DINNER & EVENTS

Policies & Procedures

 

Dinner policies and process:

  • Ensure you open the email titled "(Month) Dinner Planner" that is sent out towards the end of each month for the coming month. Members will attend dinners anywhere from fortnightly to every few months.

  • Tick as many boxes that you are available for to potentially have a dinner planned. The more you tick, the greater your chance of a dinner that is going to be terrific.

  • Check your emails regularly for your next dinner invite. We try our best to invite you to dinner on your nominated dates only, however, if we have a group of members we believe you will enjoy meeting who are available on a night that is not nominated by you, we may invite you with the chance you may be able to attend. 

  • Reply to the email by hitting reply to sender to confirm your attendance at the dinner. Please where possible try to reply to us within 48 hours or your place may be filled by another available member. 

  • By accepting our dinner invitation, you are committing yourself to be in attendance and the co-ordination fee of $33 is due to be paid prior to dinner. This co-ordination fee is non-refundable and not subject to cancellation.

  • Finally, a confirmation email with the venue details will be sent to you once all members have been booked for the dinner. 

  • If something unexpected prevents you from attending the dinner, please call or text our office on 0401 784 988 (24/7) to advise us. 

  • The majority of our dinners are for 6 guests, however, on occasions our dinners can be for 8 (or even 4, 5 or 7!). This can be due to many different reasons and we will always endeavour to inform you prior to dinner if we are not expecting the standard 6 guests.

  • Attend and have hopefully a fabulous night! Our dinners are very rarely cancelled and are never subject to weather conditions, power outages or whatever else Mother Nature may throw at us! We will always let our guests know if a dinner is to be postponed due to any unforeseen circumstances immediately.

  • Check your emails the next day to receive your feedback email. Reply to us again if possible within 48 hours to give us your feedback on the evening. It is important to help us to continue to provide the best service possible that we receive your valuable feedback. If any phone number exchanges are requested, we will contact guests as soon as possible however we do ask that you are very clear when expressing your desire to exchange numbers. As we facilitate dozens of exchanges every week we require clear instruction of our members’ requests so that we can deliver the best service to you!

Quick Dinner Faqs!

  • Occasionally you may dine with members you have previously met & you can request to dine with members you have previously met!

  • We guarantee you will always meet two people of the opposite gender at each dinner that you have not met before.

  • One of our only rules is ‘No asking for phone numbers or dates at the dinner table’.

  • We predominately use restaurants in the surrounding suburbs of the CBD typically these areas are North Adelaide, Norwood, Kensington and Parkside. 

  • All our dinners start at 7:30pm

  • Our dinners have a $33 co-ordination fee for each dinner you attend. Food and beverage costs are additional with individual bills for just what you have ordered.

  • If you need to cancel after accepting a dinner invitation, we still charge the $33 co-ordination fee as the dinners plans have been executed.

  • Most dinners will be with people approximately 5-8 years either side of your age however can be up to 15 years.

Event policies and process:

  • Ensure you check your newsletter/bulk emails that are sent out. These operate off a different server so if you are not receiving them, please let us know asap. It can be that your email bounced or has changed which we can fix easily. If you find our emails are going into your 'Junk' folder, please try white listing our email address.

  • To book in to an event, simply hit the 'Book Now' button on our event newsletter. Payment it required to book tickets at most events. If an event does not go ahead for whatever reason, we will happily refund your ticket, or hold a credit for a future event.

  • If you can’t find the group for the event, please call us.

  • Attend the event and have a fabulous time! Our events are very rarely cancelled and are never subject to weather conditions, power outages or whatever else Mother Nature may throw at us! We will always let our guests know if an event is to be postponed due to any unforeseen circumstances immediately.

  • We always appreciate feedback! If you loved something (or didn't) send us a quick email. After all - the events are for YOU.

 

Quick Event Faqs!

  • Some events are for members only (being Social8 paid memberships of Silver, Gold or Platinum). Others are open for Guests (which include the Meetup Adelaide-Social-Singles).

  • Some events have a target age, while others are all-ages. Any target ages are a guideline only - feel free to attend if you want. 

  • We encourage number exchanges at our large events due to the volume of non-members present. Occasionally our non-members do not provide us with a phone number prior to booking preventing us from being able to facilitate exchanges post event.

 

Do you have a question we haven't covered here? Please either email or call us. We would love to hear from you and will do our best to provide an honest answer and to make you feel comfortable.

Relying on technology does have its challenges and on rare occasions problems can occur however in the vast majority of times, we feel this system provides several steps to ensure that people don’t turn up unexpectedly or can’t find the group. i.e. if an email goes missing, then the text message is the back up. If you believe you have booked into something and not heard from us, call us and we can jump on this quickly. 

 

I hope this helps clarify the booking process and helps us to continue to offer great social occasions full of fun and eliminating any unnecessary stress with attending. We look forward to having you participating in exciting events and enjoying a stimulating social life.