May 5, 2023

Garden party furniture hire for a Coronation Tea Party

white rattan furniture hire with red and blue ottomans

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III takes place this coming Saturday, 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. As a nation we have been treated to an extra bank holiday, which means we have no less than three long weekends in May! Many people will be gathering with friends and family to celebrate this momentous occasion with street parties and other events.  Hosting your own afternoon coronation tea party in your own garden, for your family and friends is a quintessentially British way to celebrate!  If you’re planning to throw a garden party, it’s important to consider your furniture arrangements. Hiring outdoor furniture is a great way to create comfortable and stylish space for your guests. Check out our tips on how to choose the right garden party furniture hire from Rio Lounge for your Bank Holiday tea party!

Consider the style of your party

deck chair hireBefore choosing your outdoor furniture, think about the overall style of your coronation tea party. Do you want a traditional, formal look, or something more relaxed and casual?  This will help guide your choice of furniture, as well as other decor elements.

Garden party furniture hire: choose comfortable seating and consider the age of your guests

When it comes to outdoor furniture, comfort is key. Make sure you provide enough seating and space for guests to relax and socialise. Consider the average age of your guests: whilst our Marrakesh rattan sofas continue to be our most popular design, the older generation do tend to prefer slightly higher seating such as our curved Bulgari sofas.  Scatter cushions and throws can also be a great addition, adding both comfort and style. Why not go for a red, white and blue colour scheme to echo the colours of the Union flag! Why not check out our cheerful multi-coloured striped deck chairs for hire.  These are an inexpensive way to add a touch of retro English seaside charm to any occasion.

Think about the weather

marquee furniture hireThe British weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to choose outdoor furniture that can withstand rain and wind. All of our rattan furniture is weather-proof and can withstand the elements, (although we do ask that you move the fabric cushions indoors in the event of very heavy rain). It’s also sensible to have a backup plan in case of very bad weather, such as a tent, marquee or indoor space.

Consider the size of your party 

garden party furniture hireThe size of your party will also impact your choice of outdoor furniture. If you’re hosting a larger party, consider using a mixture of seating options.  Whilst we are best known for our rattan sofas, don’t forget our range also includes co-ordinating bistro sets: perfect for serving those traditional tea and scones! Our white faux leather Chesterfield benches are a great blend of modern and traditional style and work brilliantly in a marquee space.  Meanwhile, our poseur tables can be used both indoors and outdoors;  a brilliant choice for those who like to stand and mingle with drinks and friends.

Accessorise your event: add some extra style

garden party accessories to hire Finally, don’t forget to add some accessories to your garden party furniture hire! As well as cushions, why not add some fun decorative elements, such as bunting, tablecloths, table runners, or colour themed floral arrangements. You could also add some lighting, such as jam jar string lights or lanterns, to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Colourful ottomans in red, white and blue not only look bright and cheerful, but are also a clever and budget-friendly way of adding versatile extra seating.

Contact us for your garden party furniture hire needs

In conclusion, outdoor furniture hire can be a great option for hosting a garden party, whether you’re celebrating the coronation or something else! Outdoor events are our speciality. With almost 15 years in business, we have the right experience and furniture for the perfect event. Our furniture hire team are ready to take your calls on 01582 232332, or can be contacted by email here.