1. What is a hybrid Dinner in the Woods? 


In an effort to celebrate Dinner in the Woods with as many of you as possible, we are excited to present our 2022 event as a hybrid. That means we'll be offering both an ON-CAMPUS experience and an ONLINE broadcast program. As an online guest, you can watch the event on a computer, phone, smart TV, or tablet from wherever you can access WiFi! As an on-campus guest, you can join us on our Bainbridge Island campus for a reception, dinner, optional campus tour or hike, and an optional overnight stay. However you choose to participate, we are thrilled to have you! 


2. What is the dress code for the in person dinner event?

Attire for the Dinner event is Pacific Northwest Casual, jeans and fleece welcome!  We will have a few trail walks, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes!


3. What is the best way to get from the Bainbridge ferry terminal to IslandWood?


If you are not driving, and need transportation from the Bainbridge Ferry terminal, we recommend Viking Cabs. Transportation service on the island can be spotty, so please reserve ahead. Their number is 360-244-4420.


4. What are the dates of the auction? 


You can begin browsing and bidding on all auction items starting March 26th. The silent auction items will close for bidding at 6:30 pm on April 2, when the Dinner in the Woods broadcast and the live auction begins. Both the online and on-campus guests will use mobile bidding to participate. Bidding on the handful of live auction-only items will close during the broadcast program. Be sure to register with a credit card so you can participate in the action! 


5. What is the cost to attend the event? 


There is no cost to attend the event as an online guest. We'll be offering grazing platters created with care by our kitchen team to take home and enjoy while watching the program. Each platter serves two people, is available for $60, and will be ready for pick-up on the day of the event on either Bainbridge Island or Seattle. 

For on-campus guests, tickets for dinner are $150/person and includes reception, dinner, dessert, and drinks. Tickets for children ages 6-16 are $30/child and include on-campus nature activities, games, dinner, and dessert. Private childcare for ages 2-5 may be available, please contact us for more information. We'll also be offering guests the opportunity to stay overnight on April 2 in our lodges for $200/lodge room. Each room accommodates up to six people, and you may add continental breakfast to your stay for $10/person.  
We invite you to send the event information to your friends and family so they can be part of this event! 


6. How do I register for the event? 


Click the button "Register Here." There is no cost to register for the online auction and virtual program, but you'll need to enter a credit card to be ready to bid in the auction. Purchase of on-campus tickets, lodging, and grazing platters are optional and can be selected during registration. Everyone must register to participate. Your registration enables us to provide you with the information required for you to bid in the auction, make a donation or contribute to Raise the Paddle.   


7. Why is my credit card asked for when I register? 


Your credit card information is optional if you are registering as an online guest. The credit card information that you enter at registration allows you to bid on auction items, donate, or participate in the Raise the Paddle. When the auction begins, your credit card will be on file and will only be charged if you make an instant donation through the donation page, Auction Winners, Click to Donate and Raise the Paddle bids will go into your "cart." You can choose to pay for your card at check out online or contact us at [email protected] to let us know you are paying with another method.  Donor Advised Funds can only be used to pay above Fair Market Value for an auction item, or to pay for a Raise the Paddle donation.  We are able to split payments if you'd like to partially pay using your credit card.


8. Have questions about registering for the event, attending as an on-campus guest, or anything else? 


Contact us at [email protected] with all your questions! We're here to help.  


9. How do I view my purchases, or see a receipt?  


You can view your purchases and registrations at any time. First, sign in to the site using the information you entered during registration by clicking "Sign In" in the upper right of the page. Once signed in, you will see MY INFO at the top of the page on the white navigation bar. Click on MY INFO to view your activity, your receipt to date, your credit card on file (if any), tickets, and more.  


10. How do I view or change my preferred payment method for auction purchases and donations? 


Guests are required to enter credit card information when purchasing tickets, lodging, or grazing platters during registration, but you can use a different payment method for auction bidding and donations to IslandWood. If you wish to change your payment method, follow the steps below: 
a. Click "Sign In" at the top right of the event website, or if you are already signed in, click on MY INFO on the top white navigation bar. 
b. Click on "Add Card on File." 
c. To delete a credit card click "remove" listed in red next to the credit card number. 
d. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at [email protected] 


11. How do I bid in the auction? 


All auction bidding will take place online via your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Click Here to watch a short How to Bid video. If you do not feel comfortable with mobile bidding/bidding online, we have proxy bidders available to help! Please let us know if you would like to reserve a proxy bidder by reaching out to [email protected]  


12. What happens if I win an auction item? 


You'll be notified if you are the highest bidder after the close of the auction on April 2nd. Your credit card will be charged on Monday, April 4 at noon unless you have notified us of alternative payment arrangements. You will also receive an email from IslandWood with auction item pick-up instructions. We will offer contactless pick-up. 


13. I am a Dinner in the Woods Corporate Sponsor. Where can I find more information?  


If your business is sponsoring the event and you need more information Click Here. You'll find instructions for registration, submitting your optional sponsor video, optional social media graphics, and more. If you have questions or would like more information about becoming a Dinner in the Woods sponsor, please contact Emily Crandall at [email protected] 


Official Auction Rules: 

a. Bidding on auction items will be on your smartphone via mobile bidding. You will receive a personal link via text from IslandWood. This link is personalized to you, tied directly to your personal account and bidding activity. This personal link should not be shared. 
b. The live auction will close at the end of our virtual program on Saturday, April 2. The online auction will close on Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 pm. 
c. All sales are final, and there will be no exchanges, refunds, or extensions on items except where specified. In the event of a dispute, the decision from IslandWood will be final.  
d. To ensure that you and our donors have a positive experience, please pay attention to all conditions, restrictions and expiration dates on items and services. Many auction packages require the buyer to coordinate with several different donors. Except where otherwise noted, services, tickets and certificates are subject to mutually agreed upon dates and times and must be used within one year of the auction.  
e. Restaurant certificates do not include liquor, tax, or gratuities, unless otherwise indicated. All hotel/resort reservations are based on availability unless the certificate specifies an exact date. 
f. All sales of wine are subject to Washington law, including regulations of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. All wines and spirits are to be sold in Washington, and title passes to the purchaser in Washington. IslandWood makes no representation of the purchaser's rights to import wine into any state. Wines and spirits may be sold and delivered only to people who are at least 21 years old. Local pick-up or delivery only. 
g. All travel reservations included in the auction are subject to availability and certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Unless otherwise noted, travel must be completed by one year from event date. IslandWood assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements, unless otherwise noted. No refunds will be made for cancelled tickets and accommodations. All arrangements and coordination of items (air and hotel, caterer, and entertainment, etc.) must be made by the item buyer and only with the contact person designated on the donation certificate or documentation. We appreciate your strict observance of these restrictions, as future donations depend upon it. 
h. No refunds will be allowed on travel packages for canceled tickets or accommodations. Air travel will be provided by airlines as stated even though prices may vary from the stated value. Unless otherwise noted, upgrades, stopovers, circle trips, stand-bys and open returns are not permitted. 
i. IslandWood reserves the right to withdraw any item from the auction. We have strived to catalog and describe all auction items correctly. Items depicted in the live auction presentation are for illustrative purposes and may not be the actual auction item. No statements contained in this catalog or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed to be such a warranty, representation, or condition of the property. 
j. Pick up of physical items will be on the Bainbridge Campus. Shipping may be arranged at the winner's expense.