26 Outdoor Wedding Registry Ideas for Couples Who Love Spending Time Outside

Register for your backyard and beyond.
Couple dining outdoors with outdoor wedding registry items
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Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated May 12, 2022
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Upgraded kitchen appliances and luxe bed linens will always be great additions to your wish list, but you shouldn't feel confined to the four walls of your home when creating a wedding registry. We're big advocates of adding outdoor items to your wedding registry, especially if you and your soon-to-be spouse spend a lot of time in your backyard, on your apartment's balcony or exploring the nearest national park.

Below, we've rounded up our favorite outdoor furniture, entertaining items and adventure gear from The Knot Registry Store and beyond. Our list features must-have products, including winners of The Knot Registry Awards that our couples and editors love. (And in case you didn't know, you can use our all-in-one registry tool to add items from other stores to your wish list on The Knot too.)

In this article:

    Outdoor Furniture Registry Ideas

    Zhuzhing up your home's outdoor space comes with a lot of benefits. You're essentially adding an extra (alfresco!) room to your house that can serve as an entertaining space, a dining area or even just a place to chill out. Any of these picks will be a stylish and functional addition to your backyard or balcony.

    Safavieh Horus 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

    Rattan dining furniture outdoor wedding registry idea

    Fans of alfresco dining? This contemporary wicker dining set seats six people, so you can easily throw a backyard dinner party for the family or invite a few friends over for afternoon cocktails. When it's not in use, the cushioned seats fit snugly underneath the table for neat, space-saving storage.

    Fatboy USA Headdemock Superb Hammock

    Comfy hammock outdoor wedding registry idea

    We've got plenty more outdoor wedding registry ideas to come. If a dining set doesn't fit your space or your lifestyle, add something to your wish list that does. Fatboy's luxury hammocks will transform how you relax at home. This durable lounge furniture comes with its own heavy-duty stand, so you don't need to worry about hanging it yourself. It's also water-repellant, dirt-repellant, UV-resistant and can hold up to 300 pounds.

    Joss & Main Byron Wicker/Rattan 4-Person Seating Group With Cushions

    Wicker lounge furniture set outdoor wedding registry idea

    Instantly level up your patio, porch or balcony with this versatile furniture set that includes two chairs, a loveseat and a coffee table—it's basically a second living room in your backyard! The set comes with cushions and assembly tools so you can have the outdoor space of your dreams in just 30 minutes. And because we know you're looking for something that'll last, it's also weather-, rust- and UV-resistant.

    Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

    Indoor and outdoor rug outdoor wedding registry idea

    Outdoor furnishings are just as important as the furniture itself when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere. This clever rug ranks high on our must-have list. Not only is it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, but it also comes in seven stylish colorways and seven different sizes. Choosing one that fits your vibe will be a breeze.

    Safavieh Silva 2-Tier Octagon Bar Cart

    Art Deco style bar cart outdoor wedding registry idea

    Think outside the box when choosing outdoor items for your wedding registry. A bar cart is a cool addition to any entertaining space, backyards and balconies included. This sleek two-tier cart is available in three metallic finishes: rose gold, silver or brass. Serve chilled wine, fresh lemonade or dessert offerings in style.

    Safavieh Grenton Plant Stand

    Wooden plant stand outdoor wedding registry idea

    This wooden plant stand is the ladder shelf of our dreams. It'll add new heights to your porch or can be used to bring a hint of the outdoors in. Biophilic interior design is having a major moment right now and this pared-back wooden plant stand makes it easy.

    Outer Bug Shield Blanket

    Bug repellent throw blanket outdoor wedding registry idea

    Complement the furniture on your outdoor wedding registry with furnishings that not only add style and texture but also offer protection from nature's tiniest pests. This clever blanket has been treated with odorless Insect Shield technology, which will help you escape mosquito bites, ants, ticks and more. It's designed to maintain long-lasting repellency even after washing. Plus, the blanket is made from recycled fibers for all of you sustainably minded couples.

