March 12, 2021

Rio Lounge: hiring sofas and outdoor furniture for polo events

hiring sofas: polo event

There’s a strong chance you will have noticed that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been hot news this week.  Since their interview on Oprah Winfrey’s show in the US, everyone is talking about the Sussexes. However, no matter what your opinion on the royal couple, let’s not forget one key fact; Prince Harry is a mighty fine polo player! Rio Lounge have built some strong working relationships in the world of polo over the years; hiring sofas and outdoor furniture for VIP lounges and hospitality areas, at events at Billingbear, Guards Polo Club and more. We cast our minds back and take a look at a couple of memorable events from 2019….

When Harry met William……on the Polo field

marquee furniture hire polo matchPolo is known as the Sport of Kings, so it seems apt that our future king, Prince William, is just as keen on the sport as his younger brother.  In an exciting event in 2019, the royal brothers competed on opposing teams in the King Power Royal Charity tournament at Billingbear. However, it was ultimately the royal children who stole the show, when they turned up in support of their dads, with Kate and Meghan too!  You can read more about it in our 2019 blog.prince harry with Rio Lounge hire furniture in background

We helped to create this gorgeous dining area at the event using our stunning rattan South Beach bistro sets. Available in both black and white rattan, our client decided to use both on this occasion, which we think looks great!

Sadly we don’t have any evidence that any royal family members have actually sat on our furniture.  However, if you squint a bit at this photo, you can definitely see some of our white rattan in the background!

Hiring Sofas at Polo in the Park

hiring sofas at charity poloAnother major polo event for us in 2019 was Polo in the Park, a three day event held at Hurlingham Park, Fulham. High on glamour, this three day event would typically attract a real party crowd.  We worked alongside three separate brands to create luxurious VIP and hospitality areas. Our Marrakesh modular rattan sofa sets are ideal for this; not only are they weather-proof, but they also timelessly stylish.  Available in black and white rattan, you can instantly create different looks simply by adding scatter cushions in eye-popping brights or subtle pastels. You can read more about this high profile event in our 2019 blog.

Book your sofa hire early to avoid disappointment 

The events industry has undoubtedly had a tough year.  However, we are already seeing signs that this summer is going to be a busy one!  If you’re planning an event post lockdown, it’s definitely not too early to book!  Our team are back at work and processing quotes and enquiries daily. So, to avoid disappointment, ensure you get your furniture hire sorted.  You can reach us on our usual phone number 0845 46 77483, or send an email.  We look forward to speaking to you soon.