Provide a lot of great seating
Seating should suit the occasion or event making sure there is plenty of cushioning for your guests to feel comfortable, one i dislike is sitting on a hard seat for long periods of a time especially at weddings.
Make sure the height is correct
Make sure the dining chairs are the correct height for eating and relaxing, there is nothing like being at a event and the seating is uncomfortable.
Comfort is number one
Provide a lot of pillows on your seating, guests should feel comfortable and be able to enjoy themselves. Pillows can be used behind there backs or to prop up their arms, either way these will make your guests feel great and they look great with any type of furniture.
Other Ideas for that outdoor space
Create a relaxing sanctuary with a water feature to offer a point of interest for guests to hang around and talk about
Hang a beautiful looking chandelier above your dining table or meeting area in your outdoor space
What about an eye catching artwork to help kick-start the conversation for your guests
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