Frequently Asked Questions

What is a luxury picnic?


A luxury picnic is a fancy yet relaxing experience. We keep it cozy and casual with our comfy floor pillows then we bring in the luxury with our beautiful tablescapes to fit any occasion. A huge upscale to any ordinary picnic!




How do I book a picnic?


We've made booking easy. Just fill out our online booking contact form found on our BOOK A PICNIC page. Your information will be booked and secured via HoneyBook. You also can send a direct message to us on Instagram or Facebook to schedule your picnic. Your picnic will be officially reserved once your 50% Booking Retainer payment has been received.




When should I book my picnic?


To secure the day and time of your picnic we highly encourage you to reserve your date as soon as possible. All picnics must be booked at least 72 hours prior to desired date. Parties of 10 or more must be booked 14 days in advance.




Where do you deliver picnics?


We can deliver picnics to your home whether it’s in your living room or in your backyard. We also can delivery to the following locations: Idlewild Park, Easton Talbot Historical Society Garden, Easton Oxford Park, Oxford Claiborne Beach, Claiborne Sailwinds Park, Cambridge Great Marsh Park. Cambridge Any residence outside of our 25 mile radius will be charged additional travel fees (see our guidelines under Terms & Conditions)




Is food included with setup?


No. Food is not included with our setups. Food options can be added to your picnic as an add-on at additional costs. Visit our Food & Drinks page to view our vendors food selections.




Is this only for couples?


Absolutely not. Our picnics can be for anyone from couples, friends, family, coworkers, children, or even just yourself if you’re seriously in need of some “me-time”. Currently we are available to seat up to 16 guests per picnic.




Can I choose any theme I want?


Our current themes to select from are... -Romantic Bohemian (white, beige colors) -Pretty in Pink (pinks, orange, white, beige colors) -Coastal Cove (blues, white, beige colors) -Garden Tea Party (white, multi-colors) -Oxford Bleu (white, blue, biege) -Rose Gold Royalty (rose gold, blush pink, white) Visit our Themes page for picnic theme photos. If you have a different style in mind, send us a message and we will try our best to fulfil your vision. (additional fees may apply for custom designs)




Can I bring extra guests?


Yes. There is a $25 fee per additonal guest. We will accommodate up to 16 guests in total. Additional guests must be added to your picnic package at time of booking. We will not accept Non-Paid guests.




What if we want to leave early?


If you choose to not use all of your time, you are more than welcome to leave early. However, you must contact us asap and remain at the picnic till we are able to return to pack up. You are responsible for all picnic items when we are not on site.




Can we stay longer?


Picnics for 2 last for 1.5 hours, picnics for 3 or more guests last for 2 hours. Requests for extra time must be submitted at time of booking. There is a $50 fee per additional hour.




What if it rains?


No worries! If the forecast predicts rain the day of your picnic we can offer a delivery to your home or we can reschedule your picnic for up to 3 months.




Can we canel anytime?


We do not issue refunds. However, we can change your reservation time to another day without a cancellation charge within 72 hours before your picnic. See CANCELLATION POLICY under Terms & Conditions for more details.




Can we bring alcohol?


In the State of Maryland, alcohol is prohibited on public parks and beach premises. If you choose to bring alcoholic beverages to your picnic, we will not be held responsible for any violation charges nor will e be responsible for any injuries due to intoxication.




What if we have diet restricitons?


If you or any guests have diet restrictions please contact us soon as possible regarding your order and we will do our best to accommodate you.




Can we bring our own food?


Yes. You are welcome to bring your food of choice with the exception of crabs.





TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Bookings and Reservations All reservations must be placed at least 72 hours prior to date for picnics under 10 guests. Picnics for 10 or more guests must be booked 14 days in advance. A 50% Booking Retainer of Client's total picnic package will be due to reserve the date. The remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to Client's picnic. If the event is within 7 days, the full picnic package will be due upon booking. Number of guests, additional time, and extended traveling requests must be submitted and paid for at time of booking. 

  2. Payment Methods and Schedule For the Client's convenience, payments can be made online via HoneyBook using a valid credit card. Otherwise, payment is to be made by Venmo, Cashapp, or Zelle. 50% initial Booking Retainer is due upon completion of the signed Contract for services. Remaining balance is due as indicated in the fee schedule. Client has the option to pay the full balance in full at time of booking. Client also has the option to pay the remaining 50% balance sooner than 7 days prior to date. Client is able to setup auto-pay via HoneyBook. 