    Safavieh Set of 2 Breetel Wood Adirondack Chair

    Set of two wooden Adirondack chairs outdoor wedding registry idea

    Adirondack chairs are a classic. In fact, they're practically essential if you have a porch (and still a great addition to your backyard if you don't). This eucalyptus wood set is designed for optimum comfort with high backs and wide armrests. Use them to create the perfect spot for soaking up the sun together.

    Lark Manor Hogans Wicker/Rattan 4-Person Seating Group With Cushions

    rattan lounging furniture set outdoor wedding registry idea

    Rattan furniture just keeps growing in popularity, and it's no wonder why. It's comfortable, contemporary and durable—all in all, a pretty good outdoor wedding registry idea. This investment-worthy set includes a table, loveseat and two matching chairs complete with cushions. Higher-priced items are great for guests to buy as a group.

    Outdoor Entertaining Registry Ideas

    If you love to host family and friends in your backyard, adding outdoor entertaining items to your wedding registry is highly recommended. Your wish list is meant to include the things you want and need most, so if you'll get more use out of an outdoor fire pit than a new blender, you should go for it. Don't let your family or friends' expectations of your wedding registry stop you from choosing the things that bring you joy.

    Blackstone 36" 4-Burner Propane Gas Griddle

    Gas griddle outdoor wedding registry idea

    Entertaining loved ones outdoors calls for some top-notch cooking equipment. This gas-fueled griddle can handle lots of hungry guests, with space for a whopping 28 burgers or 72 hot dogs at a time—whew! It's made from high-quality stainless steel, features four independent heat controls and reaches a maximum temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Frontgate Soft Glow Outdoor Flicker Candle

    Fake outdoor candles entertaining wedding registry idea

    Your friends and family will feel totally relaxed when you decorate your outdoor space with these zen-inducing candles. The battery-powered flicker is incredibly lifelike, so you get all the ambiance of real candles without the fire hazard. We suggest adding a few different sizes to your registry to create a more interesting display.

    GoSports Giant Toppling Tower Game

    Giant tumbling tower game outdoor wedding registry idea for entertaining

    You can't throw a backyard barbecue (or any other outdoor party, for that matter) without some fun and games. This giant toppling tower game will delight guests young and old. Really, there's no reason not to add this jumbo version of a childhood favorite to your wedding registry.

    Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

    Portable pizza oven outdoor wedding registry idea

    Freshly stone-baked pizza, anyone? You'll have nonstop visitors arriving at your home when word gets out about this snazzy outdoor appliance. The Ooni Koda pizza oven allows you to cook authentic homemade pizza in your backyard in a single minute. The oven is fueled by gas and can be used for more than just pizza. Adjust the heat setting to cook other staples like seared steak, roast chicken and veggies.

    The Knot Cash Funds Custom Fund

    Family having fun in backyard pool cool cash fund outdoor wedding registry idea
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    PSA: So long as you follow the correct etiquette, asking for cash as a wedding gift is totally acceptable. We've made requesting monetary gifts easy peasy thanks to our Cash Fund wedding registry. Create your own custom fund for the amount of your choosing or allow guests to decide how much they want to give. Top tip: Make sure to give your fund a name so that your loved ones know exactly what they're contributing to. Some of our favorite ideas include a landscaping fund, an outdoor furniture fund or a pool fund. You're one step closer to the outdoor entertaining space of your dreams!

    Solo Stove Bonfire 19.5" Fire Pit With Stand

    Fire pit outdoor wedding registry idea

    Nothing has the power to immediately transform your backyard like a fire pit. Once it's lit, you're transported to a cozy, rustic paradise where s'mores are the cuisine of choice. This particular fire pit boasts a thoughtful design that provides a full burn, utilizing every log. It's another excellent wedding registry idea for a couple of outdoor enthusiasts.

    Scrabble Deluxe Edition

    Scrabble outdoor wedding registry idea for entertaining

    Show off your Scrabble skills with a deluxe edition of the classic word game. This stunning mahogany-finish version of the board game has a built-in Lazy Susan, so no one will have the disadvantage of seeing everything upside down. It's the perfect end to an alfresco dinner party featuring your shiny new outdoor dining furniture.

