How to Have the Ultimate Outdoor Gathering

How to Have the Ultimate Outdoor Gathering

Spring has sprung and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the glorious sunshine and the outdoors by making the most of your back garden. After a cold and gloomy winter cooped up inside – many of us are revelling the thought of being outdoors with friends and family making the most of it. So, with that in mind, here is our guide to having a perfect garden soirée!


The number one essential item for a perfect garden gathering is of course a BBQ. We all love a barbeque and what better way to bring together friends and family than a delicious spread! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, some nibbles, a fresh salad and some grilled meat and vegetarian choices are going to go down a storm!

If you have an outdoor grill you could even whip up some delicious pizzas to enjoy alfresco style! Here at Fireplace & Furnishing, we have a range of outdoor BBQs. Our Chesneys Heat & Grill, for example, is a perfect dual-function heater barbecue.


The warm weather of spring and summer is a treat but the evenings are often still partial to a bit of a chill! This won’t mean you won’t be able to make the most of the longer evenings if you have an outdoor heater. When you are outside in the garden enjoying the company of friends and family, it’s always a shame to cut the evening short because you’re all feeling cold! Instead of having to dash inside, an outdoor heater can be the perfect addition to your garden. Not only are they created to be aesthetically pleasing but also are highly practical and safe to use.

Comfortable seating

This is essential! The last thing you want when inviting guests over is to have to drag out a couple of old deck chairs from the garden shed. Selecting the right kind of seating comes down to finding a mix between having enough space, enough seats and being comfortable! You may wish to opt for a classic table and chairs set-up or even a comfy sofa seating area. Once you have your seating set up you can even invest in fun and practical accessories such as a parasol to keep the sun off or a hammock for a real beach bar vibe!

Here at Fireplaces & Furnishings, we offer a magnificent selection of outdoor heaters and BBQs, perfect for soaking up some sun outside this summer. Our fireplace superstore located in Cheadle, Hulme also has a variety of fireplace options that can create a warm and inviting space to relax in. We can help transform your garden into a cosy haven. To find out more, contact us today. We’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.