Reynolda’s Centennial Ball
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing
Front Lawn, Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Questions? Check out our FAQ below!
|Reynolds American Corporation|
|First Tennessee Bank|
|Flow Automotive Companies|
|Salem Electric Company|
|Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP|
|Mona & Wallace Wu|
|Anne Cannon Reynolds Family & Friends||Reynolds Homestead/Virginia Tech Foundation|
|Lassiter Family||Richard S. Reynolds Foundation|
|Lybrook Family||Smith Family|
|Millhouse Family||Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation|
|Mountcastle Family||Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation|
|Randolph N. Reynolds Foundation|
Arbor Investment Advisor
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brown
Joseph P. Logan
Shelby and Lee Chaden
Cathleen and Ray McKinney
Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem
Bev and Jerome Jennings
Sutton Family Foundation
Janie and J.D. Wilson
|CENTENNIAL BALL COMMITTEE|
|Susan Conger (co-chair)||Cathleen McKinney|
|John Davis (co-chair)||Ray McKinney|
|Mary Louise Burress||Nancy Pleasants|
|Sue Henderson||Gray Smith|
|John Hoemann||Mary Craig Tennille|
|Bev Jennings||Ginny Thomas|
|Bev Jennings (co-chair)||Ed Pleasants|
|Ray McKinney (co-chair)||Charlie Sutton|
|Lee Chaden||Vernon Winters|
|Ginny Thomas (chair)||Sherrie Fain|
|Suzy Brown||Mary Ratcliff|
|Sally Corpening||Phyllis Sheffield|
|Susan Elster||Sissy Whittington|
|FOOD AND WINE SUBCOMMITTEE|
|Sue Henderson (co-chair)||Susan Conger|
|John Hoemann (co-chair)||Doug Henderson|
|Melinda McConnell (co-chair)|
|Sue Henderson (co-chair)|
|Cathleen McKinney (chair)||Tog Newman|
|Louise Bazemore||Stella Surratt|
Answers to your questions!
Why is Reynolda hosting a Ball?
You only turn 100 once! This year is a special one for Reynolda; it marks the centennial of Reynolda House and the Reynolda Estate. The Ball will be a fitting celebration of this milestone anniversary and provide essential support for the Museum leading into its second century. Proceeds of the Ball will fund a $250,000 contribution to the Museum’s endowment. Your attendance at the party of the century isn’t just creating a memorable night; it’s creating a better future for Reynolda.
I’ve been invited as a guest, how else can I celebrate the centennial?
Consider becoming a member of Reynolda (if you are not already). Our membership is the first to know about upcoming exhibitions and events and provides important, unrestricted funds for the Museum each year.
Where will the event take place?
Reynolda’s Centennial Ball will take place under large tents on the front lawn of Reynolda.
Wow, a tent! Will we be walking on the grass? I am worried about my shoes!
The tent and covered walkways are floored, so you may wear your most fabulous shoes without worry.
Where should I park?
We are pleased to offer valet parking; simply follow the signs from Reynolda’s entrance to the complimentary valet station. You’ll enter Reynolda at our main entrance at 2250 Reynolda Road. Self-parking will not be available.
Will there be a designated rideshare service drop-off point?
Yes - we encourage guests to use taxis and car services like UBER and Lyft. The car service drop off point will be the same as the complimentary valet. Instruct your drive to follow the other cars into the Valet tent, where they will drop you off and then continue off property.
What are people wearing?
The attire is formal black tie. Many guests will wear floor-length gowns and tuxedos. (You only turn 100 once!)
Can I take pictures during the event?
Yes! Sharing your evening on social media is encouraged. Just use the hashtag #reynolda100. The night will also be captured by New York-based photographer Parris Whittingham. In 2017, he was named a top cultural influencer in Brooklyn, and on the night of the seventh, his lens will be focused on Reynolda.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs or other requests?
Of course. To ensure a seamless evening, please share any special requests with our event planning team as soon as possible. For your and your guest’s planning purposes, the dinner’s main course includes red meat. Email email@example.com with any special needs—dietary or otherwise—for the evening prior to Friday, September 22.
What can I expect at the event?
We’ll begin with cocktails in a crystal tent on the front lawn, followed by a seated dinner. Following dinner, hear from Reynolda House Executive Director Allison Perkins, Reynolda House Founding President Barbara Babcock Millhouse, and a few special guests, then continue the evening with dancing.
Absolutely! All guests are invited to dance to music through the decades of Reynolda’s first 100 years. Following dinner, we will return to the crystal cocktail tent and dance under the stars to live music from Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.
Will we get to see Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern that evening?
Alas, the Museum will be closed on the evening of the ball. To reserve tickets to return to see our blockbuster centennial exhibition, visit reynoldahouse.org. (You definitely don’t want to miss it!)
If I have questions or need assistance during the evening, will Reynolda Staff be available?
Yes, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way possible. Reynolda Staff and volunteers will be available throughout the evening and can be identified by their nametags.
Is there assigned seating?
Yes, all seating is assigned. If your plans change for the evening, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you arrive, you’ll find an escort card that will lead you to your table with a seat saved just for you. Ushers will direct you to your table.
Where do I put my coat and bag while dancing?
Leave the baggage behind and hit the dance floor! You can leave your coat and purse at coat check in the Valet tent, or on your chair in the dining tent while dancing through the decades in the cocktail tent. Coat check will remain open in the Valet tent until 11:30 p.m.
When will the event conclude?
We know, we don’t want it to end, either! But, we will ask that guests plan to leave by 11:30 p.m.
My question wasn’t answered. Who can I contact?
Contact Stephan Dragisic, Reynolda’s Director of Development, 336.758.5595 or email@example.com.