for a swim tickets prices for non-members start at $375.
This pool party event takes the place of the Holiday Feast at Hearst Castle.
Hearst Castle is located in San Simeon.
For more information and the link to purchase tickets, please visit http://friendsofhearstcastle.org/special-events.