Frequently Asked Questions
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What area does Alpaca Picnic serve?
We are pleased to operate in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area (see map below). Yes, we do travel outside of this area for an additional travel fee. We have hosted picnics in Edwardsville, Columbia, Warrenton, Troy and House Springs.
What’s included in my picnic package?
All packages included a two-hour picnic with a low-profile picnic table, rugs, blankets, and pillows for seating. The table is decorated with a table runner, charger plate, dinner plate, salad plate, flatware, cloth napkins, and drinking goblet along with a tablescape that reflects your color palette. Service includes full setup and breakdown. Each guest receives complimentary still and sparkling water.
How much does an Alpaca Picnic Cost?
Our Signature Picnic for two guests starts at $199 plus tax. However, the price will vary based on the number of guests and any add-on options you select.
What can I celebrate with an Alpaca Picnic?
Where can I host my picnic?
The choice is yours but many are surprised to learn that the best place to host a picnic is right in your own backyard! Backyard picnics provide easy access to food, restrooms, and cold drinks. There are also no time restrictions on private property and we can easily move the picnic inside if the weather requires it.
View our Location Guide to select the perfect location for you!
I'd prefer to have my picnic in a public park, what do you recommend?
St. Louis County and St. Charles County Parks are great options but do come with restrictions. All county parks close 30 minutes after sunset. The parks feature public parking, restrooms, and picnic pavilions if desired. Alcohol is prohibited in all county parks unless consumed in a pavilion. Pavilions require an advanced reservation, and if not reserved, are first-come, first-serve.
Unfortunately, we are not permitted to operate our picnics at Forest Park, Tower Grove, or The Gateway Arch National Park as they require permit reservations. If you have another park in mind, we are happy to explore it as an option. All picnic locations must have a level ground area and be within 100 yards of a loading zone. Please contact us to explore custom locations.
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Can I bring my own food / alcohol / decorations?
Yes! One of the best parts of planning an Alpaca Picnic is bringing your favorite food and drinks to enjoy with your friends and family. If your picnic is planned in a public area, please refer to local alcohol restrictions.
You are also welcome to supply your decor, games, etc, we just ask that you refrain from crafts such as painting or things with glue and glitter that could stain the tables and decor.
Are there any food add-ons available for purchase?
We offer a variety of additional food options for add-on purchases. Please view our Add-On page for more information.
What happens after I request to book?
Please allow 48 hours for us to review and respond to your picnic request. If you submit a request over the weekend, please note that it may take us a little longer to get back to you, as we are likely out hosting a picnic!
Once your booking request has been approved, you will receive an email with all of the details. You will then have 48 hours to pay your deposit to hold your date and time. If your deposit is not paid, your date will be released. All price quotes are valid for 14 days from the issue date.
How far in advance do you accept reservations?
Our online booking system allows reservations to be made 3 months in advance. If you have a certain date in mind, beyond that point, please submit through our generic booking form and we will do our best to accommodate.
The date and time I'm interested in is unavailable, can you help?
We are so excited to host your picnic but with such huge demand, your ideal picnic day or time may already have been spoken for. However, cancellations and changes do occur so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to accomodate you.
What is your cancellation policy?
A lot of work goes into planning your perfect picnic so we kindly ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking that will hold your picnic date and time. If you need to reschedule your picnic, we will work with you based on availability to find a new date and time. However, all cancellations or rescheduling must be made in writing 72 hours prior to your picnic date and time.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
We can plan the perfect picnic but we can’t plan the weather! As charming as it sounds, no one actually wants to have a picnic in the rain. Luckily, our flexible booking policy allows you one opportunity to change your date, without penalty, up to 72 hours before your picnic. Better yet, if your picnic is scheduled for your own backyard, we can easily set up a magical indoor picnic if the weather puts a damper on your plans.
Can I bring my kids to my picnic?
We love kids! All children 3 and under are welcome free of charge since they don’t require a table setting. Children 4 and above will be delighted to sit with you at their very own table setting.
I can already tell that two hours won't be enough! Can I book a longer picnic?
Of course! Up to 72 hours prior to your picnic, you can add more time to your experience at a rate of $50 per additional hour.
Please Note: Pricing will vary for parties of 15+ or more than 2 picnic tables, please inquire.
Some of my guests can’t sit low to the ground on pillows, can you accommodate?
We want everyone to feel comfortable at their Alpaca Picnic! We can provide a 4-person table and chairs for individuals unable to sit on the ground. Additionally, if you have a preferred table and/or chairs, we are happy to incorporate our tablescape design with this table option.
I am a vendor and I want to work with Alpaca Picnic on a sponsorship or trade out.
Great! We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at email@example.com