Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining! And who better to help you create the ultimate outdoor entertaining area than Grand Leisure? Our powder-coated and fully welded aluminum frames, all-weather wicker, and thick Sunbrella fabric cushions provide durability and comfort that you can rely on. So, grab your sunscreen and your cocktail shaker, and get ready to design the perfect outdoor entertaining area with Grand Leisure!

Your backyard has the potential to be so much more than just a patch of grass – it can be a place for entertaining, relaxing, and creating unforgettable memories. At Grand Leisure, we believe that your outdoor space should reflect your personality and lifestyle, and that’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you create the perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Assess Your Space

The first step is to assess your space and identify the potential for different activities, from hosting barbecues to stargazing on summer nights. By considering the size and shape of your space, as well as any potential obstacles, you can start planning a layout that maximizes its potential. In this post, we’ll guide you through the steps to creating a beautiful and functional outdoor entertaining area that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family.

If you have a small space, you may want to focus on creating a cozy seating area, while a larger space can accommodate multiple zones for dining, lounging, and conversation.

backyard layout sketch

Measuring and drawing out your area is a useful tool to visualizing your outdoor plans.

Plan Your Layout

Once you’ve assessed your outdoor space, it’s time to start planning your layout. Your layout should reflect your needs and personality, and should complement the style of your home. At Grand Leisure, we believe in creating different zones for different activities, such as dining, lounging, and conversation. By creating these zones, you’ll be able to make the most of your outdoor area, while also keeping things organized and functional. When planning your layout, make sure there is enough space for seating and movement, so your guests can easily navigate between the different zones. To make the most of your outdoor area, consider using free online design tools such as Sketchup or Roomsketcher which can help you visualize different layout options.


When creating different zones in your outdoor entertaining area, it’s important to consider the flow of traffic and the placement of furniture. For example, if you plan on hosting meals outdoors, you’ll want to make sure your dining area is located near your kitchen or grill for easy access. Similarly, if you want to create a cozy conversation area, you may want to consider adding a fire pit or outdoor heater to keep your guests warm and comfortable.

Three furniture sets on concrete patio

The Sidney Estate Collection creates an inviting and cohesive look to larger backyards and patios.

Choose Your Furniture

After planning your layout, it’s time to start selecting the furniture that will make your outdoor entertaining area come to life. At Grand Leisure, we offer a range of furniture sets that are designed to fit the style and layout of your outdoor space. Our furniture sets are powder-coated and fully welded aluminum frames, with all-weather wicker, thick Sunbrella fabric cushions, and porcelain tile tables. These durable and weather-resistant materials are designed to withstand the elements, so you can enjoy your outdoor space for years to come. When selecting furniture, consider the level of comfort and functionality of each piece. A comfortable seating area with plush cushions and ample seating is a must for any outdoor entertaining area. Want to see our furniture sets in action? Check out our Instagram for inspiration!

When selecting outdoor furniture, it’s important to think about how it will be used and what kind of weather it will be exposed to. Investing in high-quality, durable furniture will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to replace it as frequently. In addition to durability, consider the level of comfort and functionality of each piece. For example, an outdoor sofa with built-in storage like our Albany 6-Piece Deep Seating Set, can help keep your outdoor space organized, while selecting a dining table with an umbrella hole can provide shade on hot days.

Once you’ve selected your outdoor furniture, it’s time to add those finishing touches that will really make your outdoor entertaining area shine. Incorporating personal touches, such as decorative pillows or outdoor art, can add charm and personality to your space. Lighting is another important element to consider – string lights or lanterns can create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while spotlights or path lights can add functionality and safety to your space. Plants and outdoor rugs can also add texture and color to your outdoor area, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. And if you’re planning on entertaining in the cooler months, consider adding a fire table set to keep your guests warm and comfortable. Explore our Fireside sets.

Las Palmas Firepit Set

Our fire table sets add ambiance and warmth to a relaxing night under the stars. Las Palmas 4-Piece Fire Chat Set in grey fabric, pictured above.

Consider Climate & Weather

Mother Nature can be unpredictable, which is why it’s important to consider climate and weather patterns when creating your outdoor entertaining area. At Grand Leisure, we believe in using only the highest quality materials and construction techniques in our outdoor furniture sets. Our powder-coated and fully welded aluminum frames, all-weather wicker, thick Sunbrella fabric cushions, and porcelain tile tables are designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions, ensuring that your outdoor space stays looking beautiful for years to come. To protect yourself and your guests from the sun on hot and sunny days, consider adding a shade option such as an umbrella or pergola. And for rainy or cooler days, a cover or enclosure can keep you and your guests dry and comfortable. With our 5-year limited warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Grand Leisure outdoor furniture set will stand up to whatever the weather throws your way.

Pulling it All Together

Creating the ultimate outdoor entertaining area is easier than you think, and with Grand Leisure by your side, it’s also stylish and comfortable. By assessing your space, planning your layout, choosing durable and weather-resistant furniture, adding decorative touches, and considering climate and weather patterns, you can create an outdoor space that truly reflects your personality and lifestyle. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, enjoying a glass of wine under the stars, or simply relaxing in the great outdoors, Grand Leisure has you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your sunglasses, put on your favorite tunes, and start creating the outdoor space of your dreams! We hope that this guide has inspired you to start planning and designing your own outdoor entertaining area, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! #GrandLeisure #DesignedForLifeOutdoors