With the days now longer and temperatures set to rise, more social events are being added to the diary, so it's time for pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants to gear up for the bustling summer season and make sure your outdoor furniture and spaces are ready to welcome an influx of customers.

Whatever the nature of your business, if you have a public outdoor space, it needs to be ready, and the value of creating inviting outdoor areas that beckon customers to linger a little longer can’t be underestimated. So if you’re looking for a dose of "summerspiration" we’ve got some tips to help you get ready, as well as a stunning range of commercial outdoor furniture, designed to lift your outdoor area.

Here are some top tips for getting your venue’s outdoor space summer-ready:

1. Refresh and revitalise

Start your summer preparations with a thorough clean-up session. Get the help of your team or consider hiring professionals to tackle overgrown areas, remove debris, and pressure-wash patio areas. You want to create a fresh, safe and welcoming environment for your customers.

2. Upgrade and revamp

Give your outdoor area a facelift by adding outdoor accessories like wooden planters, parasols, and cozy heating elements for those cooler evenings. Say goodbye to worn-out seating and hello fresh outdoor furniture with picnic benches and new tables and chairs to match your style and environment. Investing in quality outdoor furniture can really enhance the aesthetics resulting in happy and satisfied customers.

3. Introduce a new summer menu

The food and drink your visitors choose will change through the seasons, so introducing a new summer menu is a great way to entice new visitors and keep your regulars returning. Think about new ideas such as bottomless brunches, festivals, Father’s Day beer tasting or family-friendly BBQs. Tailor your menu to reflect the spirit of the season. Complement these offerings with strategically chosen outdoor furniture such as versatile stackable chairs to maximise space or a round 8-seater picnic table for groups to sit together.

4. Consider new design trends

This year’s exterior design trends are all about the finer details. You can go all out on cushions, candles, oak barrels, plants and ambient lighting. If you have the space, think living walls, water features, lounge areasand mirrors. Be sure to check out our pub seating strategy for more inspiration.

It’s not too late to refresh your outdoor furniture and haveyour venuesummer-ready within a matter of days.

Take a look at our stunning outdoor furniture bundles with outdoor table and chairs that are perfectly coordinated and made from high-quality, durable materials, available on a quick delivery.

Here’s what a Covent Garden restuarant owner said following the delivery of their contract furniture from Eclipse,

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for getting that furniture over to Covent Garden in such an unbelievably short time. We’re very impressed, and very grateful, thank you!!

The restaurant is delighted with the final look, and made special mention of the efficiency of your delivery guys.”

With next day delivery available and over 30 years’ experience to share with you, you’re in safe hands when you choose Eclipse for your outdoor furniture.

So, let’s get ready celebrate summer 2024 in style – have a browse of our outdoor furniture, accessories and seating sets as well as our current special offers we have available. As we mentioned above, we offer quick delivery, so your furniture will be with you in no time!