An Outland-ish Affaire

Saturday, May 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Sequoia Lodge
2666 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94611

Come together with friends and kinsman as we toast the union of newlyweds Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp (Randall) in the Highlands of Scotland. You are hereby invited to eat, drink and be merry in honor of their marriage. Be ye from the Highlands or be ye Sassenach (foreigner), rich or poor, you are welcome at the gathering. Enjoy food, music, performances and other Scottish delights at what promises to be a night to remember.

This event is inspired by the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon and the Starz TV series. Our event focus is on the first season set in the Scottish Highlands. Plot summary: Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1946. While visiting Scotland with her husband Frank after the war, she is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. She is immediately thrown into an unknown and dangerous world. She meets Jamie Fraser and to protect her life, she marries him. The two then fall madly in love.

See link for series info:

The Sequoia Lodge will serve as the backdrop for our celebration. It is a beautiful setting with old-world ambiance. The stone fireplace will be crackling with a roaring fire and the sound of celtic flute and harp will softly fill the air. A glorious feast of Highland flavors awaits you at our dining table.

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Costume: Costumes are required for this event. Era: 1740-1770. The wedding takes place in 1743. Mid 18th Century attire is best, but other 18th Century clothing is acceptable. Our lovely, rustic, secluded venue is cozy so keep that in mind when choosing your attire for the evening. Suggested: for ladies, 18th Century jackets and petticoats or gowns with hip or bum pads rather than large panniers. For gents: kilts or other 18th century attire. All social classes are welcome!

Costume Links:

Patterns for Ladies:

American Duchess Patterns and Hacks
18th Century Stays and chemise: Patterns by Simplicity and American Duchess that are perfect for beginners to more experienced costumers.
18th Century Gown and Jacket: Replicate Claire's everyday outfit and event gown from the series with this pattern from Simplicity and American Duchess.
Simplicity Outlander Pattern Hacks by American Duchess: Video showing how to "hack" these Simplicity patterns to make them more historically accurate and customized.
Simplicity Outlander Pattern Hack by American Duchess: More "hacks" on the American Duchess blog.

Sign of the Golden Scissors Patterns: Patterns to create an authentic 18th century outfit.

Patterns for Ladies and Gentlemen:
Patterns by J. P. Ryan

Ready made 18th Century Costumes, Men and Women:
Jas. Townsend and Son: Shop hosting a multitude of ready to buy costumes, from undergarments to final touches.
Bethlehem Trading Post: Readymade and custom costumes from 17th to 18th century.

Readymade Stays:
Redthreaded: Custom and in stock stays, historical costume accessories, and patterns.

Other resources:
Burnley and Trowbridge: Shop providing historically accurate fabrics, notions, pattern and accessories, specializing in 17th, 18th and early 19th century.
Colonial Williamsburg Fabrics: Reproduction fabrics from the Colonial WIlliamsburg collection.


Appetizer: Murtagh's Gift to Ellen, puff pastry wrapped asparagus with prosciutto
Main course: Mrs. Fitzgibbon's Roasted Fowl served with Auld Ian's Buttered Leeks
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
Dessert: Claire and Jamie's Sweetmeat Wedding Cake (nut free)

Vegetarian/Gluten free Option
Appetizer: Steamed Asparagus
Main Course: Stuffed Sassenach Mushroom (portabello)
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
Dessert: Claire and Jamie's Sweetmeat Wedding Cake (nut free) or Lemon Sorbet


During our feast, we will be serenaded by the Celtic flute and harp duo Audacious Muse. After dinner Dotter's Knot will delight our guests with tight harmonies: songs both tender and saucy. We'll round out the evening with a rousing Highland dance demonstration by Joshua Haiman, who will then lead us in period Scottish dances.


Sequoia Lodge, 2266 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, Ca. 94611


When you buy your tickets, you will be asked to choose between our two menu options.

GBACG will provide pitchers of water and another non-alcohol option. You may bring your own wine, mead, ale or hard liquor.

You'll also need to bring your own period-esque napkin, eating implements, dinner plate, drinks vessel and side plate. The service is family style. Those that choose the vegetarian option will be served the main course by the kitchen staff, to avoid confusion.

Children: This event is not suitable for children.


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GBACG Members*

Pre-Sale Sunday 4/9


Sister Organization Members**

On Sale Thursday 4/13



On Sale Thursday 4/13


Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

You must be a GBACG member* to receive the member price. (*Or a member of one of our Sister Organizations: Costumer's Guild West, Art Deco Society of California or Somewhere in Time, Unlimited.) If you are a member and are purchasing several tickets for yourself and friends who are not members, then only you are entitled to the member price. You must pay the non-member price for your friends.

Tickets to GBACG activities are not refundable, but are transferable. If you've purchased tickets to a GBACG activity and are unable to attend, you may sell your tickets to someone else, but GBACG does not make refunds.

Latecomer Policy The GBACG and its event hosts are not responsible for providing meals, performances or other services for guests who arrive late, and latecomers are not eligible for refunds. Please plan accordingly. (For further details, please reference our full latecomer policy.)

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