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Partner with Dîner en Noir 

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Dear Business Owner/Brand/Corporation,

 

If you're here, then it must be that time of year again and our annual Dîner en Noir event in your Host City is quickly approaching.  Part fully immersive fine dining event, art & business networking opportunity, health information resource, and community fundraiser, Dîner en Noir (#DEN) hosts member-only, fully curated, 3-part, black attire experiences held in secret locations in cities across the globe.  With a mission of combating racial & financial inequities in arts programming, small business/economic development, and health and wellness education in the vulnerable & under-served communities of our Host Cities around the globe, #DEN Events is an exciting and elegant way for members to support their local community.  Our members and their guests of local & global small business owners, entrepreneurs & professionals, artists & art lovers, city & community leaders, advocates & stakeholders, and social, media, & cultural influencers will enjoy an evening consisting of an Aperitif Welcome Reception, Seated Dinner, and Digestif “After-Diner” Party that will benefit local non-profits aligned with our mission. 

Established in 2016, Dîner en Noir has become one of the coolest & chicest ways to give back and support your local community. Partnering with us gives you one of the best opportunities to meet and network with the city's thriving #DEN Members and their guests. While partnering sponsorships are a great way to keep membership and tickets cost low, each partnering sponsor request will undergo a rigorous review to ensure that the proposed partnership falls in line with the mission of Dîner en Noir.  All partnering sponsors are required to give a direct benefit/discounted return to members/guests either during the event or after the purchase of a ticket/event registration.

Future Partnering Sponsors should know that the actual seated dinner is just one part of Dîner en Noir equation! Our typical schedule is built around networking, drinks, food, live music, and support of our local vendor partners.  In fact, most of our events consist of a 3-part program that includes an Aperitif Cocktail Party, seated dinner and Digestif After-Dîner Party.

As much a social & networking event centered around food, drinks, fashion and fun, our mission of promoting the local arts and business communities provides the backdrop! Extraordinary attendance aside, Dîner en Noir partnership program is a unique sponsorship opportunity as approximately 64% of our attendees would be considered high net worth, high income-earning & well-educated by any standard.

Each year and through our strategic partnerships, Dîner en Noir launches a massive pre-event marketing campaign in its respective markets. In additional to social media marketing, Dîner en Noir using conventional advertising reaching a protentional 75M+ household via the Roku OS and its ad-supported streaming partners (Hulu, AppleTV+, Paramount+, PeacockTV, etc), and 100M+ active listeners via the SiriusXM platform (iHeartRadio, Pandora, podcasts etc.) generating millions of valuable impressions that our partnering sponsors directly benefit from. The event day is just one part of the marketing and brand awareness benefits. As a Partnering Sponsor of a Dîner en Noir event, your company will not only receive amazing day-of benefits, but also endless brand recognition for months leading up, and after, the event, increasing your measurable return on investment.

 

We are pleased to invite you to join us as a Partnering Sponsor or Vendor for this #DEN Event in your specific Host City, nationally, internationally.  Host City Partnering Sponsorships opportunities are available from $5,000-$20,000, while specific Vendor Opportunities are avail from $300 - $700, and additional sponsorship opportunities from $500 - $1,000. During the Aperitif Welcome Reception, we will be providing spaces for vendors in our Hospitality Hub, which serves as the heart of our event. 

Please note that the Dîner en Noir Worldwide's corporate team reviews all Vendor & Partnering Sponsor Applications. We reserve the right to deny vendor space or partnership to any group or organization that does not support at least one tenet of Dîner en Noir’s mission statement. If you have questions regarding the appropriateness of your business or brand for this event, please feel free to contact us at any time before or during your application process.

 

Reserve your Partnering Sponsorship opportunity by completing an application below asap. All applications must be received at least 30 DAYS prior to the event date.  Partnership opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please review the below Partnering Sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits, click on the Submit an Application button to submit an inquiry. The cost associated with each sponsorship level is determined by the local market.

We look forward to a possible partnership and hosting you & your company/brand at an upcoming Dîner en Noir event, Celebrating Arts, Business & Community!

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FOUNDER'S LOUNGE SPONSOR

As the Founder’s Lounge sponsor of the event your brand will be the naming partner of the most exclusive and upper-tiered experience at Dîner en Noir. Furthermore, this sponsorship also includes an extensive ticket package to entertain your best clients, donors and/or employees. Partnering Sponsorship is accepted as a 100% financial contribution and the minimum monetary value for this level must be achieved.

SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • The Founder’s Lounge renamed The “Title Sponsor” Founder’s Lounge

  • Opportunity to completely rebrand the Founder’s Lounge in your brand’s image

  • 10 Full Experience Tickets (with access for 20 guests to the Founder's Lounge)

  • 5 Dining Experience Tickets (10 guests)

  • Prominent position on the official Dîner en Noir event website

  • Photo opportunities with event hosts, VIPs, and celebrities

  • Editorial mention in some publicity (can include radio, TV, web ads, email blasts, print, internet and more)

  • Sponsored posts on all Dîner en Noir social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)

  • Thorough recognition by the event host, emcee or announcer throughout the event and in #DEN Community Newsletter

  • Prominent logo on ‘Step & Repeat Wall’ for celebrity, magazine & fashion photos

  • Product display(s) and sampling on site, if applicable

  • Opportunity to select up to one (1) activity/schedule sponsorship (best tablescape contest, best-dressed contest, Aperitif Cocktail Party, Digestif After- Dîner Party, etc.) if not already assigned.

  • Product inclusion in gift bags

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HOSPITALITY HUB SPONSOR

Serving as the hub of each Dîner en Noir event, the Hospitality Hub is not only the central gathering location for guests during the Aperitif Cocktail Hour Welcome Reception, but it's also the location where vendors and corporate sponsors share their products and services with our guests. As the Hospitality Hub Sponsor of the event, your brand will be the naming partner of one of the best small business promotional opportunities around! Furthermore, this sponsorship also includes an extensive ticket package to entertain your best clients, donors and/or employees. 

Partnering Sponsorship is accepted as a 100% financial contribution and the minimum monetary value for this level must be achieved.

SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • The Hospitality Tent renamed The “Title Sponsor” Hospitality Tent

  • Opportunity to completely rebrand the Hospitality Tent in your brand’s image

  • 5 Full Experience Tickets (with access for 10 guests to the Founder's Lounge)  

  • 5 Dining Experience Tickets (for 10 guests)

  • Prominent position on the official Dîner en Noir event website

  • Photo opportunities with event hosts, VIPs, and celebrities

  • Editorial mention in some publicity (can include radio, TV, web ads, email blasts, print, internet and more)

  • Sponsored posts on all Dîner en Noir social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)

  • Thorough recognition by the event host, emcee or announcer throughout the event and in #DEN Community Newsletter

  • Prominent logo on ‘Step & Repeat Wall’ for celebrity, magazine & fashion photos

  • Product display(s) and sampling on site, if applicable

  • Opportunity to select up to one (1) activity/schedule sponsorship (best tablescape contest, best-dressed contest, Aperitif Cocktail Party, Digestif After- Dîner Party, etc.) if not already assigned.

  • Product inclusion in gift bags

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CATERING SPONSOR

As the staple of every Dîner en Noir event, the Seated Dinner is by far, the reason most guests attend.  Those wishing to forgo dragging their chairs, tables, food, etc., opt to register for our Plated or Full-Service premium experiences, which includes a catered 3-course gourmet meal. As one of the main missions of our events focuses on the local small business and community, our catering sponsorship allows an opportunity put your brand in front of a captive audience of celebrities, VIPs, foodies, food editors, social media influencers, etc. in a fun and memorable way while growing brand recognition and your community involvement footprint.  Furthermore, this sponsorship also includes an extensive ticket package to entertain your best clients, donors and/or employees. Partnering Sponsorship is accepted as a financial contribution, In-Kind Trade, or a combination of the two as long as the minimum monetary value for this level must be achieved.

SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • Opportunity to completely design the meal program in your brand’s image

  • 5 Full Experience Tickets for the "Chef's Table" ( with access for 10 guests to the Founder's Lounge)  

  • 5 Dining Experience Tickets (for 10 guests)

  • Prominent position on the official Dîner en Noir event website

  • Photo opportunities with event hosts, VIPs, and celebrities

  • Editorial mention in some publicity (can include radio, TV, web ads, email blasts, print, internet and more)

  • Sponsored posts on all Dîner en Noir social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)

  • Thorough recognition by the event host, emcee or announcer throughout the event and in #DEN Community Newsletter

  • Prominent logo on ‘Step & Repeat Wall’ for celebrity, magazine & fashion photos

  • Product display(s) and sampling on site, if applicable

  • Production inclusion in gift bags.

