The St. Andrew’s Ball
The Society is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2023 Ball.
This year’s event will be on Saturday, November 11, 2023 and we will be back at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton at the Club. The no-host Scots Bar will be open from 5:00pm until all guests are seated by 6:00pm.
We need tickets to be purchased early so that we can confirm numbers with the hotel. Tickets purchased on or before October 22 will be entered into a draw for a free night at the Doubletree on the night of this year’s Ball.
The ticket price of $85.00 for members and $95.00 for non-members includes a three course dinner and wine at each table, as well as entertainment, Scottish country dancing and dancing to local band, MaxCruise who we are delighted to have back to have you up dancing to Classic Rock, Chart hits and a whole lot more.
What would a St Andrew’s Ball be without a bit of Scottish Culture? Once again, the amazing Prince Charles Pipe Band, and Scottish Dancers will entertain us. You can also join in our Cèilidh and show off your moves. Don’t worry if you are a novice, our caller will talk you through our traditional Scottish dances, so we can all join in to a “Dashing White Sergeant” or a “Strip the Willow”. If you wish a break from the dancing, there will be a No-Host Bar outside the ballroom where you will be able to purchase a wee dram, or whatever beverage takes your fancy (all bars accept cash only).
A limited number of discounted rooms at the hotel have been reserved for the night, for guests of the St Andrew’s Ball, $139 single/$149 double, plus taxes, both including full American buffet breakfast. This special rate is available until October 27, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. If you would like to purchase accommodation for the night of the Ball, click here: St Andrews Society of Oakland Annual Banquet (after clicking “Book a Room”, please “Edit Stay” to ensure the correct number of guests to get the correct number of breakfasts. The default is 1 guest.), or please call Tiffany Choi directly at the DoubleTree on 925-463-8000 and request the St Andrew’s Society of the East Bay Ball rate. (Group Code “SAS”).
Dress code is evening wear, we have a lot of ladies come in long dresses, and a fair number in cocktail dresses, it varies from year to year. Men can come in a suit and tie, and most of our Scottish lads wear their own kilts and relish the opportunity to bare their knees! We love to see guests wearing a kilt for the first time and they can be easily rented in San Francisco (eg from http://wmglenusa.com) – and you don’t have to be Scottish to wear one! Usually the “Prince Charlie” style is worn.
We have both couples and singles coming to our Ball and non-members are very welcome. This event is not suitable for children, however.
Members of good standing can receive a discount of $10 on the ticket price. A unique code is required for online purchases. Please contact our Treasurer , Nikki, at email@example.com to get your discount code. Codes are not transferable and can be used only once, but you will need a unique code for every member in your order. Copy the unique code received from Nikki to the Coupon Code area on the on-line order form then select Apply Coupon. Repeat this for each code in your party.
When purchasing a ticket, please have all guest’s names available, together with their selection for main course. The choices for the main course are:
*Champagne Chicken – Boneless breast of chicken topped with a champagne cream sauce
*Grilled Salmon – Grilled fillet with lemon butter caper sauce
*Vegetable Wellington – Roasted Vegetables and Boursin Cheese in Phyllo Dough with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Not available vegan or gluten free)
Tickets can be purchased below.
There is NO additional charge for purchasing tickets online!
If you’d rather pay by check, please print and complete this form and mail it to our PO Box;
St Andrew’s Society of the East Bay
P.O. Box 189, 4300 Black Avenue,
Pleasanton CA 94566