August 21, 2021
6:30-11:00 p.m.

Posh Picnic is an annual fundraising event organized by the Coxhall Guild at Cripe Pavilion at Coxhall Gardens. 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 "Most Posh", "Most Creative", "Most Fun", and "People's Choice". Guests provide their own refreshments and tableware for a highly personalized, stylish experience.

Dancing under the stars follows for an unforgettable evening! 







If you or your business would like information about becoming a sponsor, please contact us here, or you may download a printable sponsorship packet here. For Questions, please contact Muniver Singh at


How do I make a reservation?

Please contact 

Follow this link, or contact Jody McFarland at

What is the reservation price?

Reservations are $50 per person ($350 per table of 8, or $425 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 Free But Not Cheap to entertain us and provide danceable tunes through the night.

What if it rains? 

We will picnic rain or shine! The picnic will take place in the tented Cripe Pavilion at the southeast corner of the property


How early can I arrive to set up my table?

Early setup is available from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Where do the event proceeds go?

Event proceeds support projects that enrich, improve, and maintain Coxhall Mansion and Gardens, like the recently installed Children's Pavilion and statuary.


Is my reservation 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



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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


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