$125 – $820

Gala Dinner at the Mariners' Museum

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$125 – $820

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The Mariners' Museum and Park

100 Museum Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

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Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing just like the passengers enjoyed on the SS United States!

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Heritage Tour & Gala Dinner Tickets Options

  • Commodore: $160 per person - Includes morning AND afternoon sessions, gala dinner, silent auction, and a grand specialty item.
  • Captain: $145 per person - Includes morning OR afternoon session, silent auction, gala dinner, and a grand specialty item.
  • Engineer: $130 per person - Includes morning OR afternoon session, silent auction, gala dinner, and a small specialty item.
  • Purser: $125 per person - Includes gala dinner, silent auction, and a small specialty item.

Information and tickets about the Individual Heritage Tour Sessions may be found by clicking HERE or visiting the Conservancy's website here: https://www.ssusc.org/events.

Gala Dinner Information

There will be two bottles of MountainRose Vineyard's Kelliokee wine on each table, provided in a reproduction SS United States ice bucket with crushed ice, plus chilled spring water, baskets of rolls and butter. The Grand Specialty item is a solid chocolate, five-bladed propeller. The Small Specialty item is a large, individually wrapped cookie featuring an edible image of the SS United States. Each table seats 6-8 people. Catering will be provided by The Catering Company of Williamsburg, VA. The menu will consist of the following:

  • Soup Course: Tomato & Shrimp Bisque w/ Sour Cream Garnish on a Folded Blue Napkin.
  • Salad Course: Mixed Field Greens, Honey Crisp Apples, and Dried Cranberries with a Balsamic Vinaigrette.
  • Sorbet Course: Lemon Sorbet with Fresh Mint Garnish.
  • Entree Course: Grilled Breast of Chicken with a Lemon Piccata Glaze paired with Soy Glazed Salmon, Sautéed Green Beans, and Boursin Potatoes Au Gratin.
  • Vegetarian Selection: Portobello Mushroom Stacked with Grilled & Roasted Red Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Red Onions, and Roma Tomatoes on a bed of Braised White Beans and Skewered with a Sprig of Fresh Rosemary.
  • Dessert Course: Slice from a Large Three-Dimensional Cake of the SS United States.
  • Coffee Service provided by Ironsides Coffee of Richmond, VA

Gala Dinner Sponsorship Levels

  • Corporate Sponsorship (For 4 people) $820 - Sponsorship includes 4 gala dinner tickets, 3 additional bottles of Kelliokee wine, and 4 specialty items compliments of the Conservancy's Hampton Roads Chapter.
  • Group Sponsorship (For 2 people) $430 - Sponsorship includes 2 gala dinner tickets, 2 additional bottles of Kelliokee wine, and 2 specialty items compliments of Hampton Roads Chapter.
  • Individual Sponsorship (For 1 person) $225 - Sponsorship includes 1 gala dinner ticket, 1 additional bottle of Kelliokee wine, and 1 specialty item compliments of Hampton Roads Chapter.

Program of Events

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktails
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm: Remarks
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm: Dancing to the tunes of DJ Edwards

Parking is free and overnight parking is allowed at the Mariners' Museum. We will also be holding an online auction throughout the day.

Hotel Options

Hotel options in Newport News close to the Mariners' Museum are as follows. Rates posted here (per night) as of December 19, 2021 online and are subject to change:

1. Newport News Marriott at City Center: $265

2. Courtyard by Marriott in Newport News: $199

3. Holiday Inn Express in Newport News: $182

4. Best Western Plus, Newport News, VA: $99

If preferred to stay in Hampton, VA, then there is The Landing at Hampton Marina by Hilton at $228 per night. (As of December 19, 2021 online and is subject to change).

**Please Note: Mask mandates and social distancing will be followed in accordance with state and local COVID directives at the time of the event.**

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The Mariners' Museum and Park

100 Museum Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

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Refund policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organizer SS United States Conservancy

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The SS United States Conservancy leads the global effort to save America’s Flagship, the SS United States. Like the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument, the “most famous ship that didn’t sink” is an icon for all ages. Designed by famed American naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, the SS United States is one of the last remaining great superliners from the golden age of transatlantic travel. Sadly, this national icon is in danger of disappearing forever. We need your support now more than ever to ensure that this enduring expression of American design and innovation educates and inspires for generations to come.

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