WHAT: Now in its 22nd year, ROOMS with A VIEW (RWAV) is the premier design event in Fairfield County created by the Dean Of American Design, Mr. Albert Hadley and now with Honorary Chairman, Thom Filicia. Each year, 12 designers are invited to create 6’ x 8' vignettes. These mini-rooms (8-foot ceilings and three walls) are staged in the library and great hall of the historic, stone, Gothic Revival style Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT. RWAV is unique in that it is not a showcase in the traditional sense. It is a sound bite version of a designer show house. The designers are challenged to get an idea across in a small amount of space.
WHEN: The show opens to the public on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. Some of the highlights of the weekend include the Gala Party Friday evening, featuring cocktails and fabulous hors d’oeuvres by the top restaurants of Fairfield County, with an entertaining live and silent auction, as well as Gingerbread People decorating from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the kids in the tent. For $10, your child will receive a home-made gingerbread person, frosting and candy to decorate with as well as 1/2 hour of babysitting while they do it! Saturday, November 12th, the doors will open at 10:00 a.m. and features two special events. Our popular Luncheon by Festivities has a new element this year, "The Sinatra Songbook" (a live performance by Paul Whitmore and Peary Spaght) and the evening will feature an exceptional Champagne Tour of the Vignettes and Gourmet Dinner by Paci Restaurant. On Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m., a Gingerbread House Workshop will be held in the main tent.
ROOMS with a VIEW is open to the public on Friday, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. In addition to our wonderful designers, we have The Shops at ROOMS with a VIEW, with more than 30 vendors from around the country who are selling their crafts, antiques and decorative accessories. A Marketplace Café, as well as other exciting events, are planned to fill out the weekend.
The Gala Party
Friday, November 11th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets $125 - $500 per person
Sponsored by CT Cottages & Gardens
The Sinatra Songbook and Luncheon by Festivities
Saturday, November 12th at 1 p.m.
Limited Tickets $50 per person includes show admission
Sponsored by Serendipity
Champagne Tour of Vignettes
and Dinner by Paci
Saturday, November 12th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets $500 per person
Sponsored by New England Home
The Gingerbread Person Workshop
Friday, November 11th at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$10 per Kit includes show admission and 1/2 hour babysitting
for one child
(additional babysitting time available for $5/hour)
Sponsored by atHome Magazine
The Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, November 13th at 2 p.m.
Advance Tickets $40 per house ($50 at door, if available)
includes show admission
for one adult and one child
General Show Hours
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11th -13th , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 13th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 13th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person
WHY: Over the last 22 years, ROOMS with a VIEW has raised more than $1,500,000.00 Proceeds support the work of the church and its many local and international missions, including Alpha Community Services, Bridgeport Council of Churches, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Burroughs Community Center, Center for Women and Families, Eagle Hill School Scholarship Fund, Emerge, Inc., Family Re-Entry, FSW, Grasmere by the Sea, Homes For The Brave, Horizons, Janus House, The Kennedy Center, Operation Hope, The Pilot House, Project Learn, Prospect House, Simply Smiles, St. George’s Soup Kitchen, and Visiting Nurses of Connecticut.
We thank all our sponsors:
CIRCA LIGHTING FARROW & BALL
atHome/Moffly CT Cottages & Gardens New England Home
Millie Rae's Walin & Wolff
Geoffrey Walsky for Fairfield Co. Antique and Design Center
For more information, please call 203-255-4538
Southport Congregational Church
524 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890
(in the heart of historic Southport Village)