New to Wine Women & Shoes Orlando, or looking for more information? Check out some of our frequently asked questions below:
1. Where can I purchase a ticket?
Starting Friday, February 10th, tickets will be available for purchase on this site.
2. How much are tickets?
$125 for General Admission | $185 for VIP | $2,000 for a Corporate Table (10)
3. Is my ticket tax-deductible?
Yes, a portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. The tax-deductible amount for General Admission is $80 and for VIP Admission is $130. An acknowledgment letter will also be mailed to your home listing the fair market value of your purchase. Please retain this letter for your records.
4. What is the difference between a General Admission ticket and the VIP ticket?
General Admission grants you access into the event, access to the wine tasting and Marketplace, hors d’oeuvres and first-come-first-serve seating at general admission tables during the program.
VIP tickets include everything General Admission does, but also comes with a complimentary VIP cocktail, Valet Parking, guaranteed seating at an assigned VIP table during the program, and a VIP Swag Bag filled with goodies to take home from the event!
5. What's a Corporate Table?
The Corporate Tables include everything VIP tickets do, as well as guaranteed prime VIP seating (closer to the stage) for 10 with a company logo displayed at the table.
6. Do you have to be a Corporation to purchase a Corporate Table?
No, if you’d like to secure guaranteed prime VIP seating for 10 you can buy a Corporate Table for you and 9 of your friends!
7. When will you stop selling tickets online?
5p on Wednesday, April 19th.
8. Will tickets be sold at the door?
No, please secure your ticket in advance at tickets.wwsorlando.org
9. How many guests will be seated at a table?
10. Can you accommodate seating requests?
Yes, when you purchase your ticket, please type in the names of the guests you’d like to sit with. If you’ve already purchased your ticket and would like to make a seating request, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 17th with your request.
11. What is the Key to the Closet?
Our "Key to the Closet" raffle is your chance to win an entire closet filled with everything a woman could want - designer handbags, accessories, clothing, household goodies, and more! Only 250 available at $50 per key. Must be present to win.
12. Can I pre-purchase a Key to the Closet?
Yes, when you purchase a ticket you can add on the Key to the Closet.
13. What should I wear?
Spring Cocktail attire – and your most fabulous shoes of course! See examples of last year’s outfits here.
14. Where should I park?
There will be free parking for General Admission guests in a marked lot when you pull into The Ritz-Carlton. VIP ticket holders receive complimentary valet.
15. Where do I check-in?
There will be a registration table at the entrance of the event. Please bring your ID to check-in.
16. What is the afternoon’s agenda?
Doors will open at 2p. From 2p – 4p guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings from 7 different vintners, mingling with our handsome Sole Men, shopping at our fabulous vendors, bidding in the Silent Auction, and capturing memories in our custom photobooth. Seating for guests will begin around 3:45p and our program will start at 4p. The program will include a Fashion Show featuring Diana Simaan’s latest designs, a Live Auction, entertainment and more!
17. How do I register for the Silent Auction?
When you purchase your tickets with your credit card you will automatically be registered for the Silent Auction. If you are attending the event with someone who purchased your ticket, you can register for the silent auction individually once it goes live. We will announce via Facebook once it is live, so be sure to "Like" our page at www.Facebook.com/WWSOrlando to keep up to date!
18. How do I make a hotel reservation?
The Wine Women & Shoes discount reservation link is now expired. Contact The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Toll-Free at 1-800-266-9432 if you would still like to make a reservation for the night without the discount.
19. This sounds like fun! Can I join the planning committee?
Absolutely! We’d love to have you. Please e-mail Maureen Mikel at email@example.com to express your interest!
20. How can I be a vendor at Wine Women and Shoes?
Please send an e-mail to Maureen Mikel at firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of your shop and we’ll get you connected with the Marketplace Chair!
21. How can I volunteer at Wine Women and Shoes?
You can sign up to volunteer at www.feedhopenow.org/volunteer. If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please contact Mindy Ortiz at email@example.com.
22. How can I be a Sole Man?
Please contact Maureen Mikel at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you’d like to join in on the fun!
23. How do I donate to the auction?
To donate to our silent auction, please click here to submit your item.
24. How can I partner with Wine Women and Shoes?
Click here to learn about partnership opportunities with Second Harvest Food Bank.
25. Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Maureen Mikel, Events Specialist at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. E-mail: email@example.com or 407-514-1006
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 52 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.
Maureen Mikel, Events Specialist at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.