FAQ

What is a "pop up picnic"?

A pop up picnic is a totally unique and stress-free way to celebrate your special event!

Low lying picnic tables, luxurious cushions and rugs, fresh flowers and the highest quality tableware are set up in the location of your choice so that you have nothing to but arrive and enjoy a stunning picnic with your guests. No packing up the car the morning of, stressing over forgetting the bottle opener or hauling stuff over to your picnic spot.

And the best part? We’ll pack it all down again when you’re done. No packing up, no washing up, no stress.

Pop up picnics can be set up for couples, groups or even marriage proposals!

 

Do you offer a picnic catering service?

We do not cater internally. However, we do work closely with an amazing grazing table supplier and also an experienced Pastry Chef to supply our high tea catering. If you would like to include food as part of your picnic just let us know and we’ll help you to arrange.

What happens if it rains?

As the saying goes, if you fail to prepare you’re prepared to fail.

We ALWAYS recommend having an indoor/undercover back-up option to fall back on in the event of wet weather as under no circumstances will our picnic equipment be set up in the rain or on wet, muddy grounds.

If it is forecast to rain, you may move your picnic to an indoor location and a decision about relocating must be made no less than 48hrs in advance. Please note that if the distance to the new location is significantly further from our base than the original location, additional travel fees may be incurred.

In the event of wet weather you also have the option of rescheduling your picnic to another date. Notice must be provided no less than 72hours in advance and the rescheduled date is subject to availability.

Refunds will not be offered in the event of wet weather as other bookings will have been turned away in order to service your picnic event.

Do you have recommendations for the best spots to picnic in Sydney?

Of course!

Simply sign up to our email list to access a detailed list of our fave picnic spots in Sydney.

Can you recommend indoor venues?

Of course! If you sign up to our email list you will receive a detailed list of our recommended indoor and outdoor picnic spots

Do you offer styling decor to suit my theme?

Our tables, rugs and cushions are kept to a muted colour palette to allow the flowers and tableware to shine. Our standard picnic themes are coastal, hamptons and boho luxe.

Do you supply alcohol?

No, we are not licenced to serve alcohol so you will need to bring along your own. We can however quote on non-alcoholic beverage packages.

What size are your picnic tables?

Our low lying picnic tables are 1.6m long x 1m wide.

Where are you located?

We are located in Beecroft NSW (North West Sydney).

Can I collect the items myself?

Yes! For those wishing to have a crack at styling themselves we have DIY packages.

However, please keep in mind that you will require a ute or van to collect the items as our picnic tables alone measure 1.6m x 1m so they certainly don’t fit in a regular car or even most SUVs. Plus there are rugs, cushions, tableware and styling decor to consider!

Can I come say hi?

Sure! We take appointments for clients wishing to utilise our full service picnic package for spends over $600.

Our tables, rugs and cushions are not kept on display. However, you can inspect the tableware and styling pieces.

Do you offer flower crown workshops?

Absolutely! 

A flower crown workshop is the perfect addition to one of our picnics especially for hens days and kitchen teas. Let us know if you’d like a quote for a flower crown workshop when you drop us a line.

Do you offer lawn game hire?

Yep! We have a selection of awesome lawn games. Check out our Picnic Hire page and let us know which ones you’d like and we’ll add them to your quote.

Do you offer photography packages?

Yes! We work with Moments Photography who have put together special picnic photography packages for our clients. Just let us know when enquiring and we’ll send you the deets.

May I select the flowers included in my full service picnic set up?

Our full service picnic package includes fresh seasonal blooms as selected by us. If you wish to have a particular variety of flowers in your arrangements please advise at the time of booking as additional fees may be incurred for premium blooms.

How long does it take to set up a picnic?

It depends on the size of your group and the distance from the available parking area to your picnic spot.

Generally a picnic for 15 with easy access will take approx 1hr to set up excluding food set up.

A picnic for 15 with a bit of a trek to the desired set up spot can take up to 2hrs. We will be able to advise at the time of booking if you are able to provide the relevant details.

Please take into consideration the time required to set up your picnic if booking a private venue for your picnic. 

Note: these times are based on us setting up as we’ve pretty much got it down pat now! We cannot advise on how long it may take you to set up if selecting a DIY package.

My picnic is for over 25 pax. Can you help me?

Of course!

We just require a little more notice for events over 30 pax.

Due to the large amount of equipment required to set up a picnic for over 25 pax, a larger vehicle will need to be hired by us which, the cost of which will be included in your quote.

Why do I have to pay a bond?

Unfortunately no insurance company in Australia will cover our hire equipment once it’s been removed from our premises (or our vehicles) and placed in your hands.

So in order to maintain our beautiful hire inventory and remain in business, a bond is charged by way of insurance should something get damaged or lost.

The bond is refunded once the items are collected/returned.

PICNIC with us

Let’s get this picnic started!

Drop us a line here or simply email hello@shedoespicnics.com.au and we’ll respond within 48hrs.