en Blanc South Bend
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
Friday, August 8,
2014 7-10 p.m.
$25.00 per person
proceeds from Soirée en Blanc South Bend 2014 will
be donated to RiverBend Cancer Services. Registration is open
en Blanc South Bend is
an ephemeral transformation of a public
space by a mass of diners dressed all in white – an elegant pop-up
is kept secret until the last possible moment. The spectacle of a sea
of diners dressed in white provides a lovely surprise for passers-by
and enhances the urban environment.
and non-profit; other than the expenses inherent to the event's
organization, all proceeds are donated to our featured non-profit
evening takes place in a public place that was not designed for such a
purpose and is often crowded. It must necessarily be very controlled in
order for the future events to be held.
Each guest will
captains will be
responsible for recruiting and organizing a block of guests. Ideally,
they should meet off-site and arrive together, then at the designated
time, quickly set up the tables and be seated as a group.
are allotted on-site in a very specific manner. Once confirmed, the
presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, regardless
of weather conditions.
arrive and depart at the same time.
depart with all their belongings, leftovers and trash, leaving the
place as clean as it was upon arrival.
- A table large enough to accomodate your
white cloth tablecloth and white cloth napkins (cloth napkins are a
picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and a white
china/stoneware dinner service including proper stemware and flatware.
The overall effect of your table should be white, elegant, and chic.
Feel free to bring candles, white flowers, or other charming extras.
- Wine or
champagne are acceptable. Hard alcohol is prohibited.
the exception of shoes, guests’ entire outfit must be white (men are
encouraged to wear white, but may wear light khaki pants). Hats and
creative attire are encouraged, but always with a nod to the elegant
nature of the event.
are the key
rules of the event?
en Blanc South Bend is quite different from other
events. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific
manner. Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus
becomes essential and mandatory, regardless of weather
conditions. Color: white only; clothing (men are encouraged
wear white, but may wear light khaki pants), cloth tablecloth and
napkins. Bring a picnic basket, table and foldable
chairs. Each diner is expected to take their refuse with them
at the end of the event, leaving the space as clean as it was upon
How can I
This is an ADULTS ONLY
"like" us on Facebook, we will announce the start of registration here
and have featured updates
is a table
captain and may I be one?
Table captains are individuals who will be responsible for
and organizing a block of guests. Ideally, groups should meet
off-site and arrive
together, then at the designated time, quickly set up the tables and be
seated as a group. Please email your request to be a table captain to
this an illegal activity?
Necessary permissions and
permits are acquired for the site being used.
A table, folding or lawn chairs
but not necessary), a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items,
white cloth tablecloth and napkins and white china/stoneware
(preferred) dinner service. Diners must be elegantly dressed in
white (men are encouraged to wear white, but may wear light khaki
pants). Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish
generally seated on one side and women on the other?
Soirée en Blanc South Bend is a highly photogenic event.
but also the symmetry of the tables are important components of the
overall effect. In case of an uneven number of men and women in a
group, or of same-sex dining partners, of course the rule may be
the schedule so strict?
This event relies on a
diners occupying the space simultaneously. The event location is kept
secret until the last moment. Please make sure that your bags are
packed and you are ready to jump into action when the location
notification is sent.
the event be
cancelled or postponed in case of adverse weather conditions?
The presence of each guest is necessary and mandatory,
weather. The only exception would be torrential rain and the
presence of thunder and lightning. The event will go on in
light rain, please dress appropriately. Be prepared with a transparent
poncho or umbrella or raincoat.
Will members from
this year’s event receive an invitation to next year’s event?
No. The event is open to
the general public and
registration takes place through this website. Please "like" us on
Facebook to keep up to date each year! Next
year's location is going to be different... and secret.
How do I
make an additional donation to your featured beneficiary?
You may make an
of the denomination of your choice to our featured beneficiary by
clicking the “Donation” link (secured) on the "Registration" tab our
registration fee tax-deductible?
Yes, your registration fee and any donations made on the
Blanc South Bend web site are tax-deductible. While Soirée en
Blanc South Bend is not a registered non-profit, our beneficiaries are
and they will provide you with the necessary tax documents.
How do I
nominate a non-profit to become a beneficiary of a future Soirée en
Blanc South Bend?
We will have information for future beneficiaries on our web
you do with my registration information?
thing that your information is used for is to contact you for Soirée en
Blanc South Bend communications.
Examples may be:
• Notification of the event location (via text message and email)
• Pre-event communications
• Invitation to next year's event
Your information will not be sold or distributed to anyone else. You
will not receive SPAM.
Click this link to register.