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The 2015 Commonwealth Dinner will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
The deadline to purchase tickets for this event has passed

Saturday, April 18

5:00 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 Center403 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 $6.00, 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


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.  We will also be hosting our 1st Live Auction this year! Our Live Auction will begin shortly after the dinner service.

 For more about the auction, visit: http://www.equalityvirginia.org/dinner/auction/ 

Raffle: Tickets are available for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Volunteers will be circulating the area outside of the grand ballroom selling raffle tickets.  One lucky person will receive a $1,000 cash prize if their raffle ticket is drawn at the end of the night!

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.

Lodging: We have reserved room blocks at the Linden Row Inn ($129 plus tax) and the Courtyard Marriott ($119 plus tax).  There are a limited number of rooms available. To reserve a room, please contact the hotels directly and let them know you are with Equality Virginia’s Commonwealth Dinner.


Every year at the Commonwealth Dinner, Equality Virginia also recognizes OUTstanding Virginians who have represented the LGBT community with distinction and have made contributions to the equality movement.


Thank you to everybody who made last year’s Commonwealth Dinner a success! 

Click here to see last year’s photos on Facebook!

Click here to read more about last year’s Dinner! 

Thank you to our sponsors!  Learn how you can be a sponsor for the 2015 Dinner

Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors


 Boom 4A.2 52907

Gold Sponsors


 logo plus Norfolk Virginia
 genworth_colorRGB_R_72dpi  VictoriaCharles_logo

Silver Sponsors

Hunton & Williams  DER Color Logo minus website
STI Preferred 12-Ray 4-Color bon secours
logo-color Smith Powell  Associates logo

 Bronze Sponsors

KPMG_logo, kb ErnstYounglogo, kb
FoodLion_Logotype_2Line_CMYK  LCR0005_Logo_4cp

OUTstanding Virginians Sponsor

After Dinner Dance Sponsor

CarMax    CMYK_Primary Stacked Logo - Finding Yes Tag_RTM

VIP Reception Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor


  Wine Sponsor

 Live Auction Sponsor



Media Sponsors

Save the Date Sponsor






metro weekly

 Bary Law