  3. Cancellations Shore Picnics requires a 72 hour notice prior to Client's event for any cancellations. Cancellations made within 72 hours prior to the event's date will be rescheduled for a new date. Cancellations made less than 72 hours will be rescheduled with a $50.00 rescheduling fee to move the reservation to a new time and date. Shore Picnics reserves the right to not issue refunds. Same-Day cancellations are not eligible for rescheduling and the booking process must start over again for a new picnic date. 

  4. Weather If the forecast predicts rain the day of the event, Shore Picnics will contact the Client in advance to discuss other options. Client's picnic can be delivered to an indoor residence setting or Client's picnic can be rescheduled for up to 3 months from the original date.  

  5. Location Shore Picnics delivers to the following locations:

    Idlewild park, Easton, MD ---- Talbot Historical Society Garden, Easton, MD

  6. Sailwinds park/beach, Cambridge, MD 

    Great Marsh park, Cambridge, MD 

    Claiborne beach, Claiborne, MD

    Oxford park, Oxford, MD. Shore Picnics can not guarantee the privacy and seclusion of these locations because they are open to the public. We can deliver to any home location within a 25 mile radius from our home base, Easton, Maryland. Requests for further distance locations are allowed but must be submitted in a two-week advance and reviewed for approval. An additional travel fee of $40 plus $0.65 per mile will be added to Client's picnic package at time of booking.

  7. Permits Some public parks and beaches require permits in order to have authorized access to the grounds and to partake in special event activities such as luxury picnics. While Shore Picnics is responsible for researching, obtaining, and securing permit requirements for specific picnic locations, the Client is solely responsible for paying for any permit application fees and or deposits. Permit fees will be added to Client's picnic package at time of booking and will processed by Shore Picnics. Client may not change picnic location once permit application has been submitted. 

  8. Time Duration All picnics last for 2 hours in exception of 2 guest picnics, which last for 1.5 hours. Time starts once Shore Picnics staff has left the setup location. Shore Picnics is not responsible for guests arriving late and picnic time will continue as scheduled. Requests for additional time will be an additional $50 per hour. Extra time requests must be submitted and paid for at time of booking. 

  9. Liability It is understood that Shore Picnics is only liable for services completed and provided by Shore Picnics and can not be held liable for the services of other contracted vendors. It is understood that in no event shall Shore Picnics be liable for consequential damages of any kind. 

  10. Photo Release Shore Picnics reserves the rights and permissions to use photographs and/or videos taken on event date for any legal uses, including but not limited to; publicity, copyright purposes, illustration, advertising, and web content. Client is to understand that no royalty, fee or any other compensation shall become payable to the Client or anyone in the Client's party by reason of such use.

  11. Third-Party Vendors In the event Vendor cannot or will not perform its obligations in any or all parts of this Agreement, Shore Picnics (or a responsible party) will immediately give notice to the Client and issue a refund or credit based on services rendered for that Vendors service. Refunds or credits will only be issued for payments secured by Shore Picnics and not for payments secured between Client and Vendor. Services of Shore Picnics may continue to proceed as planned. If Client chooses to cancel due to Vendors lack of services, cancellation terms may apply due to Shore Picnics not being responsible for other Third Parties service cancellations and/or termination of services.

  12. Impossibilities Either party may choose to be excused of any further performance obligations in the event of a disastrous occurrence outside the control of either party, such as, but not limited to: a natural disaster (fires, explosions, earthquakes, hurricane, flooding, storms or infestation); or War, Invasion, Act of Foreign Enemies, Embargo, or other Hostility (whether declared or not); or Failure to Perform Service. Any hazardous situation created outside of the control of either party such as a riot, disorder, nuclear leak or explosion, or act of threat of terrorism, will excuse the Client of any further performance and/or payment obligations in this Agreement. 

  13. Property Damage Once we have left the picnic location you are solely responsible for all Shore Picnics picnic items till we are back to pack up. All items should be returned in the condition as received. Soiled fabrics, broken glass, and any other damaged property will be subjected to a property damage fee to replace all items damaged. Fees vary depending on the cost to replace the item. We ask that you please use our provided setup responsibly to avoid these additional charges. Smoking is prohibited on Shore Picnics property and will be considered as property damage penalty due to the remaining scent left on our property as well as cigarette burns. 

  14. Termination of Service When booking a picnic, Client is obligated to provide the correct number of guests that will be in attendance of the event. Additional guests shall be paid for at time of booking. Inviting NON-PAID additional guests to a picnic will result in immediate termination of service. The additional guests fees not only secures that persons seat at a table but also covers the extra setup and cleanup costs. Disruption of peace will also result in immediate termination of service. This includes of any obnoxious, unpleasant, or offensive behavior such as loud music playing, using profanity, yelling, public intoxication, or violence.