Diner en Blanc Vancouver

From global phenomenon to highly sought-after secret, Dîner en Blanc® is set to take over one of Vancouver’s most beautiful public spaces for the third time, this year on August 21.

Taking the pop-up concept to a refined and mysterious level, these romantic outdoor epicurean feasts are attended annually by as many as 15,000 people in cities around the world.

Dîner en Blanc® promotes friendship, elegance, gallantry, and a sense of community. The annual secret affair, promising an unforgettable evening of beauty and magic, will take over an undisclosed public space whose location will be revealed only a few hours prior to the commencement of the event. Over 3,200 British Columbians, dressed in all-white, are expected to attend this year.

Diner en Blanc Vancouver

For Vancouver’s third official Dîner en Blanc®, the guest list will be increased to 3,200 people for the yet-to-be disclosed location. In previous years, the event has been held in Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (2012) and Creekside Park at Science World (2013) and was attended by 2,600 people.

Dîner en Blanc Rules

– Dîner en Blanc®’s seating layout on the public site is very specific, designed for diners to “see and be seen”
– Guests must be invited by a member from the previous year or be on the website’s waiting list
– Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather — the event happens rain or shine
– Colour of attire and table setting: white only 
– Participants arrive and depart by chartered bus or via organized public transit
– Guests leave with their belongings, leftovers, and litter, leaving the place as clean as it was when they arrived

Diner en Blanc Vancouver

Guests Must Bring

– A table, two (white) chairs
– A picnic basket filled with quality menu items and a china dinner service including proper stemware and flatware
– Wine or champagne (beer and hard liquor prohibited)
– Participants must wear white and be elegantly dressed
– Originality is encouraged as long as it’s stylish and tasteful

Registration is open to the public through July 28 at noon. Visit the Vancouver Dîner en Blanc® website to sign up.

An option to pre-order food, which can be picked up at the site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own picnic baskets. Please be aware that pre-ordered food must be reserved online through Dîner en Blanc®‘s website during initial ticket registration.  

Vancouver’s third edition of Dîner en Blanc® is presented by The Social Concierge and sponsored by TELUS, RBC, and Evian.

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Third Annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver

Date: Thursday, August 21, 5:30 to 10:30 pm

Venue: Top Secret Location

For full details on the rules and regulations, and to view photo or videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, please visit the official website and keep up to date on event announcements via Liking their Facebook page.

Photos courtesy of Dîner en Blanc® Vancouver.

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