Thank you for purchasing tickets to Parents’ and Alumni Weekend 2022!

Found below is a detailed itinerary for this event, including everything you’ll need for this weekend, such as the necessary addresses, where-to-park, menus, and hotel information. 

The weekend will start on Friday, March 25th, when we will have a Private Cocktail Night at the Edison Restaurant. Show up anytime you’d like anywhere from 6 pm-9 pm. This is a casual night, allowing everyone the chance to mix and mingle. Hors d'Oeuvres will be provided, and there will be a cash bar serving beer, wine, and calls. 

Address of the Edison:

Cascades Park

470 Suwannee Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301 

Parking for the Edison:

  1. Public parking is available in the lot adjacent to The Edison. 

  2. Additional parking is available surrounding Cascades Park. 

  3. Please follow directions on all posted parking signs in the public parking spots. 

On Saturday, March 26th , we’ll have a fun morning at our lake house, located on Lake Talquin. The house is about 25-30 minutes away from campus and most of the hotels, so make sure to set your alarms. Parents, Alumni, and current Rowers will spend the morning rowing together to  enjoy our beautiful lake and facilities. We will have a photographer at this event. 

8:30am-9:30am: Coffee and donuts for both Parents and Alumni

9:30am-11:30am: Parents’ and Alumni row

Address of Lake Talquin:

1045 Williams Landing Rd

Tallahasee, FL 32310

Parking for Lake Talquin:
1. Park alongside the road outside of our house.

2. If you drive all the way down Williams Landing Road, there is a paved parking lot. The lot is less than a quarter mile away from our house. 

The evening of Saturday, March 26th will be our Cocktail Hour and Banquet Dinner at The Governors Club. Cocktail hour will begin at 5pm and last until 6pm. Dinner will begin at 6pm. Dinner is seat yourself. Please select from one of the following 3 entrees for each guest, and indicate each guest('s) choice when purchasing tickets (ex. Guest #1 name--entrée, Guest #2 name--entrée, etc). The entrée options are as follows:

      1. Chicken Coq au Vin- seared chicken, hearty red wine & bacon sauce, smashed red potatoes, braised carrots and mushrooms. 

      2. Grouper au Poivre- pepper crusted red grouper, tequila lime sauce, lobster fritters, haricots verts

      3. Stir-fried Asian Vegetables- mixed vegetables over coconut ginger jasmine rice.


If you wish to change your meal, please let me know as soon as possible. Throughout the Cocktail Hour and Dinner, the Silent Auction will be running, with items listed below. There will be a photographer at this event as well. After the winners of the Silent Auction are announced, the event will wrap up at 9pm. 

Address of Governors Club:

202 S Adams St

Tallahasee, FL 32301

Parking for the Governors Club:

  1. Metered street parking is available downtown, using the app ParkByApp. 

  2. There is parking available in the Kleman Plaza Public Parking garage. The garage may be accessed from Duval Street (east side/northbound) or Bronough Street (west side/southbound). First hour, $2 ; Each additional hour, $1 ; After hours, $1 ; Daily maximum, $7.

  3. You can choose to Valet with the Governors Club valet parking. 

Ticket Bar

  • We will be running a drink ticket table, where each drink ticket is $8. 

  • Each guest over age of 21 will receive one complimentary drink ticket. 

  • Guests that in the GOC will receive complimentary drink tickets that match the tier they are a part of. 

  • Plan to buy the drink tickets you will use at dinner during cocktail hour, as drinks during dinner will also be purchased at the bar. 

  • Cash, card and check are accepted for the ticket bar. All checks should be made out to TIRA

Silent Auction 

Our silent auction will be open throughout all of the cocktail hour and will come to a close near the end of dinner. 

The Auction and Raffle items are:

  1. “FSU Hubs” GiftBasket (MadSo and Township gift card, $25). 

  2. FSU Rowing team gear basket.

  3. Large Goretex Jacket Raffle (raffles tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the drink ticket table).

  4. Oar naming rights (purchase for $200 each) 

Hotel Information

All Hotels listed are in the heart of Tallahassee and/or close to campus and for a single room for two guests. 

  1. Budgetel Inn & Suites. Located 745 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303. About $70/ night. 

  2. Four Points by Sheraton. Located 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. About $160/ night. 

  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tallahassee. Located 101 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. About $200/ night. 

  4. Hotel Duval. Located 415 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. About $250/night. 

  5. Holiday Inn Express. Located 1308 W Brevard St, Tallahassee, FL 32304. About $130/ night. 

  6. Days Inn by Wyndham Tallahassee. Located 1350 West Tennessee St/US 90, Tallahassee, FL 32304. About $70/ night. 

  7. Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee. Located 1018 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301. About $170/ night. 

  8. Comfort Suites Tallahassee Downtown. Located 1026 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301. About $133/ night. 

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