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A tradition of the Eameses, picnics in the meadow were a delight, with a focus on food and scintillating talk.

Our picnics are fully catered and presented à la Charles and Ray Eames and include an interior tour of the ground floor of the residence and both floors of Charles and Ray’s private studio. We start picnics around noon, and for the first hour you will have the site mostly to yourselves.

We will set up a blanket and food for you to eat on our lovely meadow in front of the house. Relax and take in the same view that Charles and Ray did every day.

  • $750 ($675 members) for 1-4 adults.
  • Reservations and any dietary restrictions are required one week in advance.
  • $150 deposit required to confirm booking, which is refundable up to two business days in advance.
  • Limited to four adults; picnic baskets of sandwiches, salads, fruits, deserts and drinks will be provided.

All proceeds support conservation work under the 250 Year Project.

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How To Reserve Your Picnic

To check availability for a picnic, please fill in the below form or call (310) 459-9663. We will contact you within two business days to schedule a date and time. If you have any questions or to follow up on the status of your request, please call (310) 459-9663 or email us at [email protected].

Visitor Guidelines:

YOUR VISIT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HEAR DIRECTLY BACK FROM THE EAMES FOUNDATION STAFF. To help us care for Charles and Ray’s home, please be aware of the following:

1. Picnic bookings are required at least one week in advance.

2. No parking at the House; see Directions link for parking details.

3. No interior photographs; exterior photos for souvenir purposes only, and not for publication.

4. You are visiting the House and grounds at your own risk.

Picnic Request Form: