Meeting/Event Information

Eat, Drink & be Tacky at our Annual Gala & Silent Auction

December 06, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Marriott Richmond Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Registration is now open for VBTA's biggest event of the year!! Please plan to join us for our annual Gala and Fundraiser on December 6th at the Marriott Richmond Downtown. The gala will include food, bar, DJ with dancing music, casino games, silent auction, door prizes, and tacky holiday attire contest. Your member ticket includes one free guest.

Silent Auction

Silent auction items include but are not limited to airline tickets, hotel room stays, dinners, wine tours, gift baskets, and more. The auction committee is still accepting donations, so please email Sara Davis at or Kelli Moore at  if you have an item you would like to donate. Proceeds are used to fund scholarships for membership and to send VBTA Board representatives to both the GBTA Leadership Summit and the annual Political Action Summit on Capitol Hill.  Even if you cannot attend, please consider a donation of an item that can be auctioned.  Please help us continue to grow our membership and involvement with GBTA!

All silent auction items will be available soon for bidding online, you can bid even if you can’t attend!  Watch your inbox for the opening of the silent auction website to submit your bids.

New This Year - Tacky Holiday Attire Contest

Put on your brightest, boldest, and tackiest holiday attire and be crowned the winner of the first Annual VBTA Tacky Holiday Attire Contest.   To get you started with ideas, see a few examples below.


Parking and Hotel Rooms

The Marriott has reserved a block of rooms for Gala attendees.  Use before 11/30 to receive a special rate for the evening. Onsite parking is available in the public parking garage behind the hotel for $18 or valet parking is available outside the hotel lobby for $27.


Special Thanks To Our Gala Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor White Lodging
Gold Sponsor Enterprise Holdings
Silver Sponsor Corporate Travel Management


Bronze Sponsor





We look forward to seeing you on the 6th for a night of fun, networking, and celebration!

Gregory Cobban
VBTA President


$55.00 Member Ticket (includes one free guest)

$55.00 Non-Member Ticket (includes one free guest)