THE BIG REVEAL
We are going back to where it all began! Join us on the South Lawn at the Columbus Commons in downtown Columbus.
ADDRESS: 160 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 MAP
GATE OPENS: 6 PM (no earlier): If you are meeting various friends, plan to wait and enter together, as your tables will be lined up in rows in the order you arrive.
FÊTE: 7-10 PM
ENTERTAINMENT: Derek Dicenzo Quartet
ENTRY: The Commons map – our ONE point of Fête entry (between #7 & #4 on the map) is near the carousel, Rich St.
PARKING: The 55 East Rich Street Parking Lot, which is the most convenient option for parking, but there are others around the block. The entire south lawn is fenced, so there are no other entries.
SOCIAL MEDIA: #feteenblanccbus
BONNE FÊTE! We can’t wait to celebrate our 5th anniversary with you all… Fête-ivities to commence!
**Fête en Blanc volunteers are unavailable to reply to emails or social media after noon today, Fri., August 28.
This year, due to our venue rules and liquor license, Fête en Blanc is not BYOB.
We have partnered with the folks at Lomonico’s Eatery to serve up a variety of fine wines at a flat rate of $18 per bottle or $5 per glass.
The bar will also have a few selections of Seventh Son Brewing Co. beer to purchase for $4 per glass.
Since this year’s Fête will be our largest yet, we suggest you email Lomonico’s to RESERVE your bottles, then just pay, grab-n-go from a VIP line at the venue. This will help in their planning and to alleviate longer lines, but wine and beer will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Ideally, bring a favorite glass of your own- but beer (and wine, if need be) will be provided in plastic cups.
Email your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
$18/ bottle or $5 per glass at the venue.
Scarpetta Pinot Grigio
Lucky Star Pinot Noir
The beers being served are by a local favorite, Seventh Son Brewery for $4/ glass.
Oast Oat Pale Ale. A sessionable pale ale brewed with 30% oats. Nelson Sauvin, Citra, Galaxy and Simcoe provide layers of fruit such as mango, white grape and gooseberry, along with some bitter pine and spice. Very light bodied and crisp with a clean finish. 4.2% abv.
Wuffles Session Ale. Pale and refreshing, our American version of a classic English Bitter is the definition of drinkable. Delicate hops and golden malts give away to firm bitterness and clean finish. 4.5% abv
Fête en Blanc has partnered with Uber Columbus to help make getting to and from Fête en Blanc easier than ever!
If you are new to Uber, your first ride is free up to $20 off.
Be sure to request the UberXL for a minivan or SUV that is able to carry multiple passengers and all of your picnic gear.
Uber does not guarantee the regular sized vehicles will be able to accommodate a lot of stuff, but one person with a small amount of gear or one or two passengers with a table and chairs might be able to squeeze in to a regular car.
Let Uber drive you. Click here. Use the code CBUSFETE15
This year’s musical act will give you the oh la la‘s! It is with great pleasure that we announce the entertainment for Fête en Blanc’s 5th Anniversary. The incredibly talented Derek Dicenzo Quartet will be performing a blend of jazz and French tunes for Fête-goers. On lead vocals, piano, guitar, and accordion is our beloved local musician Derek Dicenzo, who has been playing a French Bastille Day show here in Columbus for well over a decade. His passion and love for music has taken him all over the world, playing with some of the finest musical ensembles. Joining Derek is his fabulous quartet, which includes Nathan Anders on vibes, Chris Berg on bass, and Joe Ong on drums.
Mon dieu! We have two fabulous Picnic Package Partners who came up with thoughtful – and very different- menus for those Fête-goers who do not have time to muster up a feast for the Friday night Fête-ivities. The Table and La Chatelaine, who is packing the first thirty orders in these cute white market bags!
Please read the ordering deadlines for each and place your order directly with them. The picnics will be delivered to and available for pick-up at the venue, beginning at 6PM when the gates open for set-up.
La Chatelaine- DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 25, 2 PM
The Table– DEADLINE: Friday, August 21, 4 PM
Reserve your tickets to the most unique party in town here! Fete en Blanc 2015 is shaping up to be a beautiful event and we hope you can make it!
Tickets are $25 per person and cover the cost of entertainment, the venue, as well as a charitable donation to our (to be revealed) 2015 non-profit partner.
We can’t wait!!!!
We’re back with our 5th year of fun, feasting, and friends! Join us for Fete en Blanc 2015 on August 28th and help grow our “picnic with a purpose.” We’ll be releasing tickets soon, as well as sharing our catering partners and our 2015 funding recipient.
Questions? Visit our Facebook page here and drop us a message!
To all of our friends, sponsors, vendors, and fans, and of course, Greenlawn Abby, we want to extend a heartfelt merci for making Fete en Blanc 2014 a smash hit!
We had over 400 guests and while we are still tallying up the final bills and ticket sales, we are going to be able to make sizable donations to both St. Stephen’s Community House and Greenlawn Abbey Preservation Society. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page to see lots of great photos of a wonderful evening.
See you in 2015!
READY. SET. LET’S FÊTE! Join us on the lawn of the magnificent Green Lawn Abbey (700 Greenlawn Avenue, just south of downtown off Route 71). The 1927 building is on the National Register of Historic Places – NPS and will make the most beautiful backdrop for our Fourth Annual Fête en Blanc. Complimentary valet parking will be provided at the lawn entrance so you have a short distance to carry your picnic. And we have a few other surprises up our sleeve! À bientôt mes amis! www.greenlawnabbey.org