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Membership in NACE gives you access to a vibrant peer and business network, ongoing education, partner benefits, and timely information on trends and innovative approaches that give you a competitive edge.

Our membership rates are highly competitive and tailored to your career stage. Dues include national and one local chapter membership. Additional chapters are $50 each. To learn more about your local chapter, visit our chapter directory.  

To join, apply online or use this downloadable form to submit your NACE membership application. Email completed form to You may also return the form with a check by mail. If you need an invoice to send a check, please contact

We are open to all wedding and event professionals- whether you are a photographer, wedding planner, DJ, make-up artist, baker, florist, or anything at all we welcome you to further your education and meet your peers!


Price: $415

Available to individuals currently employed, self-employed, or supplying to the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Professors and teachers of accredited, college-level courses relating to the catering, special events, and hospitality industries may also join. Professional members may vote in chapter and NACE national elections, hold any office in which they meet the required criteria and serve on committees. Professional members will be assigned to a chapter in their geographic area or, if no chapter exists in their location, the member will be considered a member-at-large.


Price: $315/each employee

This membership category is available to businesses with three or more people at the same billing address. The company must maintain at least three members at all times. 

Approval is required. Contact to apply.


Price: $55

This membership is available to individuals enrolled as full-time or part-time student in an accredited college or university hospitality undergraduate or graduate program. Please note – you must upload documentation upon joining.

Young Professional

Price: $255

This membership is available to individuals 18- 26 years of age and under who are employed or self-employed in or who supply the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Please note – you must upload a copy of your ID upon joining.


Price: $330

Available to full-time employees of non-profit organizations. Must be 501(c)3, (c)4,(c)5 or (c)6. Please note – you must upload documentation of your non-profit status.


Price: $220

The Legacy membership allows dedicated NACE members to receive a discounted annual rate as a reward and recognition for years of membership and dedication to the industry. To apply, you must be a current member in good standing, have been a member for at least 15 years, and be 60 years old or older.  

Approval is required. Contact to apply.

Replacement Membership

Price: $0 until the renewal date

While NACE membership belongs to the individual, if membership is paid by a company, the company may transfer the time remaining on the membership from one employee to another, as a courtesy. The employee who is replaced also keeps their remaining membership time. The new member will be assigned a new member ID.  This offer applies to professional memberships and corporate memberships only.

To request a replacement, please contact for assistance.

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