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 185:00 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 $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!
Thank you to our sponsors! Learn how you can be a sponsor for the 2015 Dinner!