May 16, 2018

how to host a stylish royal garden party

Garden Party Furniture Hire: black tie garden event with outdoor furniture

Nothing makes our garden party furniture hire specialist team at Rio Lounge happier than hot weather! The Early May Bank Holiday was the hottest on record reaching a sizzling 28.7 degrees… almost five degrees higher than the previous record. With more warm weather to come, thoughts now turn to the Royal Wedding and the best way to make Saturday a very special day to remember.

If past royal events are anything to go by, Harry and Meghan’s wedding is set to prompt bunting and cream tea aplenty throughout the length and the breadth of the UK; and what better way to celebrate a Royal Wedding than with a party? An outdoor event is a sure-fire way to celebrate the ceremony in style. Here are our top tips for the weekend to help ensure that your Royal Garden Party is one to remember.

the more the merrier

Scour through your contacts and invite your friends, your family, and even add a few plus ones to the list. The more the merrier for such a special day and with all your nearest and dearest around you there’s bound to be a wonderful atmosphere at a party that will be talked about for a long time, but be careful not to fall short on seating! A good party can be spoilt if guests find themselves on their feet for too long. Make sure that you have enough seating to cater for your numbers. Outdoor furniture hire is a practical way to fill your garden or outdoor space with stylish and modern furniture.

a white wedding

Colour is so important and choosing the right combinations will go a long way in complimenting the royal theme of your garden party. White is a bold choice and is very fitting for the occasions; combine this with red and blue for a very British feel or opt for golds and silvers to really bring the regal colours to life.

bring the bubbly

There’s nothing quite like champagne to make an occasion feel extra special. With the wedding ceremony taking place at 12.00pm on Saturday, Bucks Fizz and blinis are a great way to enjoy some fizz with a difference, but don’t forget to keep your bubbly cool! A silver champagne bowl is the ultimate chic statement piece to house your champagne.

consider comfort with garden party furniture hire

Simple seating isn’t the only option for a garden party. Daybeds are a luxurious alternative to sofas and chairs, allowing your guests the opportunity to really kick back and royally relax. Daybeds are a wonderful way to create an ambience of charm and sophistication but in a casual and relaxed environment; they could be the perfect finishing touch to your garden party.

keep it funky

A Royal Garden Party can be as fun as it is formal. Don’t opt for the obvious – think original and go funky for your friends. Dot a few bold and adventurous scatter cushions around and find some combinations that give your décor that added twist; it’ll be sure to put a smile on your guests faces.


Rio Lounge offers outdoor furniture for hire at a wide array of events and parties. Contact us today and discover our range of furniture and accessories from our luxury garden party furniture hire collection.