Imagine the laughter of friends and family echoing through your garden as the sun sets on a warm summer evening. A delicious barbecue sizzles in the background, filling the air with the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers. This could be your reality with a thoughtfully landscaped garden tailored for hosting unforgettable summer soirees.

At M&C Paving Northeast, we specialise in creating outdoor spaces that are beautiful and perfectly suited for entertaining. Our landscapers can transform your Newcastle garden into a social haven where memories are made and cherished.

Key Elements for a Soiree-Ready Garden

To create the ultimate summer party destination, consider these essential elements:


Set the mood with enchanting lighting. Fairy lights strung through trees or draped along fences create a magical glow, while lanterns add a touch of warmth and intimacy. For those who enjoy music, consider a discreet outdoor sound system to provide a gentle soundtrack for your gatherings.

Seating and Dining Areas

Comfortable seating is key for any successful soiree. Choose furniture that suits your style and space, whether built-in benches for a cosy corner, stylish outdoor sofas for lounging, or a classic dining set for alfresco meals. Opt for durable materials that can withstand the elements and ensure ample space for guests to mingle and relax.

Cooking and Bar Areas

If you love to entertain, a designated cooking area is a must. Depending on your preferences, this could be an outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles, a simple pizza oven, or a built-in grill. A bar counter is also a great addition to serving drinks and creating a focal point for socialising.

Focal Points

Add visual interest to your garden with captivating focal points. A fire pit provides warmth and a gathering spot on cooler evenings, while a water feature adds a tranquil ambiance. Sculptures, art installations, or even a unique plant specimen can also serve as conversation starters and enhance the overall aesthetic of your space.

Paving for Style and Functionality

The right paving can make or break your soiree garden. It sets the tone for your outdoor space and needs to be functional and durable.

Block paving offers a classic charm with endless design possibilities, while imprinted concrete provides a modern, low-maintenance solution. At M&C Paving Northeast, we can help you choose the perfect paving material to complement your soiree garden design, ensuring it is both stylish and practical.

Planting for Colour and Fragrance

A lush and vibrant garden sets the stage for an unforgettable summer soiree. Careful plant selection ensures your outdoor space becomes a feast for the senses, bursting with colour and fragrance throughout the season.

In Newcastle, opt for hardy perennials and shrubs that flourish in our unique climate, providing a beautiful backdrop from the first blooms of spring to the last embers of autumn.

Consider a mix of plants with varying heights and textures to add depth and dimension to your garden. 

  • Tall grasses like Miscanthus or Calamagrostis create a dramatic effect, while lower-growing flowering plants like Geraniums or Alchemilla mollis soften the edges and add splashes of colour. 
  • Climbing roses or honeysuckle can be trained up trellises or pergolas, adding vertical interest and releasing their sweet perfume into the air.

To elevate the sensory experience, incorporate fragrant blooms that entice your guests.

  • With its soothing scent and vibrant purple hues, lavender is a classic choice.
  • Roses, in their myriad of colours and varieties, offer beauty and intoxicating fragrance.

Other fragrant options for the North East include Daphne, Viburnum, and Philadelphus (Mock Orange). By carefully selecting your plants, you can create a visually stunning garden and an olfactory delight, making your summer soirees truly unforgettable.

Additional Touches

Take your soiree garden to the next level with these thoughtful additions:

  • Outdoor Rugs, Cushions, and Throws: These accessories add personality and comfort to your outdoor space.
  • Shade Sails or Pergolas: Provide much-needed shade and create defined areas for lounging or dining.
  • Pathway and Step Lighting: Illuminate pathways and steps for safety and create a magical ambiance after dark.

Why M&C Paving Northeast

With years of experience serving homeowners across the Northeast, we at M&C Paving Northeast are passionate about crafting stunning outdoor spaces designed for entertaining.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to quality. It’s our pleasure to understand your unique vision and create a bespoke soiree garden that exceeds your expectations.

Ready to host the summer soiree of your dreams? Contact M&C Paving Northeast today for a free consultation. Let’s discuss how we can transform your Newcastle garden into a truly unforgettable entertaining space.