Frequently asked questions
Q: what happens at a table outside event?
A: We kick off the evening with a welcome drink and hors d'oeuvres as people arrive. This is then followed by a tour of the farm led by its owners. The tour ends at the table where you’ll sit down to enjoy a four course meal, served family style, paired with wine. Please note, dinners during winter months might take on a different format. Please read the description of each particular event for specific details.
Q: how long is each event?
A: Generally about four hours from start to finish.
Q: how do i buy a ticket?
A: Tickets to our events are available to buy online only. We accept all major debit and credit cards.
Q: can you accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies?
A: Due to the nature of our dinners, where the food is served from large platters and everyone sits together, we aren’t able to cater for those with strict dietary requirements or severe food allergies. Each menu is designed around the host farm’s produce, so please consider this before buying a ticket to any event.
Q: are children allowed to attend?
A: The short answer is no. Our events really aren’t suitable for children mainly down to the length and style. See this as the perfect opportunity to have a bit of me-time in the company of other adults.
Q: i've got a ticket. what happens next?
A: About a week before the event, we’ll email you the menu, directions to the venue, some practical suggestions on what to wear, plus any other need-to-knows. Please add our email address firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list to ensure you receive this information.
Q: what if i've bought a ticket and can't go?
A: We aren’t able to offer refunds but you’re more than welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else (who may only use it for that particular event). Just email us at least 24 hours before with the new guest’s information or tell the guest using your reservation to give your name at arrival. Transfer of funds for your tickets is entirely your responsibility.
Q: what if the weather's awful?
A: We’ll go ahead rain or shine. If it’s wet, we’ll provide cover for the table but the tour will continue as planned. Please keep an eye on the forecast and dress appropriately.
Q: what should i wear?
A: We don’t have a dress code as such, but our events are held on working farms and vineyards, so please dress accordingly. Most importantly, consider your footwear. Bring layers as the temperature can drop once the sun goes down. If you’re really stuck for what to wear, we’ll send you some suggestions by email just before the event.
Q: do you allow dogs?
A: As much as we love dogs, A Table Outside really isn’t the right place for them. Out of respect for our venues and other guests, not to mention the health and safety issues, we ask you to leave all pets at home please.
Q: i know a great place for your next event. what should i do?
A: We’re always open to ideas where we can next set our table up. Please email us with your suggestion.
Q: anything else i should know?
A: When attending any A Table Outside event you're responsible for yourself and accept the assumption of risk of damage or injury to yourself. Our dinners take place on all kinds of terrains and the weather is obviously out of our control. We'll advise you of conditions and make recommendations on how best to be prepared in the email you'll receive just before the event. Please contact us with any further questions.