about posh picnic
cancelled for 2020.
See you next year
for a magical evening!
Posh Picnic is an annual fundraising event organized by the Coxhall Guild on the front lawn of Coxhall Mansion. Guests are invited to bring their favorite people, culinary delights, and table settings to create a night of magic in Carmel's most beautiful picnic spot!
The evening features a tablescape challenge, with prizes awarded for originality, elegance, and "funk". Guests provide their own refreshments and tableware for a highly personalized, stylish experience.
Dancing under the stars follows for an unforgettable evening!
Frequently asked Questions
How do I reserve tickets?
Jody McFarland at 317 337-0838 or
What is the ticket price?
Tickets are $50 per person ($400 per table of 8, or $450 per table of 10)
What are the seating arrangements?
Seating is at round tables that can accommodate 8-10 guests
What is provided?
Tables, chairs, and linens (white, floor-length) are provided
Is any food or drink provided?
As we want everyone to enjoy their favorites, we are asking all guests to pack a delicious picnic
Where should I park?
Ample parking is available in the lots near the Coxhall Mansion. Carts and assistance will be provided to move your picnic items and tableware to the event area.
Who is providing the music?
We are fortunate to have the sounds of the live band BARBENDER to entertain us and provide danceable tunes through the night.
What if it rains?
In the event of rain, our tables will be moved into the events tent located on the southeast side of the property.
How early can I arrive to set up my table?
Guests may begin table setup at 6:30 p.m.
Where do the event proceeds go?
We are proud to announce that this year's Posh Picnic will help to fund an outdoor covered classroom and picnic area in the Children's Garden with a surrounding butterfly and hummingbird garden on the stately grounds of Coxhall Gardens.
Is my ticket price tax-deductible?
Yes! Because guests provide their own food and beverage, the ticket price is 100% tax-deductible.
What if I don't have a full table?
We hope adult singles, doubles and groups will attend. We will seat you with old and/or new friends if you have not reserved a full table (8-10 per table). You will be provided with your tablemates' contact information prior to the picnic so you can communicate regarding table décor and picnic fare
PLEASE JOIN US IN THANKING OUR 2019 SPONSORS
NOW ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIPS FOR
POSH PICNIC 2020
If you or your business would like information about becoming a sponsor, please contact John Scott Foster, Executive Director of Friends of Hamilton County Parks, here
BMO Harris Bank
Encore Sotheby's Intl. Realty Kempler Pollard Group
Irina Smulevitch, Artist
Hamilton County Parks Kirk Furniture Metalmark Fine Jewelry
Coxhall Guild Dimond Landscape and Lighting
Friends of Hamilton County Parks Sponsors
Geico Alphagraphics Hunter Estate & Elder Law Cripe Centier
Ritz Charles Storage Solutions The Snyder Financial Group
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