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WE TREAT YOUR GUESTS AS INVITED DIGNITARIES TO AN EXCLUSIVE PARTY. IT’S OUR JOB TO ENSURE EVERY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THEIR EXPERIENCE BECOMES A PRECIOUS AND CHERISHED MEMORY. Blue Ginger Picnics is proud to create some of Australia's best alfresco culinary experiences that showcase our stunning region.


Impress Your Guests


In-House Proposals


Lovers Menu


Offsite Proposals


Group Experiences


Introducing G&T


The Picnic Lifestyle


Backend Details


How To Book


Contact Information


3 ways to impress your guests We're committed to helping Santai Retreat enhance guest experiences.

Because like you, we want them to return and enjoy the beauty our incredible region has to offer. Whether your couples seek a romantic poolside proposal, amorous alfresco sunset, or intimate family gathering, Blue Ginger Picnics promise to create a memorable experience.

While we possess a vault full of creative ideas, we've outlined three opportunities, guaranteed to impress your couples looking for added romance during their stay. From secluded offsite moments to delicious local produce, we offer a range of signature services to complement any stay at beautiful Santai Retreat.

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MARRY ME Custom proposal packages for guests wanting to pop the question during their Santai Retreat stay.

WHAT WE OFFER Our timeless, elegant picnics are aligned with the natural environment, seasons and local produce. Many of our props are unique pieces collected from around the world. Plush cushions, one-off barn door tables, crystal glasses, stylish tableware and linen napkins are just some of the elements that compliment our exclusive alfresco settings.

HOW IT WORKS Our design team set up everything for your guest's arrival at the poolside gazebo. There's no time limit and guests are welcome to linger as long as they wish. When they're done, our team pack everything away.

WHAT'S INCLUDED Proposal coordination with Santai Retreat team Romantic picnic set up with full elegant styling Gourmet platter of local and seasonal produce Still and sparkling water Gifted bottle of quality Australian Sparkling Exclusive Santai Retreat guest cost $600* * Hidden photographer to capture the moment available at additional cost.

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Ladies, you are utterly fabulous! You made my son Luke & his beautiful fiancé Rikki very happy with the surprise engagement picnic. You made this special occasion a glorious one. Rikki has not stopped smiling. I will always be grateful for the beautiful scene you created for my son and his now fiancée. Well done girls!!  Kristina, Kingscliff

LOVERS MENU Abundant selection of local and seasonal delicacies.

CHEESE & DIPS Handmade Blue, Hard or Cream Cheese Burringbar Friesian Soft Brie Chilli, Coriander & Macadamia Dip Rocket & Feta Dip

BREAD & CRACKERS Artisan Italian Bread Bangalow Salt & Seed Crackers Byron Bay Activated Charcoal Thins Raw Fig & Macadamia Nut Chunks

ANTIPASTOÂ Grass Fed Local Salami Organic Byron Bay Olives Marinated Local Garlic Cloves

FRESH FRUIT Selection of Fresh Seasonal Fruits Local Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts

DRINKS Artisan, Hand Crafted, Byron Bay Mineral Water Gifted bottle of quality Australian Sparkling Wine*

*Specific alcohol requests may incur an additional cost Menu is local and seasonal, making it subject to change.

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ROMANCE IN NATURE Nothing says “I love you” more than ‘stumbling’ across a secret rendezvous in secluded paradise.

OUTDOOR LOCATIONS Blue Ginger Picnics create romantic alfresco settings for guests wishing to pop the question outdoors. Guests can choose from a secluded canopied proposal on a private beach, a secret garden proposal in the heart of the lush sub-tropical hinterland, or a hidden alcove on a unique local property.

PRICING Romantic beach, creek or hinterland proposals start from $800*. Price includes all styling, rugs, cushions, props, equipment, set up, pack away, lighting gourmet platter of local produce, still and sparkling water, Champagne, ice and silver ice bucket.

* Luxury or vintage car transport available upon request at additional cost.

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ALFRESCO SOIRÉES Whether it's collecting shells, walking barefoot on the beach or lingering over a smorgasbord of local treats, living life outdoors replenishes mind and body.

