Picnic FAQs

This was originally a Top 10 list of the most common questions we get from prospective clients. But I have added a few more. πŸ™‚

We genuinely believe in providing a first-class service experience from start to finish. And that begins with making sure you feel confident about hiring us by answering all your pre-booking questions.

If your question is not listed here, please call or text me. Or we can discuss any and all questions after you have submitted the Picnic Pricing Inquiry form. To make you feel even more confident in booking us, don’t forget to check-out the flattering reviews and testimonials we’ve received from a few of our amazing clients.

Booking a picnic requires a few simple steps to ensure we have all your details for a smooth, wonderful experience on the day of your event. The steps include 1) requesting pricing, 2) a phone call to discuss your picnic ideas, 3) a formal quote containing all details and costs, and 4) sending a deposit to lock in your date and time.

How much does a picnic cost?

To get started, simply submit the pricing request form so that I have all your details. Within a day or so, I will let you know if we are available on your desired date and time. If so, I will immediately send you a brochure containing pricing broken down by theme options and number of guests. It will also show the cost for some optional add-ons if you’d like to add a charming extra touch to your special event.

After you review the brochure, let’s connect on the phone to refine the theme and styling preferences.

Yes. After discussing and agreeing on all your picnic details, I will email you a detailed cost quote for your review. This will ensure that we are both on the same page and nothing is overlooked. If everything looks good, simply approve the quote by typing your initials in it and email it back to me. Submit the deposit listed in the quote to lock-in your date.

Be sure to lock-in your date ASAP because open time slots get filled up quickly.

Yes, we require a 30% deposit, plus a refundable $100 damage deposit.Β  I prefer payment via Zelle, but I also accept Venmo.Β  Payment method options and details will be provided in the Invoice.

We recommend booking your picnic at least 2 or 3 weeks or more in advance to ensure that your preferred date and time is available. Since we are so busy, we often get clients booking 2 months or more in advance.

However, we do welcome last-minute inquiries. Who knows, we might just have your desired date and time slot available even if it is only 2 or 3 days away.

For starters, you’ll receive friendly, first-class service from start to finish. I love brainstorming with my clients about picnic themes, colors, props, add-ons, locations, food, and more.

Popup Picnic Package

We provide just about everything needed to make your event effortless. Premium quality picnic tables, table runners, flowers, pillows, blankets or rugs, dishware, flatware, glasses, napkins, napkin rings, candles, picnic baskets, and a variety of charming props to go along with your theme. See my photo gallery for examples of what is included with my very popular themes.

If you want to add an extra special touch to your picnic, we offer a variety of optional add-ons for a modest fee. For example, picnic umbrellas, tents, canopies, flower upgrades, a bluetooth vintage record player, polaroid camera, chandelier, LED lights, and more. Options and costs will be sent after you submit your Pricing Inquiry form.

Sorry, no. Based on our experience, it always works out best if the client makes their own food and beverage arrangements. So bring your favorite picnic food and refreshing drinks or have everything delivered. Coolers are ok with me.Β  Or reserve one of my vintage cooler add-ons for a small fee.

Oh, I should mention that I have some absolutely wonderful charcuterie vendors who would be happy to prepare delicious boxed goodies for pick-up or delivery. Ask me for their name and number.

I’m obligated to tell you that alcohol is prohibited in public locations.Β  So it’s up to you.

In most cases, no permit is required. However, some locations do require a permit to be purchased for larger events. I will provide you with details and options.

Most clients book two-hour picnics, which is our minimum time requirement. But sometimes these clients are enjoying their enchanting, themed picnic so much that they call me and ask for an extra 30 or 60 minutes or more. As long as we don’t need the tables and props for another event, we are happy to oblige. Of course, there would be an additional fee for the extra time.

We’ve done enchanting picnics in parks, backyards, scenic spots overlooking the ocean, in the woods, on beaches, in parks with little ponds or lakes, on luxury hotel grounds, and we’ve even done romantic indoor picnics in living rooms!

Our territory ranges from Malibu and Santa Monica down to LA’s South Bay communities and then all the way down to South Orange County. We’ve discovered many wonderful locations, some of which are hidden gems.

We specialize in providing premium picnic services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We’ve traveled to Malibu, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Echo Park, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, West LA, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach (our home base), Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Costa Mesa, San Clemente, and more!

Ask us if we travel to your preferred location!

In addition to providing friendly, first-class customer service, we go out of our way to make each picnic truly unique and memorable. If you check out our Photo Gallery, you’ll see for yourself that no two picnics are alike.Β  Or visit our Picnic With Me Instagram account for an even wider range of photos and videos.

Clients rave about our elegant, classy styling and the premium quality of our picnic gear and props. They rave because their own guests rave about their Picnic With Me experience. Your guests will, too.Β  Visit our Reviews and Testimonials page to see a few of the many wonderful reviews we’ve received.

Admittedly, we are not the cheapest pop-up picnic service, but we definitely think we’re the best for all the reasons mentioned above.

We’ve provided charming, memorable experiences to over 400 happy clients since August 2020.Β  Are you ready to be our next super-happy client?

If you need to cancel, then we will save your 30% deposit and apply it towards a future picnic event with us. However, we will return your $100 damage deposit. But please note that when the rescheduled event is confirmed and booked, we will be requesting the $100 damage deposit again.

The same policy applies if we need to cancel due to adverse weather conditions such as rain, heavy wind, etc.

Either way, we are happy to work with you to reschedule.

Yes! We have done elegant tablescapes for several special lunch and dinner sit-down events. The best way to get started is for you to review our picnic photo gallery and select place settings and tablescapes that you really like. Then after we discuss your preferences, I’ll send a quote. If you need a private chef for your special event, I’m happy to provide a referral.

Yes, we have done beach picnics at Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica as well as on beaches in Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Long Beach. In Orange County, we currently only service Aliso beach in Laguna.Β  Newport Beach does not allow picnics on the sand.

Please note that because we are unloading and reloading lots of heavy gear, we can only do picnics on beaches that have convenient adjacent car parking or drop-off spots. But don’t worry, we have some great beach location options for you to choose from.