Here at sshh… we have been recently thinking about outdoor dining, what boundaries it has and what can be created. Weather its a big event such as a wedding, a children’s party or even an intimate affair with friends and family, outdoor dining is a magical dining experience that can be enjoyed by anyone.
We are now able to create the same beautiful dining experience we do inside – outside. However, outside it seems we are able to push boundaries, with added space, height and gorgeous natural lighting you can create an enchanted experience that you may not get inside.
Festivals have become very adaptable to outdoor dining with the likes of ‘Latitude’ festival supplying the festival goers with a unique dining experience right next to the lake. Other festivals across the UK are constantly giving us a new, interesting outdoor dining experience. Outdoor dining is world wide, in the UK one we have admired is ‘Riverford traveling yurt’. Bringing food on the move in a yurt which provides a fantastic dining experience outside.
At sshh…, we love South Lodge Hotel’s afternoon tea outside in there gorgeous gardens, they also provide wedding and ceremony services where you can also experience outdoor dining in beautiful settings whilst watching the sun go down. ‘Under sunny skies and balmy nights’. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? You can find out more about there al fresco dining at www.southlodgehotel.co.uk
The use of decorations, table layout, center pieces and lighting are all used to there best effect when teamed with natural lighting, peaceful settings, natural woods and surroundings. Centre pieces can be bigger, lighting can hang higher and even the traditional buffet can be brought to life outside giving it an open, vibrant feel. The use of flowers and petals are able to simply bring the outdoors to the table. Whether you are able to splash out or are on a tight budget, there are so many options to create a beautiful setting for your outside dining experience. You can use your best china, silver cutlery, or, are the children about? Plastic tableware now comes in a fantastic range and is very affordable.
In a cosy yurt, a tree lined field, or at a buzzing festival, the possibilities are endless with outdoor dining. The outside uses its magic to make everyday ‘indoor’ objects spring to life. We love the use of colour the outside can bring to outdoor dining, a setting with blue skies, green grass and even a bit of mud! Can really show-off the table decor. Clear glass ware, rustic tables and traditional flowers all add to the feel and buzz outdoor dining can create.
At sshh… we think there is something quite beautiful about using freshly pressed quality linens and the best china outdoors. You cant help but smile when dining outdoors, you can make a special occasion spectacular, especially when the sun is shining!
If you would like any further information on indoor or outdoor dining, along side one of our luxury yurts, please contact our friendly, helpful sales team for further information and advice.