Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I book with Noosa Picnics?
Noosa Picnics, is a council approved, registered and insured Picnic hire company on the Sunshine Coast, and has been in business for over 12 years now. Established in 2015, with local knowledge of winds and ideal locations.
We are industry leaders and offer the highest quality settings. We won't be the cheapest, but we are definitely the best!
We purchase the highest quality linens and products; Kim Soo, Spell Byron Bay, Linen House, I Love Linen, Chandon Glassware and more. We also take the time to soak, launder & iron each linen piece before each and every picnic setting. You will never sit on a dirty cushion.
What's included in your picnic?
Each Individual picnic is different, to see a full list of inclusions please visit the individual setting page.
ALL of our picnics include the following;
Set-up and pack-away service, rug/duvet, pillows/cushions, picnic table, table flowers, ice bucket with ice, Bluetooth speaker, glassware, and fairy lights. The picnic basket comprises of; Plates, quality linen napkins, gold cutlery, insect repellent, bottle opener, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wet wipes)
What about food and drinks?
You are welcome to bring your own food and wine, as a full picnic kit and wine glasses are included.
Alternatively, we can provide a list of licensed caterers for you to browse their options to best suit your picnic needs upon booking.
Please book direct with your chosen caterer including date, time and location, along with wet weather backup delivery address in case of inclement weather. This way you can discuss any dietary requirements, restrictions or preferences with your caterer. We will coordinate with your chosen supplier on the day.
* Catering is done through one of the licensed suppliers. Noosa Picnics accepts no responsibility for food and food safety as this is the sole responsibility of the licensed caterer who prepares and delivers to our Picnic Setting.
* Consumption of Alcohol - is the responsibility of the guests. (please be respectful of others)
What location should I have my picnic?
If you have a specific location in mind for your special occasion, be sure to note that. We usually suggest a few locations best suited depending on your desired location, view, privacy concerns and weather factors. Please note we may confirm location closer to the date so we can rely on the previously listed factors.
Can we keep the flowers?
Please note the table flower arrangements are not to be taken from the picnic as they are a part of the setting decor. Floral arrangements can be purchased when booking on the additions page. You will be charged if your guests take the florals.
What is your cancellation policy?
You are free to cancel within 72 hours before the picnic with no cancellation fee, you however will be charged for any catering or additional fees I would have already been subject to. Once the picnic has started or been set up (two hours prior to arranged date,) you will be charged the full cost of the picnic including any catering/food and drink provisions.
If you wish for me to proceed with inclement weather, a $50 charge will be applied to cover the drying of pillows and quilts.
In the case of a thunder or electrical storm, you must leave immediately for your own safety.
What happens if it rains?
If due to weather, the picnic can not go ahead and we cannot provide alternatives, you will not be charged.
Do you do picnics within the Sunshine Coast?
Picnic Settings are available for hire in the Sunshine Coast Region. Some locations may incur a travel fee/venue fee as below.
Please Note: A location that is not within my council permit, will be the sole responsibility of the guest hiring to obtain any necessary permits or any fines incurred.
South: Caloundra $50
North: Cooroy to Gympie - $100
West: Maleny, Montville & Surrounds - $100
Some Beach Locations that are not easily accessible - $100 (Will be quoted)
These include Little Cove and First Bay Coolum, as there are lots of stairs and two staff may be required.
How do I pay?
Deposit is requested to secure your date. NO DEPOSIT/NO BOOKING. Full Payment is required 7 days prior to event.
You can pay via bank transfer.
How long is the picnic for?
2 hours, however, you are most welcome to extend your picnic at an extra expense. $100 per hour or part thereof.
What if I spill or break something?
I keep a huge supply of napisan, and have not met many stains that I can't remove.
However, you may be billed for dry cleaning costs if required. All breakages must be paid for.
NO PAINT AND SIPS are allowed as these stain permanently and you will be responsible for the replacement of all items ruined.
We encourage you to take photos of your beautiful Noosa Picnic experience and share the picnic love on your socials, tagging us @noosapicnics