General Ticket – $150
VIP Ticket – $275
This year it’s as important as ever to have an opportunity to unite as one community, showing our strength in numbers and celebrating our commitment to advancing equality for LGBT Virginians.
Join us at the 14th annual Commonwealth Dinner as we celebrate the progress of Virginia’s vibrant LGBT community and its allies!
We are excited to announce one of the special guests at the dinner this year will be Governor Terry McAuliffe. 2017 marks Gov. McAuliffe’s last year in office and gives us the opportunity to honor his many contributions to Virginia’s LGBT citizens.
Following the recognition of OUTStanding Virginians, we’re excited to bring award-winning singer, actress, and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer to the Commonwealth Dinner stage for a performance that will include an eclectic mix of songs – ranging from standards to Broadway hits to popular music.
Saturday, April 15:00 p.m. VIP Reception (for VIP ticket holders only) 6:00 p.m. General Registration & Silent Auction Opens 7:00 p.m. Dinner Program Begins 10:00 p.m. After Dinner Dance
Greater Richmond Convention Center: 403 N. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219 – www.richmondcenter.com
Attire: Black-tie optional. Coat check will not be available.
Parking: Parking deck at 3rd & Marshall (351 North 3rd Street). The parking fee is $7.00, cash only – pay upon entry. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the Greater Richmond Convention Center. NOTE: Enter the Convention Center from the 3rd floor of the parking deck
Arrival: To reach the registration table from the parking garage continue down the hallway and turn right. Directional signage and volunteers will be available to guide you. All guests must check-in at the registration table in the Grand Ballroom lobby. At that time, you will receive a ticket which will show your table number and bidder number for the silent auction. If you pre-selected a vegetarian or vegan meal you will also receive a color meal card to place at your table setting.
Bars: Alcohol and beverage sales are cash only.
ATM: An ATM is located on the lower level.
Auction: The Silent Auction will open for bidding at 6:00pm. Silent Auction Check-Out will begin at 10:00pm in the grand ballroom lobby. Credit Cards, Checks and Cash will be accepted. Our Live Auction will begin shortly after the dinner service.
$1,000 Raffle: Tickets will be sold throughout the evening – one for $5 or five for $20. One lucky person will receive a $1,000 cash prize if their raffle ticket is drawn at the end of the night! You must be present to win.
Dining: Ushers will be on hand to help assist you in finding your seats.
*If you pre-ordered a vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan meal please place the meal card that you receive at registration at your place setting for the wait staff.
Equality Virginia has reserved a number of hotel rooms within close proximity to the Greater Richmond Convention Center for Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. To receive a discounted rate through Equality Virginia’s room block please reserve your room prior to March 3. Please note that these hotel rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.
- Courtyard Marriott Richmond Downtown– Call the Reservations Department at 1-800-228-9290 and mention the Equality Virginia room block.
- Linden Row Inn– Click this link and enter access code EQVA17 for discounted rate or call 804-783-7000.
Thank you to everybody who made last year’s Commonwealth Dinner a success! Click here to see last year’s photos on Facebook!
Thank you to our sponsors! Learn how you can be a sponsor for the 2017 Dinner!
VIP Reception Sponsor
OUTstanding Virginian Sponsor
Silent Auction Sponsor
After-Dinner Dance Sponsor
Live Auction Sponsor