Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Blog, Events

GALA Frequently Asked Questions

How to Register:

Check out our Eventbrite link here.  

Keep a lookout on Social Media & our Newsletter for announcements on special ticket offers (for a limited time)

*There will be no door sales for tickets the day of the event


How do I sign-up to volunteer?

We couldn’t make this event happen without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering is not only a helpful way to engage in our organization, it can also help you connect directly with your industry colleagues and maybe even pay off when you win an auction item. Sign up now on our Sign-Up Genius Page to get a voucher in exchange for a little of your time!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, but all guests must show valid ID for alcoholic beverages

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Are vegetarian options available?

Yes! Send us an email to let us know about any dietary needs. IIDAVAWV@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds must be requested 30-days in advance of the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

All guests must check-in at the event reception area. As we are a sustainably-minded organization, we encourage you to bring your digital ticket which can be scanned at the door. For guests that did not purchase their ticket, a guest list provided by purchasers will be available at the reception table.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please provide your guest’s information for those being provided as part of our Package offerings to IIDAVAWV@gmail.com no later than 02.29.2020.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes. Please provide your guest’s information to IIDAVAWV@gmail.com no later than 02.29.2020.

What recommendations can you make for the accommodation options for this event?

Make it a weekend to remember by sharing a nearby cottage with friends thanks to a special rate being provided by our friends at Coastal Accommodations OR reserve a discounted night at the neighboring Oceanside Holiday Inn Hotel.

Coastal Accommodations Promo Codes:

IIDA202015 for 15% Off

IIDA2020 if you buy 3 nights, get 1 free! 

IIDA VAWV is not affiliated with either option nor is IIDA VAWV responsible for coordinating accommodation reservations.

We encourage you to stay the night and enjoy the Virginia Beach oceanfront before tourist season kicks off. There are many local restaurants offering delicious brunch options the next day. For recommendations, contact Ali Allred, presidentelect.iidavawv@gmail.com.

What are the transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please plan ahead for this special night to remember. Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are a worry-free option and costs can be shared with friends when coming to and from the venue. Carpooling from out-of-the-area is encouraged for those not staying the night, as we promote safe post-event transportation plans.

Parking is available across the street and at several locations nearby (see map below). Holiday Inn guests can walk one block and park right next to the venue!