Commonwealth Dinner Postponement

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Commonwealth Dinner cancelled?

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the recent variants that have emerged, we decided this postponement was necessary while we shift this event to a hybrid model. The Dinner is an essential fundraiser for Equality Virginia, however, the health and safety of our community is top-of-line.

What date has the event been rescheduled to?

We are currently looking at dates in early to mid-August.

Will it still be hosted at the Greater Richmond Convention Center?

Yes! The Greater Richmond Convention Center understands our reason for postponing the Dinner and they have been very accommodating during our search for a new date.

What if I already bought tickets or signed up to host a table? 

Your tickets and table will still be honored on the rescheduled date. We also understand that the rescheduled date may interfere with your schedule. If you are not able to make the rescheduled date, you will have the option to either convert your ticket to a 100% tax-deductible donation or receive a complete refund.

Can I still buy early-bird tickets?

Currently, ticket sales are paused while we finalize a new date but will be run for 45 days after the launch.

Will you be offering a livestream of the Dinner?

Yes! We are currently working with our team to ensure the program we show during the in-person Dinner will be accessible to our viewers at home – much like 2021’s virtual program. The only elements not included with the livestream will be the welcome reception and the after-party dance.

How will EV make sure this event is safe?

EV is taking all available precautions in order to keep you safe during the 2022 Commonwealth Dinner. In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our guests, we will be instituting the following protocols:

-EV staff members, as well as volunteers the evening of the Dinner, are required to be vaccinated. Due to the rising cases in Virginia, we will now require that every guest attending the Dinner must be fully vaccinated, or be able to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken at least 48-hours prior to the event.

-Please bring a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or test statement (or a photo of the same on your phone)

-If you are feeling sick or symptomatic, we ask that you please stay home.

-Richmond and Henrico Health Districts now recommend everyone wear a mask indoors while around others who are not a part of their household, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. We ask that everyone inside the Greater Richmond Convention Center wear a mask, regardless of status. You are welcome to lower your mask when you eat, drink, or are seated at your table.