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EXCLUSIVE OR PREMIUM BRAND SPONSORSHIP

Become the “official” brand of the Dîner en Noir! Exclusive or premium brand sponsorships are a great way to put your brand in front of a captive audience in a fun and memorable way. Partnering Sponsorship may be accepted as financial support, in-kind trade or a combination of both, as long as the minimum monetary value for this level is achieved.
SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • 3 Full-Service Experience Ticket (with access  for 6 guests to the Founder Lounge)

  • 3 Plated Experience Tickets (6 guests)

  • Recognition by the event host, emcee or announcer and in #DEN Community Newsletter

  • Logo on the official Dîner en Noir event page

  • Logo on “Step & Repeat” Wall

  • Sponsored posts on all Dîner en Noir social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)

  • Product inclusion in gift bags

CATEGORIES AVAILABLE:

  • Automotive

  • Apparel

  • Water

  • Vodka

  • Whiskey

  • Wine

  • Beer

  • Champagne

  • Cider

  • Rum

  • Gin

  • Tequila

  • Fashion/Styling Services

  • Sunglasses

  • Furniture

  • Fencing

  • Tents

  • Security

  • Transportation

  • Photography/Photo Booth Services

  • Audio/Visual Services

  • Event Planning Services

  • and More!

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CORPORATE SPONSOR

This is the easiest way to get involved, as a product or service, with Dîner en Noir as a Partnering Sponsor and on a budget. Partnering Sponsorship may be accepted as financial support, in-kind trade or a combination of both,  as long as the minimum monetary value for this level is achieved.

SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • 1 Full-Experience Tickets (with access for 2 to the Founder Lounge)

  • 3 Dining Experience Tickets (for 6 guests)

  • Opportunity to display branding in Founder's Lounge & Hospitality Tents as long as it doesn’t conflict with title sponsor

  • Recognition by the event host, emcee or announcer and in #DEN Community Newsletter

  • Logo on the official Dîner en Noir event website & “Step & Repeat” Wall

  • Sponsored posts on all Dîner en Noir social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter)

  • Product inclusion in gift bags

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Vendor
VENDOR SPONSOR

Become an “official” Dîner en Noir Vendor Sponsor for the opportunity to present/sell your services &/or products to a captive audience in a fun and memorable way in our Hospitality Hub
SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES:

  • 6x6 ft vending space. Please note: to accommodate all Vendor Sponsors, this is the only space provided.

  • Vendor Levels:

    • Level 1 - Complimentary Full Experience Registration (for 2 guests with access to Founder's Lounge)

    • Level 2 - Complimentary Plated Registration (for 2 guests)

    • Level 3 - Complimentary Dining Experience Registration (for 2 guests)

  • 1 LED display/desk plate with your company name & logo. Displayed at your place setting during the Seated Dinner

  • 4 Vendor wristbands for staff

  • Logo on the official Dîner en Noir event page

  • Shared Social Media Post (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter

  • 20% Discounted Curated Business Solutions opportunities (i.e. Walmart.com product placement & AEG TV Network's Home Treasures Feature)

* Please Note: Vendor Sponsorship REQUIRES an active membership.

Vendor Categories Include, but not Limited to:

  • Women's & Men's Clothing

  • Children's Clothing

  • Bags / Luggage

  • Shoes

  • Wellness Products

  • Jewelry & Other Accessories

  • Home Décor & Candles

  • Cosmetics

  • Skin Care & Hair Care

  • Service-Based Businesses

  • Art & Stationary

  • Games

  • Packaged Food Products

  • Sealed Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic Drinks

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Best-Dressed Sponsor: As much a fashion social event as anything, Dîner en Noir is the event to come and be seen. Our guests vie for the coveted Best-Dressed & Most Creative bragging rights which come with prizes and perks. As the presenting sponsor for this competition, your company will have naming rights while offering a cash prize or product/service donation.

 

Most Creative Tablescape:  This traditional friendly competition brings out the artist in all guests.  Dîner en Noir guests come and dressed their tables with some of the most elaborate decorations and creativity. As the presenting sponsor for this competition, your company will have naming rights while offering a cash prize or product/service donation.

 

Registration Sponsor: Each of our guests must through our registration area and be checked in at our registration table. Why not make your brand the FIRST to welcome them?

Gift Bag Sponsor:  A Full Service/VIP guest benefit is that they walk away with a gift bag full of goodies from our sponsors. Send your brand and contact info home with our most influential attendees!

 

Cocktail Napkin Sponsor: Feature your brand on cocktail napkins used throughout the event (sponsor provides napkins).

 

Wristband Sponsor: Have your brand prominently displayed on wristbands for Founders Lounge, Full-Service, Plated & Dining Experiences, Vendors access.

 

Drinkware Sponsor: Have your logo on drinkware provide at Dîner en Noir event bars (sponsor provides drinkware). Drinkware is subjected to approval by Dîner en Noir.

  

Now Accepting Partnering Sponsorship & Vendor Applications
(cost associated with opportunities can be found in application)

NOTE: Membership Required.  Sign in to submit an application

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