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GENERAL FAQs

What is the dress code?


Part of what makes this event unique is that guests must dress for a ‘Winnipeg White Out’ theme – this means that everyone must wear white from head to ankle; footwear is exempt. Formality and style are up to each guest!




How will I know where the event will take place?


  • We inform Table Captains by 12:00pm on the day of the event.
  • All other guests will be contacted by email at 2:00pm on the day of the event with the location, their Table Captain name and table number.
  • If you are attending as a group filling the full table (8 seats), you should know your Table Captain and they will be your contact point for the event.
  • Event will be held in location in Winnipeg that is accessible by public transportation.




Are minors allowed to attend?


Because of the permits we are required to obtain, this is an 18+ event – no minors are permitted and will be asked to leave with no refund for any tickets purchased.




Who is my Table Captain?


  • Individual ticket purchasers will be contacted by email on the day of the event with the location, Table Captain name and table number.
  • If you are attending as a group filling the full table (8 seats), you should know your Table Captain and they will be your contact point for the event.




I purchased individual ticket(s).


How do I know where to sit?

  • All guests will be assigned to a table numbered between 1-150. Your Table Captain will give you this information when they let you know the location on event day.
How do I know who my Table Captain is?
  • Individual ticket purchasers will be contacted by email on the day of the event with the location, Table Captain name and table number.
How will my Table Captain contact me?
  • Your Table Captain will be given the contact info you provide when you purchase the tickets. They will only contact you prior to the event if there are any issues or changes.
  • If you haven’t received your location announcement via email by 2:00pm on event day, follow these instructions in order:
1. Check your Junk/Spam folder to make sure it isn’t stuck there. 2. Contact your Table Captain. 3. Contact event coordinator. Phone number and email TBA.




I purchased tickets and can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?


  • Tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable. If you cannot attend, please forward all the relevant information to whoever will be replacing you. You do not need to inform event coordinators, simply send them the information required and ask them to report to their Table Captain when they get to the event.
  • All the seats must be filled, rain or shine.
  • If you or any of your guests are unable to attend for any reason, you are responsible for finding an alternate guest to fill the seat. If there is an empty seat, future attendance may be at risk.




The weather looks less than ideal. Will the event be post-poned or cancelled?


  • The event will proceed rain or shine. We love planning events but even we can’t coordinate 1200 people’s schedules to find a new date!
  • Watch the forecast and plan appropriately.
  • Cool and/or rainy? Wear warm clothes and bring rain gear – ideally these items will also follow the Winnipeg white-out dress code
  • Tip: Clear, plastic ponchos and umbrellas are often available at Dollorama or other inexpensive stores
  • Sunny? Bring sunscreen and hats … so far it has always been hot and sunny! We don’t se any reason for that to change this year!




Do I have to bring anything?


  • NEW: In the past, guests have had to bring their own chair. Now all chairs will be provided by the event.
  • Bring cash for the bars. We do accept credit card but it is much faster with cash and you don’t want to spend valuable party time in line-ups!
  • Everything else is provided for you!




Is any alcohol included in the ticket price? What will be available for purchase? How do I buy alcohol? How much will alcohol cost? How can I pay?


  • NEW: No complimentary wine will be provided for any table/person.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted on site. If any is discovered it will be confiscated, security will dump it out and identify the table/individual responsible to event organizers.
  • Servers will not sell product. You can make all purchases at one of the three bars onsite.
  • Wine is sold in full bottles only:
  • Red wine, white wine, and rosé – $45
  • Sparkling wine – $55
  • Premium sparkling wine – $75
  • Beer – $5
  • Sparkling water – $5
  • Still water is provided free of charge.
  • Credit card is accepted … cash is encouraged to reduce line-ups.
  • Bar gratuity is not included (meal gratuity IS included in ticket price).




​What is on the menu? I’m vegan/vegetarian/celiac/have other dietary restrictions – what can I expect?


  • Our chefs create a menu focused on fresh, local ingredients
  • The meal is served family-style so our chefs are careful to plan the menu to accommodate as many common dietary restrictions/preferences as possible.
  • At least 2/3 of the dishes are meat-free.
  • All food is completely nut free and the majority of the dishes are gluten and dairy free.
  • Food is prepared in a facility that contains nuts, gluten and diary but the chefs are careful of cross contamination.
  • If you have a severe allergy, dine at your own risk.
  • Vegans can be accommodated, if identified one week prior to the event.
  • Because of the nature of the event, the number of people we serve in a short time and the pop-up kitchen we use, we cannot accommodate any additional dietary requests on-site.




​What is the schedule for the evening?


NO GUESTS, except Table Captains, allowed on-site before 6:00pm 6:00pm – Bars open 6:45pm – Bars close 7:00pm – Dinner is served 7:15pm – Bars re-open 9:30pm – Afterparty begins




Event Guidelines and Rules


  • Table for 1200 More is a unique event with unique requirements. The event takes place in a public place, that was not designed to be a event venue, and these guidelines make the experience the best possible for all guests.
  • NO ONE, except Table Captains, are allowed on-site before 6:00pm.
  • This is an 18+ event – minors are not permitted and will be asked to leave with no refund for any tickets purchased.
  • NO outside food or beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) is allowed.
  • Any items that are not provided by/at the event will be removed
  • NO food or beverage is allowed to leave the event perimeter, which is clearly marked by fencing and security.
  • Bottles of beer and/or wine that are not fully consumed must be left at the event site
  • Bartenders and servers follow Serve it Safe certification requirements
  • Event organizers and security reserve the right to remove anyone from the event who is not following the rules, is intoxicated or disruptive.
  • Smoking of cigarettes and e-cigarettes is not permitted inside event perimeter or within 10 meters of the event perimeter.





