cancelled for 2020

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?

Please contact 

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






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

presenting sponsor

BMO Harris Bank

Honeybee Level

The Stratford

Hummingbird Level

Encore Sotheby's Intl. Realty Kempler Pollard Group

Moyer Jewelers

Sunshine Level

Irina Smulevitch, Artist

Scot Pollard


Barbenders band

Carmel Monthly

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


past posh images

Please send some of your own fabulous photos to share here!


support your parks!

Our community parks are one of our most valuable resources! To learn more about the organizations responsible for our first-rate parks, visit these links.

Hamilton County Parks & Recreation

Friends of Hamilton County Parks


need more info?

Contact Us

Posh Picnic 2019

The Coxhall Guild