Hartford Holiday Gala

Once again we are throwing our annual holiday cocktail party where colleagues from all realms of the design community come together to eat, drink, mingle and celebrate another successful year of amazing design!

We will be collecting gifts again this year for the Covenant to Care Gift Drive. If you would like to participate please let us know and we will provide you with a gift tag for a specific child in need in CT with their wish for a gift for you to purchase. Spending limit is $30 per child.

*NEW THIS YEAR * – We will be showcasing a slideshow of projects from our local firms/designers/reps. We want to celebrate our design efforts by showing off our hard work and give everyone an opportunity to see what great projects we have created! Every attendee will be allowed to submit (1) 11×17 power point sheet with images they would like to share. All photos must include project name, firm name, architect or designer name and photography credit if professionally taken. All slides must have a black background, white Arial text and images that will be clear when projected. PDFs of complete slides are also acceptable. Slides can be sent to ahastings@slamcoll.com and must be received by Dec 10th to be included in the slideshow. Slides may be reformatted if needed.

Date & Schedule

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

  • Open bar from 6-7pm with passed d’oeuvres
  • Carving Stations open from 7-8pm
  • Grilled Cheese Station open from 8-9pm
  • Passed Desserts from 9-10pm
  • Coffee Station open from 8-10pm


Saint Clements Castle
1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd,
Portland, CT 06480

Ticket Information

IIDA-Member $80
Non-Menber $95
Students $35

Register on or before December 1 to save! After December 1, ticket prices will increase to $100 for everyone. The pre-registration deadline is December 8.

Secure your tickets today by clicking here!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view the incredible sponsorship opportunities!

Once you’re ready to secure your sponsorship, click here to log into your account and visit the store on the right hand side. Sponsors must be signed up and pay in full by December 8 in order to receive full recognition. NOTE: Please do not use Internet Explorer.


For questions, please feel free to reach out to the following individuals.

Amanda Hastings, amhastings@yahoo.com
Heather Greenstein, hgreenstein@armstrongceilings.com
Deb Gearty deb@ritzinc.com

Why the extra $2?

One Bill at a Time is a joint campaign of IIDA New England and ASID New England to raise awareness and resources for Interior Design Advocacy in the New England Region. By adding two dollars to each event hosted by IIDA NE and ASID NE, one for each piece of active legislation, we remind ourselves that advancing our profession is the core mission of our Organizations**.

*At the conclusion of each calendar year, all funds raised will be distributed to New England states with active advocacy initiatives in direct proportion to the percent of Chapter membership residing in each state. 

*We dedicate this campaign to the individuals that achieved interior design legislation in New England states and paved the way for the future of our profession, One Bill at a Time.