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Celebrity Cruises partners with Le Diner en Blanc 2015 U.S. Series

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on July 22, 2015 | 0 comment

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Diner en Blanc International is thrilled to announce premium vacation brand Celebrity Cruises as our Official Modern Luxury Sponsor! This partnership is a perfect marriage of Diner’s signature elegance and exclusivity, and Celebrity’s stunningly beautiful ships, which sail to all seven continents.     SURPRISES & SWEEPSTAKES! Celebrity will reveal a number of exciting event experiences to Le Dîner en Blanc attende...

Boston - The Wait is Over!

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

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  Dear friends,   We are very excited to announce that Le Dîner en Blanc the most elegant secret picnic returns to Boston!   To our loyal Diner en Blanc members, thank you for your patience. The wait is over! All the details will follow shortly.   In the meantime, share the news with friends, family and colleagues and register now to be on the waiting list: boston.dinerenblanc.info/register Keep your finger ...

Le Diner en Blanc returns to Boston with a new team of hosts!

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Posted by Chrissy Papageorgopoulos on June 09, 2015 | 1 comment

Established in 1988 by François Pasquier in Paris, with the simple intenti...

Le Dîner en Blanc celebrates its 25th anniversary!

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Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon, is now celebrating its 25t...

Thank you Boston!

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Diner en Blanc's Boston premiere was spectacular!  Hundreds of guests g...

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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 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.

How can we participate?

One must know a member of the organisation to receive an invitation. In other words, it’s a friendly co-optation system.

Why are the tables and chairs not being rented this year?

It’s almost impossible to find 1500 identical tables and it can be very difficult having to deal with several suppliers. In Paris, guests have always brought their own table and chairs and it’s much simpler that way. They thus play a bigger role and, in a way, they too become organisers of the festivity. As well, we would like to keep the same friends over several years and their table will in this way become cost-effective.

There are lots of rules and many of the guests may find these restrictive. Isn’t there a risk that this will inhibit the spontaneity and festivity which are at the origin of the concept?

All these rules may in effect seem restrictive, and can be seen as over-controlling. One must keep in mind that the Dîner en Blanc is not an ordinary event. The evening takes place in a public place which was not designed for such a purpose and is often very busy. It must necessarily be very controlled in order for future editions to be held. Such measures never taint the festive and friendly spirit which prevails each year.
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