Backyards are the perfect place to host a party, so here are 11 inspirational examples of backyards that were designed for entertaining and making the most of outdoor living.
1. The concrete pavilion in this backyard was designed with multiple spaces for entertaining, including a lounge space, a dining space, and a cozy spot surrounding the fireplace.
Metropolis Design designed this backyard concrete pavilion. Photography by Wieland Gleich.
2. This backyard features a number of elements that make it perfect for entertaining such as the large pool, a covered lounge area, and an outdoor dining and food prep area.
Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados designed this house and outdoor lounge in Brazil. Photography by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG.
3. Multiple seating areas, a large swimming pool, and a kitchen area with dining table, create a backyard that’s perfect for hosting a party.
O+L BUILDING PROJECTS designed this contemporary house in the California. Photography by Todd Goodman.
4. The multiple levels of this backyard, including the socializing and dining levels and the hot tub and lounge level, make this backyard an ideal place to entertain friends.
Charles Park together with Samuel and Paul Oh and architect Magdalena Glen-Schieneman of MGS Architecture designed this modern house in California. Photography by Matthew Momberger.
5. This ocean facing backyard features a pool, a lounge area, and a covered bar area as well as a private dock that allows guests to arrive via boat if they want to.
Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design designed this Miami Beach home in Florida.
6. The long pool and covered lounge space featuring a projector, in this backyard creates the ultimate space for hosting an all in one outdoor pool party movie night.
Mario Romano designed this modern house in Venice, California. Photography by Brandon Arant.
7. The backyard of this home in the Hamptons features not only a luxurious pool and pool house for guests but also features an outdoor fireplace and a spacious dining area.
ICRAVE designed this contemporary pool house in the Hamptons. Photography by John Muggenborg.
8. A built-in barbeque and bar area, a covered dining area, and a pool makes this backyard a fun place to party or relax and provides stunning views of the ocean mere steps away.
Luis Bosch built this modern house designed by Max Strang. Photography by Blue Ocean Photography.
9. This large backyard has tons of seating options, as well as a bar area underneath a pergola to create an ideal entertaining yard.
Knob Modern Design partnered with Dana Martin to update this Phoenix home. Photography by Jason Roehner.
10. Despite it’s small size, three separate spaces exist in this fully landscaped backyard to accommodate dining, lounging, and socializing making it an ideal space for hosting guests and throwing dinner parties.
YAMAMAR Design Architects and Terremoto designed this backyard for a house in San Francisco. Photography by Bruce Damonte.
11. The three distinct spaces in this backyard, the exposed lounge area, pool, and covered lounge space, create a fun yard that’s perfect for hosting parties and entertaining guests.
Bower Architecture designed the renovation of this Australian house. Photography by Shannon McGrath.