Christina, we "christened" it the day after the pavers went down by having a big breakfast for about 20 people from our Sherlock Holmes Society. Subsequently, we had an afternoon tea for 12 people and have had a few barbecues for, on average, 6 people each time. And that's been over the winter period. As summer is approaching here, I expect it is going to be used for entertaining almost every weekend.
Jakeroo, the table is a 10-seater (we can fit 12 if necessary), plus we have other tables and chairs we can put out there.
I'll post a picture of the aviary in the near future.
Don't say "I can't" ... say " I haven't learned how, yet." (Reg Bolton)