The Diamond-level Founders will forever be known as the select few who carry the torch of Graceland and the legend behind it. It is a new, exclusive membership program for Elvis fans, which provides unprecedented access to Graceland and unparalleled resort hospitality at the new Guest House at Graceland.
By joining The Founders, you will help preserve Elvis’ incredible legacy while building your own family’s legacy in the heart of Graceland for an extraordinary 40 years.
The Founders program was first announced during Elvis Week 2014, and response has been tremendous among Elvis fans and Graceland visitors.
Due to the overwhelming selection of Diamond level by the majority of fans, and after receiving feedback from many who want the Founders program to be as exclusive as possible, we have decided to offer The Founders program at the Diamond level only. Only 250 Diamond-level Founders will be made available.
As a Diamond-level Founder, you’ll enjoy unprecedented access to the Graceland grounds, special events, exclusive opportunities, a time capsule and plaque on the Founders Wall at The Guest House, plus early advanced access and exclusive pricing for your accommodations at The Guest House.
You’ll also save big on your room nights at The Guest House: as much as $1,900 as a Diamond-level Founder staying for ten nights during Elvis Week or the Birthday Celebration (See room pricing question below for further details).
Only 250 Diamond-level Founders membership opportunities are available in total. A full list of benefits is available here.
The Guest House will have a private path from the hotel to the mansion grounds for exclusive access by Founders members during select times. In addition, we anticipate private tours and events at the mansion grounds on select evenings throughout the year. Diamond-level Founders will also have access to a VIP check-in desk and exclusive access to The Founders club at The Guest House. Founders will also have the opportunity for priority reservations for restaurants, special events, concerts, parties and more.
Membership is for 40 years, so that you can pass this down to future generations of your family. There is also an opportunity at the end of that term to renew for another 40 years.
After the first 20 years, your membership payments are complete and you’ll receive 20 more years at no additional cost for you and your family. Your room night savings will continue for the full 40-year membership.
Full initial membership fee is due when you commit to The Founders by signing and returning The Founders agreement.
The cost is $30,000 in total. There's a $6,000 initial membership fee upon becoming a Diamond-level Founder and $158.40 per month membership fee for 20 years ($1,900.80 per year). The finance rate is at 5% APR, and there's a 10% discount on total cost, if paid in cash up front.
As a Diamond-level Founder, you only pay the hotel maintenance fee on a nightly basis (currently $71.50 per night, plus tax: $86.48 total) up to your annual room night limit. This is a significant savings over The Guest House at Graceland room rates. In addition, you will get early access to reservations with Founders’ pricing.
- Diamond Level
Guest room cost (anticipated initial rate during Elvis Week and the Birthday Celebration) for 10 nights: 10 x $276.89 = $2,769.80
Founders guest room cost (current maintenance fee of $71.50 plus tax) for 10 nights: 10 x $86.48 = $864.80
Estimated Founders guest room night savings for ten nights: $1,905
(All costs include estimated tax. Savings for Diamond level Founders are based on anticipated room rates during Elvis Week and Birthday Celebration.)
Only 250 Diamond-level Founders slots are available in total, and new Founders are joining every week.
Diamond-level Founders member ownership is transferable to family members or friends within the 40-year term. This membership becomes part of your personal legacy. There is no cost to transfer membership.
Two people are permitted to purchase a Founders membership together and share benefits between them. Both people will be financially responsible for the initial membership fee and monthly membership fees.
We will work with you to help resell your membership, if we know people who are interested. In the meantime, if you are unable to pay your monthly membership fee, you will not be able to use the benefits of your Founders membership, and you will no longer have a presence on the Founders wall with a plaque or time capsule.
Your financial situation will be between you and Graceland, and a default situation will not be reported to credit bureaus or collection agencies.
Yes, companies can sign up for the Founders program with the same benefits as individual memberships. We do ask that you include a person’s name on the Founders wall plaque or time capsule rather than just a company name.