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Elevating Your Picnic Experience

Two Chicks and a Picnic meets The Retreat

Picture this: you arrive at your picnic spot, and it's a scene right out of a fairytale. Soft rugs and comfy pillow seats invite you to relax, while the gentle glow of flameless candles, lanterns, and twinkle lights set a dreamy ambiance. Low wooden tables, adorned with elegant dinnerware, flatware, glassware, linen napkins, and boho fringe umbrellas, await you. A chalkboard with your custom message adds a personal touch, and music fills the air with your favorite tunes. The centerpiece, adorned with dry flowers, completes the picturesque setting. The best part? Design, delivery, setup, pack-up, and cleanup are all included. All you need to do is arrive and bask in the beauty.

Two Chicks and a Picnic are changing the picnic game. Whether it's a cozy, romantic date or a grand celebration with friends and family, they've got the magic touch to make it extraordinary. They have mastered creating moments in the great outdoors. They specialize in luxury-styled pop-up picnics, dreamy beach day cabanas, and enchanting teepee sleepovers. No matter if it's an intimate gathering for two or a bustling party with over 25 guests, they have the expertise to make your day truly special.

When it comes to dining, the options are endless. You can bring your own delectables or indulge in their enticing offerings. Imagine platters of savory charcuteries, family-style meals, and assorted desserts. If that isn't enough to tantalize your taste buds, you can level up with fresh flowers, fun games like cornhole, and even a calming beach yoga session. They've thought of everything to make your event exceptional!

Two Chicks and a Picnic believes in the power of customization. Alongside charcuterie, they offer a delightful array of add-on options. Fancy a game of cornhole to up the fun factor? Or perhaps a beach yoga session to unwind? If you have a unique request that's not on the list, just drop them a message, and they'll work their magic to make your event one-of-a-kind.

But what makes this picnic experience even more special is the setting. One local option is The Retreat Sarasota, an all-in-one event space nestled in Sarasota, sprawling across 84 acres of conservation land, and is a dreamy canvas for any event, especially picnics. What makes The Retreat Sarasota even more special is that every rental directly supports Resilient Retreat, a groundbreaking nonprofit dedicated to empowering and supporting those impacted by trauma and abuse.

Resilient Retreat helps abuse survivors - domestic, sexual violence, and more - and professionals that witness trauma in the workplace, heal from the impacts of trauma on the mind, body, and spirit. They offer evidence-based programs free of charge, such as art therapy, neurofeedback, nutrition, meditation, yoga, and support groups. Programs are available in-person and online. Acting as trauma navigators, Resilient Retreat offers a Kind Line (941-343-0039) that is available Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time, and helps those impacted by trauma. To help prevent trauma in our community, Resilient Retreat also conducts trainings on trauma and compassion fatigue for organizations on a sliding scale fee.

The Retreat Sarasota comes brimming with amenities to complement your Two Chicks and a Picnic experience, including a large, open community space that can accommodate 120 guests for milestone events, weddings, and corporate gatherings and onsite accommodations for up to 28 overnight guests. The 1000-square-foot dining room, complete with a commercial-grade kitchen, is ready to host up to 75 guests, making it perfect for indoor picnics or retreats. And if you're a fan of the great outdoors, The Retreat Sarasota offers stunning venues like the reflection pond and pavilion, where nature meets celebration.

By combining Two Chicks and a Picnic's flair for creating enchanting picnics with the versatile spaces at The Retreat Sarasota, you're in for an unforgettable celebration. Whether you're planning a romantic rendezvous, a family outing, or a corporate retreat, this dynamic duo promises to make your day a tale of happiness and joy. So, if you're dreaming of crafting lifelong memories in the splendid surroundings of Sarasota, Two Chicks and a Picnic and The Retreat Sarasota have got you covered!

Two Chicks and a Picnic are changing the picnic game. They are the ultimate creators of picture-perfect events.