Purely Picnics Logo.jpg

FAQS

What locations do you offer?


We specialise in locations on the Northern Beaches and surrounds. The Northern Beaches has a vast number of breathtaking sites with incredible beach/ocean, river/lake or harbour views. Take your pick!




Can we choose an alternate location?


If you have another particular location in mind, let us know and we will assess to ensure it is a feasible option for your picnic. May involve an additional travel fee to cover mileage and time.




Do you set up in homes and backyards?


Of course! The best thing about having a picnic in your own home or backyard is you have complete privacy and access to facilities such as a clean bathroom. We always recommend having a home picnic as a back up in the event of inclement weather.




How do I book?


Please send your enquiry through to info@purelypicnics.com.au, or send a direct enquiry form from our contact page. We will get back to you with our availability and will ask for a deposit to secure your picnic event in.




How far in advance do I need to book a picnic?


We require at least 7 days notice of a picnic with the exception of if we have last minute cancellations or availability. Please bear in mind, the earlier you enquire for a date, the better chance you will have to secure it in. Sometimes we book out as far as 3 months in advance.




How far in advance do I need to make a platter order?


We require at least 3 days notice of a platter order and is subject to our availability




What themes do you offer for group picnics?


You may choose from Bohemian, Chic, Coastal or customise your own such as 'Baby Boy' for baby showers. If you have a preferred colour scheme or another theme, we can discuss this further too.




What happens in the event of spillages or breakages?


Large spills requiring dry cleaning will incur a cleaning fee and breakages will need replacing. These costs will be deducted from your security bond. Upon booking your picnic, we send through a document outlining costs associated with spillages/breakages.




What is the maximum number of guests your picnics can cater?


Currently, due to Covid, we are only able to cater for maximum 20 guests. Our inventory allows for us to cater our picnic packages up to 50 guests. For groups larger than this, we can cater for custom picnics or grazing tables.




What if I have dietary requirements?


Purely Picnics can make alterations to cater for any dietary requirements/intolerances. Please advise us of any requirements and we will offer alternative menu options.




What is the process on the day of our event?


We will have the set up ready for the agreed start time. We ask that you send us a text when you are 10 minutes away so we can finalise the last minute touches. We will wait until you arrive before heading off unless we have specified otherwise. We will come back at the agreed finish time and pack it all up for you!




What if I'm running late to the agreed start time?


We ask that you let us know if you are running late as we want your grazing spread to be freshly served before your arrival. While we appreciate that Sydney traffic can be a nightmare, we do ask that you try your best to be on time as we are often running on tight schedules (particularly on weekends) to be able to treat as many of you as possible to a Purely Picnic set up. We are able to wait 20 minutes maximum with no fee. A fee of $20 for 20-45 minutes late. A fee of $50 for 45-60 minutes late.




Can we hire the picnic set up for longer than the package duration?


Yes you can, subject to the availability. Extra hourly charges or overnight hire costs are required. Hiring the set up for longer than the package duration must be booked and paid for in advance.




What happens in the event of inclement weather?


Due to the nature of our business, we always recommend having a back up plan for your picnic location. It is the client's responsibility to have a back up plan/venue. We can set up in your home, hotels, community halls, venues etc. provided we are granted access. Travel fees may change if your back up location is further away than your planned outdoor event. Around 72 hours from your picnic, we will touch base with you if forecast is looking unfavourable. At this stage we will need to discuss relocating or rescheduling. Rescheduling subject to availability.




What food is provided in your catered picnics?


Our catered picnic packages include a deluxe antipasto grazing platter but we do have the option of a high tea menu for group picnics too. We also have a canape menu available for group picnics.




What is the cancellation policy?


Please see our terms and conditions page.





  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Purely Picnics | 2020