What You Need for Alfresco Entertaining

Your outdoor space should match your lifestyle. And while some of us host family and close friends every weekend, others entertain or dine outdoors only once in a while.

Our extensive collection of outdoor furnishings is curated with these differences in mind. From folding serving carts to indoor-quality cabinetry, we have the essentials that will make your outdoor affairs feel effortless and stylish – no matter their frequency.

Occasionally outdoors

If you typically eat or entertain indoors, or have to leave patio or deck space clear for play and other activities, look for small-space furnishings that are ready to host when called upon. Pieces like our Lacina Bistro Table and Paris Bistro Chairs have minimal footprints, and feel appropriate for everything from morning coffee to an evening nightcap. Our foldable Peralta Woven Console Table and Harper Stacking Chairs tuck away when not needed, yet are easy to retrieve when a gathering calls for a little more tabletop space or seating.

Frequently alfresco

If your outdoor space splits its time between hosting gatherings and welcoming more solitary pursuits – like gardening or settling in with a good book – multifunctional furniture can beautifully cater to both scenarios. Many of our outdoor tables also conceal beverage tubs, including the Nietta tables, Malika Pop-up Coffee Table and Danson Dining Table. And the Frances Teak Buffet is the ultimate assistant for any outdoor activity. Stock it with food and drinks for a Friday night, then use it as a potting station Saturday morning.

Always outside

If the great outdoors is your main hub for hosting, outfit it accordingly, with substance and style. Our Luca Buffet Table, for example, has as much serving space, storage and style as any indoor buffet. (Just look at that brass-finished hardware and textured starburst finish.) Our Westport Outdoor Kitchen Collection expands on that concept – and the possibilities, allowing you to configure an outdoor kitchen that perfectly fits your needs, yet rearranges easily. Just fill the beverage tubs, insert a mini fridge, add a pizza oven … and forget your indoor kitchen even exists.

To make any outing all the more relaxing, don’t forget to bring out the melamine dinnerware and other low-fuss entertaining essentials. And show us how you #frontgate by following @frontgate on Instagram and sharing your photos.