The 15th Annual Commonwealth Dinner celebrating Virginia’s vibrant LGBT community will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

5:30 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 –

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

Auction:   The Silent Auction will open for bidding at 6:00 PM. Silent Auction Check-Out will begin at 10:00 PM in the grand ballroom lobby. Credit Cards, Checks and Cash will be accepted.  Our Live Auction will begin shortly after the dinner service.

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 hotels listed below. There are a limited number of rooms available. To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly and let them know you are with Equality Virginia’s Commonwealth Dinner.

Volunteer: There are numerous volunteer opportunities available for the Commonwealth Dinner. To learn more about ways that you can help, email Carrie Myatt ( and let her know you’re interested. We offer various time slots and volunteer positions.




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