Illuminations Luncheon

Frequently Asked Questions

What is being served for lunch?

We do not have the specific menu ready yet. The lunch at Illuminations is always catered to those with dietary restrictions and is gluten-free, nightshade-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. 

Where do I park?

The Shearton Hotel only offers valet parking. You can find parking garages in the downtown Seattle area that are blocks away. They include: Washington Convention Center, Freeway Parking Garage, and Meridian Parking Garage. 

How much are tickets to the event?

Tickets to this event are free. Instead we ask for a donation of $250 to support Benaroya Research Institute.  

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

How can I support Benaroya Research Institute if I'm unable to attend?

You can still support Benaroya Research Institute through Illuminations by donating here.