Frequently Asked Questions Ticketing for Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle

How does ticketing for Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle work?

Tickets to Le Dîner en Blanc are released in three phases. It can be a bit tricky to wrap your head around so here’s an analogy.

The Hostess with the Mostess of your group, let’s call her Nicole, is holding a (very) long table dinner party – it’s the hottest invite in town.

When Nicole starts to invite friends, who’s friends start inviting friends, who start inviting friends, things can get complicated – right?

To avoid dinner party chaos, Nicole shoots a first round of save the dates to her network to see who’s available. Once those seats at the table are locked in, she lets these friends invite their friends. But this dinner party is for a thousand people so there are plenty of seats left at the table – Nicole opens up the tickets to her neighbourhood and says the more the merrier.

How do I access a ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle?

Tickets are released through email in three phases;

  • Phase 1. The Host’s friends receive an invitation
  • Phase 2. Their friends can then invite friends
  • Phase 3. Tickets open to people who have joined the wait list.

If you’re in Phase 3 or not sure if you’ll be in Phase 2, click here to join the waitlist.

HINT – Don’t be deterred by the ‘Waitlist Closed’ message, this just means Phase 3 tickets haven’t been released yet. Enter your email into the box provided and around the 15th March you’ll receive a link to buy your tickets.

Scroll down to the Phase that best relates to you for the next steps.

How do I buy my Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle ticket?

Whether you’re part of Phase 1, 2 or 3, your invitation to Le Dîner en Blanc arrives via email.

To accept and buy your seat at the dinner table; click the link in the letter and enter your unique registration code provided. Complete the registration information and pay.

Here is an easy step by step process for each Phase. Skip to the Phase that best represents you;

Phase 1opened Thu 4th March 

The Host sent an email on the 3rd March inviting you to register and pay from the 4th March.

During registration you are prompted to do a few things;

  1. Add your +1 guest. All registrations are for a table of 2.
  2. Select from 1 of 4 designated departure points around the city and Table Group Leader (You don’t have to know the table leader, they’re your volunteer table organiser who’ll make sure you know all that you need to about the event). HINT – chat to your friends and ensure you all choose the same departure point and table group leader, this is how you guarantee you will be sitting in the same row of tables.  You cannot change this after registration.
  3. Select the person you want to sit next to (only one choice), this guarantees you’ll be next to your nearest and dearest.
  4. Sponsor a friend. For Phase 2 invitations (this will give them a table for 2)
Phase 2 – opens Wed 10th March at 7.00am

Sponsored friends generated emails will be sent from 9th March and invites you to register and pay as soon as you can.

During registration you are prompted to do a few things;

  1. Add your +1 guest. All registrations are for a table of 2.
  2. Select from 1 of 4 designated departure points around the city and Table Group Leader (You don’t have to know the table leader, they’re your host for the night who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly).
    HINT – chat to your friends and ensure you all choose the same departure point and table group leader, this is how you guarantee you will be sitting in the same row of tables.  You cannot change this after registration.
  3. Select the person you want to sit next to (only one choice), this guarantees you’ll be next to your nearest and dearest. HINT – These invitations are sent as your friends sponsor you, which can be over a number of weeks, the important thing to do is act upon it as soon as possible, in case the event sells out – or your friends table group fills up and you can’t sit together.

 

Phase 3 – opens Fri 12th March at 7.00am

Waitlist-generated emails will be sent on the day prior and invite you to register the next day from 7.00am.

HINT – jump on it fast, its first in best dressed. 

During registration you are prompted to do a few things;

    1. Add your +1 guest. All registrations are for a table of 2.
    2. Select from 1 of 4 designated departure points around the city and Table Group Leader (You don’t have to know the table leader, they’re your host for the night who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly).
      HINT – chat to your friends and ensure you all choose the same departure point and table group leader, this is how you guarantee you will be sitting in the same row of tables. You cannot change this after registration.
    3. Select the person you want to sit next to (only one choice), this guarantees you’ll be next to your nearest and dearest.

Other handy hints about tickets and seats at Le Dîner en Blanc Newcastle.

  1. Each registration is for a table of 2 – the member and their guest.
  2. There are 25 tables of 2 in each Table Group – once this table group fills up, it closes to any other registrations. Sorry – you’ll have to choose another table group.
  3. To secure a position with your friends, jump on and register at the same time as your friends at the same table group.
  4. Phases don’t close until 1 week prior to the event, unless the event sells out prior. This will be notified by registration closed on the website.

Who are Le Dîner en Blanc members?

A Le Dîner en Blanc member is a person who an invitation is originally sent to in either Phase 1, 2 or 3. They become a member of Le Dîner en Blanc by activating their code and purchasing a ticket. This person pays a one off $13 membership fee included in the ticket and gets onto the Phase 1 invite list for next year’s event. Their +1 is known as their guest.