TABLE CAPTAIN FAQs

​Is there student pricing for the Table Captain ticket?


  • No. Because each Table Captain seat is complimentary (limit one per table) the cost will end up being $0 either way. You will sign up and pay for your ticket and following the event, you will receive 100% refund via the method of original payment.
  • Because the success of the event is reliant on Table Captains participation, we need to ensure we don’t have any no-shows! Any Table Captain that does not show up and/or cancels without a replacement will not receive a refund and will not be allowed to participate in future years, regardless if they are a student or not.




Why do I have to pay for the ticket and wait for a refund after the event? Can’t it just be free from the start?


Because the success of the event is reliant on Table Captains participation, we need to ensure we don’t have any no-shows! Any Table Captain that does not show up and/or cancels without a replacement will not receive a refund and will not be allowed to participate in future years.




How many seats are there per table?


8 seats per table (Table Captain, 7 guests)




Can I buy all of the additional seats at my table for my friends?


Yes! You can purchase any number of the available seats before March 30. After that we will offer any additional seats for sale to the general public.




I have a group of 10. Can I buy all of the additional seats at my table and two more at the next table?


Unfortunately because of how the seating arrangements work, this is not possible. But there is a solution!! If you want a group larger than 8, you can be the Table Captain for two tables. We offer here is one complimentary seat per table available ... WHAT?! Yup!! We will place them next to each other and fill any of the additional seats you don’t purchase for your own guests. You will be responsible to provide all Table Captain duties for both tables.




I have A LOT of friends! Can I be the Table Captain for multiple tables?


Yes! Multiple tables are allowed and will be placed beside each other. If the Table Captain names are different, please note that when you sign-up/purchase your seats.




I want to be a co-captain with my friend for one table and share costs and tasks. Is that allowed?


We don’t mind if you want to share the duties with a friend. However, we only need one contact person per table and we only offer one free seat. It will be up to you and your friend to decide how to split the cost for the additional seat and how to divide duties.




My partner/friend/brother and I want to have tables side-by-side (we are super competitive and want to compete for the design prize!). Can we both attend for free?


Yes!! There is one complimentary seat per table available ... WHAT?! Yup!! If you and a partner/friend/brother/etc. want to attend for free, sign up to Captain two tables! We will place them next to each other and fill any of the additional seats you don’t purchase for your own guests.




Do I have to fill/sell all the seats at my table?


  • No! We will offer any seats you don’t purchase for sale to the general public.
  • Deadline: March 30 to reserve and pay for any desired seats at their tables
  • On March 30 all unreserved/unpaid seats will be open to the public and will be filled at random




If I don’t purchase all the seats, how will I know who is at my table?


One the day of the event you will receive your table number, event location and a list of guests with contact info.




​If I don’t purchase all the seats, how will I know if cool people will be placed at my table?


  • We figure, anyone who signs up for a fun evening like this is at least as (probably more) cool than us!
  • We have such wonderful stories of people who met in previous years and make a point to re-connect each year, regardless of which table they end up at!




Do I have to pay for my ticket?


  • Each Table Captain seat is complimentary (limit one per table)
  • You will sign up and pay for your ticket and following the event, you will receive 100% refund via the method of original payment.




Okay but what do I do as a Table Captain? Is it worth the free seat?


Totally worth it! Yes, there is some effort involved to make this fabulous event possible but if you love to host, you will love hosting at this event! Responsibilities:

  • If you have not previously been a Table Captain, you will be asked to attend a 30min orientation during the week prior to the event
  • Provide table décor.
  • The level of effort and extravagance is entirely up to you! Some people bring beautiful place mats and a centerpiece and focus their energy on the hosting. Other people go all out and build extravagant structures in a strong bid to win one of the Best Design cash prizes!
  • Minimum décor required: 8 cloth napkins – any colour
  • Set-up of décor on-site will be permitted at 4:00pm on event day. If you need additional time, communicate this to the event coordinator at least one week prior to the event. This may affect the table number assignments.
  • Measurements, guidelines and requirements will be sent by event organizers
  • All table guests will receive details the week prior to the event so they will know what to expect. You will communicate with your assigned table guests by 2:00pm on event day to notify them of who you are (if it’s not a full table situation), event location and table number. You will be provided with contact info.




What does the event provide?


  • Logo/name recognition (if applicable) on website and in print program
  • Table
  • 8 white folding chairs, set at the table on arrival
  • Table Captain may provide their own, if preferred.
  • 1 white tablecloth, set on the table on arrival
  • Table Captain may provide their own (any colour), if preferred.
  • Dishware and glassware for 8
  • Still water
  • NOTE: no complimentary wine is provided this year




​I’ve been a Table Captain in the past and each table received two bottles of wine. Why don’t we get that anymore?


Because the Table Captain does the extra work in making the event special, we wanted to provide more value to them specifically. We decided a complimentary seat (value: $125) was a nicer way for us to say Thank You than two bottles of wine (value: $70). It is higher value and some Table Captains don’t drink alcohol but all Table Captains do the set-up and hosting.