Sydney’s Best Picnic Spots
Picnics are our jam, so when it comes to finding the best picnic spot in Sydney for your special event, from Wahroonga to Watsons Bay, She Does Picnics has you covered
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Living in one of the most picturesque cities in the world means that we are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning picnic spots in Sydney.
However, not all picnic spots are created equal. There is an art involved in selecting the perfect possie. One which we’ve proudly perfected spending our days setting up luxury picnics all over Sydney (if that’s not the best job in the world, I’m not sure what is!).
How we choose Sydney’s Best Picnic Spots
The excitement of a day spent picnicking will be pretty short lived if you pick a spot miles away from the road/parking and then have to lug all of your picnic paraphernalia to the spot and out again. And if you book with us your picnic spot must be within 50m from parking access.
Location, Location, Location
A beautiful beachside spot, pretty park, breathtaking bushland setting or heavenly harbour views. These are the four main categories we give our clients to narrow it down when they hit us up for help with finding the best picnic spots in Sydney for their event. These categories form the basis of our detailed list.
Bonus tip: If you’re wanting harbour views it’s best not to actually be IN the city for your picnic (unless you decided to go for a premium spot like The Royal Botanic Garden which will usually incur fees charged by RBGT). You’ll get the best views from the suburbs surrounding the CBD like Balmain, Pyrmont, North Sydney, Cremorne etc.
All About the Amenities
It won’t be much fun for anyone involved if you set up at a picnic spot and then realise the nearest public bathroom is two suburbs away. A mortal sin particularly for picnics celebrating a mum-to-be or with your husband’s 87 year old Grandmother in attendance! All Sydney picnic spots on our list have public bathrooms close by.
Shade is Your Friend
Aint nobody got an excuse for sitting out in the Sydney summer sun! It may sound like a good idea in theory but believe us when we tell you, you do not want your guests (or food for that matter) sitting out in the sun for hours while you picnic. All of our picnic location recommendations have great shade options and to be 100% sure your guests won’t swelter in the sun we can also supply beautiful market umbrellas to keep everyone cool. Or why not go all out and add a stunning boho tent thanks to our friends at Exotic Soirees.
Weather Woes be Gone
As much as we’d love to, we can’t predict the weather and sometimes the weather Gods will work against you. It’s for this reason that we 100% recommend having a plan B in place should it rain the day of your picnic.
We can set up inside no problem (as long as you have the space) or reschedule to a later date. As unfortunately finding a picnic spot in Sydney that has a 100% weather-proof option that doesn’t already have fixed picnic tables and isn’t generally a little grotty feeling is super hard (believe us, we’ve searched high and low!). There are a few rotundas on the list, however, most of them aren’t 100% rain proof either.
It is for this reason that we’ve done the hard work for you and scouted a bunch of amazing indoor “blank canvas” venues that do not require catering spend so you’re free to bring in your own food or use our recommended caterer Petit Beurre Co. Each has its own unique style that works well with our picnics and won’t leave you feeling like you’ve been plonked in a conference room. They will obviously incur venue hire fees but for the sake of saving your guests a soggy Saturday afternoon, they are a fabulous option.
There's no picnic quite like our picnics and you're invited!
Now that you’ve got your hands on our Little Pink Book of Sydney’s Best Picnic Spots it’s time to start planning your dream picnic. So how can we help?
Planning a luxury picnic in sydney?
At She Does Picnics, we provide luxury picnic experiences across Sydney, with exceptional service and impeccable styling. Made simple for party hosts, vendors and event planners to add the perfect picnic to any party.
From stunning high tea affairs to gorgeous grazing feasts to the perfect proposal moment, our heart and soul goes into every single napkin, plate, flower and cushion we place. There is so much work that happens behind the scenes to produce the perfect picnic. It’s not until you’ve had to plan one for yourself that you really appreciate the work and time involved.
Late nights spent working on mood boards, early morning trips to the flower markets to source the perfect blooms, stressing about things beyond our control (unfortunately) like the weather (we do of course have options available in the event that the weather Gods don’t want to attend the party!)
We treat each picnic like our own personal event, we don’t see it as a job. Every single second that we pour into our picnics fills us with joy. And one of our favourite parts is seeing our clients’ jaws drop when they first lay eyes on the picnic experience we have customised exclusively for them.
Our commitment is to creating picture-perfect picnics that wow, and leave you stress-free with nothing to do but arrive at your picnic and shine as host.
You only get one chance, so make sure you do it right! Make all of their dreams come true with a very special, intimate proposal picnic set up.
Kitchen tea, baby shower, birthday, hens days. Any excuse to host a picnic for your nearest and dearest is a fabulous one in our book!
Believe me. You don't want to try our cooking! So we work with the best in the biz, both graze and high tea to cater for your picnic.
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