Picnics by Waldorf

Savor the moments together with an elevated picnic experience at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, thoughtfully curated for small groups and celebrations up to 6 people. Retreat to the lush Botanical Lawn where a charming picnic set-up from Business & Pleasure awaits for a truly memorable afternoon under the California sun. Toast to one another with a bottle of Champagne and taste your way through four courses of gourmet bites, including fresh salads, savory sandwiches, curated charcuterie inspired by Marissa Mullen of That Cheese Plate, as well as housemade pastries.

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Each picnic booking includes:

  • Two-hour reservation on one of Waldorf Astoria's Botanical Lawn
  • Al Fresco Picnic Set-Up featuring Business & Pleasure Co. furnishings
  • Chef-crafted picnic menu, including cheese plate designed by Marissa Mullen

$500 • Serves 2 Guests | $700 • Serves 4 Guests | $900 • Serves 6 Guests 

Available for Resort guests and Members only. Pricing excludes tax. 72 hour notice required. All bookings subject to availability.

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MEET Marissa Mullen

Marissa Mullen is a Brooklyn-based best-selling author, entrepreneur, food stylist and content creator. She is the founder of That Cheese Plate, a global community for cheese plate inspiration and recipes, and creator of the Cheese By Numbers method, a step-by-step approach to creative food styling.

She spent two years as the Resident Cheese Contributor at Food52 and has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Live with Kelly + Ryan, Access Hollywood, Business Insider, and Food + Wine, among many others.

With her skillful abilities to curate experiences in the world of entertainment and food, Marissa is dedicated to bringing people together through cooking, creativity and artistic expression. Marissa’s cheese plates have revolutionized the way cheese and charcuterie boards are crafted. Her impact inspires authenticity, intentional gatherings and finding joy in the moment.

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MEET Business & Pleasure CO.

Business & Pleasure Co. is a renowned lifestyle brand that captures the nostalgia and charm of vintage aesthetics through outdoor products. Inspired by a love for all things vintage and a dedication to quality, the brand creates timeless, durable, and beautiful outdoor pieces that become cherished companions for years to come.

Established in 2016, Business & Pleasure Co. has become a staple in the outdoor consumer lifestyle space across many countries worldwide, combining classic elegance with modern ease-of-use.