Prepare this outdoor reading list because it’s picnic season in Montreal.
If you feel like eating by the grass but don’t want to do any prep, a new events company in Montreal will handle all the picnic stuff for you. Just sit on your keister and enjoy the view.
The Soulful Social specializes in stylish picnics, set up at the location chosen by the customer. Customers choose a location (here you are, Lachine Canal) and the event company takes care of the rest.
The company says picnic hopefuls can book an event in less than two minutes through The Soulful Social Instagram page and can connect with friends through “nature, food and each other.”
The company offers two pre-styled picnic experiences: the Gypset Desert, inspired by California’s Joshua Tree National Park, and the Soulful Boho, inspired by Australian beaches.
The Soulful Social also offers fully customizable designs for customers who want to design their entire picnic from scratch.
All events have the full picnic set up and tear down included in their price, along with a coffee table, picnic rugs, matching cushions, flower arrangements, dishes, cutlery, glassware and napkins. Add-ons include cakes, butler service, balloon arrangements, focaccia, wreath rentals, and hammock rentals, because go ahead, picnics and hammocks make a great pair.
In an email with Daily Hive, The Soulful Social founder Steffany Grew says her experience planning events and weddings, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, helped transform her spade business. -nic in a company.
“I love creating magic and spaces for people to connect,” she told Daily Hive. “Last year I had a birthday picnic, mostly because I wanted a reason to dress up and celebrate. It’s been a tough year for so many people and everything I wanted , was about connecting and sharing the magic with my close friends.
Grew says that after her inaugural picnic set up, she realized there was an opportunity to share her pandemic-friendly event with more people. She says The Soulful Social was created to bring joy to everyone during such an unprecedented time.
When it comes to floral arrangements, meals, and baked goods, The Soulful Social partners with local businesses across the city.
More information, prices and photos are available on the event company’s Instagram page.