In fair weather, diners love nothing more than an inviting patio dining experience. Eating al fresco lets them enjoy their meal with a side of sunshine. But when the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop. You can serve guests well into the night by carefully selecting lighting that's both attractive and functional.
We've talked before about how lighting affects your diners' moods (and their appetites). Creating a warm and welcoming ambience will bring in passersby and enhance guest satisfaction. But when you're shopping for outdoor lighting, there are practical considerations as well, like safety and weather-readiness. Here are a few lighting options you can mix and match in your outdoor dining space.