How do I register for the event?
If you have not yet registered, you may do so through our online shop. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for your spot before it’s filled!
What happens if the event is canceled or I cannot attend after I have registered?
If for some reason Victoria must cancel the event, you will be notified via email and refunded your payment. However, we will be unable to refund any guest for an individual cancelation due to an emergency or sudden change in plans. Since the event fee is nonrefundable, we suggest buying trip insurance through a company such as Travelex. You can also check with your credit card company to see if travel insurance is provided. If you don’t purchase travel insurance, you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation by you.
What is the cost of the event?
A single occupancy registration, including one single room and event access for one attendee, costs $1,950. A double occupancy registration, including one double room and event access for two attendees, costs $3,500.
Will I have to pay for airfare separately, or is it included in the event cost?
Travel to and from Williamsburg is not included in the cost of the event. Whether you fly, drive, or already live in town, it will be your individual responsibility to arrive at the Williamsburg Lodge on the afternoon of November 4, 2020.
What expenses will and will not be included in the event?
While the cost of the event does cover any provided meals, hotel lodging for November 4–7, speaker sessions, three-day access to Colonial Williamsburg, and various gifts, there are a few expenses that you may need to cover out-of-pocket. These include transportation to and from the Williamsburg Lodge, hotel parking, meals that are not provided with the event, shopping, alcohol, and any additional hotel amenities.
When is final payment due?
Final payment is due October 1, 2020. If you put down a deposit instead of paying in full, you will receive an email notification alerting you when the remaining payment is due, and a link to your account will be provided. Payment must be completed by this deadline in order to secure your place at the event. Failure to do so automatically forfeits your place, and your deposit will not be refunded.
How do I make my hotel reservation for the event?
Your hotel room will be reserved automatically when you register for the event. If you have any special requirements for your room, they should be noted in your registration. If you have already registered, please contact us with any change requests. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate late changes.
What are check-in and checkout times at the hotel?
Check-in time is at 4:00 p.m., and checkout is at 11:00 a.m. Guests arriving before 4:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available. The Williamsburg Lodge guest-service staff can check baggage for those arriving early.
I live in the area and won’t need a hotel room in order to attend. Can I register as a commuter?
We are not accepting commuter guests at this time. If you are interested in attending, we ask that you join us in the pleasurable accommodations of the Williamsburg Lodge for the duration of the event.
What is the nearest airport? How can I get from there to the event?
Three airports are located near Colonial Williamsburg. These include Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (20 minutes), Norfolk International Airport (45 minutes), and Richmond International Airport (45 minutes). Each airport has car rental agencies available on site, in addition to the option of hiring a taxi or ride-share service.
How do I get to the Williamsburg Lodge?
Both the event and guest accommodations will be located at the Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection, located at 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. View an interactive map of the hotel’s location within the historic resort at ColonialWilliamsburgHotels.com.
Does the Williamsburg Lodge have a valet? Do they charge for parking?
On-site covered parking is provided for all Lodge guests, as well as valet parking for a fee. There is also complimentary parking available at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, conveniently located on the resort’s shuttle route.
Will transportation be provided for exploring Williamsburg Village?
The three-day ticket to Colonial Williamsburg provided as part of your event registration includes access to the complimentary shuttle buses, which run in the Historic Area from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Shuttle routes begin at the Visitor Center and include stops at the Williamsburg Lodge and other highlights. Learn more specifics at ColonialWilliamsburg.com.
Will my dietary restrictions be accommodated in the provided meals?
Please note any dietary restrictions in your registration, and we will do our best to accommodate your food needs. If you have already registered, please contact us with your request. Remember that we may not be able to accommodate late changes.
I want to bring a travel companion, but he or she doesn’t want to attend the event. What room should I book?
If you plan to bring a spouse or other companion to Williamsburg, but this person does not wish to take part in the event, you will need to register for a single-occupancy room. If you and your guest plan to have separate beds, you will need to contact us so that we can ensure you are given correct accommodations.
I want to bring a travel companion, but he or she doesn’t want to attend the event. What is available for this guest to do?
The Williamsburg Lodge is conveniently located on the trolley route in Colonial Williamsburg, which allows access to myriad shopping and historical exhibits. Please note that any travel companions who are not registered for the Victoria event will have to purchase their own ticket to access certain attractions. Golfing, dining, and spa services are among the amenities available to guests staying at the hotel. For a full list, visit ColonialWilliamsburgHotels.com.
Who will I meet at the event?
Along with Victoria Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, members of the magazine’s editorial staff will also be present, and we are eager to meet you. To learn more about the panel of experts who will be joining us, preview our speakers.
What if I can’t make it to part of the event?
While we hope you are able to enjoy the entirety of the activities we’ve planned for our guests, we understand that there may be some time conflicts. You are free to arrive late or leave early from the event if you need to do so. However, there will be no discount to the cost of the event.
Does the Williamsburg Lodge have a pet policy or other restrictions?
While the hotel allows pets with the completion of a signed form and the payment of an additional fee, we ask that guests of A Victoria Event: The Art of Entertaining leave their furry friends at home with a loved one.
Is the event handicap accessible?
The Williamsburg Lodge is fully wheelchair accessible. If you require an ADA accessible room for your overnight stay, please indicate this in your registration form. If you’ve already registered, please contact us with your information. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate late changes. When exploring Colonial Williamsburg, many areas are accessible, but the resort recommends guests with disabilities contact them at 888-965-7254 for assistance.
What is the weather typically like in Williamsburg this time of year?
Williamsburg in November typically has an average high temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 40 degrees. We hope not to experience rain but suggest you check weather forecasts before packing. Please note that our activities will continue, rain or shine.
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