    Cuisinart Vertical Propane Gas Smoker

    Gas smoker outdoor wedding registry idea

    Cook up a storm in your backyard with minimal effort and maximum flavor. This propane gas smoker is made for preparing sumptuous, slow-cooked meats like beef brisket, pork shoulder and chicken breast. The smoker has four stainless steel racks, so there's plenty of space to feed the whole family. The best part? It's not just a great addition to your home—you can take it on camping trips too.

    Outdoor Activity Registry Ideas

    Whatever your preferred outdoor pursuits, there's something you can add to your registry that'll make it more fun or convenient. Amp up your outside activities with any of these cool items.

    Lettuce Grow Farmstand With Seedlings

    Hydroponic planter outdoor wedding registry idea

    Both gardening enthusiasts and budding plant parents will appreciate this genius device. The Farmstand allows you and your S.O. to grow your own fruits and vegetables with minimum effort. It's self watering, self fertilizing and hydroponic, which means you could be harvesting delicious greens in as little as three weeks. The best part? The Farmstand is suitable for small outdoor spaces, producing up to 10 times more per square foot compared to traditional gardening.

    Coleman 4-Person Tent

    Tent outdoor wedding registry item

    If you've always had an interest in camping, now is a great time to explore that. Add all the essential outdoor gear to your wedding registry, including a spacious tent for you and your new spouse. This four-person tent withstands winds up to 35 miles per hour and has welded floors to keep water out.

    MasterClass Serena Williams Teaches Tennis

    Serena Williams MasterClass outdoor wedding registry item

    Looking to learn a new skill? Add a MasterClass subscription to your wish list and sign up for Serena Williams' tennis course. It's a great opportunity for some healthy competition with your S.O. in the fresh air.

    GoPro HERO9 Camera With Memory Card and Handler

    GoPro camera and accessories outdoor wedding registry item

    Make sure all your future trips are properly documented by adding a GoPro camera to your registry. This one comes with an SD card and handler so you can capture even more memories in all their glory.

    YETI Set of 2 Rambler 20 oz. Tumblers

    Set of two YETI travel tumblers outdoor wedding registry item

    Here's a wedding registry idea for the adventure lovers. A set of travel tumblers is indispensable on hikes, camping trips and picnics. These vacuum-sealed stainless steel tumblers will keep hot drinks warm and cold drinks chilled. (Psst, when you're not exploring the outdoors, they're pretty great for commutes to the office too.)

    Recess Pickleball Goldie

    Pickleball bat outdoor registry gift idea

    If you haven't hopped on the pickleball bandwagon yet, now's the time. And if you have, now's the time to upgrade. These elevated paddles will let your opponents know you mean business (and you have great taste too). They're made from durable fiberglass and have a sweatproof grip for optimum performance.

    Home Depot Gift Card

    Home Depot wedding registry gift card for outdoor DIY project

    Want to start an impressive new DIY project in your backyard? Kickstart your favorite creative outdoor activity with a Home Depot gift card. You can choose from a range of gift card amounts depending on the price point you want to provide for guests. Hope Depot gift cards start at $50 and are available up to $300. It's also possible to add multiple quantities of smaller gift card amounts.

    Igloo BMX Maxcold 25 Qt. Cooler

    Cooler outdoor wedding registry item

    A cooler can seriously upgrade your outdoor activities, whether you're cheering on your favorite team at a tailgate or hosting a backyard barbecue. This surprisingly compact cooler has a capacity of 25 quarts and can retain ice for up to five days depending on the temperature outside.

    SPUR Experiences Outdoor Couples Massage for 2 in Zion

    Couple enjoying relaxing outdoor massage registry gift idea

    Prefer relaxing outdoor activities? We've got you covered. This one-of-a-kind experience gift covers a massage for you and your new spouse in Zion National Park. We can't think of a better way to start your newlywed life together.

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