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Below you will find important information regarding our March 11th Gala & Auction. Thank you for supporting your Saint Mary’s PTO and the Built on Faith campaign. 

Mobile Bidding

We are excited to share our 2023 Silent & Live Auction items with you via mobile bidding this year! You will receive an email with a link to preview all auction items and to be able to start bidding! Mobile bidding to open on Thursday, March 9th at 12pm.

Where to Go?

The John Marshall Ballrooms are located at 101 N 5th Street Richmond, VA 23219. When you arrive that evening, you will enter the main doors of the lobby and proceed up the stairs. 


Upon arriving at The John Marshall Ballrooms, please be prepared to confirm your registration information with our volunteers & have a credit card ready to place on file, if you didn’t have one already. You must register a credit card to bid on items and to purchase alcoholic beverages. You will receive your Gala program, bid card, table assignment and beverage wristbands/blinky rings, if purchased. 

If you did not pre-purchase wristbands or rings, you may do so here or at check-in. For more details about the beverage wristband, please see below. 

Schedule for the Evening

5:30 pm: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres/Silent Auction Opens

7:00 pm: Silent Auction Baskets & Class Baskets Close

7:30 pm: Class Art Projects & Teacher Experiences Close

8:00 pm: Welcome & Blessing / Seated Dinner

9:00 pm: Live Auction

9:45 pm: Silent & Live Auction Checkout Opens

10:00 pm-11:00 pm: Dancing & Fun


There are many pay parking lots located around The John Marshall Ballrooms as well as street parking.

Beverage Purchases

Our bars will operate by bid card numbers. No cash nor credit cards will be accepted at the bars. Beverage wristbands may also be purchased here or upon arrival at The John Marshall Ballrooms. Beverage wristbands are $35 for unlimited alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages and gain you access to the “Fast Track” Bar. The “Fast Track” Bar will remain open all evening and will be located in the ballrooms in which we will be throughout the night. Beverage wristbands are non-transferable. If you have pre-purchased a beverage wristband, you will receive this at check-in.

If you chose not to purchase a wrist band, you may purchase individual drinks at the bar located in the lobby of The John Marshall Ballrooms. Beer & wine may be purchased a la carte throughout the evening for $6 per drink & liquor for $9 per drink, using bid card numbers. 

Sunday Pick-Up Window

If you purchase any items that you are unable to transport home on Saturday evening, the John Marshall Ballrooms will be accessible on Sunday, March 12th. When you enter the lobby, please check in with the security guard at the desk and he or she will be able to retrieve your items from a locked room.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

Thank you for supporting SMCS!

Liz Singleton

President, Saint Mary’s PTO