Q: What is the name and address for the event hotel? A: The event hotel is the Richmond Marriott and the address is 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom on Monday, October 28 th .
Q: Where and what time should guests report to check-in? A: Check-in will be on the Lobby Level of the hotel (look for directional signage). Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
Q: What is the price and location for event parking? A: Self-parking is $8 after 5pm per vehicle and you can access the self-parking garage at the corner of N. 5 th and East Marshall Streets. Self-parking is also located at N. 5 th and East Broad Street for $12 after 5pm. Valet parking is available at the hotel’s main entrance for the cost of $27 if you are coming for the Gala only.
Q: What is the attire? A: The event attire is semi-formal (black-tie recommended).
Q: Do I need a physical ticket for the Gala? A: No tickets, all guests will be given a wristband for the Gala upon arrival and check-in. However, everyone must check-in prior to gaining access to the ballroom.
Q: If I arrive late for the event, what should I do? A: Check-in will be open until 8:00 p.m. If you arrive after 8:00 p.m., report directly to the Grand Ballroom and a Centennial Committee member will assist you.
Q: Is there coat check, where is it located and what is the cost? A: Coat check is located on the lobby level across from the gala entrance. The cost is complimentary to all guests attending the Gala.
Q: What time does the program portion of the Gala start? A: Doors to the Marriott Ballroom will open at 6:45 p.m. and the program portion of the Gala will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. with opening remarks.
Q: How do I reserve a room at the event hotel? A: Rooms can be reserved by clicking here . A block of discount rooms is available at a rate of $179/night.
Q: Is there a hashtag to join the social conversation around the VWC Centennial Gala? A: Yes, the hashtag for the Gala is #2019VWCGala.
Q: Will foods be labeled for people with dietary restrictions? A: Please note that due to the number of people attending the event, food options will be denoted with vegetarian or vegan on name tents.
Q: Can I bring a camera and/or video camera? A: We ask that you do not bring large cameras and/or video cameras to the event. Using the camera on your mobile device or small tablet is preferred and acceptable.