BEACH LUNCH Perfect day out for a family needing time to reconnect, a pre-wedding bridal lunch, or any special celebration. Guests enjoy an elegant gathering in a gorgeous setting. Locations include the beach, creek, hinterland or local park. Transportation to and from events is available at an additional charge. Location depends on local weather. Group bookings start at $1000 for four guests. Six guests $1300. Eight guests $1500. Larger groups and wedding functions are priced according to numbers, location and catering.

CORPORATE Our creative team are available to liaise with Santai Retreat to support your corporate guests and tailor events accordingly.

GIFT CERIFICATES Gift certificates are available for all packages.

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allow us to introduce G&T

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who are we Hi there, we're Georgie & Tania, two Sagittarians who love the outdoors. Combine that with our desire to gather friends, sip vintage Champagne and collect beautiful just made sense to create a business that incorporates our loves.

We're experience creators, friends and storytellers. And celebrations are the reason we exist. Every story inspires us to create meaningful experiences that bring joy and happiness. Years from now, we want your guests to remember their special occasions and feel valued, delighted and appreciated.

We take moments that are often gone in a flash and turn them into cherished memories. As a company that creates some of Australia's finest alfresco experiences, we’re proud to showcase our region’s culinary and environmental diversity. We offer your guests a range of enjoyable, engaging and relaxing opportunities to reconnect with what's important to them, each other.

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why blue ginger picnics Let's be honest, classy ladies aren't supposed to brag.

We could share details of our awards, client case studies and academic achievements but that's more bragging.

So how do we tell you about our 30 years of international event management experience?

Perhaps it's better to highlight that we care about people and only deliver quality? But for us, that's a must in all we do. So not a true why.

Things like...travelling around the world creating remarkable events in fascinating locations such as medieval castles, on secluded islands, in secret gardens or amongst empty warehouses.

Our why runs deep. It comes from a love of outdoors, a desire to support our local community and a wish for your guests to have a stay they'll never forget.

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booking information Confirming a booking indicates the client accepts the following. BOOKING & DEPOSIT


A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm each booking. The remaining 50% is due 24 hours prior to event date.

Santai Retreat will advise Blue Ginger Picnics of any guest special dietary requirements at the time of booking.



Blue Ginger Picnics will invoice Santai Retreat direct and accepts payment via bank transfer.

Guest arrival is confirmed at time of booking. Due to styling and food handling, adhering to agreed arrival time is recommended.



A 100% charge applies to events cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

While there is no time limit, we suggest guests allow two to three hours to relax and linger.



In the event of severe weather Blue Ginger Picnics will liaise with Santai Retreat to confirm an appropriate alternative or a postponement.

No security deposit is held for events, however guests are responsible for any loss or damage to the hire items arising from the time they arrive to the confirmed departure time. Guests agree to pay full replacement costs of any lost, missing or damaged items. Such payment is due within seven days of the event.

The event is non-refundable in the case of poor weather.

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Our team will liaise with Santai Retreat to develop an efficient system that ensures the prompt booking of proposals and experiences. We provide an easy to complete template of questions to ask your guests to confirm the details of their special event.

We believe in spoiling people and can't wait to work with Santai Retreat to help create memorable experiences for your valued guests.

Please feel free to discuss any specific guest needs or desires.

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CONTACT INFORMATION We welcome the opportunity to discuss any of the outlined proposals, or other ideas to support your guest experiences.

Georgie Josephson Founder & Creative Director 0433 163 538

Tania Usher Founder & Marketing Director 0424 604 028


"I was expecting a beautiful beach picnic. But what we experienced was more amazing than I ever imagined.  My surprised husband thought he was on a scene from The Bachelor. It was a gorgeous moment we'll always remember".  Caroline, Brisbane.


Santai Retreat Signature Experiences  

Exclusive romance and proposal packages by Blue Ginger Picnics for Santai Retreat.

Santai Retreat Signature Experiences  

Exclusive romance and proposal packages by Blue Ginger Picnics for Santai Retreat.