Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear to Dreambuilders?

Dreambuilders is a festive event--don a fun shirt and tie, cocktail dress, or be creative. Either way, don't forget your dancing shoes! 

Is there a group room rate if I would like to stay at the Westin?

Yes! If you follow this link, you can make reservations with the group rate for Dreambuilders. 

What is being served for dinner?

Hors D'oeuvres:

A cold grilled artichoke, zucchini, avocado, & mama lil's crostini;

Cold plantain cup, black bean, jalapeno & pineapple, avocado crema;

An adobo marinated chicken skewer (one bite only);

Turmeric & lemon marinated lamb kebob, cliantro cream; hot goat cheese stuffed date in bacon

First Course

Mulligatawny soup, warm peas & lentil

Second Course

Dungeness Crab & Washington Apple Salad with candied walnut, cranberries, carrot curls and red radish, and a raspberry infused champagne vinaigrette

Third Course

Beef Filet & fennel scented ling cod with butternut squash, sweet pea risotto, roasted beets, broccolini, and a St. Michelle Cabernet demi-glace

Vegetarian option: Chanterelle mushrooms & roasted vegetable tian, olive oil risotto with lobster mushrooms & edamame relish, smoke tomato nage and sweet corn

Dessert

A duo plate of

Bittersweet chocolate truffle creme, tequila glaze, coco nib shortbread, hibiscus syrup poached apricot 

A blood orange olive oil cake, brulee sabayon over citrus salad

Where do I park?

Non-hosted valet parking is available at The Westin Seattle via 6th Avenue. Self-parking is available at the Westin Building Garage at 2010 5th Avenue, connected to the Westin Seattle by a pedestrian sky bridge.

How much are tickets to the event and what does that include?

Tables of 10 seats may be purchased for $2,000 each; individual tickets are available for $200 each. Your ticket includes an exceptional gourmet dinner designed by the Westin Hotel Seattle chef, cocktails and wine, access to amazing auction packages, and dancing until midnight!  

Are ticket purchases tax-deductible?

Yes, the fair market value of each ticket is $150. Part of your ticket cost in tax deductible. The ticket price includes a Westin Chef designed gourmet dinner with wine and hor d'oeuvres and cocktails during the reception. 

Where do I submit my guest's names?

If you have already purchased a table and need to submit additional guest names, please email events@virginiamason.org with your guests' names, email addresses, and any dietary restrictions they may have.  

Who should I notify regarding any special needs such as dietary restrictions, wheelchair access, etc.?

Please call the events staff at 206-223-7521 or email events@virginiamason.org.

Can I bid on items if I’m not able to attend the event?

Yes! Our team is pleased to accommodate any absentee (proxy) bidders that wish to participate in the auction. Proxy bidders must review and complete our proxy bid form and policies. Please call (206) 223-7521 to request more information.

How can I support Dreambuilders if I'm unable to attend?

Consider donating online to support Virginia Mason if you cannot attend Dreambuilders.