Summer is almost here, which has most of us dreaming about relaxing in the backyard with a juicy burger and our closest friends. But if your backyard needs an upgrade to make those dreams come true, Memorial Day is the perfect time to find affordable patio furniture and save on outdoor dining sets.
Whether you want outside table options to enjoy your breakfast as the sun comes up or you’re dreaming of something to accommodate a large gathering, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals going on throughout May.
Dining Sets for Large Gatherings
Finding the right size outdoor dining set for your space can be tricky. While you might not need seating for nine all the time, it’s wise to have the option of additional seating if you have large gatherings more than four times a year. Look for weather-resistant material and cushions if you plan to keep your dining set outside throughout the year.
If space is a factor, consider dining sets with compact chairs rather than oversized ones. You might also consider a patio table set that can be stored away compactly like the vidaXL Outdoor Dining Set, which seats 10 comfortably, but also folds together when not in use.
You’ll also want to check out these other patio dining set sales:
- Costco Broadway 7-piece Dining Set — Sale Price: $2,099.99 | Reg. Price: $2,399.99 – Cushions for this set come in blue or brown, and are made with Sunbrella® Fabric, which is resistant to stains, mildew and fading.
- Overstock Main 5-piece Outdoor Patio Dining Set — Sale Price: $821.94 | Reg. Price: $2,047 – This contemporary style table and four armchairs will go with almost any decor. Plus, the set has a powder-coated aluminum frame so it will hold up well to the elements.
- Macy’s Marlough II Outdoor Aluminum 7-piece Dining Set — Sale Price: $1,999 | Reg. Price: $5,399 – This large outdoor dining set comes with four cushioned armchairs and two swivel chairs for ultimate dining comfort.
- Joss & Main Kelleher 5-piece Teak Dining Set — Sale Price: $1,500 | Reg. Price: $2,139 – The great thing about teak is that it lasts forever. It naturally protects itself against rot and will take on a nice gray hue as it ages.
Bistro Sets for Intimate Seating
Bistro sets can help create comfortable pockets in your yard without taking up a lot of space. If you have several gaps in your garden, consider putting a bistro set there to create intimate seating throughout your yard. This way you can have an ideal brunching spot or extra seating at your next BBQ.
Since many bistro sets will sit unprotected all year, consider which material would be best for your location. For example, if you prefer low-maintenance care, opt for teak patio furniture. On the other hand, if your area is prone to high winds, wrought iron might be a better choice for you — just take the time to prevent rust.
Here are four bistro sets on sale right now:
- Wayfair Conn 3-piece Seating Group with Cushions — Sale Price: $249.99 | Regular Price: $523.97 – This adorable set will be your favorite spot to sip coffee. And it fits perfectly on small and large patios alike.
- Overstock Novogratz Poolside Collection Heidi 3-piece Outdoor Bistro Set — Sale Price: $148.94 | Regular Price: $165.49 – This fun three-piece set will add a pop of color to your yard. Additionally, it requires no upkeep on your part since it’s maintenance-free and weather-resistant.
- Joss & Main Mirabella 3-piece Bistro Set — Sale Price: $468 | Regular Price: $915.25 – Stylish and neutral, this bistro set fits in with a variety of decorating tastes. The chairs stack when not in use, and the material is weather and rust resistant.
- Target Liberty Garden Marquette 3-piece Bistro Set with Classy Countryside Finish — Sale Price: $339.99 | Regular Price: $400.99 – This bistro set from Target comes with thick water-resistant cushions for extra comfort while you brunch.
Bar Sets to Unwind After the Work Week
Enjoying a drink with friends after a long week is an ideal way to spend the weekend. There are several different outdoor bar styles to choose from, but keep movability and durability in mind when shopping. Additionally, think about whether and how it will be stored when it not in use.
Look for bar sets that offer a good amount of storage so you don’t have to lug your drinks and barware in and out of the kitchen. If you plan on moving your bar set depending on your party set up, you might also want to get an option with lockable wheels.
Pro Tip: Usually Joss & Main, Wayfair and Overstock offer 10 to 15% off your first order when you sign up for their newsletter.
Consider these great bar set deals available now:
- Joss & Main Rothstein Patio Home Bar — Sale Price: $350 | Regular Price: $430.04 – Made to last against harsh sun and rainfall, this home bar has plenty of room for staging and storage. The extra shelf is a great place to present appetizers while entertaining.
- Wayfair Rio 3-piece Bar Height Dining Set with Sunbrella Cushions — Sale Price: $1,599 | Regular Price: $1,699 – This bar set comes with plush Sunbrella-covered cushions and an extendable bar table.
- Wayfair Stratford 30″ Patio Bar Stool (Set of 8) — Sale Price: $679.99 | Regular Price: $1,626 – There is never enough seating at a party, and this set of eight barstools is a great solution to that problem. They tuck easily under an outdoor bar or can be stored aside until needed.
- Overstock Palm Harbor 3-piece Outdoor Wicker Bar Set — Sale Price: $314.09 | Regular Price: $348.99 – Made from a weather-resistant wicker resin, the bar also features a durable steel frame, so you don’t have to worry about wear.
Kick start your summer for less by setting a Deal Alert for your favorite patio dining set or retailer. We’ll keep you updated as soon as a new offer is posted. You can also find a variety of current deals on our Outdoor and Patio Furniture Deals page.