Community-Specific Event

A community-specific event is a #DEN event catering you any sub-community (i.e. women, LGBT) where community-based issues are at the core of the event. This event may also be organized around the official annual community-focused conference (LGBT Pride, woman conferences, etc). 

As with standard events Dîner en Noir Community-Specific Events are organized and open to the public.  While community-specific event organizers may target & market the event to a specific community/audience, the event must be open to the general public and no form of discrimination will be tolerated or allowed.  

About this event type

Once approved for a license for a standard event type, that license will remain active for up to six months, during which you can organize one event. You'll be the sole owner of the Dîner en Noir, [unique event name] you provide in your application.

After your event, your license will expire.  You have the option to apply to renew your license, or not – releasing the event name for other organizers to use. A record of your event will remain visible on the #DEN website after the expiration of your license, but any admin access to social media platforms, websites, etc, will be denied. 

The following applies to all standard events:

Naming your event

Your event should be named after the specific community it will serve, (e.g., “Dîner en Noir - Dallas LGBT Pride”, “Dîner en Noir - Essence Music Festival” ). Read more about the rules for naming your event.



#DEN Membership is required for any guest to register and attend a #DEN event.  Your audience is simply the people who live in the area where you’re holding your event or who are connected to the specific community of your event. Different from a standard event, which is a more general audience, the organizer would target a specific demographic or community. We do recommend organizers carefully curate their audience, and select a diverse group of people who can contribute meaningfully to the unique dining experience.



There is no maximum number of attendees that can attend your event.  However, only primary license holders who have attended a qualifying #DEN event in person may organize an event with more than 5000 attendees. (this number is different for University Events & Private Events). The primary license holder is the individual whose name is on the application form.  University & Private events are not qualifying.



Themes are set by the organization but must adhere to our dress code. Originality and creativity are encouraged, as long as the attire is elegant, stylish and tasteful and All-Black, meaning NO OTHER COLORS! Organizers may allow a splash of color for accessories.


Community-Specific events can be as brief as a couple of hours, and up to eight hours length, this does not include guest set-up and break down.

Ticketing x Pricing

Ticket pricing is determined by the organizer and should go towards the event and operating costs unless otherwise noted for your event type.  Tickets may only be sold via Dîner en Noir main ticketing & registration system via our site and your Dîner en Noir, [unique event name] event registration page "".  Check your event type for details.


The Membership and ticket Transaction Fees go directly to Dîner en Noir Corporate and are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support, and technical services to all the host-organizers nation-wide o enable them to organize their own events and offered by Dîner en Noir Corporate. 


Revenue from Dîner en Noir, [unique event name], minus ticket Transaction Fee, will be dispersed to organizer weekly via means determined by the organizer  

Below is a list of the license services & benefits provided to the organizer:

  • Dîner en Noir license for your city

  • Naming: The Dîner en Noir brand extends to your event

  • A fully customizable website that is ready to use (Template style). This includes the Dîner en Noir design/pictures/logo and other

  • Web hosting on our server/subdomain name Ex:

  • City emails for the organization's team Ex:

  • Online guest invite & waiting/eVIP list for your city. Ex: 

  •  Online Registration Tool

  • Proprietary online guest management software. Secure access for the organization team to their management page, and secure access for the guests to their own profile page

  • E-Shop via our #DENStore

  • Facebook affiliated Fan Page Ex:

  • (optional) Twitter affiliated Page EX:

  • Online sharing folder with useful documents related to the event's organization

  • Sponsorship proposal package / DEN Press Kit (coming soon)

  • Email support to the organizers

Members (your guests) will receive access to a secure web page which allows them to:

  • Register for Events

  • Become a Table Host

  • Decide whom to invite to their table

  • Sponsor (ie. recommend) friends

  • Communicate with their Table Leader

  • Communicate with any Members in the world (coming soon)

  • Register and choose their departure point on a map

  • Register with a priority privilege to other Dîner en Noir events (coming soon)

  • Group their table to their friends'

  • Register for specific meal options

  • Buy items on #DENStore. Ex: wine, champagne, etc

  • Download their invoice

  • Be automatically re-invited, once they gain membership status, to your event the following year and guarantee their spot

NEXT: Apply for a #DEN License