2023 Rancho in Paris Gala Auction
Frequently Asked Questions
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Rd. Alamo, CA 94507
This is one of the most exciting fundraising events for Rancho Romero! The evening will begin with socializing, bidding on silent auction and dessert items, and purchasing raffle tickets and premium wine. A sit-down dinner and live auction will follow. Music and dancing will round out the night!
What is the dress code?
The dress code is “A Night in Paris.” Elegant, chic, and sophisticated attire. Black tie is encouraged, but not required. Outfits with French flare or French style are welcome!
Ladies: this means an elegant look with cocktail attire.
Gents: this means a suit with a shirt and dress shoes. Black tie is encouraged, but not required. Ties and bow ties are optional.
Event tickets are sold out - how do I get on the waitlist?
Join the waitlist to be notified if tickets become available by emailing Unnur Gretarsdottir at email@example.com.
How will seating arrangements be handled?
All seating is prearranged. When you purchase your tickets online, please indicate the names of your tablemates in the textbox provided.
Once your tickets have been purchased, ONE person from each table will be responsible for emailing Veronica Menta at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject put AUCTION SEATING. The committee will do its best to accommodate all of the seating requests. You can also buy your tickets first and finalize table mates later.
The seating arrangements will be made in the order that tickets are purchased. To be placed at a specific table, you and your tablemates must have already purchased tickets online and agreed with one another that you will sit together.
We’re new and don’t know that many people yet. Where should we sit?
No problem! This is a great way to meet fellow Rancho parents. When you buy your tickets just leave the seating textbox blank. We will try to seat you with other parents from your child’s grade.
Will dinner be served?
Yes, a full sit-down dinner is served.
Will dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Vegetarian options are available. When you purchase your tickets, you may select either a meat or vegetarian option.
Will dessert be served?
Yes, if you are lucky enough to have the highest bid at the silent auction during the cocktail hour. We have secured some delicious desserts from local bakeries and restaurants!
How will alcoholic beverages be handled?
There will be a table where donated wine will be sold at the event for your table, and all proceeds will go to the school. Round Hill will also have a bar where alcohol can be purchased.
What is the online auction?
The online auction is separate from the live gala and will take place from Tuesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 9. You will be able to bid on amazing items and purchase spots for our popular kid and adult sign-up parties.
You do not have to be a Rancho family to win! Feel free to invite your friends and family to bid online. When the online auction closes, items will go to the highest bidder. Please note that all bids are final.
What is the live auction?
The live auction is very exciting! Our donations team has been diligently pulling together a variety of amazing trips and experiences that you won't want to miss! A brochure will be sent home approximately two weeks before the event in late February and will detail all live auction items. Please note that all bids are final.
What are sign-up parties, and when are they happening?
Sign-up parties are a favorite Rancho tradition! Be sure to snag a spot in one or more of these parties, which are generously donated and hosted by Rancho staff and families.
Choices range from a special afternoon with your child’s teacher to an afternoon or evening of adult fun with other Rancho parents. Be sure to log on to the online auction as soon as it opens so you can make sure to get your spot on these guest lists!