Q: How do I register?

A: Registering for the Convention is easy with our online registration process. You are given the option to pay by credit card or by check, but registrations paid by check are not processed until the check is received.

Q: What does my Convention fee cover?

A. Breakfast on Friday, lunch on Saturday, dinner event on Saturday, and various activities listed on the agenda such as: The official REDuation and Coronation ceremonies, Gutsy Gal & First Timers Meet and Greet, The International Gathering (if attending from outside the USA), a record decorating and Record Exchange event, A Pinkie Party, an RHS charm exchange, shopping at Hat District, a photo session with Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper & Esteemed Vice-Mother Linda Murphy and much more! There is an additional cost for optional tours, a night at the Grand Ole Opry, the Pre Convention option, and the Social Butterfly Social.

Q: What are the parking rates at the hotel?

A: Overnight self-parking rates for guests of the Gaylord Opryland Resort will be discounted by 25% per day, per vehicle. Prevailing rates are subject to change without notice and should be confirmed at the time of check-in.

Q: What about Red Hatters with disabilities?

A: The staff at the Gaylord Opryland Resort is committed to ensuring that they meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The hotel staff is trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all guests, including those with disabilities, are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay. At the Gaylord Opryland Resort, they want to make sure all their guests are able to take advantage of every activity the hotel has to offer. For more information, please call the general manager of the hotel.

Q: Do I have to stay at the host hotel for The Red Hat Society onsite Convention?

A: It is highly recommended that you stay at the host hotel for a more complete Convention experience, but it is not required.

Q: What if I need to cancel my Convention registration?

A: Onsite Convention registrations may be cancelled until May 8, 2019 for a full refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.

IMPORTANT: The Red Hat Society is not responsible for refunds of any fees or expenses outside of the Convention registration fee. Refunds for hotel reservations need to be handled through the hotel and are subject to those hotel's refund policies. All other refunds are subject to the refund policies of the companies involved, including but not limited to airfare, transportation, car rentals, etc.

Q: Will there be merchandise for sale at the Convention?

A: Yes, the Hat District will be at the Nashville Gaylord Opryland Resort in the Ryman Hall B1-2 Thursday through Saturday. 

Q: Can my husband/male companion attend the Convention events?

A: No, however, they may certainly stay in the hotel and spend time with you when you are not at Convention events.