Frequently Asked Questions

What is the attire for the event?


The Diamonds & Bow Tie Gala is a black-tie event. If you’re feeling festive, we invite you to pair your favorite boots with your formal attire. Ladies: Wear your favorite pair of boots with your formal gown. Gentlemen: Pair your western hat and/or boots with a suit or tuxedo.




What are your COVID-19 guidelines?


If needed, we will provide updates on any COVID-19 safety protocols as that information becomes available.




Can I reserve a room at the Gaylord Texan Resort at a discounted rate?


While the Gaylord Texas Resort did not provide a group rate, they encouraged our guests to book a room as early as possible to beat the holiday crowds and get the best rate. Book your room online at the Gaylord Texan Resort's website.




Where do I park at the event?


Guests may self park in the convention center parking lot for $15. Valet is not available for convention center parking. If you are staying at the hotel, you are welcome to valet at the hotel entrance for $31 per day. Due to holiday festivities at the Gaylord Texan, the convention center parking lot may be full. In that case, proceed to the parking garage near the main entrance of the hotel. You will need to self-park or valet, then enjoy a beautiful walk through the stunning Gaylord Hotel to their ballrooms and convention center area. The CDA Diamonds & Bow Tie Gala will be hosted in the Grapevine Ballroom.




My question isn't listed. Who can I contact?


Please email or call Coram Deo Academy's Office of Development at (972) 441-4388.