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2015 Media Coverage for Le Dîner en Blanc in Auckland

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on April 15, 2015 | 0 comment

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Dear Friends,   Herewith for your viewing pleasure the official video, photos album and media coverage from Le Dîner en Blanc Auckland 2105.   YouTube - Diner en Blanc Auckland 2015 Official Video Facebook 2015 Auckland Photo Album   Media coverage • Viva, New Zealand Herald, White Hot Date: Diner en Blanc is back  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/viva-magazine/news/article.cfm?c_id=533&objectid=11389158 • ...

THANK YOU AUCKLAND!

Posted by Amy Ashton on February 26, 2015 | 0 comment

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To our Diner en Blanc - Auckland Guests,   Thank you so much for joining us to celebrate the second edition of Diner en Blanc - Auckland.  What a magical night!  We have received some awesome feedback and are so proud that with your continued support, we are able to bring this unique and unforgettable evening to Auckland.     Guest commitment to white is crucial to the success of Diner en Blanc and the effort that many of ...

**FREE** UBER RIDES FOR ALL DINER EN BLANC GUESTS

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Posted by Amy Ashton on February 19, 2015 | 1 comment

UBER – our transport partner for Diner en Blanc Auckland is giving all ...

**IMPORTANT** MEETING TIMES AT DEPARTURE POINTS

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You should all now have received an important letter with important event informa...

DINER EN BLANC OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY TICKETS ON SALE

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Posted by Amy Ashton on February 16, 2015 | 0 comment

The official Diner en Blanc After Party tickets are on sale - venue to be announc...

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Most viewed questions

How can I bring wine to the event?

While the spirit of Diner en Blanc is for everything to be BYO, given the venue is a public space, we have to work within the guidelines of Auckland Council. For that reason they have made it mandatory that all wine is sold through the e-store, allowing us to monitor how much alcohol is brought on site. This is the same format followed by many other cities. We have worked with a wine supplier to ensure the pricing on the fantastic range of wines we are offering is not prohibitive and in-line with BYO pricing.

What are the membership and transaction fee for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers from around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, graciously offered by Diner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve the values conveyed by the concept, to sustain the corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop these technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will be multiplied in the coming years. Diner en Blanc International is working in updating its platforms - release planned for 2016 - in order for all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event to become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 60 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2015! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 27 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,500 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

What are the costs of attending Diner en Blanc?

Le Dîner en Blanc is first and foremost a gathering of friends. It is a non-commercial, organisation. There is a fee required of guests which goes to cover the costs inherent to the organisation, e.g., bus rental, electricity, sound system, lighting, security, photographic and video services, and other small surprises peculiar to each event… These are $44 per person, including GST. There is also a membership fee which is paid to Diner en Blanc international of $5 USD per couple and an administration fee which is paid to Diner en Blanc international of $5 USD per couple. The costs of sourcing tables, chairs, food and purchasing wine are covered by guests.

What must guests bring?

A square table (approx 75 - 85cm square), two (white) chairs, a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and china dinner service. They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.
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