July 14, 2019

King Power Royal Charity Polo – why rattan furniture hire is ideal for an outdoor sporting event

rattan furniture hire 6 seater bistro tables at polo

Following on from our blog last month, our long-standing affiliation with polo continued this week.  Our rattan hire furniture was seen at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day.  Held at Billingbear Polo Club in Berkshire, this exciting fundraising event saw their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex go head to head on opposing teams. So read on to find out more….

What is the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day?

prince harry prince william playing poloTeams compete for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy, raising funds for various charities supported by their Royal Highnesses. Distinguished guests flew in from around the world and showed their support for these worthwhile causes.

Both keen polo players for many years, the royal brothers took to the field on opposite teams.  Playing as part of the ‘King Power Air Asia’ team, the Duke of Cambridge wore a blue shirt. The Duke of Sussex joined the opposing ‘Tarmac’ team, playing in red. Ultimately it was William’s King Power team who had the edge, beating their opponents by 7 goals to 6, and winning the trophy. 

Of course, the royal princes playing polo were not the only source of excitement for visitors. Many hoped to catch a glimpse of baby Archie, the most recent addition to the Royal Family.  While their husbands were battling it out on the field, the Duchesses (aka Meghan and Kate) cheered them on from the sidelines with all their children in tow.  

5 top reasons why rattan furniture hire is ideal for an outdoor event:

Our client, event planner EI Productions, selected items from our range of rattan hire furniture for this prestigious Polo event.  Read on to find out about the items they selected to create an amazing look for their hospitality areas.  Here we present our top 5 reasons why rattan furniture hire is ideal for an event such as this:

1. It’s ideal for use in all weathers!

rattan furniture hire at Billingbear Polo

Whether the forecast shows rain or shine, you don’t have to worry about our hardwearing rattan furniture. Its waterproof synthetic rattan weave is tough enough to withstand a downpour. Although, we do ask that cushions are brought undercover in the event of anything heavier than light showers. Pictured right, our client hired our popular white Marrakesh sofa sets for their outdoor seating area.  

2. Easy to accessorise to match your theme

rattan furniture hire bistro stools and tables at Polo Club

With our rattan furniture hire products available in a neutral palette of black, white and grey, it’s therefore easy to match any colour theme simply by accessorising with florals, balloons, lighting, scatter cushions or even crockery. Dress it up or keep it minimal, depending on the event. Here, the client has added gorgeous pastel blue accents to our South Beach Bistro Sets with simple hydrangea arrangements.  In contrast, adding palm fronds gives  a contemporary twist to the overall effect. At Rio Lounge we stock a range of accessories to help you out – why not check them out.

3. Co-ordinating items available to mix and match

Many of our rattan furniture products can be mixed and matched.  For example, for clients creating a hospitality area requiring matching sofas and casual dining furniture  – that’s no problem. Creating a chill-out zone and need daybeds? Absolutely- we have a whole range of those too.  In addition, whilst many clients choose either black or white furniture, we love this mixture of both pictured above – so effective!

4. Versatility – arrange it any way you like!

black rattan sofa hire at Polo

One of the reasons customers love our rattan sofas is their versatility.  Both the Marrakesh and the curved Bulgari (pictured right) are modular.  This means that they come in sections, so you can split and arrange them any way you like according to the space available.  Also, adding cube-shaped club ottomans (pictured right) to your hire is a fun and stylish way to seat even more guests in a fairly inexpensive way.  

5. It looks great and never goes out of style !

Let’s face it, this is the main reason that our rattan furniture is so popular!  Rattan furniture looks perfect for both indoor and outdoor events. We strive constantly to refresh our stock and maintain our furniture to the highest standards.  You can be confident that whenever you hire from us, you receive high quality items that are spotlessly clean.  Click here to find out how we maintain our impeccable standards.

We would love to discuss your furniture hire requirements for your next event.  Call the Rio Lounge hire team on 0845 46 77483.  Alternatively, email us by clicking here.