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“Most professional operation I have worked with. The very best”

Katie Jones

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Bliss & Bear

Bliss & Bear is a boutique event company, specialising in one-of-a-kind picnic experiences and catering. Born out of a deep love of the South Coast, good local produce and even better wine, we are passionate about showcasing the beauty of the region to visitors and locals alike, with our intimate setups and grazing boards and tables.

We believe that expert styling with the perfect mix of eclectic hire items and gorgeous food, either grazing stations, tables or boxes, is the best way to steer away from the traditional event set-up and create an event that is truly for you- unique, unforgettable and EASY!
As lovers of the environment, we promote hire not purchase. We do our best to used recycled materials and are proud to say that most of our hire items are second hand or custom made from recycled materials! 

Our service implements bespoke pop-up picnics for any occasion that can be customised depending on your needs; from DIY hire to complete set up/ pack down by our expert team! Through our dreamy setups, we aspire to immerse you into a tranquil and inspiring space where you get the chance to relax, connect, and enjoy the moment with your loved ones.

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Beautifully styled Boho picnics are popular for all types of occasions ... Birthdays, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Hens Parties, Xmas Parties, Engagements, Kids Parties, Mother's Day, Father's Day ... the list goes on! 


Grazing Tables

Completely customisable, catering to any dietary requirements, using artisan, in house produced items, and sourcing the best local produce. 


Grazing Boxes

At Bliss and Bear we are known for our wow factor grazing tables, platters and boxes. Our point of difference is in the styling and while these grazing platters are delicious, they are also visual masterpieces!



Fancy doing it yourself, hire all your complete picnic setup from Bliss and Bear, with styling direction you'll be able to create your own beautiful event.

  • DIY
    DIY hire is available. This means that you pick up and set up your picnic decor. A $500.00 refundable bond is required for all DIY hire events.
  • Food Handling
    Bliss and Bear food stylists have completed all relevant training in food handling including the Covid-19 awareness for food service. Due to the fresh and perishable nature of our grazes, we recommend that platters are set up in cool and shaded positions. After delivery, we do not accept liability for loss, damage or injury that may occur.
  • Dietary Requirements
    We are happy to try to cater to dietary needs. Please let us know in your initial enquiry. However, please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish or shellfish.
  • Where
    Bliss and Bear is based on the South Coast of New South Wales. We service The Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven regions. Whether it’s a beach, amongst vines at a local winery or at your or your amazing AirBnB or holiday accommodation we aim to deliver the most photo-worthy setup. We love showcasing the local beauty of our region! If you are a visitor or even a local wanting to discover a new ’special spot’ reach out and we will happily recommend a great location.
  • Calcelation Policy
    - More than 12 weeks notice- 20% deposit forfeited - Between 4-8 weeks prior to delivery date- 30% cancellation fee - Between 2-4 weeks notice- 50% cancellation fee - Between 1-2 weeks notice- 75% cancellation fee - Under 1 week notice- 100% cancellation fee.
  • Alcohol
    Its BYO! We can't supply your alcohol but can certainly bring along plenty of super pretty glassware. We are happy to provide ice tubs (with ice) for your use, just ask! Please note if you are picnicking in a public space - be aware of the rules and any drinking of alcohol is done at your own risk.
  • Weather or Restrictions
    If we cant go ahead with your event due to unfriendly weather (we do strongly suggest you think about an inside option as a backup if the date isn’t flexible) or perhaps COVID restrictions are getting in the way - we are always happy to reschedule to another date pending availability - Sorry no we can't refund your deposit but it will keep it as a credit towards your next event.
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