Frequently asked questions:

Q: HOW MUCH NOTICE DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A PICNIC

A: Like any great restaurant, we do get fully booked especially on weekends, so the more notice you can give the better! Click here to inquire

Q: WHAT ARE THE FOOD OPTIONS?

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A: We offer a breakfast/ brunch menu for reservations between 9am-12pm that includes a seasonal fruit, parfaits, pastries, and avocado toast fixings. For reservations after 12pm we offer a customized grazing board, entree selection, and a dessert selection. Check out all of our menu options here: The Picnic Collective Menus. We can add a cakes or customized dessert stations at an extra charge for special events.

Q: WHAT DOES MY PICNIC INCLUDE?

A: We currently offer packages suitable for 2-30 people that includes comfortable seating, decor, and florals. 

  • Optional $10 upgrade per person to add a meal to your picnic.

  • Food: Brunch Menu including pastries, seasonal fruit, avocado toast fixings, pastries, etc. Lunch and Dinner picnics include a cheese grazing board, an entree, and a dessert selection.

  • Beverages: Sparkling Mineral Water or Lemonade 

  • Styling: 

    • Each setup has a styling customization option. You can choose between a bohemian styling, coastal styling, a romantic set-up, or a themed set-up. Let us know if you have a preference of styling so we can tailor a picnic to fit your special occasion. Click here to learn more.

      Q: DOES THE PICNIC COLLECTIVE STAY DURING OUR PICNIC?

A: No, we leave after you're settled and return once your picnic reservation ends. If you need us during your picnic, you can call or text your Picnic Collective concierge (whose number is provided in your confirmation email) and they can be on site within minutes.

Q: CAN WE LEAVE WHENEVER WE WANT?

A: If you would like to leave earlier than the arranged time, please provide us a 30 min notice via phone call or text. You are responsible for the picnic items until we are able to return and pack up.

Q: HOW DO I SELECT A LOCATION?

A: Choose from one of our Picnic Collective preferred locations or email us to collaborate on a special place. If you have a different location in mind, please send that over with your inquiry. We will do our best to accommodate your location request, however it might have an extra fee when dealing with rough terrain: sand, trails, steep slopes, etc. We may not be able to get our equipment to the requested area. We ask that locations are 50 yards from vehicle access.

Q: SHOULD I INCLUDE MY SMALL CHILDREN INTO THE GUEST COUNT WHEN BOOKING?

A: It depends on how you think the kids will be comfortable: if you’d like us to include seating and food for them, then include the kids in the guest count. We also offer a kid’s menu- If you have questions, you can always email us and we’re happy to talk it out.

Q: DO I NEED A PERMIT?

A: That depends on the location, number of people and a couple of other factors.  The Picnic Collective packages do not require a permit at any of our preferred locations. If you request a special spot, we'll let you know if you need a permit and can help with that process.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

A: We don't offer any refunds but we can change your reservation time if we have availably with 72 hour notice. After that, there is a 50% rescheduling fee to move your reservation.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

A: While bad weather in Orange County is rare it does happen. We have had to move locations or change dates due to weather. If that looks like it may affect your reservation, we will contact you in advance of your picnic to discuss your options. There is no cancellation charge for rescheduling your picnic due to bad weather. See our TERMS & CONDITIONS for more rescheduling information.