Welcome to Our gala logistics page

On this page you will find  all the information you need to plan for the gala including: the gala location, dress code, what you can expect at the event, hotel accommodations, and more!

day of Event Details

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center during the daytime. Brick building with white columns

The gala will take place starting at 6PM at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center:  


3740 Old Lee Highway,
Fairfax, VA 22030


There is parking available at the venue and in the overflow lot across the street. 

We strongly encourage our guests who plan on drinking to Uber/Lyft or stay at the Renaissance Inn Fairfax City where we have reserved a room block at a discounted rate of $99.00 per night for those attending the gala. Please note the discounted room rate is only available if booked by November 22, 2019.

front right breast of a black tuxedo jacket with a white pocket square

The dress code for the gala is black tie optional. Just in case you are not sure what "black tie optional" means, we have included descriptions below.


Men: While a tuxedo is not required, the the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. Men have the option of wearing a tuxedo or a dark suit.


Women: full-length gown, or a cocktail dress . 


Pearls for all are encouraged since it is NVRC's 30th Anniversary!

Gift basket with red accents - there is a partial bottle of wine with a red bow and green wreath

Throughout the event, there will be a silent auction for guests to bid on. This is a great opportunity to support NVRC while getting some holiday shopping done. You can expect to see multiple themed gift baskets, gift cards, and much more!


Silent Auction items will be added to the site in the weeks before the gala to enable our guests to plan their bidding accordingly. We anticipate opening up electronic bidding through BidPal the week prior to the event.


If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction please contact us!

staying in town overnight or for the weekend?

Picture of king bed in suite at the Renaissance Inn. The bedi is white with a burnt orange bed skirt

Renaissance Inn Fairfax City has reserved a room block at a discounted rate of $99.00 per night for those attending the gala. The room rate is valid for rooms booked until November 22, 2019. The hotel is less than two miles from the gala venue and will be an inexpensive Uber/Lyft ride. The hotel is also able to call a taxi for those who do not want to use a ride sharing app.


To book your room you may either call the Marriott Reservations Department, or click here to make your reservation online.

picture of a white plane in the clouds with a yellow/pink sunset in the background.

Local Airports

Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 16.1 mi


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 20.6 mi


BWI International Thurgood Marshall  Airport (BWI) - 53 mi

picture of fairfax corner featuring corner shops in brick and two women crossing the road.

Staying for the weekend?  Fairfax County is an exciting place to visit and is unlike any other destination in Northern Virginia. Between the Fairfax attractions and other nearby Washington DC area attractions, you'll have a robust list of fun places to visit in the region. Click here to visit the official tourism site.